13 May Why layoffs hit IT professionals so hard
Sure, IT jobs are difficult to find. But making matters worse, many IT professionals lack the personality traits that make career change easier, even exciting, for others.
Are you an ISTJ? That’s Myers-Briggs-speak for Introverted Sensing Thinking and Judging. The ISTJ personality refers to individuals who like timelines and closure, who are goal- and deadline-oriented, who enjoy collecting and analyzing data, who think systematically, and who make decisions based on what has worked in the past, says Sherrie Haynie, an organizational consultant with CPP Inc., an HR consultancy and the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator assessment.
ISTJs tend to discount intuition in favor of facts. They’re uncomfortable with ambiguity and risk.
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