IT Career Error! Click Here to Repair

Written by Steve Bohler

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Let’s look at Jeff again. When he tookrepparttar Highlands Ability Battery, it revealed that he (a) was above average spatially, (b) had a high rate of Idea Flow, (c) was a Specialist, (d) had a high aptitude for Classification and (e) had only an average aptitude for Concept Organization. He didn’t know it, but that combination spelled “frustration” for any programmer.

•A high score onrepparttar 150801 spatial relations visualization scale meant that Jeff needed to either work with objects or feel a sense of affecting objects andrepparttar 150802 “real world”. Writing software code was too ethereal and abstract for Jeff’s brain.

•As a specialist, Jeff preferred being able to identify a body of knowledge and then attempt to master it and be recognized as a master of it. Programming was too “obscure,” too generalized.

•Having a high rate of idea flow is great for a comedian or teacher or a writer, but if you’re in a career that involves long projects and endless details, it’s an ability you won’t be using.

•And even though Jeff’s high ability in diagnostic reasoning is great for debugging programs,repparttar 150803 logical requirements ofrepparttar 150804 coding trade demand a higher level of analytical reasoning than he had.

The end result was FRICTION. A mismatch betweenrepparttar 150805 person and his job that Jeff might have avoided if he’d chosen to be a systems administrator instead of a software developer. A systems administrator needs to be good at hands-on work, needs to develop expertise in a specific subject area, finds himself mostly taking on short-term tasks with concrete results and using his diagnostic reasoning skills as a systems troubleshooter.

Once Jeff saw howrepparttar 150806 discord between software development and his inborn strengths and needs wasrepparttar 150807 root of restlessness,repparttar 150808 decision to switch to another field was easy.

“I felt like a 10-ton weight had been lifted off of me,” Jeff says. “Knowing thatrepparttar 150809 cause of my aggravation had beenrepparttar 150810 poor job fit, I was able to rid myself ofrepparttar 150811 guilt I felt. I was so optimistic aboutrepparttar 150812 future.”

So findrepparttar 150813 work that uses your unique traits and talents. You’ll feel as comfortable and at home as a frog in its pond or monkey inrepparttar 150814 jungle.

By, Steve Bohler, MS, JCTC Founder and Head Career Coach of the Oxford Program To learn more about what you should be doing with your life, and to subscribe for FREE to the Oxford Program Cool Career Bulletin, go to:

The Great Hidden Superpowers Of Your Own Mind

Written by Michael Sherriff

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The problem withrepparttar people ofrepparttar 150751 modern world is that they are too preoccupied with worries, anxieties, and negative emotions. As a result, they are negatively affecting their state of health.

White lies have become prevalent nowadays in order to easerepparttar 150752 burdens or to influence others to do things that they thought are impossible.

There was once a weightlifter who couldn't lift weights in excess of 300 lbs. So his coach devised a clever idea and told him thatrepparttar 150753 barbell he has to carry weighs only 300 lbs. With all his might,repparttar 150754 weightlifter managed to put it above his head. After he puts it down,repparttar 150755 coach told him that he has just lifted 350 lbs. of weight! It's all inrepparttar 150756 mind!

A famous person once said, "Whenever you think you can or you can't, you're right."

If you think you are poor, then you are; unless you properly condition your thoughts torepparttar 150757 positive mindset. I know it's hard to think rich if your surroundings is not conducive to such way of thinking. Use your imagination then! Visualize your house to be a mansion, your old car to be a limousine,... Well you getrepparttar 150758 picture.

There is absolutely no limit with whatrepparttar 150759 mind can achieve. But you have to combine belief, will power, and action with positive thinking in order to arrive at your intended destination.


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