Reno, Nev. (PRWEB) October 16, 2006
With workers changing jobs ten or more times in a lifetime, those who know their empathizing quotient (EQ) and systemizing quotient (SQ) might make better informed choices when changing careers according to EQSQ.com. Most careers are noted as empathizing or systemizing according to characteristics and behaviors noted in Professor Simon Baron-Cohen's original study. EQSQ.com makes EQ and SQ personality tests and career information readily available to all generations seeking career guidance.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that "baby boomers continued to have a large number of short-duration jobs even as they approached middle age." Wage and salary workers in general are averaging only four years with an employer. This trend may indicate that career and job change have become a necessary and accepted part of an employee's work history.
Developed by Baron-Cohen and his team from the University of Cambridge (U.K.), EQ and SQ tests evaluate individuals' empathizing and systemizing intelligence. Empathizing is the drive to identify and react appropriately to the way another person is feeling, and systemizing is the drive to analyze variables and understand the rules governing a system. Careers requiring high empathizing intelligence might include teaching, nursing, and social work. Strong systemizing skills might be seen in banking, accounting, and computer software engineering jobs.
The BLS reported 3.6 million people quit their jobs in August 2006. Whether these workers are frustrated or simply looking for a change, the EQ and SQ quizzes can help them find new and better-suited careers. EQSQ.com's tests, Career and Education section, and lively Vivre La Différence blog help individuals of all ages better determine careers for which they are best suited.
EQSQ.com centers on the Empathizing-Systemizing Theory of the male versus the female brain types and how this knowledge can be applied to life choices to make more informed decisions. Systemizers and empathizers can find information and resources related to education, educational programs, and career choices.
Katrina Boydon, Editor-in-Chief