Does Your Career Match Your Natural Inclinations and Abilities? These 4 FREE Online Tests Reveal the Complex Truth

February 18, 2020
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Every working professional should take the time once every few years to take stock in their careers. Given the many variables that determine career happiness and success, including our natural preferences and aptitudes, the ways our preferences change over time as we grow and learn, and the random ways that one path tends to lead to another and another, we may never reach our ideal destinations without occasional self-assessment. These four tests will reveal a deeper understanding of your most ideal career and give you fascinating personality insights as well: 

Career Personality Profiler

This 15-minute career test, by Truity, measures key personality factors to show you the exact careers that suit your strengths. It’s based on the powerful Holland Code and Big Five systems, for accurate results to give you insights into career paths that best suit your natural abilities.

The Holland Code is a three-letter code comprised of a person’s three dominant personality types out of the following six choices, according to a theory developed by psychologist Dr. John Holland: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The Big Five systems test for Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

Jung Typology Test

This test reveals your Briggs Myers’ typology, as well as the strengths of your preferences and a description of your personality type as it relates to careers. According to Carl G. Jung’s theory of psychological types [Jung, 1971], people can be characterized by their preference of general attitude (extraverted vs. introverted), preference of one of two functions of perception (sensing vs. intuition), and preference of one or two functions of judging (thinking vs. feeling).

The output will help you discover careers and occupations that suit your personality type, and will give you a better understanding of your communication and learning styles.

Career Explorer

This AI-based test bills itself as “the world’s most advanced career assessment.” It begins with a questionnaire that covers your history and goals, workplace preferences, personality, and interests. It then provides career matches as well as complex insights into yourself and what truly matters to you, including an assessment of 146 traits and how you score relative to other people who have taken the test. It also provides insights into your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, and styles.

Career One Stop Skills Matcher

This test, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, enables you to assess the skills you would most enjoy incorporating into your career. These include speaking, scientific reasoning, and critical thinking, as well as specialized skills like computer, problem-solving, and resource management. There are 40 workplace skills tested. The output shows you career options that would be the most natural fits with your preferences.

Once you take one or more of these tests, let us know what you thought of the output. Did the results surprise you and provide thought-provoking insights that may lead you to change direction? Or did the results confirm that you are exactly where you should be, given your natural inclinations and abilities?