192 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.6 in
August 1, 1998
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0684839563
ISBN - 13: 9780684839561
Read from the Book
Chapter 1THE NATIONAL CAREER APTITUDE SYSTEMWHY THE NCAS IS FOR YOUWe know you're reading this book because you're concerned about your future: you want to find the right job, and you know that it must happen by careful choice, not by haphazard chance.Perhaps you're recently completed your formal education and now are seeking your first or second job. All too often we find that young adults make these initial selections on a wing and a prayer and with little understanding of their potential. Well, this book will remedy that.Perhaps you're reentering the work force after several years as a homemaker. You need to translate your worthy experiences into salable skills needed in today's marketplace. Knowledge of your strengths and capabilities will direct you toward a career that is right for you.Perhaps you're contemplating a job change because your current position inhibits your personal growth, limits your ability to do your best, or does not provide sufficient recognition or rewards.Perhaps you're one of the five out of six who finds yourself in your job by accident. That's right, not by thorough career planning but by accident. You somehow stumbled into it. And now you know you're in the wrong job.Whatever your present situation, you know that the decision you're about to make is too important to leave to luck, a whim, or what your best friend thinks you should do. You'll find a professional system in this book that really works; one that will give you a new, decisive, and ex
Table of Contents
ContentsPREFACEPART I:THE NATIONAL CAREER APTITUDE SYSTEMWhy the NCAS Is for YouYour career -- by choice, not by chance.Your Value System Determines Your Job SatisfactionCommonly held job-related values.Do New Technologies Create New Jobs?Changes are more subtle. Academic skills. Personal management skills. Teamwork skills.The Shifting WorkplaceChanging perceptions about possible careers.Aptitudes vs. InterestsKnow what you can do as well as what you like to do.How Will You Benefit?Save time. Save money. Understand your strengths. And your weaknesses. Gain encouragement. Be able to set appropriate goals. Be guided in selecting a career. Be opened to new areas.How Does It Work?Testing your career potentials.A Few Words of CautionWhat else you'll need to succeed.Tips for Becoming a Skillful Test TakerHow to avoid distractions and delays.About the Test ItselfTime limits. Take the whole test. Guessing. Keep it simple. Relax.PART II:THE TESTSBusiness Test:Discover if you have the aptitudes for business -- to coordinate, delegate, manage, negotiate, organize, persuade, sell, and supervise.Clerical Test:Discover if you can work rapidly and precisely with details, find comparisons, decode materials, memorize quickly, file and research efficiently.Logic Test:Discover if you are skilled in the art of reasoning. Can you find similarities and differences among objects, systematize and simplify involved problems, draw conclusions rapidly, infer information?Mechanical Test:Discover if tomo
From the Publisher
The bestselling career guide that has helped more than half a million people discover their true talents and make successful career choices, now completely revised for the digital age.
Learn how to identify your talents and harness your potential skills and start making money doing what you love. Now revised for the digital age, Lina Gale’s bestselling Discover What You’re Best At will teach you how to set realistic and rewarding goals, save money, and learn about new areas of the job market where you could begin a fulfilling career. Complete with job listings and comprehensive tests to help you evaluate your talents and aptitude, Discover What You’re Best At is the only career guide you’ll ever need.
About the Author
Linda Gale is the bestselling author and coauthor of three career books. She has twenty-three years of experience as a professional "door-opener," initiating and developing strategic business partnerships. Linda lives in New York City.
From Our Editors
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