Psychological Type: a self-assessment e-programme
Getting to know your strengths is essential for career
success, and exploring your personal style or type is one of the
fastest methods. There are several ways of doing this – books,
coaching, courses, and.... free internet questionnaires.
So….. why buy ‘Psychological Type: a self-assessment e-programme’?
Even the most researched and validated instrument for measuring psychological type, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, only claims to be fully accurate for 75% of people. That’s why
it's important to have personal feedback from a qualified type
counselor. Free questionnaires on the web are likely to be much less
accurate and can be unhelpful at best, and very misleading at worst.
That’s why we have developed the Psychological Type Self-Assessment
e-programme (PTSA). The PTSA works on the principle that you are the only person who can select a psychological type that is right for you, and that a questionnaire is just one of several steps you can take to do that. Comprising a questionnaire, explanations of all the preferences, and full descriptions of each psychological type, you give yourself the best possible chance of finding the right type for you.
There’s also a section ‘What your type means for work and career’, so you can start using your new insights straight away!
Finding Square Holes
Discover who you really are
and find the perfect career
Finding Square Holes is
unique in taking a predominantly self-reflective approach to career
development, combining techniques from personal development theory,
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Myers-Briggs model of
If you’re in a fix in your career, either trying to decide what to
do or disgruntled with your current job, this is the book for you.
Starting with the premise that you can’t achieve happiness in
anything if you don’t know what you want in life, the book uses an
engaging approach to take you on a journey of self-discovery.
Filled with anecdotes, insights and exercises, you are shown how to
lay the foundations needed for taking control of your career. This
new self-knowledge is used to guide you in a highly practical and
self-motivating process of research, networking and goal-setting.
- Highly practical and easy to read
- Unique combination of NLP, the Myers-Briggs model and other
practical tools for turning ideas into reality
- accompanying e-workbook available separately for £7.99
'While a good book can never be quite as interactive as a good
friend, this one is the next best thing - a practical,
thought-provoking, advice-filled guide to creating a career that
fits you both as you are and as you'd like to be.'
Michael Neill, Trainer, author and coach.
'It works like tossing a jigsaw box in the air - to have all the
pieces float back down into picture-perfect formation.'
Susan Wallace, Journalist
the individual's guide to career development in healthcare.
guide will help health professionals take control of their
By involving the
reader in a personal journey of positive reflection the book focuses
on abilities, enjoyment and personal satisfaction in the workplace,
then based on this new-found knowledge, offers advice on practical
Yourself is unique in using two types of therapeutic approaches to
self-development; understanding the relationship between job
satisfaction and personality type based on the Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator, and understanding how both external indicators and
internal thought patterns contribute to career problems, using the
principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
healthcare professional who would like to increase their fulfilment
and satisfaction at work, or improve their work-life balance, will
find this book inspirational and potentially life changing.
It will also be of use to career advisors and counsellors.
work through this book I can guarantee that by the end of it two
things will have happened - you will be in a much better position to
plan and execute your future career, and you will feel a lot better
than you do now'
Accompanying e-workbook available separately
How to shine at interviews: A guide to
Giving yourself the best chance of success
Going for an interview is not too different from
going to an exam, except that only one person can pass. If you're
wonderfully articulate and have sailed through every interview
you've been to, then you probably don't need this. But if you get
anxious, have not got jobs you think you should, or are going for a
really important job that you don't want to leave to chance, then
this programme gives you everything you need to ensure a thorough
Just don't leave it too late!
How to shine at medical interviews: A guide to
The same as above, but with special
reference to medical interviews.
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These and other articles may be found online at http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/advice-overview.html