About The Riley Guide

About The Riley Guide

The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.

Self-Assessment Resources
What is Self-Assessment?
* Types of Assessments Personality and Type Indicators
* Interest Inventories
* Skill Surveys
* Values Inventories

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
This test, made available online by David Keirsey, is like a short MBTI exam

MAPP – Motivational Assessment of Personal Potential
There is a free sample analysis you can try before purchasing one of their packages.

Value Questionnaire
This questionnaire from the University of Minnesota at Morris Career Center offers you an easy way to think about what is most important to you and what you might do to change things that you don’t like.

My Life As An Anagram

Sometimes insight comes from messing around with the order of things.

Sometimes inspiration requires rote mechanics.

Sometimes it helps to set up a structure and follow it until ideas start popping.

That’s how nunovo came about.

It’s a concatenation of 3-letter words derived from pwp, which was the mandatory extension assigned by Telewest/Blueyonder to the webspace they provided as part of my cable/internet service.

The  words were identified by making a list in reverse alphabetical order, as follows:

pwp
ovo
nun
mtm
lsl
… and then re-arranging the order.

It was lucky that nun+ovo had vowels in the right places and formed a word in its own right, something in Italian, something else in some of  the Slavic languages.

But that’s not how Canvas Steam Train came about.

CST is mainly a product of my mind’s eye, but one that has myriad possibilities in anagrammatic form.

Such as:
Amnesiacs Tart Van
Caravan As Mittens
Caveman Sitar Ants
Savants Ramie Cant
Vast Arcane Mantis

each of which might prompt a thought, a topic, a post.  Which means there’ll be more on this at some point.

Canvas Steam Train is meant to evoke a peculiar contrast, and it started out as something more like Rusty Pup Tent, which I had hopes of confusing further by adding an active term like Philosophy, Knowledge or Life to it, e.g.  Knowledge from a Rusty Pup Tent. But the anagrammatics would have been cumbersome to derive. I considered Canvas Locomotive for a minute, but opted for Canvas Steam Train instead.

It will probably change.