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Whitepaper: The Relationship Between Personality And Career Type: Step One - Self Assessment

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

Self-examination is the best way to begin thinking about career and personality. Conduct self-assessment in a thoughtful and focused manner. The best match is a career in which the major tasks of the work are the tasks one most enjoy doing and the topic is one of interest. This paper suggests few exercises help one to remain focus.


Whitepaper: At The Interview, Why Not Brag About Your Vulnerabilities?

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper from Quintessential Careers explains why one should not brag about their vulnerabilities? At the interview, consider a job interview or a phone screen a ""Discovery process"" where the interviewer is attempting to uncover strengths as well as weaknesses. They will uncover weaknesses. It’s their job. So rest assured, if one has any skeletons in hi/her closet, they’ll eventually come out. Many of them harbor a skeleton or two in their backgrounds. Most are no big deal. Some, however, can become major showstoppers to a job offer.


Whitepaper: 10 Portfolio Career Tips

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper from Quintessential Careers explains 10 portfolio career tips. Tips includes such as assessing ones hobbies and interests, examining educational background, reviewing work history, deconstructing past experiences into skill sets, weighing the pros and cons, developing a plan, getting organized, having a support system, using the network, always being professional are tips mentioned in this paper.


Whitepaper: The 10-Step Plan To Career Change

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

The career change issue occurs because one just begin to lose interest or one find something that interests more or company is downsizing. These are some of the numerous reasons people find themselves on precipitous cliff looking back on their career. If one faces that career change plunge then one must use this 10-step plan described in this paper published by Quintessential Careers that takes one on a path toward career change success. Career change is a natural life progression; most studies show that the average job-seeker will change careers several times over the course of their lifetime.


Whitepaper: Portfolio Careers: Creating A Career Of Multiple Part-Time Jobs

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Quintessential Careers describes a portfolio career is the one in which instead of working a traditional full-time job, one works multiple part-time jobs (including part-time employment, temporary jobs, freelancing, and self-employment) with different employers that when combined are the equivalent of a full-time position. Portfolio careers offer more flexibility, variety, and freedom, but also require organizational skills as well as risk tolerance. Portfolio careers are usually built around a collection of skills and interests, though the only consistent theme is one of career self-management.


Whitepaper: Clever Ways To Get A Raise: Perks You Might Not Have Thought About

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Quintessential Careers describes several clever ways to get a raise. ""Lean and mean""... ""Tight budget."" People hear this phrase a lot nowadays, and they discourage people from thinking there’s any way to increase their income at work. It seems the best people can hope for is a cost-of-living adjustment. However, many ways to sweeten the pot don’t cost employers money out of their pockets. Those ways are easier for them to ""swallow,"" and can provide real extra income to employee which are described in this paper.


Whitepaper: Expanding The Definition And Use Of Career Portfolios

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

A career portfolio represents an attempt to communicate ideas using words and pictures, as well as the entire array of multi-media possibilities (sound, animation, net surfing, etc). This broadband definition of a portfolio means it can take the form of a visual proposal, a brochure, or a scrapbook-like traditional portfolio displayed either in print or in digital format (e.g.; PowerPoint, PDF files, multimedia documents). Portfolios are not just a fad. One can use a portfolio to give a ""show stopper"" performance and in the process start down a new path of opportunity.


Whitepaper: Closing The Interview

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

That’s about as aggressive as one can get at the close of the interview. It may knock the interviewer for a loop, and might appear to be overly aggressive, but some people think of it as ""Closing the sale."" And for some people it has worked. For others, this approach may not be comfortable or have a negative same effect. This paper from Quintessential Careers explains how to close interview.


Whitepaper: Avoid These 10 Interview Bloopers

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

Every-one have heard stories of job candidates who looked great on paper but who were absolute disasters in person. With fewer and fewer interview opportunities available in this competitive market, it’s essential to make the best possible first impression. One can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid the top 10 worst interview blunders. This paper from Quintessential Careers explains how to avoid these 10 interview bloopers.


Whitepaper: Business Plan Tutorial: Tools To Help You Launch Your Own Business

by Quintessential CareersJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Quintessential Careers is all about empowering the entrepreneur inside one and helping one develop a successful business plan that enables to start business. Business planning is a lot like a balanced diet. Everyone can agree on the importance and value of developing and maintaining a business plan, but not everyone feels they have the time or expertise to do it.