空中英语教室:20110221 MP3在线课程 A Different Approach to Choosing a Career

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A Different Approach to Choosing a Career

Helping teens find a career path that suits them

As students near the end of high school, many for the first time start thinking seriously about what they want to do when they grow up and how they plan to get there. And, more often than not, the answer is a nervous shrug: no idea. The challenge is to get students ─ and parents ─ to think beyond external rewards, like salary and prestige, so they explore careers that are fulfilling on a deeper level.

Because a teen's interests and skills are often transient and changing, a more useful approach to identifying fitting career paths is to focus on the teen's personality, said Paul Tieger, an expert in personality typing and co-author of Do What You Are … .

"If you know your personality type, you have an extraordinary advantage in finding something satisfying," said Tieger, the creator of mypersonaljobcoach.com. On Tieger's website, people take a personality assessment that evaluates how they interact with others, make decisions and take in information. It classifies them as one of 16 personality types based on the Myers-Briggs model.This model measures four aspects of personality: extrovert or introvert; sensor or intuitive; thinking or feeling; judging or perceiving.

职涯规划要趁早

协助青少年找到适合他们的职涯道路

学生即将进入高中时代的尾声时,许多人生平第一次开始认真思考长大后要做什么,以及如何规划以达成目标, 然而答案往往是紧张地耸耸肩:不知道。 困难之处是让学生──及家长──不只想到外在的报酬,比如薪水及名望,从而让他们探索能带来更深层满足感的事业生涯。

因为青少年的兴趣及技能往往是三分钟热度且朝三暮四,所以若要找出合适的事业道路,更有用的方式是把焦点放在青少年的性格上,人格类型专家保罗·堤格如此表示,他也是《随人所欲》(暂译)一书共同作者。

「如果你知道自己的人格类型,就会格外有利于寻找令你满足的事情。」mypersonaljobcoach.com创办人堤格表示。在堤格的网站上,人们进行个性评量,评估自己如何
与他人互动、做决定及吸收资讯。评量根据麦尔斯-布里格斯模式,把人分类成十六种人格类型的其中一型。这个模式测量个性的四个方面:外向或内向、感官或直觉、理性或感性、判断或感知。

 

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