Best Career Quizzes Online
Looking to Find The Best Career Quizzes Online?
The best career quizzes and career assessments online are those that take into account the following:
While I highly recommend that you work with a professional career counsellor such as myself, there are some short cuts that you can take in the meantime.
Career or Vocational Interests
- Did you know that your interests or motivations are the number one driving force behind the career path that you’ll choose? If you’re not interested or passionate about what you’re doing for your job, your job satisfaction will be quite low. Here are some online quizzes and assessments that can help you clarify what your interests are:
- Jackson Vocational Interest Survey – For only 19.95 you’ll receive an instant report on your interests and it only takes about 40 minutes to complete the assessment entirety. While you can read your own report, I recommend having a career professional such as myself interpret what numbers and statistics within the report. Click here to review my career assessment packages.
- Holland Codes from Strong Interest Inventory – This is a short little checklist that will give you a categorical breakdown of some of your interests, based on the Holland codes. By no means is this extensive, but it might give you a few extra ideas around your career interests.
- Self-Directed Search – This SDS will take about 20 minutes to complete and costs only $4.95 in total. There are five categories in which it collections information from you: daydreams, activities, competencies, occupations and self-estimates. The report in turn will also give you career interest information based on the Holland Codes.
- In addition to your interests being important in choosing a career, knowing your personality preferences is also important. Everyone has different work styles and preferences for how the operate at work. For instance, are you an introvert or extrovert? This can have implications sometimes in the work that you choose.
- Get a Taste or Mock of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – – This unreliable simulation of the MBTI is a self-report tool that rates your self-confidence along 4 dimensions of personality preferences. It is not a measure of intensity but rather of how certain you are of your workplace preferences. The link I have here is not the real test but it gives you an idea of the type of concepts the indicator would look at. Hire a professional career counsellor such as myself if you are interested in receiving the actual report – you can’t do it on your own online or access it for free online.
- Personality Type – This is another simulation of a personality assessment that you can do for free online. It probably won’t be accurate as it’s such a short form, but it will act as a tool to get you to reflect on the nature of your personality.
- Big Five Personality Test - This simulation of the Big Five will take only a few moments as it only has about 25 different questions for you to reflect on.
- Knowing what your values are is also important as you want to do work that fits within your values. Sometimes it’s a given what your values are, but during different transitions in our lives we may decide that it’s time to actually make concrete choices based on those values. Try the following quizzes below.
- Via survey of character strengths – Click the following link and then click on the Via Survey of Character Strengths – http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx. There are about 200 or more questions here, but at the end of this free report you will receive a ranking of your top values. Again, another excellent tool to get you questioning and reflecting upon what your values really are.
- Values Checklist – Here is a great list of values that you can peruse through to begin understanding more about your values.
- iSeekCareers – This self-report assessment will give you a list of skills to rate how skilled you believe you are in that category. It looks at basic, management, people, system, technical and educational goals and then matches you up with various types of jobs afterwards.
- Accomplishments Inventory – Create an inventory of your own accomplishments and then list what you see as the actual skills involved within those accomplishments. What patterns and themes do you notice within the history of what you’ve achieved? This in and of itself is a great indicator of what your skills are.