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Personality types and careers

July 4, 2013

The workshop, "Your type and your career: How your personality type influences your career search style," is being offered by the Alumni Association in a convenient webinar format.

There is no 'best' type of personality, but knowing your psychological type can make you more effective in your career search.July 17 and July 31
1-2:30 p.m. MT

Understanding your own preferences

Individuals with different personality types tend to face different obstacles and bring unique strengths to the career search process.

Introverts may make good use of quiet research and self-reflection, but may miss important information gleaned from people because networking isn’t their preferred way of learning about a career.

Extroverts may feel very comfortable meeting with others for informational interviews, but may miss something important because they didn’t do enough research or set aside reflection time.

Building self-awareness, effectiveness

Whether you’re searching for your first professional job, or you’re an experienced professional motivated to make a career change, you can build self-awareness, enhance your effectiveness, and avoid pitfalls as you search for a good career fit.

The first webinar in this series focuses on the interpretation of your customized MBTI report, identifying your personality type and characteristics associated with your preferences.

The second webinar provides strategies for drawing on natural strengths and managing areas of weakness to maximize effectiveness and reduce the likelihood of getting stuck in the job search process.

You will:

  • Discover your personality type and characteristics associated with your preferences;
  • Create a checklist of strategies to embrace and pitfalls to avoid, guiding you in your career search process; and
  • Approach your career search more confidently with strategies that fit your own unique style.

This series is designed for those wanting to enhance their career search effectiveness by maximizing the strengths of their own unique personality type.


The cost is $49 for CSU Alumni Association members and $69 for nonmembers.

Registration is limited to 20 participants. This is a two-part workshop and you only need to register once. Participants will need to take the online MBTI assessment before the first webinar.  

Part I - Wednesday, July 17, 1-2:30 p.m. MT

Part II - Wednesday, July 31, 1-2:30 p.m. MT

Contact: CSU Alumni Association
E-mail: csualumni!