Find your learning style

What's your learning style? A person's learning style can be an effective indicator of career options to explore.    

Outsiders on the inside : how to create a winning career-- even when you don't fit in!
by David Couper.
Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, c2010.
Does your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, accent, mannerisms, quirky clothing, piercing, or outlook on life make you feel like a fish out of water in your workplace, from the moment your workday begins until you leave at the end of the day? Find out how to capitalize on your differences and become a successful outsider on the inside. Outsiders on the Insideprovides specific guidance and simple but effective strategies to help outsiders recharge their careers. You will learn: Crucial marketing strategies to help match your unique professional qualities with employers and customers. A painless, step-by-step process for meeting new people. Unique strategies for resumes, cover letters, and other job-hunting tools. Coping strategies to confront and educate critics.
What's your type of career? : find your perfect career by using your personality type
Donna Dunning.
Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2010.
A career expert helps job seekers find their perfect career by using their personality type.
50 best jobs for your personality
Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin ; foreword by Kristine Dobson.
Indianapolis, Ind. : JIST Works, c2009.
Research has proven that matching your personality to a career brings work satisfaction and success. With this best-selling book's help, you discover your personality type and the 50 best jobs that relate to it. Part I overviews how personality relates to careers. Part II features a self-assessment for determining you personality type: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising or Conventional. Part III contains the best job lists, including the 50 best jobs overall for each personality type. Other lists for each personality type include the best-paying jobs, jobs with the highest projected growth, best jobs based on education lever, best part-time jobs, and best jobs for the self-employed--145 best jobs lists in all. In Part IV, you find a gold mine of facts about the 50 best jobs for each of the six personality types #38; 300 job description.
Making a difference by being yourself : using your personality type at work and in relationships
Gregory E. Huszczo.
Mountain View, Calif. : Davies-Black Pub., c2008.
At work and in relationships, making a difference may be easier than you think. It can happen in the subtlest of ways: you can lead with authenticity or set an ethical standard by your example, mentor a coworker or organize a companywide blood drive. The options are endless. The question is-what will work for you?
The most important questions to ask on your next job interview : insider secrets you need to know
by Kendall Blair.
Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, c2007.
  1. Includes index.
  2. Interview questions -- Work environment -- Assignments & tasks -- Chain of command -- If the position is not right for you -- This company is a match! -- Advancement -- Why me? -- Problems -- What have I left out? -- Guidance -- Communication -- The wrap up -- Case studies.
  3. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Do what you are : discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type
Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.
Do What You Are has already helped more than 750,000 people find truly satisfying work. The book leads you step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying your Personality Type. Then it provides real-life case studies of people who share your Type and introduces you to the key ingredients your work must have for it to be genuinely fulfilling. Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job search strategies, Do What You Are identifies occupations that are popular with your Type and offers a rundown of your work-related strengths and weaknesses. It also shows how you can use your unique strengths to customize your job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time. Whether you are a recent graduate, a first-time job seeker, or a midlife career switcher, this lively guide will enable you to discover the right career for you. Book jacket.

Learning styles describe the way your brain works the most productively.  There are three primary learning styles:

Visual - tend to think in pictures and learn best from written language.  Good career choices are engineering, design, and visual arts.

Kinesthetic - learn by doing or building and grasp ideas best in laboratory or field-trip settings.  Good career choices are athletics, acting & farming.

Auditory - retain information they hear and learn best in classroom lectures. Good career choices are teaching, storytelling and writing.

Which type of learner are you?  Here is a simple example:

How do you think about a telephone number?

  • Visual Learners

    Think about it and see it in their head

    • Kinesthetic Learners

      Go to the phone and dial the number without looking at the pad

    • Auditory Learners

      Hear the number as if someone recited it

Knowing your learning style is one guide to choosing a career that you will enjoy.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff