Use the CVI to Choose Your Ideal Career
- Steve Williamson, VP Digital Marketing and Content Creation, eRep, Inc.
- Monday, January 30, 2023
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One of the most common reasons people take the Core Values Index™ psychometric assessment and personality test is to help them choose the ideal career for their personality. The secret to the CVI is its unprecedented ability to accurately reveal your true personality, which is invaluable information you need when choosing the career that will suit you best.
Would you take a personality test as part of a career search?
The U.S. military seems to think it's a good idea. They've been using the ASVAB — Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery — for decades. The ASVAB a bit audacious, though. It seeks to not only classify your personality, but also guide the M.O.'s — military occupations — most appropriate for you. It may or may not be accurate, but it's an aid in their effort to put the right people into the right seats, and the core premise (forgive the pun) remains as valid as ever: your unchanging, innate personality is likely the greatest predictor of professional success.
Why is your personality so important when choosing a career?
How you are emotionally hardwired will determine more than any other factor the kind of activities you will enjoy. Can you be good at something you don't enjoy? Yes — we call people that do this Reluctant Heroes — but you won't be very happy, and every achievement you reach will be a struggle. What would be the point of that?
→ See also: Are you a reluctant hero?
What if you're already neck-deep into your career?
You may or may not already be in a career that suits your personality. For the vast majority of people, that is the result of far too much chance and circumstance and far too little deliberate choice based on psychometric fact.
Even if you made a conscious choice to pursue an educational and occupational track that led to you your current position, most people do so without having prior knowledge of their fundamental personality and how that can (should?) align with their career track.
If you are currently in a role where it feels like a compromise (if you're being truly honest with yourself) and you keep weighing the pros and cons of where you work and have stayed there because it provides something of value (rent?) while giving up on other ideals or desires, don't feel bad. You're like the vast majority of people out there. It's okay to have a job that pays your bills or is close to home, yet isn't what you'd call your passion.
Being in a job that merely pays the rent is common, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Changing jobs may not be an appropriate action if you find yourself amongst this large majority. It may not even be a possibility due to circumstances.
But, there may be things you can do to improve your level of engagement and maybe even find that passion within you, the kind of passion that comes from truly being in the right seat for your emotional hardwiring.
→ See also: Are you fit for your job?
The Passionate Ones
There are some who wake up at the beginning of the week excited about what's ahead. They lose track of time when on the clock — in fact, the clock can run away from them because they are so frequently in the zone. They enthusiastically talk about their work with others, rather than answer the question, "So what do you do?" with an eye roll and a sigh. These are the people who are psychometrically aligned with their role.
Stop the trial-and-error loop in your career.
Finding the ideal role or career track for you, or even the needed changes to your existing role, to better suit your personality doesn't have to be a guessing game. Identify the core components of your personality. Get the accurate and definitive scoop on your innate, unchanging nature.
To discover your ideal career, first discover your personality's DNA.
With that information in hand, evaluate your possible path forward. Does it require a slight tweak of your current role? Is a more radical change needed?
Being in a career because you chose that career doesn’t necessarily mean it is appropriate for how you are hardwired.
Start with the facts. Take the Core Values Index psychometric assessment and get the skinny on your emotional hardwiring. The CVI is the most accurate and reliable psychometric assessment and personality test on the market — even more accurate than the ASVAB, Myers-Briggs™, The DiSC™, StrengthsFinders™, etc. — none of them even come close.
By the way, the CVI comes with a 10-day money back guarantee, so there's no risk, just the reward for finding out what makes you tick.
Core Values Index™ and CVI™ are trademarks of Taylor Protocols, Inc.
Go to eRep.com/core-values-index/ to learn more about the CVI or to take the Core Values Index assessment.
Innovator/Banker - VP Digital Marketing and Content Creation, eRep, Inc.
Steve has a career in project management, software development and technical team leadership spanning three decades. He is the author of a series of fantasy novels called The Taesian Chronicles (ruckerworks.com), and when he isn't writing, he enjoys cycling, old-school table-top role-playing games, and buzzing around the virtual skies in his home-built flight simulator.
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