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Popular Career Fields Following the Great Resignation and the Future of Work

Aside from the hard-hitting effects of the Great Resignation, a slew of new jobs have opened up to account for its impacts on society and the economy. People see healthcare differently, and have learned unique ways to keep in touch with their loved ones and colleagues. Zoom call etiquette and unspoken rules have taken the Internet by storm, and will continue to morph according to how we define virtual work. Remote and gig work is here to stay—along with moonlighting and freelancing. Employers now have increasing options to outsource their work according to demand. Freelancers enjoy the benefit of work-from-home …

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What Career Fields Are People Leaving During the Great Resignation?

According the the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. South (i.e. Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia) holds the most consistently-high resignation rates during the Great Resignation. Why would this be the case? Former employees in the South reported higher levels of burnout, health concerns, and a lack of empathy-driven communication. In October 2021, a miniature strike wave dubbed as “Striketober” affected over 100,000 union workers, who felt trapped in a system of unfair renumeration and the overall lack of support. This wave is similar to …

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The Great Resignation Statistics: What it is, Why its Happening

What is the “Great Resignation”? The Great Resignation, also commonly deemed as the “Big Quit,” has hit the United States at its peak during November 2021 (at 4.53 million). The highest turnover rates ever in history were seen in mid-career workers, especially those working in healthcare and technology. On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying periods of quarantine and remote working, many people decided to quit their jobs for good. Others preferred a more flexible work schedule. Still others have boarded the job-hopping train. Hourly wages were raised on average +4.3% for people who switched jobs during …

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The Strong Interest Inventory – The Ultimate Guide

The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII®), is a career evaluation model that aims to help individuals identify which careers they are most well-suited for, based on the individual’s self-reported areas of interest.  Sometimes known as “RIASEC” for short, the model stands for its six overarching career themes: Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), and Conventional (C)—the Holland Codes. The questionnaire typically takes 35–40 minutes to complete, and is administered and copyrighted by the Myers-Briggs Company. The model itself has undergone over 80 years of research and testing. The Strong Interest Inventory is strictly an assessment of career …

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INFJ vs. INFP – Key Personality Type Differences

As the lovable, mystical and romantic idealists of the personality types, the INFJ and INFP share many characteristics in common. They are both sensitive to the arts, empathetic, interested in the human condition, kind-hearted, warm, and extremely creative. But how can we tell them apart? Or what if you’re still unsure sure if you are an INFJ or INFP? Let’s dive in and compare the INFJ vs. INFP personality types. Before we jump in, you should know this post is part of a series dedicated to answering the question: Am I a judging or perceiving personality type? Check out this …

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INTJ vs. INTP – Key Personality Type Differences

The two introverted logical thinkers of the 16 personality types (the INTJ and INTP) share many attributes in common. They love to learn at their own pace, take pride in their accomplishments, and value deep understanding over popularity. But how can we tell them apart? Or better-yet, what if you aren’t sure if you are an INTJ or INTP? This article will compare the lookalike INTJ vs. INTP personality types. Before we jump in, you should know this post is part of a series dedicated to answering the question: Am I a judging or perceiving personality type? Check out the …

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ISFJ vs. ISFP – Key Personality Type Differences

As the caring, empathetic, and emotionally-tuned pair of the 16 personality types, the ISFJ and ISFP share many characteristics at first glance. They have a support system they’ll trek mountains for, live with a dedicated purpose, and will happily offer assistance to people in need. But how can we tell them apart? Or better-yet, what if you aren’t sure if you are an ISFJ or ISFP? Let’s contrast the ISFJ vs. ISFP personality types and see what really sets the two personality types apart. Before we jump in, you should know this post is part of a series dedicated to …

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ISTJ vs. ISTP – Key Personality Type Differences

As the down-to-earth, practical, and nimble personality types, the ISTJ and ISTP may be one letter apart—but they are as different as it gets! But how can we tell them apart? Or better-yet, what if you’re confused whether you are an ISTJ or ISTP? This article will compare the ISTJ vs. ISTP personality types in detail, according to their Jungian cognitive functions. Before we jump in, you should know this post is part of a series dedicated to answering the question: Am I a judging or perceiving personality type? Check out the first post on this topic. A High-Level View …

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ESTJ vs. ESTP – Key Personality Type Differences

The ESTJ and ESTP are the two boldest and grounded of the 16 personality types. They are down-to-earth and make the most of each moment. If there’s an issue, both personality types will tackle it head-on and as quickly as possible. But how can we tell them apart? Or better-yet, what if you aren’t sure if you are an ESTJ or ESTP? This article will illustrate the differences between the ESTJ vs. ESTP personality types. Before we jump in, you should know this post is part of a series dedicated to answering the question: Am I a judging or perceiving …

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ENTJ vs. ENTP – Key Personality Type Differences

As the beloved and ingenious extraverted intuitive thinkers of the 16 personality types, the ENTJ and ENTP make great leaders and mentors. They enjoy high-risk, high-reward activities in different ways, and lead with confidence. Wondering if you are an ENTJ or ENTP? This article will analyze the similarities and differences between these two personality types. Before we jump in, you might also want to check out this post: how to tell if you are a judging or perceiving type? A Quick Overview Both personality types are known to be particularly direct, outspoken, and assertive. Their major difference is that the …

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