Monday, January 9, 2012

Do What You Are: Discover The Perfect Career For You Through The Secrets Of Personality Type By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger

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Already a classic in the genre, DoWhat You Are has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Do What You Are introduces Personality Type - how you process information, make decisions and interact with the world around you - and shows you which of the 16 types describes you best. It lists dozens of occupations that are popular with people of your type. Then, using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type, it shows you step-by-step how touse your unique strengths to customise your job search,ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.And if you plan to stay in your job, Do What You Are provides savvy advice for getting the most out of your current career.Every other career guide offers generic, one-size-fits-all advice. But because it is based on personality type, Do What You Are helps you determine what you need to be more successful and satisfied.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #3179 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-03-21
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x 1.25" w x 7.50" l, 1.38 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 416 pages


  • ISBN13: 9780316167260
  • Condition: New
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About the Author
Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger are nationally recognised experts in Personality Type. Over nearly twenty years, they have trained thousands of career counsellors, outplacement consultants and human resource specialists.

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful.
By Christopher J. Cranford
I purchased this book two years ago trying to get something for my brother, so that he could decide what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. I worked as a electronics technician in a factory after ten years in the Navy, and even had gotten a degree in computer database programming. I brought the book home over Thanksgiving, and started to read it one day because I was bored. I count that as was one of my luckiest moments ever.

Two years later I had put aside enough money to go to college full-time and finish a degree I always wanted. I so strongly believe in what this book says, it's changed my life. I hated my job, and hated the prospect of programming databases (I had to pick a degree that was work related, so my job would help pay for it. In addition, there's a lot of databases in the world to work on so I was looking at job security). I always believe That You Do What You Have To Do To, that you sucked it up and worked at where you got paid. I was taking anti-depressants and just hoping I could work one more year, year after year. I was so stressed out about work that my jaw would clench when I slept and I would bite my tongue, over and over again.

I read this book, and found out my personality type. I took the free online test to confirm what I thought. Then this book laid out for me exactly why I hated my job, and exactly why I would hate database programming. And it laid out what job I needed to be in, and why that job would make me happy.

I'm scared every now and then, because it's something new and I'm middle-aged now, and I'm used to having a job. But taking a year out to get a degree in something that will make me happy for the rest of my life will be worth it. Oh, and I've been off anti-depressants for a year now, and Doing Great!

This book won't say: "Mr. Smith, you need to work at an accounting firm for a food company in Dallas Texas." What it will say is: "Hey, you're the kind of person who loved working with numbers, and double-checking digits, here are several Fields of jobs for you, why you would like them, and why you wouldn't, and what other people who are like you are doing."

I'm actually bringing this book to college for some of the younger kids. I'm ordering another just to make sure I still have one. I wish I had had it when I was going, twenty years ago, and maybe my life would be a lot different.

If you are at all like me, get this book. Don't wonder what will make you happy, find it!

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
4Great book for digging into your personality and relating it to your work.
By Dwayne A. Hoover
Having recently taken an authentic MBTI (Myers-Briggs) assessment and experiencing some "what should I do when I grow up" anxiety lately (I'm 31, haha), this book was a great tool for my search. A large portion of the book is spent determining your MBTI type and then digging deeper into your type and what it actually means. There are 16 different types, and each type has its own chapter, so if you're put back by the size of the book (really not that big anyway), don't probably will just read about your own type. If after reading this book, you're still a little unclear about what you want to do...check out "I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was" as an awesome follow-up.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
4Helped my choose my major.
By Corey Burns
This book was really helpful. What made it different from other personality type books is the real world example. I could read one and say, "that's just like me!" or "that's not me at all". After I finished it, which didn't take very long, I knew what my strengths and weaknesses were. It even gave me a list of good jobs for people like me. For a college student who's trying to decide what they want to do career wise, this book helped seal the deal and choose a major. I highly suggest it to anyone who is unsure who they are or what they want to do.

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