Compliments of the Season
Christmas is in the air (and in the malls) and, in Trinidad at least, that’s another excuse for partying. Normally, that means that this is a quiet time of the year for recruiting, but we are receiving many new job requirements so clearly, people are busy and businesses are growing. There’s an increasing demand for contractors and we rarely get to advertise these jobs as they are filled very quickly from our database. So, if you are registered with CRS, now is a good time to send in an updated résumé to us.
The staff at CRS would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the holiday season.
Are You in the Right Job?
Have you ever considered using a personality test to determine where your talents lie? How about using the results to enhance your résumé?
When the personality and work style of a person is critical to the success of his/her role in a company, e.g., management, sales, business analysis, project management, etc., then more and more companies are using psychometric testing to gain an insight to a candidate’s suitability for the job. If you are looking to move into such a role and don’t have a track record to prove your capability, then you could enhance your chances by attaching the results of such a test to your résumé.
·A lot of science and psychology goes into developing an effective psychometric test, and the results are mind-blowing in their accuracy. CRS has aligned with a UK company that offers a simple, quick and very cost effective test that you can do online and pay for via a secure credit card transaction. This test is based on the time-tested DISC method that measures Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. It only takes about 20 minutes to do and the results are immediately available online. You also have an option to match your profile against a number of built in ones to see how well you are suited for these roles.
To find out more about the myDISCprofile test, click on http://www.crsitjobs.com/psychometicTestCandidates.htm and scroll to the bottom of the page to click on the link to see samples of the 2 types of reports (Classic and Enhanced) as well as sample questions.
If you are an employer, click on http://www.crsitjobs.com/psychometicTestingEmployer.htm to get instructions on conducting the test for your employees/candidates. Alternatively, CRS can carry out the tests on your behalf should you wish, for example, to profile your top employees and identify key success traits. The results are totally confidential.
All of the staff members at CRS have done this test and everyone has been amazed at how accurate the results are. I have done the test 3 times over a period spanning 15 years, and of course each time I must have answered differently, but my true personality (in the workplace) always comes through clearly in the reports. I find it useful as it offers suggestions for improving and developing my management style and other traits, and it correctly stated that an ideal role for me is a technical one, i.e., in I.T.
So give yourself a Christmas present of a professional psychometric profile to help you with a New Year resolution to move your career in the direction that capitalizes on your skills and talents. I am sure you won’t regret it.
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