Synopses & Reviews
Matching who you are with what you do may seem like common sense—but the sad truth is that most people don't have jobs that truly complement their personalities. Career Match takes you through a simple but revealing ten-minute self-assessment quiz to help you identify your specific personality type, then helps you:
• identify the type of work that will inspire and exhilarate you
• determine the kind of boss and work environment you need to thrive
• confirm the rightness of the path you're on—or help you find a better one
If the job you have doesn't leave you feeling exhilarated and inspire the kind of passion and satisfaction you deserve in your life, it's time to figure out which one will. Filled with detailed explanations of career options, and inspiring real-life stories of people who have found fulfillment in work that suits their personality, Career Match will show you how to find your true path to success.
"Looking for a pithy, upbeat, useful career book? Career Match is it—fun to read, insightful and informative! If you want to find a career that fuels the best parts of yourself, this book is for you!"
—Dr. Pamela K. Gardner, Director of Career Services, University of Vermont
"The right career path will bring passion to your job and your life. Look inside yourself and discover the best fit for your unique personality type."
—Jim Donald, President and CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company
"A groundbreaking way of finding the right job. Any teacher who wants to guide students toward a satisfying career should make this required reading."
—Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes and Teacher Man
Shoya Zichy is a career coach with a Master’s in Education and Counseling, and is past president of the Myers-Briggs Association of New York. Her proprietary personality model has been featured in Fortune, Barron’s, and on CNN. She lives in New York, New York. AnnBidou has written for various publications and lives in Falls Village, Connecticut.
Using a workstyle assessment technique called Color Q, […]probably one of the best career self-testing books you'll ever run across."
"...Shoya Zichy’s landmark 276 page masterpiece, 'Career Match.'”
"For thousands of Americans Shoya Zichy’s landmark 276 page masterpiece, “Career Match” may have simultaneously squelched the wretched specter of unemployment and brought career satisfaction to those who sing the blues at a time when their nation’s economy has been sporting a historically rosy complexion...The most compelling reason for reading this book and why we are bringing it to the attention of TravelSmart readers is that “Career Match” makes it easier for anyone who wants to squeeze the most out of their life experience to do just that. That’s why I bought copies for each of my children (all over 40 now). If they can get as much out of the book as I did they’ll be grateful for the rest of their lives.
"... insightful and complex."
-Accounting Today magazine
" the book makes for a great teaching tool...whether you're a career counselor, a college student, or the average Joe/Jane.
-Campus Career Counselor
For some, a job is just a way to pay the bills. For others -- those whose careers fit their passions and personalities -- it is a source of great satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them. This indispensable guide will enable anyone to:
* identify the type of work that will inspire and exhilarate them
* recognize the type of boss and work environment they need to thrive
* confirm the rightness of the path they are on -- or help them find a better one
* speed up their job search
The book includes in-depth chapters for each personality type, detailed explanations of career options, and inspiring real-life stories of people who have found fulfillment in work that suits their personality. This invaluable resource will help anyone in need of direction match who they are with what they should do -- for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.
About the Author
Shoya Zichy (New York, NY) is a career coach with a Master’s in Education and Counseling, and is past president of the Myers-Briggs Association of New York. Her proprietary personality model has been featured in Fortune, Barron’s, and on CNN.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Acknowledgments
PART 1: The Jump Start: Defining Yourself and Others
1 Don’t Read the Whole Book… 2
2 The Color Q Personality Style Self-Assessment 4
3 A Quick History of Personality Typing 13
4 A Tour of Prism Company: An Overview of the Four Color Groups 16
PART 2: Greens: “Let’s Humanize It”
5 Greens Overall 24
6 Green/Gold Extroverts 28
7 Green/Gold Introverts 38
8 Green/Red Extroverts 49
9 Green/Red Introverts 61
PART 3: Reds: “Let’s Do It Now”
10 Reds Overall 74
11 Red/Blue Extroverts 79
12 Red/Blue Introverts 91
13 Red/Green Extroverts 102
14 Red/Green Introverts 114
PART 4: Blues—“Let’s Change It”
15 Blues Overall 128
16 Blue/Gold Extroverts 133
17 Blue/Gold Introverts 144
18 Blue/Red Extroverts 158
19 Blue/Red Introverts 171
PART 5: Golds—“Let’s Do It Right”
20 Golds Overall 184
21 Gold/Blue Extroverts 188
22 Gold/Blue Introverts 202
23 Gold/Green Extroverts 217
24 Gold/Green Introverts 229
PART 6: Getting the Job
25 Before I Do Something Stupid...Adjusting to Other Styles 242
26 Would I Make a Good Entrepreneur? 247
27 Money and Compensation 256
PART 7: Creating a Customized Roadmap for Your Professional Life
28 A Roadmap for Putting It All Together 262
Bibliography and Resources
About the Authors