One of things I thought I would do in my job search is take the DISC Profile Test.
A DISC Profile test basically helps you determine what careers might be the best fit based on your personality. The DISC Profile is broken up into four pieces.
- Dominance – Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
- Influence – Person places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationship
- Steadiness – Person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, dependability
- Conscientiousness – Person places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, competency.
The test I like to use is on Tony Robbins‘ website.
My DISC Results
I scored really high for S and C, which basically means I’m highly introverted. (Now lets not just assume that because I’m introverted I don’t like to leave the house, etc)
Tony Robbins also has a Values Index Test, which said I placed Economic and Individualistic Values over Theoretical, Aesthetic, Regulatory, Political and Altruistic.
The Value Index helps determine your motivators and drivers, which also helps in choosing the right career.
Both of these tests will help you determine what area you should start looking if you’re in the same position I was in.
My best matches for careers were
C – Style
- Quality Assurance/Safety
- Computer Programming
S – Style
- Human Resources
- Administration/Support Services
- Retail – Customer Service
As you can see sales was not one of them and if you take a quick look at the DISC results you’ll see I scored the lowest in that category.
I do think sales can be learned, but sometimes you do hit a ceiling with certain skills, which means you may have to ask yourself, “can I take this further? am I satisfied with this? or should I consider another career?”
Regardless of what your answers were to those questions I would say your success will be the result of passion and talent.