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We look at different careers and career trends to give you a good overview, not only of which jobs are available, but also what the future might hold.

As technology develops and grow, there are various new careers ‘born’ regularly. Within the articles in this archive, you will not only find different careers as part of our career guide. However, we also look at skills to acquire, interview tips which career groups are successful.

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MBTI Remote worker types

Welcome to our 16 remote worker personality types

When coaching and mentoring are more important than ever, it is increasingly difficult to do so effectively. Throw the turmoil of a remote/hybrid/ asynchronous environment in and things become much more challenging.

So, what makes a good coach? Here are the key coach skills sets in our opinion; being able to:

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16 remote worker personality types

The shift to remote work has given many of us a new perspective on how we do our jobs. Without the context of a shared workspace or the rhythm of a typical office day, our own personalities are having far more of a say in our performance.

It follows, then, that the best way to maximize our output in a WFH environment is to better know our personalities—and those of our dispersed colleagues.

An efficient (and intriguing) way to manage this personality wrangling is via the tried-and-tested Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Generally regarded as one of the most accurate personality tests out there, the MBTI is widely applied within the business world, with 89 of the Fortune 100 companies utilizing it.

THE 16 PERSONALITY TYPES

Based on Carl Jung’s Theory of Psychological Types, the MBTI is a self-reported personality survey that has been around in various shapes and forms since the 1940s. Respondents answer a series of simple questions about their feelings and preferences, eventually aligning with one of 16 personality types.

Each of these types is identified by four letters, starting with an E or an I (for extrovert/introvert) followed by S or N (sensibility/intuition), T or F (thinking/feeling), and finally a J or a P (judgment/perception). Each type also has a descriptor, e.g., “the analyst,” to further characterize the personality type in action.

Once you know your team members’ types, the thinking goes, you can better assign them to projects which match their preferences, proficiency, and proclivities. You can also communicate more effectively if you have a better idea of how people process information.

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1. ISTJ: RESPONSIBLE REALISTS
THE LOGISTICIAN

Who they are: ISTJ’s are dutiful doers who appreciate clarity, love routines, and believe in values like honor, hard work, and social responsibility. They’re quiet, reserved, and reliable. The Queen of England is an archetypal ISTJ.

How to work with them: This personality type is incredibly well organized, which is a major asset in a remote working environment. They don’t need much management or checking up on, just email them a to-do list at the start of the week, and you can trust them to quietly get on with it. They’d also be the perfect type to organize and streamline any shared space online, from Dropbox to Google Docs.

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2. INFJ: INSIGHTFUL VISIONARIES
THE ADVOCATE

Who they are: principled creatives who are quietly forceful but also intuitive about people and concerned about their colleagues’ feelings. They tend to be deep thinkers with bags of ideas.

How to work with them: The entire hiring process is considerably more difficult in a remote world, but Advocates can be an ace up your sleeve. They tend to be excellent judges of character, so it would be a major asset to have them sit in on virtual interviews. Just don’t put them centerstage in any Zoom meetings if you can avoid it: They don’t thrive on attention, and work far better behind the scenes.

3. INTJ: CONCEPTUAL PLANNERS
THE ARCHITECT

Who they are: INTJ’s are perfectionist innovators who are comfortable alone and thrive in a remote work environment. People with this personality type are natural problem solvers who are great at taking an idea and turning it into a plan of action. They’re a dual threat: skilled at both intuitive and practical thinking.

How to work with them: This group is usually more comfortable communicating by text, so they’ll often need to be nudged into picking up the phone or jumping on a Zoom call when it’s more beneficial. They’re extremely deadline-focused, but there’s also a danger they can rush to hasty decisions, particularly without colleagues nearby to check their impulses. Sometimes INTJs need to be reminded to stop for a second, take their time, and let ideas germinate, rather than just rushing straight at them.

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4. ISFJ: PRACTICAL HELPERS
THE DEFENDER

Who they are: ISFJ’s are the most extroverted of the introverts, ISFJs prioritize harmony and co-operation, have a strong work ethic, and are sensitive to colleagues’ wishes and feelings. But there is steel behind their zeal: They tend to be extremely conscientious workers who are natural managers, capable of keeping remote teams bonded and happy.

How to work with them: ISFJs display incredible attention to detail, so they’re great for checking over others’ work, editing shared documents, or looking over pitches and proposals at the final stage. They’re also very good at following rules and inspiring others to do the same, so put them in charge of any time tracking software you use—and watch them increase the efficiency of the entire team.

5. ISTP: LOGICAL PRAGMATISTS
THE VIRTUOSO

Who they are: ISTP’s are direct, to-the-point characters who are loyal to their peers but not overly concerned with laws and rules. ISTPs are the most unpredictable of the 16 personality types, because they’re typically rational and logical, but can also be enthusiastic and spontaneous.

How to work with them: Virtuosos will likely feel the impact of missed day-to-day interactions with their teams most of all, so they’ll benefit from scheduled one-on-one digital meetings to maintain drive and focus. “ISTPs tend to excel at troubleshooting, so in a remote work environment they can be a major tech asset,” says Peacock. “They’re very good at test driving new tools and navigating software, but they also lose focus easily. They’re the team member most likely to turn off their camera in a meeting, open another window, and start surfing the net—so they do need to be managed.

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6. ISFP: VERSATILE SUPPORTERS
THE ADVENTURER

Who they are: ISFP’s are sensitive doers who thrive when creating for others. Adventurers are warm, approachable, friendly, and averse to confrontation. They also see the value of exploring new things and discovering new experiences.

How to work with them: This group likes to live in the moment and can become completely wrapped up in their work. Working from home and without colleagues physically monitoring them, they can burn out quite easily, so need to be reminded to take an hour for lunch and finish the working day at a reasonable time. Their energy is an asset, but it sometimes needs to be harnessed and directed in the right direction by others.

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7. INFP: THOUGHTFUL IDEALISTS
THE MEDIATOR

Who they are: Laid-back idea-people with a well-developed value system, INFPs can often get lost in their imaginations and daydreams. While they bring intensity and enthusiasm to projects, they often find it challenging to sustain their excitement for long periods of time.

How to work with them: This type tends to have very deep-seated values, which can cause problems because frustrations can stew when they’re offended. This is amplified when working remotely as grievances can linger for longer, so managers need to encourage them to get any concerns out into the open. Otherwise, the key to getting the best out of this group is to encourage and reinforce meaning in their work. In other words, if their projects align with their values, this group can be an unstoppable force.

8. INTP: OBJECTIVE ANALYSTS
THE LOGICIAN

Who they are: INTP’s are renegade problem solvers who love patterns, are quick to notice discrepancies, and cherish competence and logic. They thrive off being alone and will enjoy lockdown more than any other type. Albert Einstein is the archetypal INTP.

How to work with them: This type really needs to be given the freedom to do things in an original way, and to be listened to, because they come up with the smartest solutions.

Their weak spot is that they often neglect to share decisions and solutions, and that trait can become even more pronounced when working from homeIf there’s an INTP on your team, encourage them to use shared documents and software as much as possible. A tool like Confluence, for example, would be ideal.

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9. ESTP: ENERGETIC PROBLEM SOLVERS
THE ENTREPRENEUR

Who they are: ESTP’s are risk-takers who thrive on solving big problems at a fast pace. They’re passionate about their pursuits but can also get impatient with longer-term projects as they suffer from short attention spans. Entrepreneurs can be a major asset to any team, but they can also be hard to manage because they’re not particularly respectful of rules.

How to work with them: The solution here is simple—keep things fun and keep them moving fast. This personality type is classically impatient, so give them a day’s worth of tasks in a project tool rather than any long-term targets. They’re also often very good at firefighting because the thrill of the moment is exciting to them. As a general rule, Entrepreneurs are great at thinking outside the box, so don’t put them inside one by stifling their creativity.”

10. ESFP: ENTHUSIASTIC IMPROVISERS
THE ENTERTAINER

Who they are: ESFP’s are the life and soul of the workplace, this personality type likes to show up and show off. They’re energetic, enthusiastic, and natural performers who often end up in creative or artistic professions. But while they love the spotlight, they’re also sympathetic, warm, and generous.

How to work with them: Entertainers need to be given time to sparkle in front of others, so remote working can drain them. Wherever possible, get them involved in videos, voiceovers, podcasts, or any project that involves creative performance. They’ll also be superb in remote pitches, as they’ll bring a persuasive energy which could otherwise be lacking via computer screen.

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11. ENFP: IMAGINATIVE MOTIVATORS
THE CAMPAIGNER

Who they are: ENFP’s are perceptive people-pleasers who love to experiment and explore. Campaigners have a strong, intuitive nature and like to be around others, operating from feelings above logic. Crucially, they are motivated more by heartfelt goals than by money.

How to work with them: This group excels at both idea-generation and collaborative projects, so they’d be a major asset in brainstorming sessions and any big picture thinking. Their weakness is that they’re not the best starter-finishers, so deadlines can be an issue. That can be exacerbated when working remotely when they don’t always see messages or respond quickly enough to colleagues. As a result, they often need gently managing in order to realize their high creative value.

12. ENTP: ENTERPRISING EXPLORERS
THE DEBATER

Who they are: ENTP’s are charismatic intellectuals who enjoy pulling strings. Many CEOs slot into this group. This personality type is logical, rational, and objective but needs constant mental stimulation. Often leaders and managers, they prefer to focus on big ideas and resist repetitive tasks and routines.

How to work with them: Predictably, Debaters are very good at debating, so play to their strengths. This group tends to be great on new ideas and products, as well as bigger discussions about how to move the business forward. They’re also adept at impressing clients and pitching for new business, so you want them on any game-changing Zoom calls. You just might need to remind them to mute themselves occasionally. Since, if unchecked, they may dominate conversation.

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13. ESTJ: EFFICIENT ORGANIZERS
THE EXECUTIVE

Who they are: Also nicknamed The Guardian, this type is made up of pragmatic decision-makers. ESTJ’s tend to be traditional, organized, hard-working, methodical, and loyal. If your business was a sports team, they’d be the veteran captain.

How to work with them: This group loves to organize themselves, other people, and the world around them, which can be an asset but can also come across as bossy and aggressive. In particular, when they’re dishing out instructions without any face-to-face contact. They often need to be reminded to be tactful with others, particularly in an environment where they’re primarily communicating via email or messaging apps, leaving their sentences open to greater interpretation.

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14. ESFJ: SUPPORTIVE CONTRIBUTORS
THE CONSUL

Who they are: ESFJ’s are nurturing caregivers who thrive on serving the collective. This group are sociable, kind, and considerate—and will typically put others’ needs first. They’ll be the ones messaging colleagues directly to check on their well-being, while trying to organize online quizzes and virtual happy hours.

How to work with them: This is the personality type who makes the best project managers, because people love working for them. They’re organized, as well as thoughtful, so are ideal for bringing projects together on time. Thanks to their caring, patient nature, they’d also be a strong choice for remote onboarding new starters.

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15. ENFJ: COMPASSIONATE FACILITATORS
THE PROTAGONIST

Who they are: ENFJ’s are another group of natural leaders. However, unlike their ENTP colleagues, this cadre is driven more by intuition and feelings than logic and rationality. If they’re managers, they’re the inspirational type: extremely driven but also extremely empathetic to the needs of those around them. Both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama are classic ENFJs.

How to work with them: People-focused diplomats, this group tends to forget their own needs in favor of the greater good, and that can sometimes be detrimental. Not just in terms of burnout, but also when completing their own tasks. However, with this group, the positives vastly outweigh any negatives.

It’s always a good idea to have Protagonists lead group discussions, even if they’re not in a leadership role because they excel at it. They should be your go-to Zoom meeting host. At the heart of any situation involving discussion, consensus, and the bringing together of people and ideas.

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16. ENTJ: DECISIVE STRATEGISTS
THE COMMANDER

Who they are: ENTJ’s are logical planners who love breaking down boundaries and identifying solutions. They value knowledge and have little patience with inefficiency. Above all, they are about goal-setting, structure, and organization. They are generally charismatic and confident and can motivate others behind a common goal.

How to work with them: This type naturally likes big pictures and big decisions, and that can create problems when working from home. They don’t always see the finer details when implementing plans. In a remote working environment, that puts them at greater risk of pushing through decisions without properly taking in the views of others. To truly excel, ENTJs need to remember the necessary balance between directing and consulting.

This article originally appeared on Atlassian’s blog and is reprinted with permission.

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Remote Teams Personality Differences

Hybrid working is becoming part of the new normal. Hence we have developed our wfh personas based upon individual personality differences. We have also developed a digital leader assessment based upon our remote leadership model 2021.

Remote Worker Personality Differences

Are introverts better suited to wfh?

Some research findings suggest extroverts may dislike remote work more than introverted personalities.

Extroverts can gain energy from team interaction. Whereas, introverts may find video calls chiefly due to being firstly, the camera’s sole focus. Secondly,having to speak-up more frequently in group chats.

Personality differences are apparent in the introverts’ typical preference for reducing outside stimulation. Whereas, the extravert’s need for social connection and other people’s energy used to make the buzz of a busy office an ideal working environment.

In a hybrid working set-up, this has been replaced by Zoom drinks, sharing playlists and exercising together via a Strava club. Or even by offering a ‘brainstorm hour’ for more sociable staff to bounce ideas off each other.

Certainly if managers made this compulsory for introverts then the whole idea of restorative niches falls down. Where possible getting away from Zoom will reduce the Zoom fatigue which can affect both introverts and extroverts alike.

In summary, a balance of introversion and extroversion qualities may be a productivity sweet spot.

Remote working personality differences

Transitioning to wfh usually comes more easily to people who are naturally more organised and self-disciplined.

Still, few virtual teams can achieve their full productivity potential in stressful times. And that includes remote teams of highly-experienced remote-workers.

Certain personalities adapt better to the new world of remote work than others. Whereas,other personalities have to make more effort than others.

Remote worker personality differences

How to tackle wfh procrastination

Those who have a lower frustration tolerance are much more likely to procrastinate. Unless you turn off your broadband, or close all your browser windows, there will always be plenty of online distractions. Each of us is only ever a few seconds away from buying, listening or researching something new and exciting!

Typically, remote workers with higher frustration tolerances have more conscientious personalities. Still if that doesn’t sound like you – don’t be disheartened if some of your colleagues are adapting more easily than you. Each will have their own wfh challenges.

We recommend that less conscientious remote workers learn to tame their impulsive nature. It is possible to raise your frustration tolerance in this way. To train yourself not to get distracted as soon there is a challenging task to do next. An uncomfortable call. Or even a team meeting involving someone you don’t like.

Remote working personality differences

Create work boundaries

The most productive remote workers set boundaries and delineate work from leisure. Such domain specificity helps to calibrate behaviour.

  • For instance, you handle tasks a certain way in your office; the same goes for when you get back home.
  • These approaches are likely different, since you take on different role identities in each separate environment.
  • But when work and personal matters are occurring in the same space, there are no cues for you to behave the way you do at work while you are outside your physical office.
  • They’re better at what are called micro-transitions between tasks and environments.
  • What matters is getting in the habit of practicing creating those hard lines.
  • You must set another boundary the moment you get back to work for a specific amount of time, or tackle a specific task uninterrupted.

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How to stay productive when wfh

Weaker cues and lower accountability may make procrastination more likely at home. Whereas, office environments have stronger contextual expectations. Hence, it’s easier to dismiss unpleasant tasks. When there’s a task on your plate you don’t want to dive into.

For example: dress codes and common commuting ‘patterns’. Hence, similar arrival times, a cultural ‘working late’ cut-off times – and even ‘cultual norms for’ non-work time (informal catch-ups on pet projects, chatting, getting the coffees in,socialising after work etc).

Maintaining your energy levels

The way in which people derive their energy could be a factor in remote productivity.

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  • Highly social, extroverted people may have a more difficult time working from home without all the office’s socialising
  • Those who rely on their social environment to enjoy their jobs, stave off monotony and keep up motivation may find themselves disadvantaged, he adds.

The Big 5’s Openness personality differences

High Openness: Individuals who are high in Openness seek out innovation and change. They’re the ones who will find inspiration from the switch to remote work. They will be curious about new procedures and wonder about outcomes. Seek their feedback. The changed perspective of switching to a distributed workforce can inspire them to generate ideas and enjoy what is essentially a mental refresh.

Low Openness: Folks who are low in Openness are having a harder time this month. They prefer the tried-and-tested, so there’s value in maintaining workday routines. If you have an all-hands staff meeting every Friday morning at 10:00, hold the same meeting remotely at the same time. A lack of physical proximity doesn’t mean that workers should slip into communication isolation. Methods to set a virtual meeting should be easy and widely understood, as should the ability to solicit feedback or ask a question.

The Big 5’s Conscientiousness personality differences

High Conscientiousness: Individuals who are high in Conscientiousness keep up with deadlines, pride themselves on producing error-free work, and have high expectations of themselves and others. When left behind closed doors, these High C workers will continue to self-police. Be aware that a downside of high Conscientiousness is perfectionism. When unobserved, these members of your team are prone to obsessing over details. They may need more short-term deadlines than usual to keep them moving along.

Low Conscientiousness: Meanwhile, these employees may be discovering that no one quite knows if they’re starting work later than usual or have lost focus. You can’t maintain eyes on everyone all the time, and you shouldn’t try to do so. Encourage regular dialogue on a messaging platform, and consider having more frequent but shorter meetings distributed across the workday. But don’t forget to treat people like grownups — try worrying less these days about butts in seats and more about getting the work done. Some thinkers do well working at odd hours and in unconventional ways. Let that flow happen.

The Big 5’s Extraversion personality differences


High Extraversion: These people tend to be high in energy, and they like the stimulation of a shared workplace. Consider allowing low-risk personnel to work in pairs if they wish. Suggest that your team members vary where they set up their workspace to provide some variety, including backyards and balconies. Spontaneous one-on-ones and team meetings should continue via your preferred platform. Allow time for a bit of small talk after everyone dials in. It’s the social connections and water-cooler talk that have gone missing, and many are likely craving those old familiar connections.

Low Extraversion: Some joke that the age of global pandemics means that the shy and reclusive people of the world are winning. All jokes aside, people who are lower in Extraversion tend to be more risk-averse, so the current global state may be producing stress in these individuals. While you can’t claim to predict the future in a world of unknowns, you can help bring stability to the workforce. Communicate daily plans. Send your team “How’s it going?” messages. And consider reminding workers of the value of self-care.

The Big 5’s Agreeableness personality trait differences

High Agreeableness: Being high in Agreeableness means that one is plugged into other people and motivated to help, guide, and support others. In uncertain times, those team members will be concerned about colleagues and the community. Advise these employees to limit the news they consume during the workday, lest their own mental health take a series of hits. Appreciate the value of comic relief, and think about team spirit. Encourage your workforce to post lighthearted content if they wish. When lives are disrupted, everyone can use a laugh.

Low Agreeableness: Remote communication can be misinterpreted more easily than face-to-face exchanges. Humorous intent can be hard to discern from written text, even with the benefit of emojis. People can start and stop communication on online platforms, unlike in-person discussion. Individuals who are low in Agreeableness are less inclined to give others the benefit of the doubt and may be prone to disagreements. Video chat formats can help. Daily team meetings, even just for everyone to check in, may help bring concerns to light.

The Big 5’s Emotional Stability personality trait differences

High Emotional Stability: People who are high in Emotional Stability are well suited to dealing with bad news. Their own moods remain fairly steady and they don’t shut down when the going gets tough. This is an asset when you need folks to be the “calm in the storm.” They are a good match for providing reassuring communication to others. While others might repeat “I’m so stressed,” these are the employees apt to say “It’s going to be alright.”.

Low Emotional Stability: People who are lower here are more reactive. Do what you can to clear out some extra space for their wellness. An unexpected office shutdown is not the time to deliver employee feedback, for example, or push deadlines forward. Delay introducing staff to a new challenge, like taking on an added role or implementing a new policy. Keep it steady, and use ongoing communication to reassure your workers as much as you can.

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Remote Jobs Guide

Lifestyle vlogger

  • Create on-demand or livestreamed video content focused on their day-to-day life.
  • Earning money from partnerships and ad revenues. 

Events coordinator

  • With more events going online due to the pandemic, so too are their organizers.
  • Managing, planning and executing events
  • Earn up to £60,000. 

Shoutcaster ­

  • Approx 500 people shoutcasters commentate on esports matches.
  • Earn from contracts and direct donations. 

Channel editor

  • Content creators contract people to create / edit video content for their online channel(s).
  • Platforms such as Twitch, Mixer, Facebook and YouTube. 

Digital asset creator

  • Creating digital assets for virtual worlds.
  • Approx 40,000 people.
  • Earning money through direct sales / commissions. 

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Indie game developer

  • Approx 40,000 people developing games for independent digital distribution.
  • Especially those crowdfunded on platforms (Kickstarter, Patreon). 

Streamer

  • Playing a video games onTwitch.
  • Earn from platform partnerships, viewer subscriptions, ads etc. 

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Content manager

  • Curating, managing and organizing online content.
  • For a community, organization, website or platform . 

Community manager

  • Approx 400,000 community managers.
  • Building / managing brand’s online communities.
  • Such as responding to users on Twitter (on their brand’s behalf). 

Skin designer

  • Designers of “skins” creates graphics / audio to changing character appearances
  • Upto £50K earnings per skin.

Modder

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Builds video game modifications, incl. questlines, maps, characters and skins. 

Farmer

  • Collecting items in-game, then selling these to other players.
  • For example useful and/or rare money items, weapons, clothes, and furniture etc.

Esports player

  • Approx. 100,000 income-earning esports players worldwide.
  • Collect tournament winnings and sponsorships.
  • Upto $3 million annual income possible. 

Social Media Influencer ­

  • Approx. 800,000 globally
  • The more highly paid virtual roles.
  • Create content and build a personal brand around their own lifestyle.
  • Earnings are from their partnerships with brands, who use them to market products or services. 

Esports coach

  • Often retired professional players.
  • Earning up to £100,000 a year.
  • Advise and organize team training sessions – for a cut of any prize money. 

Esports partnership manager ­

  • Approx 800 esports partnership managers.
  • Manage sponsorships and brand partnerships.
  • Sell sponsorship deals and secure brand partnerships for events, teams and leagues. 

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      The requirement to become a business psychologist should have a master’s degree that is found to be the minimum requirement. An advanced graduate degree is also necessary for relevant positions. There are different options to achieve an advanced degree that includes a Ph.D. in psychology or a Doctor of Psychology. This degree program exists in the field of business psychology but it is not available in every University and college. A certification or a license is required depending on the residence intended, job description and job title. Different laws govern the credentials required for an individual to stand as a business psychologist. 

      • Day in the life 

      The job responsibility of a business psychologist is to evaluate the mind of the employees within the workplace. They also help in different psychological factors influencing the company as well as employees that help in the improvement of the organization. These professionals also evaluate the objectives of the company corporate strategies as well as the employees and overall workplace culture. A business psychologist performs the role of a business psychologist to strengthen the company by establishing the foundation of the management through the motivation of the employees. 

      Business Psychologist Career paths

      They have a wide range of career paths to work in public and private endeavours. Further, these professionals can also choose to perform in small and large companies in a leadership position or on human resource staff. They also get the opportunity to work as a training administration, Union services and office management. Moreover, they have a good career in state prison services, the Department of veteran affairs, the department of labour and Public-School systems. 

      Business Psychologists Job opportunities

      There are different job opportunities for the business psychologist that is represented below: 

      • Human resource executive: in this field, the professionals perform the role of Management functions like employee training and management development. 
      • Market research analyst: the professional is responsible to study the current condition of the market and to provide appropriate solution regarding the product and service. 
      • Marketing executive: a business psychologist can perform the role of communication to the company more effectively in the field of marketing. 
      • Industrial counsellor: in this field, a business psychologist can handle the critical functions of utilizing psychological principles for improving business activities. 
      • Human factors specialist: a business psychologist has the opportunity to utilize his/her understanding regarding the interaction and learning of individuals within the environment to develop the product. 
      • Where to find more information

      More information will be available regarding the role of the business psychologist as there are plenty of organizations that help the business psychologists to gather data regarding their query. Moreover, it is found that the Society for Industrial and organizational psychology comprises a huge number of members, who provide the appropriate information regarding the business psychologist as well as their job role. 

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      How to Become an Assistant Psychologist

      Entry-level requirements

      The requirements to become an Assistant psychologist should have a master’s degree in psychology, counselling psychology, or education along with state registration for certification. This professional should have good communication skills along with the capability to maintain confidentiality and strong attention to details within an individual. The individual should have a compulsory master’s degree that is the common requirement for registration or certification to work as a psychological assistant. 

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      Day in the life of an Assistant Psychologist

      The job responsibility of an assistant psychologist depends on the demand of the population. An assistant psychologist can provide technical support under the supervision of a directly qualified psychologist retaining the clinical responsibility of service users and patients. This professional generally performs a job responsible to carry out neuropsychological assessments. Further, they contribute to multi-disciplinary discussions regarding the diagnosis of a client risk assessment treatment and the issues regarding the care plan. Also, an assistant psychologist undertake behavioural observation as well as an assessment of a patient by investigating the history and reading notes. They also perform intervention programs and treatment with a group of clients. 

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      Educational Psychologist Jobs

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      What do educational psychologists study?

      An educational psychologist said that whenever anyone learns that they are a college professor the next question is often “what do you teach?” For the sake of simplicity, I respond with “psychology,” although I specialize in educational psychology—the study of cognition. For example, why…

      • Firstly, Are some people deliberately mean and rude?
      • Secondly, Do some people always think they are right?
      • Thirdly, Some people take pleasure in the anguish of others?
      • Fourthly, Why do politics enrage people?
      • And then finally, Do people procrastinate?

      Educational psychology effectively answers many specialized and process-oriented questions. For example, the best way to teach maths. How to decrease anxiety when preparing for a high-stakes presentation. The motivation and thinking of people in a variety of everyday situations.

      Educational psychologists are also often experts in collecting and analyzing data to make evidence-based decisions. So, a career in educational psychology is a good option if you like learning; enjoy teaching others; and want to make the world a better place.Assitant  

      An assistant psychologist has a wide range of job opportunities where vacancies are found to be competitive. This professional requires experience that will help the application to be unique within the other competitors. An assistant psychologist post is found to be advertised on the website of NHS Jobs. In the job applications demonstrating the experience and the values of the NHS constitution where the candidate should have the ability to apply in the job vacancy. These professionals can also so work with social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, clinical forensic or health psychologists. 

      Where to find more information on Assistant Psychologist jobs

      For finding more information regarding the role of assistant psychologist there are different organizations that help these professionals to gather appropriate data regarding any query. Further, the British Psychology Society (BPS) provides the best information regarding the assistant psychologist as they have more than 10000 members as they provide an appropriate education in the UK to perform the role of an assistant psychologist. 

      What does a Clinical Psychologist do?

      • Generally, Clinical psychologists assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.
      • To find the chartered clinical psychologists register, contact the Association of clinical psychologist ACP-UK.
      • The organization has more than 10000 members and provide different resources to the candidates.

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      How to Become a Clinical psychologist

      1. Entry-level requirements

      The requirement to become a clinical psychologist should have a doctorate level degree. The programs include individual research projects along with supervised internship and practical experiences. Some professionals could earn additional specialty certifications that help them to qualify for work in different fields.

      • Day in the life

      The main responsibility of a clinical psychologist is to observe patients in different situations. They provide consultation to different mental health professionals as per the test. These professionals also document therapy according to the procedures and policies related to the medical record. They also perform the job roles to access the progress of a patient and to modify the treatment accordingly. Along with this, a clinical psychologist communicates with the counsels and well the appropriate family members.

      • Career path

      A clinical psychologist has a wide range of career path that depends on the employer and the career stage. They provide therapy and use the analysis and observation and accordingly they communicate to evaluate human feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. Some of the professionals choose a bachelor’s degree and additionally study psychology as their minor.

       

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      There are very varied psychologist career options. For example:

      • Teaching and lecturing psychologists.

       

      • Research psychologist.

      These professionals are mainly interested in Master’s level teaching undergraduate doctoral level students.

      • Business psychologists

      These support organisations; building the relation between the individuals and the work environment.

      • Counselling psychologists

      It is counselling psychologists who advise people on how to deal with problems.

      • School psychologists

      Applying psychological principles and techniques to education-related and developmental issues.

      • Educational psychologists

      Understanding the aspect of human learning; and how classroom materials and teaching strategies to enhance the learning process.  

       

      Getting more chartered psychologist info

      Search the Directory of Chartered Psychologist and counselling directory. Also, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy can be referred to collect required information. To gather more data, the candidate can also consult an expert in counselling psychology in the UK.

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      Careers Clinical Psychology Jobs

      Clinical psychologists assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.

      Counselling psychologists advise people on how to deal with problems. 

      School psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to education-related and developmental issues. 
      Percentage of women: Over 70%
      Education: Doctoral/professional degree

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      Forensic Psychology Careers

       

      Entry-level requirements for forensic psychologists

      The position of forensic psychology has a minimum requirement of a doctoral degree. Most professionals spend more than four years on a bachelor’s degree and two years on a master’s degree. After that, they spend four years on a doctorate degree. Further, a learner having a bachelor’s degree earns a position of entry-level as an assistant forensic psychologist. As per the Bureau of labour statistics, a forensic psychologist should have a doctorate degree before starting the practice. Moreover, this professional can be practiced in government Agencies or in prison. Bachelor’s degree and a doctorate degree are compulsory for every forensic psychologist. 

      Day in the life of a forensic psychologist

      A forensic psychologist assesses the state of mind of an offender during the time of the offense as their job responsibility. Moreover, they assess the individual’s competency to stand in a trial. Further, the job responsibilities include assessing the risk of reoffending, witness credibility and to evaluate child custody in a divorce case. Along with this, are forensic psychologists advise police on criminal psychology and mental illness. They also design correctional programs as per their job responsibility and applies Psychology in the criminal justice system. 

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      Forensic Psychologist Career path

      A forensic psychologist has a different career path that is represented below:

      Correctional counsellor: having a master’s degree in forensic psychology can apply for employment in a different correctional facility. 

      Jail supervisor: jail supervisors work in different correctional facilities like state penitentiaries Juvenile jail as well as in detention centres. 

      Victim advocate: can directly work with victims of the survivor and criminals of a traumatic event like domestic violence or sexual assault. 

      Jury consultant: these professionals are required in a variety of applications within the court that includes evaluating the witness, selecting juries, testimony and providing consultations. 

      An employee of a Federal government: these individuals with a degree of forensic psychology can be well equipped with attractive jobs in different government organizations. 

      Police consultant: can work on the side of law enforcement or as a police consultant. 

      Licensed clinical counsellor: these professionals work as a counsellor in different industries like addiction treatment facility till domestic violence in different private practices. 

      Probation officer: they can work within the justice system considered as a probation officer. 

      Crime analysts: can work closely with law enforcement agencies to sort out the crime profiles as well as the detection of criminals. 

      Forensic research psychologist: these individuals work to examine the aspects of criminology. 

      Investigative journalist: can work as a crime reporter and as an investigative journalist. 

      Forensic social: can perform work as a criminal justice professional combined with social work for navigating the consequences of crime. 

      Forensic Psychologists Job opportunities

      There are different job opportunities where a forensic psychologist can work as a professor or instructor or as an expert witness in criminal trials throughout the career. Moreover, they have the facility to perform the different roles in the court of the criminal justice system as well as in law enforcement agencies. 

      Where to find more information on forensic psychologist careers

      For finding more information in the role of forensic psychologists, different organizations help their candidates together with complete data. Further, SNHU provides the best information among different organizations having a huge number of members that provide quality education in the country. A person can also search the British Psychological society to collect the information about forensic psychologists.

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      Below, you will find all the pages and posts relating to career choices. We look at different career choices for graduates or people ready for a career change.

      Next, you will find career categories per subject of interest. You might be very sure of what you are interested in, but haven’t found the right career for your specific interest. Why not have a look below. You might find what you are looking for. 

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      Choosing the right career is one of the most important decisions in your life. Doing what you like is always the best way to approach this. 

      Therefore we have decided to focus on different career resources according to the subjects of interest. Below you can choose which of these subjects interest you. You will then be taken to a page dedicated to that specific subject or interest. 

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      It may even have define your career choice. In our opinion, most ENTJs prefer leadership roles and managing work projects.

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      Personality type career guidance

      We all know one person who loves the job. Another who just hates upper management politics. another who doesn’t want to deal with people.

      Can you get promoted in a way that keeps you using your personality authentically. Unfortunately, to be successful you have to understand firstly your personality type. Secondly, the way it will interact with the people around you.

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      Personality type career mismatches

      Your personality type certainly affects the way you think and act. Plus, other people’s perceptions of you.

      This isn’t a complicated idea, but it is a critical one. Your personality type and any misperceptions others have about it are likely to self perpetuate and drive your career. It’s a feedback loop, regardless of whether or not it’s positive or negative; if you’re unhappy with your job and others know it, you’re likely to become more unhappy about your job. If your personality type doesn’t fit your job, you’re likely to be unhappy there.

      Personality type career guidance

      Career success requires finding a job that matches your personality traits. The idea becomes doubly true once you start moving up the ladder. This is why you can guess what department somebody is from just by their attitude toward the company.  So before you accept a personality-type based promotion, you need to know what jobs you can and can’t do.

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      IF YOU’RE EVALUATING your skillset and trying to figure out the type of job you’d excel at, there are a variety of career guidance personality tests that could point the way toward a new path. These are tests that take into account the type of person you are, assessing your strengths, weaknesses and passions by asking you a slew of questions in order to help you decide what the right job is for you.

      Why Take a Career Guidance Test on Personality?

      Career personality tests, also called career assessment tests, can be thought-provoking. Even if you think you know what you want to do with your career, a personality or assessment test may show some gaps in your knowledge or an area where you could benefit from additional training. Plus, taking a personality assessment test may provide additional insight into other fields that may be of interest, based on your talent, skills and individual traits.

      So, if you’re looking for career guidance, consider these types of career guidance tests:

      • IQ tests.
      • Career Inventories.
      • Personality tests.
      • Aptitude tests.
      • Career tests.

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      Psychological and personality tests analyze your personal qualities, strengths and weaknesses. The answers you provide to these types of questions can help you assess your ideal working style.

      Based on your personality, preferences and patterns, you’ll discover the types of professions you’re best suited for. You will find plenty of aptitude test practice and aptitude test tips on this website.

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      Aptitude Tests

      Aptitude tests give one a sense of how good of a fit you are to perform certain tasks – or how likely you are to learn a skill. You will find plenty of aptitude test practice and aptitude test tips on this website.

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      Career Strengths Tests

      Focusing more on your career skills, this test has a lot to offer. Instead of boring questions about work habits, this test dives deep into how strong you are in a variety of job-related areas.

      Leadership, inductive reasoning and structural visualization are all facets in which you’ll be measured. After you’ve taken the test, you’ll see which skills you excel in.

      Once you get the results, a host of jobs will pop up that include all the major skills in which you’ve excelled. It’s a great test that may even surprise you with the skills you never knew you had.

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      Do you work well with others? If you’ve ever thought about this skill and want to know how well you execute it, then this personality test is for you. Big Five personality tests focus on how you work and how well you communicate with others. While it’s a tightly focused test, its results shouldn’t be scoffed at. It gives you insight into whether you should be in a job that has you communicating with others all the time or a loner that gets the job done by yourself.

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      How the Big Five personality measures can be used to match people to specific careers.

      High Openness

      Researcher. This seems an obvious choice for people who are creative and abstract thinkers, signature characteristics of the High Openness person.

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      Extraversion (high)

      Any sales role; public relations; teaching.

      Introversion (high)

      Writer, scientist. 

      Agreeableness (high)

      Any human resources or customer services role.

      Agreeableness (low)

      Any job requiring a tough-minded approach, such as a management consultant.

      Emotional Stability (high)

      Any high-stress job, such as clinical psychologist or head teacher.

      Emotional Sensitivity (high)

      • Therapist
      • Career counselor
      • Life coach. 

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      Career Guidance using Enneagram Types

      Once you answer the questions, you may fall into a variety of categories. You may be classified as a reformer, an enthusiast or even an achiever.

      One of the cool things this test tells you is how you work with co-workers. Better yet, it shows you how to improve in certain areas where you may have scored low.

      Overall, this test offers a lot. It’s one of the only tests that tries to help you improve areas that you score low in.

      1. Discover What You Truly Enjoy

      The last thing you want is to go through the process of switching careers just to get into an industry you don’t like.

      List your likes, dislikes, values and interests. Identify exactly what it is about your current job that’s making you want to leave — and make sure to avoid career paths that could have the same obstacles.

      For some people, this could be the toughest step. Figuring out what you truly enjoy and are passionate about after ignoring it for years isn’t a simple task.

      Ask yourself, “What do I get excited about doing?” or “What’s something I spend my free time thinking about or doing?” Choose a career related to your answers to those questions.

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      2. List Careers That Satisfy Your Passions

      Once you’ve keyed in on some of your passions and interests, search for careers that would encompass those things.

      For example, if you spend a lot of your time thinking about or hanging out with your dog, consider a career that has to do with animals.

      The important part about this step is keeping your skills in mind, as well. Just because you like dogs doesn’t mean you have the expertise or skills required to be a veterinarian.

      However, if your skills include marketing, writing and designing, you could consider working as a marketing specialist for an animal protection agency or dog kennel.

      The trick is to combine your skills with your passion to create your ideal position, and go from there.

      3. Research the Careers That Made Your List

      Once you’ve come up with your list of dream careers, start researching. The bigger the industry change you’re making, the more research you should do. If you want to make a worthwhile, informed decision, this might be the most important step.

      Think about the years of research and education you had before going into your current position — can you imagine how difficult it would’ve been to adjust without all that information?

      Set yourself up for success by learning as much as you can before you start applying to jobs.

      4. Make the Decision

      You’ve brainstormed your interests, listed careers that relate to them and researched them all — now it’s time to decide.

      Making a decision is important because it will frame the way the rest of your career change process goes. You need to pinpoint a specific industry or career you’re trying to break into in order to achieve that goal.

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      5. Develop an Action Plan

      Once you’ve decided on the path you’re going to take next, develop a specific plan with measurable goals, action items and a timeline.

      There are probably new skills you need to learn, professionals you should meet and work to wrap up at your current job. You might even have a few personal goals you’d like to work on while making this shift.

      Leaping from career to career isn’t a casual move — you don’t want to take it lightly. The more detailed your plan is, the better chance you’ll have at finding your dream job quickly.

      6. Adjust Your Personal Brand

      When you hand someone your business card or invite them to check out your online portfolio, they should be able to tell which industry you belong to now — not your past field.

      This step includes adjusting your resume, cover letter and portfolio as much as possible so potential employers know you’re all in. When you edit your own professional brand to be more related to the new industry, they’ll see your dedication in that aspect.

      You can consider creating a functional or skills-based resume using Resumonk. Highlight what transferable skills you have learnt in your previous profession and how they apply to the new industry.

      7. Start Networking in Your Desired Field

      In any career field, it’s not only about what you know, it’s also about who you know.

      Start attending networking events for your industry and meeting as many people as you can. Introduce yourself and say you’re starting to break into the field now.

      This is a great opportunity to ask seasoned professionals for their tips or advice on how to get into the industry and be successful — people love talking about themselves, their stories and their success, so they’ll remember you for asking.

      8. Update Your Training

      As you learn more about your new field, you might discover you need to significantly broaden your horizons.

      Start slowly, taking only a course or two at a time. Not only will this be difficult to juggle with your current position, but it’ll also help you confirm you’re truly interested in the field.

      If it’s not required to get a job in the field, you might not feel the need to get a new degree or certification for your career switch — that’s OK. Taking a few courses could be enough to give you the jump start you need and catch you up to people who’ve been in the field for years.

      9. Find a Mentor

      While you’re making this transition, you’re going to be stressed and uncertain at times. A mentor can help keep you on track and remind you of the bigger picture.

      They don’t have to be an incredibly successful, rich or powerful person to be an adequate guide for you during this time. However, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if they’re experienced in your new industry.

      10. Begin the Job Hunt

      Recall all those skills you learned about job hunting during your senior year of college. Dig out your cover letter templates, interviewing tips and negotiation strategies.

      Remember the importance of researching companies thoroughly before applying, interviewing and especially before accepting a position.

      It’s also important to remember that the job hunt is truly a hunt — it’s not going to happen overnight. Try not to think about it too much and trust that the right position for you will come along.

      11. Continue Learning About Your New Field

      To keep yourself distracted while you wait to hear back from the seemingly endless amount of applications you’ve filled out, keep learning about your new career.

      As we mentioned earlier, knowledge is power when it comes to breaking into a new industry. The more you know going into your new job, the less you’ll have to adjust to on that first day.

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      1. Emotional intelligence

      Organizations have been looking for people who are emotionally intelligent for quite some time, but it’s becoming more and more important. What is emotional intelligence? It’s our ability to understand and express our own emotions, as well as understand someone else’s emotions. Developing emotional intelligence (EQ) is something everyone should be focusing on.

      2. Creativity

      As humans, we have this amazing ability to be creative, imagine, and invent new things. Creativity boosts innovation, which results in economic growth. It’s fresh thinking that will give companies a competitive advantage so every company will want creative employees in the future. If your company employs people who can figure out how to do things nobody else is doing, it will stand out. It’s important to realize that creativity isn’t the sole skill of artists. Creativity can be improved and fostered in anyone’s life.

      3. Flexibility and adaptability

      What we’re currently seeing is fewer and fewer skills and jobs for life. Therefore, we need to constantly adapt and learn new things. In fact, the half-life of skills is reducing at a drastic rate. What we’ve learned today will be out of date in two or three years’ time. Everyone will need to build their flexibility and adaptability skills, so they are prepared to update their skills every few years and accept new ways of doing things.

      Holland Career Preferences

      Firstly, occupational preferences refer to the individual interests and motivation — what the person really enjoys doing is matched with what the job actually involves and what the person will spend the majority of time doing.

      Secondly, occupational preferences are matched with what the job actually involves and what the person will spend the majority of time doing. The most known theory is that of Holland (1985).

      Holland’s suggested matching between six major types of personality and occupations:

      • Realistic: an outdoor type. Prefers physical, mechanical and systematic jobs. E.g., toolmaker, mechanic.
      • Investigative: analytical and curious jobs. E.g., research, chemist, physical scientist.
      • Artistic: imaginative type. Prefers expressive and non-conforming jobs. E.g., designer.
      • Social: training and helping jobs. E.g., social-worker, teacher, personnel.
      • Enterprising: goal directed and socially manipulative jobs. E.g., managerial.
      • Conventional: data and information manipulative jobs. E.g., clerical, accountancy.

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      HOLLAND Part II

      Holland suggests that a person should be described in terms of three types that resemble them most, and the order in which these three traits appear. This ends up with twenty-four personality types. For example, an ESI type is described best as enterprising, with strong social tendencies and minor intellectual tendencies. A typical career for an ESI person is a manager of retail store.

      The six types can be represented in a hexagonal model. The six categories are ordered so that those with highest correlations are adjutant to each other; the correlations of pairs of categories opposite each other, are generally the lowest.

      A large volume of research examined Holland’s theory. Although there is strong support to its psychometric model, the theory predictions of choice and change in the real world remain in doubt. There is strong evidence that vocational choices are related to personality profiles; furthermore, there is also evidence that matching is correlated with satisfaction and success. Yet, some researchers suggested that the strong association between personality and career choice is an artefact of the occupational choice measures. Most of the studies used questionnaires to measure occupational choice, rather than examining actual occupational choice. When the actual choice was used, the support to the theory was less certain.

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      Preferences Part III

      The most common and comprehensive occupational preference test is the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB); other popular test is the Kuder Preference Record (KPR). The SVIB contains 399 items and provides three sets of scores. First, it provides scores on 22 basic interest scales, such as: public speaking, law politics, business management, sales, teaching, music, and adventure. Second, it provides scores on 45 occupational scales, such as dentist, architect, army officer, carpenter, personnel manager, librarian, accountant and sales manager. Finally, it provides scores on 8 non-occupational scales, such as academic achievement, managerial orientation and occupational level.

      The SVIB is probably the best occupational preference test due to the vast information it provides. The consultant needs to send the results to the SVIB centre to get a plot of the results. An easier to score test that is very useful as well is the KPR. Unlike the SVIB it doesn’t have specific occupational scales, but rather have working areas and activities scales.

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      MBTI Career Guidance

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      High Openness

      Researcher. This seems an obvious choice for people who are creative and abstract thinkers, signature characteristics of the High Openness person.

      High Caution

      Psychometric designer of intelligence, personality, and aptitude tests.

      Extraversion (high)

      Any sales role; public relations; teaching.

      Introversion (high)

      Writer, scientist. 

      Agreeableness (high)

      Any human resources or customer services role.

      Agreeableness (low)

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      Any job requiring a tough-minded approach, such as a management consultant.

      Emotional Stability (high)

      Any high-stress job, such as clinical psychologist or head teacher.

      Emotional Sensitivity (high)

      • Therapist
      • Career counselor
      • Life coach. 

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      – Give them space and time alone to sort out their feelings.
      – Validate their feelings.
      – Remind them of their strengths.
      – Don’t give them advice. This will only make them feel worse.

      MBTI ’Dreamers’ (INFP and INFJ)

      The two IN_ types which are probably the most susceptible to stress are the ‘Healer’ (INFP) and ‘Counsellor’ (INFJ). Collectively these have been termed the ‘Dreamers’.

       MBTI ’Responders’ (ESTP and ESFP)

      Typically, being ‘lost in the moment’ – being distracted or disorganized.

      Typically, they quickly respond by re-adjusting their priorities, and hence their targets. The same applies to personal goals; earning these two MBTI types the very apt classification as the ‘responders’. Such time management responses allow them to adapt to the need to achieve a tangible outcome.

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      How to become a voluntary counsellor

      Welcome to our How to become a voluntary counsellor. 

      How to become a counselling psychologist

      (1) Entry-level requirements

      Counselling course can be undertaken that might last for 12 weeks. Training can be extended by the completion of courses such as Certificate in Counselling (Level 3); Diploma in Counselling () Skills (Level 4) and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 5). Experience or unpaid experience is essential for course application or job application. Other desirable qualifications might include training course certification that might be accredited by a recognised awarding body.

      (2) Day-in-the-life

      A counsellor might work with clients with varied issues on a specialised in certain areas such as addiction or eating disorders. The responsibilities include building a relationship with clients and encouraging them to express their feelings. They also refer clients to different sources and keep confidential records of their clients. They can also be engaged in face to face interactions with the clients and refer them activities that can help them to address their issues.

       (3) Career path

      As a counsellor one can work in the therapy clinic, school or college or can even practice as a general practitioner. After gaining desired academic knowledge, the vocational route would include certificate and diploma in skills of counselling and professional practice.  

      (4) Job opportunities

      Counselling is usually considered to be the second career or third career. One can become a member of the counselling register of the Professional Standards Authority for improving the chances of a job.

      (5) Where to find more information

      More information is available on career page for counsellors on UK Council for Psychotherapy, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, National Counselling Society and others. 

      Counselling psychologist has a wide range of job opportunities that is represented below:

      School psychologist: Can work as a psychologist in different schools to change the mind-set of mentally ill students. 

      Vocational counselling: Can provide vocational counselling training to different individuals that are similar to practice. 

      Counselling regarding substance use: The concerned profession helps in counselling to stop the use of addictive substances. For example, those individuals addicted to alcohol and weed or class A drugs.

      Child development: In this job opportunity, professionals are required to develop the mentality of a child positively. 

      Geriatric and adult counselling: the counselling psychologist provides counselling to the individuals suffering from significant personal – or work – issues. 

      Anger Management: In this opportunity, the professional can provide learning sessions that will help and individual to control the anger. 

      Community management:  the professional can adopt the responsibility to manage a community. Or a group of individuals going through different problems. 

      Group counselling: Can provide counselling to a group suffering from any psychological issue

      Testing and assessment: the identified professionals can work in a medical unit for assessment and testing purpose

      Where to find more information

      To gain more information regarding counselling psychologist, an individual can search Directory of Chartered Psychologist and counselling directory. Also, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy can be referred to collect required information. To gather more data, the candidate can also consult an expert in counselling psychology in the UK. 

       

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      Counselling Careers

      Counselling psychologists advise people on how to deal with problems. 

      School psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to education-related and developmental issues. 
      Percentage of women: Over 70%
      Education: Doctoral/professional degree

      A counsellor might work with clients with varied issues on a specialised in certain areas such as addiction or eating disorders. The responsibilities include building a relationship with clients and encouraging them to express their feelings. They also refer clients to different sources and keep confidential records of their clients. They can also be engaged in face to face interactions with the clients and refer them activities that can help them to address their issues.

       Career path

      As a counsellor one can work in the therapy clinic, school or college or can even practice as a general practitioner. After gaining desired academic knowledge, the vocational route would include certificate and diploma in skills of counselling and professional practice.  

      Counselling Job opportunities

      Counselling is usually considered to be the second career or third career. One can become a member of the counselling register of the Professional Standards Authority for improving the chances of a job.

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      Assistant psychologist careers

      How to Become an Assistant Psychologist

      Entry-level requirements

      The requirements to become an Assistant psychologist should have a master’s degree in psychology, counselling psychology, or education along with state registration for certification. This professional should have good communication skills along with the capability to maintain confidentiality and strong attention to details within an individual. The individual should have a compulsory master’s degree that is the common requirement for registration or certification to work as a psychological assistant. 

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      Day in the life of an Assistant Psychologist

      The job responsibility of an assistant psychologist depends on the demand of the population. An assistant psychologist can provide technical support under the supervision of a directly qualified psychologist retaining the clinical responsibility of service users and patients. This professional generally performs a job responsible to carry out neuropsychological assessments. Further, they contribute to multi-disciplinary discussions regarding the diagnosis of a client risk assessment treatment and the issues regarding the care plan. Also, an assistant psychologist undertake behavioural observation as well as an assessment of a patient by investigating the history and reading notes. They also perform intervention programs and treatment with a group of clients. 

      Assistant Psychologist Career paths

      Educational Psychologist Jobs

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      What do educational psychologists study?

      An educational psychologist said that whenever anyone learns that they are a college professor the next question is often “what do you teach?” For the sake of simplicity, I respond with “psychology,” although I specialize in educational psychology—the study of cognition. For example, why…

      • Firstly, Are some people deliberately mean and rude?
      • Secondly, Do some people always think they are right?
      • Thirdly, Some people take pleasure in the anguish of others?
      • Fourthly, Why do politics enrage people?
      • And then finally, Do people procrastinate?

      Educational psychology effectively answers many specialized and process-oriented questions. For example, the best way to teach maths. How to decrease anxiety when preparing for a high-stakes presentation. The motivation and thinking of people in a variety of everyday situations.

      Educational psychologists are also often experts in collecting and analyzing data to make evidence-based decisions. So, a career in educational psychology is a good option if you like learning; enjoy teaching others; and want to make the world a better place.Assitant  

      An assistant psychologist has a wide range of job opportunities where vacancies are found to be competitive. This professional requires experience that will help the application to be unique within the other competitors. An assistant psychologist post is found to be advertised on the website of NHS Jobs. In the job applications demonstrating the experience and the values of the NHS constitution where the candidate should have the ability to apply in the job vacancy. These professionals can also so work with social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, clinical forensic or health psychologists. 

      Where to find more information on Assistant Psychologist jobs

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      For finding more information regarding the role of assistant psychologist there are different organizations that help these professionals to gather appropriate data regarding any query. Further, the British Psychology Society (BPS) provides the best information regarding the assistant psychologist as they have more than 10000 members as they provide an appropriate education in the UK to perform the role of an assistant psychologist. 

      Forensic Psychology Careers

      Entry-level requirements for forensic psychologists

      The position of forensic psychology has a minimum requirement of a doctoral degree. Most professionals spend more than four years on a bachelor’s degree and two years on a master’s degree. After that, they spend four years on a doctorate degree. Further, a learner having a bachelor’s degree earns a position of entry-level as an assistant forensic psychologist. As per the Bureau of labour statistics, a forensic psychologist should have a doctorate degree before starting the practice. Moreover, this professional can be practiced in government Agencies or in prison. Bachelor’s degree and a doctorate degree are compulsory for every forensic psychologist. 

      Day in the life of a forensic psychologist

      A forensic psychologist assesses the state of mind of an offender during the time of the offense as their job responsibility. Moreover, they assess the individual’s competency to stand in a trial. Further, the job responsibilities include assessing the risk of reoffending, witness credibility and to evaluate child custody in a divorce case. Along with this, are forensic psychologists advise police on criminal psychology and mental illness. They also design correctional programs as per their job responsibility and applies Psychology in the criminal justice system. 

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      Forensic Psychologist Career path

      A forensic psychologist has a different career path that is represented below:

      Correctional counsellor: having a master’s degree in forensic psychology can apply for employment in a different correctional facility. 

      Jail supervisor: jail supervisors work in different correctional facilities like state penitentiaries Juvenile jail as well as in detention centres. 

      Victim advocate: can directly work with victims of the survivor and criminals of a traumatic event like domestic violence or sexual assault. 

      Jury consultant: these professionals are required in a variety of applications within the court that includes evaluating the witness, selecting juries, testimony and providing consultations. 

      An employee of a Federal government: these individuals with a degree of forensic psychology can be well equipped with attractive jobs in different government organizations. 

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      Police consultant: can work on the side of law enforcement or as a police consultant. 

      Licensed clinical counsellor: these professionals work as a counsellor in different industries like addiction treatment facility till domestic violence in different private practices. 

      Probation officer: they can work within the justice system considered as a probation officer. 

      Crime analysts: can work closely with law enforcement agencies to sort out the crime profiles as well as the detection of criminals. 

      Forensic research psychologist: these individuals work to examine the aspects of criminology. 

      Investigative journalist: can work as a crime reporter and as an investigative journalist. 

      Forensic social: can perform work as a criminal justice professional combined with social work for navigating the consequences of crime. 

      Forensic Psychologists Job opportunities

      There are different job opportunities where a forensic psychologist can work as a professor or instructor or as an expert witness in criminal trials throughout the career. Moreover, they have the facility to perform the different roles in the court of the criminal justice system as well as in law enforcement agencies. 

      Where to find more information on forensic psychologist careers

      For finding more information in the role of forensic psychologists, different organizations help their candidates together with complete data. Further, SNHU provides the best information among different organizations having a huge number of members that provide quality education in the country. A person can also search the British Psychological society to collect the information about forensic psychologists.

      Social care career guide

      Welcome to ‘How to find social worker jobs’. Here we’d like to offer you information on various careers within social care.

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      The first of which is How to become a social worker – see below.

      Social care is provided by a wide array of organisations and professionals. This also happens within different settings such as families and communities. The jobs in social care are therefore varying and cover many different aspects.

      How to become a social worker

      (1) Entry-level requirements

      No specific educational background is required for being a social worker. Professionally one has to complete a bachelor’s degree in social work or a Masters degree in social work. One can also pursue the B.S.W / B.A (SW) degree in social work. Some University also takes an entrance exam for the course on social work.  

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      (2) Day-in-the-life

      Social workers are usually engaged in lending support to individuals and families through tough times and arrange facilities and requirements for vulnerable people. The primary responsibility lies in the improvement of the lives of people in their area of work and maintaining professional relationships and act as advocates and guides.

      (3) Career path

      As a graduate profession and being qualified as a social worker one can be engaged in many social work courses. This can be followed by undertaking hands-on approach and fast track training and participation in degree apprenticeship and practical social Work programs and activities through collaboration with institutions.

      (4) Job opportunities

      One can search online such as Council websites and local authority websites: NHS Jobs for a career as a social worker in the NHS trusts or similar charitable organisations. Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn, university alumni network can also be referred for finding a job. One can also take membership in The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) for job opportunities. 

      (5) Where to find more information

      Membership in BASW, and signing up on recruitment agency such as Seven Resourcing, Caritas, Liquid Personnel that specialises in the role of social work can help to find more information. 

      Find out more about jobs in social care in the UK from The NHS Guide to Social Care.

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      Graduate Job Tips

      Welcome to our Top Graduate Job Tips page.

      Our Top Graduate Jobs Tips

      1. Use our job hunting tips below to stay motivated and to focus on the future, rather than any current frustrations.
      2. Even after a job application is unsuccessful.
      3. Remind yourself that this happens to every graduate.
      4. Track your progress by aiming for more applications to lead to graduate scheme interviews…
      5. Set a target for an increasing number of graduate job interviews per month.
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