The purpose of a career personality test is to give the individual suggested career options or ideas that the person may not have considered before. People often look to complete a career quiz or a career choice profile if they feel lost, unsure or dissatisfied by their current career path. The career personality test helps to unravel some of the confusion or frustration by giving the individual new career options and hope for the future.
Career tests usually have a similar format and style. They may involve questions with forced answers or putting answers to a specific question in order of preference. Many people enjoy filling in career quizzes or career tests in order to receive some new insight. However, it is also fair to say that some people dislike forced answers because they may struggle to decide between the various given options. Other people may not find it easy to rank words in order because they may not feel good about themselves in comparison to other people. However, an individual’s response to the test itself may give an indication of their personality. If you are resisting the idea of filling in a career personality test for any particular reason, ask yourself, ‘Do I really want to change my career and am I willing to learn more about myself?’
It is worth bearing in mind that the career test is designed to break you out of your current mould or thinking. If it, therefore, gives you only one new idea about how to take your career forward, it has done its job. The test probably isn’t going to tell you something that you don’t already know about yourself. It is likely, however, to give you a clear indication of your career preferences, career profile, and suggestions about the types of jobs and tasks that motivate you. Most people discover that the analysis of the completed test is very positive and highlights where and why they have become stuck in their career.
Getting in touch with your personality and taking responsibility for what happens to your career is going to help you to put the very things that you want to have in your work life into place. Sarah Berry says, ‘Although many people know inside that something is wrong with their career, they may find it difficult to put those feelings into words. A career profile therefore often helps to bring things to the surface and put into motion the process of the person getting their critical needs met so that they can adjust their career path to something that will bring them joy, fulfilment and job satisfaction. The benefits of filling in a career profile cannot be under-estimated.’
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