Job Hunters Group: How Personality Affects Your Search

(July 3, 2013) The ongoing Job Hunters Group series heard from Armstrong's new Assistant Director of Career Services Allison Lyon on June 17, who explored how personality impacts your job search. Here are a few of her tips for job seekers:

  • Did you know that your personality closely ties to the success you may have within a specific job? Your personality can be a factor of whether you are a "good fit" for various companies and organizations.
  • It is imperative that a job seeker not only looks for a job where he or she has a good skill set, but also an environment where he or she will be happy based on his or her personality.
  • It is imperative to be self aware about who you are as an individual so you can "sell" yourself during an interview.
  • There is no such things as a "bad" personality trait! For example, some may say that being an introvert means you are not able to interact with others. This is not true; however, the real idea is that this individual has a different means for communication and tends to reflect before thinking! Therefore, it's all how you sell yourself to the employer and what strengths your personality can bring to a business.

If you would like to learn more about your personality and how that can make you marketable in the job search process, remember that the services provided by Armstrong's Career Services are free to you as an alum. Call and schedule an appointment at 912-344-2563 to go through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with a career counselor today.

You can also still catch the last of this summer's Job Hunters Group series, "Applying to Federal Jobs," at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Armstrong Center. Please register online for this free seminar.