Envision jobZology® on Your Campus

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While talking with prospective clients during jobZology® demos, we often get asked the question, “How have other schools used jobZology® on their campuses?” From individual advising appointments and classroom assignments, to campus-wide freshman orientation and university experience courses, as well as integration within students’ academic records – we’ve seen our clients implement jobZology® across their campuses in creative ways that align…

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Informational Interviewing for Vocational Exploration

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Written by: Amy Huber, Senior jobZologist   You’ve taken your jobZology assessments, read through your results, explored your career matches, and identified a few vocational pathways that pique your interest. Now what? A good place to start is by reading career information available on jobZology and other internet sites that outline job descriptions, typical tasks, and summarize the knowledge, skills,…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using the MBTI

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Written by: Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., Principal Psychologist Like thousands of companies across the U.S., you may already be using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI.  If you are, you know that it is a personality-based questionnaire that classifies people into one of 16 “types” based on their preferences for perceiving information and making decisions.  The 16 types are often the…

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Goodbye “Culture Fit” – How to Improve Fit-Based Hiring Practices

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Written by: Amy Huber, M.S., senior jobZologist A recent article from the Association for Talent Development dives into the concept of hiring for fit, discussing how hiring to a corporate culture relates to equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.  The author raises an interesting point – “Could building a culture based on ‘fit’ keep out those who are different in some way?” If…

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Discover What Makes You Happy

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Written by: Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., Principal Psychologist Gretchen Rubin is a best-selling author of the books The Happiness Project, Better than Before, and The Four Tendencies. She is described as one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness, and has terrific advice on how to begin to make small changes to experience happiness on a daily…

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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

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By: Amy Huber, senior jobZologist As an individual born between the years of 1980 and 2000, I’ve had my fair share of encounters with that dreaded word. You know, the “M” word. Alright, I’ll say it…I’m a Millennial! While I have a number of thoughts about the label and the baggage that comes with it, I cannot argue with the…

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Will an Algorithm Land You Your Next Job?

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Written by: Bryan Dik, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer Just about anyone who has looked long and hard for a job can tell you how painful the process can be. Hours and hours are sunk into scouring job boards, circling endless employer displays at job fairs, revising that dreaded resumé, and making countless phone calls that will undoubtedly go unreturned. The…

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The Power of Two

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Written by: Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D, Principal Psychologist Importance of Knowing Yourself In prior blogs, we’ve talked about the importance of grounding your career planning on reflecting what has already driven you and engaging in self-exploration to guide your planning.  You may have heard Plato’s advice: Know thyself.  But did you know what Benjamin Franklin said about it?  Franklin once wrote: ““There…

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Flip the Script on Career Decisions

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Three of the most important decisions young adults will make involve their major, their college, and their career. How should students make those decisions and, more importantly, in what order? Some students may pick the college they’d like to attend based on location, recommendations, or their parent’s alma matter. After a few semesters at school, they may finally settle on…

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