What will you find on this Work Style Preferences page?
Work styles describe work patterns that we develop in our early life, that tend to stay with us throughout our lives. It’s important to identify the ones you have. They point to the kind of work environment, that is most suitable for you.
The 6 Work Styles?
There are six work styles. We all have one dominant and two supporting preferences among these six. It’s good to know what your dominant workstyle is, because this will help you to find a job that fits your work style. Having a job that fits your dominant work style makes it easier to do the work, because it comes naturally to you. You can find out what yours are by doing the Work Styles Inventory, found in Career Manual 1.
Realistic Work styles are the Doers in our world.
Investigative Work styles tend to be Problem-Solvers.
Artistic Work styles are the Creators.
Social Work styles are inclined to be Helpers.
Enterprising Work styles enjoy Persuading others.
Conventional Work styles are characterized as Organizers.
To find out more about the characteristics of each work style, download your copy of Career Manual 1 – Five Easy Career Tests to Do Now.
There you will find a detailed description of each of these work styles, their strengths and the kinds of jobs they do well in. You may find several of these work styles that you could do well in.
The Benefits of Knowing Your Work Style
We get along easier with people who are more like us. There are fewer conflicts. It is a known fact that people with similar Work Styles tend to gather in certain types of work environments. For example, researchers tend to have a strong Investigative Preference.
Construction Workers tend be more Realistic in their preferences.
Successful Sales People score high on an Enterprising Work Style. When you know what your preferences are, you may want to look at the jobs, that people with your style, are drawn to.
You may be a combination of these types. But you need to know your dominant work style and how the others build on that. Download your copy of Career Manual 1 – Five Easy Career Tests. In this career manual you’ll find the Work Styles Inventory, the Work Values Inventory, the Multiple Intelligences Inventory, the Personality Test and the Central Motivations Quiz, all ready to take and score yourself.
Follow the quick and easy explanations on how to do these career tests, to discover your personal work style(s).
This Link Will Take You Through Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Program
Step 1 - Discovering Who You Are
- 1. Your Work Style Preferences
- Your Work Style Preferences Overview
- 4. Your Central Motivations
- Your Central Motivators - An Overview
- 5. Your Multiple Intelligences
- Multiple Intelligences - An Overview
- Multiple Intelligences Descriptions
- 60 Ways to Boost Your Intelligences
- How to Develop Your Intelligences
- The Quick Job Analysis Guide
- Career Chart
Step 2 - Exploring Your Career Options
- Get the FAQs About Career Exploration 9 Frequently Asked Questions on Job Searching
- Researching the Major Occupational Groups How to Do Job Research - Your Search Tool Links
Step 3 - Doing the Research For Your Dream Job
- Paper Research
- Help For Doing Paper Researching
- Online Research
- Help For Doing Research Online
- People Research Links
- Help For Doing People Researching
- How to Prepare for the Information Interview
- 20 Interview Questions for Informational Interviews
- Sample Phone Scripts for Information Interviews
- Writing the Interview Thank You Letter
- Participation Research Links
- Help For Doing Participation Researching
- Open Houses in the Workplace and at Schools
- Job Shadowing
- 21 Sample Job Shadows in the Workplace
- Temping & Volunteering as Participation Research
- 50 Basic Questions Checklist For Job Researching
Step 4 - Managing Your Career - Doing Career Planning
- Taking Care of Your Career - Building Your Toolkit
- Arriving in Your New Career - 8 Workable Career Management Options
- Preventing Burnout: The Burnout Checklist
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