YOUR PERSONALITY AND YOUR CAREER by Sarah Splaver

YOUR PERSONALITY AND YOUR CAREER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

College teacher, podiatrist, floor covering installer--as ""you live in a democratic society and, therefore, have the privilege of choosing your career,"" it's all a matter of matching the job to your personality traits. Thus Splaver, in her tenth advice book, embellishes some sketchy occupational-outlook information (arranged according to the Labor Department's thirteen ""clusters"" and already available in libraries) with insultingly asinine lists of questions about ""your"" tendencies and preferences: ""Are you interested in art and nature? . . . If so, you may be attracted to a career as a landscape architect. . . . Do you believe in the efficacy of manipulation as a basic method for healing? . . . If yes, chiropractice may be the career for you. . . . Are you agile enough to climb ladders and work in close confines?"" . . . (consider being a window dresser). In the declarative--""bank personnel should above all be honest"" and retail salesworkers, ""the backbone of a retail business,"" should be capable of standing for long periods of time. For the slow to connect--there are answers to the following: ""Does hotel work appeal to you?"" ""Would you like to fight fires?"" ""Does working on people's teeth and in their mouths appeal to you?"" Would you like to get paid for dishing up hogwash? Write career books.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Messner