5 Best Personality Assessments For Your Career Or New Hire


Personality assessments for hiring can provide a more comprehensive understanding of an individual, which gives you a stronger indication if they'll fit in with your company's culture. It will let you know if their traits will compliment or balance-out the traits of existing members on your team.


Also in your career planning is a Personality Assessment a great benefit. Before you jump into your next job, do yourself a favor and get to know yourself a little better. There are many personality assessments out there and benefits to taking different ones. Knowing your personality type is important for your career and job search success so you can determine what the best career is for you.




MBTI (Myers Briggs)

One of my favorites is the MBTI (Myers-Briggs). I learned about this profile when I got my first Leadership Coaching at the age of 19 and realized that I need to be a person who leads others and helping them to develop their potential and that was why I felt so different around my friends at that age. MBTI is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality assessment tool.


CliftonStrengths

CliftonStrengths assessment is very helpful in identifying the areas where you have the greatest potential for building strength and how to use those strengths. It’s important to focus on your strengths in your career rather than trying to improve your weaknesses. You’ll be more energized and fulfilled if you are working in your strengths which is why this is one of my favorite personality assessments.  This is a must for all job searchers and entrepreneurs.


Insights Discovery

Insights Discovery begins by helping you to uncover who you are and how you interact with others. Every Discovery Personal Profile provides information on an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, communications style, and their value to a team. It uses a simple and accessible four color model to understand an individual’s unique preferences. Then you can measure these preferences based on responses to a short online evaluator.


DISC Personality Testing

DISC Personality Profile Assessment is based on answers to the 12 short questions. It’s fast and it’s free.  You can probably finish it in less than 10 minutes. You can use the results to gain insights to better understand why you communicate the way you do and how you can communicate with others more effectively.


Social Styles

Since Social Styles is a behavioral style model, it has been used by thousands of organizations to improve leadership performance and sales results.  It is powerful because it’s easy to understand and easy to apply with others.  It will make your relationships more effective.


What personality assessments have you used that you have found helpful for your career and personal development?


Monique Menesi Leadership & Career Coaching

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