What is a career test?

A career test is designed to help you get to know yourself. Sure, we all know who we are and what we want. But sometimes it is a little hard to know what it is you should do for the rest of your life. If you are at a place in your life where you want to start your career, you will find a career test very helpful - even if you think that you know what you want to do.

A career test gives you insight (more information) into your likes and dislikes. It gives you information about your interests, values and skills, to name only a few things. All this information is put together to help you make informed choices about your future career.

There are many kinds of career tests. Some career tests measure exactly what your strong points and weak points are and then make career suggestions based on what you will be good at. Other tests focus on your goals and your likes and dislikes. They will then suggest careers based on what you would like to do. Some tests focus on your personality and your interests while other tests make a list of your skills.

How does a career test work?

A career test will ask certain questions about job related likes and dislikes and about what you can do. It will ask questions about how you will react in certain situations. It can also ask questions about the kind of people you get along with and don’t get along with. All of your answers to these questions give an indication about what you will be good at.

Usually a career test’s answers are divided into categories. The categories could be something like this:

  • Scientific
  • Business
  • Administration
  • Crafts
  • Arts
  • Social Skills

You will get points in the different categories and the way these points are distributed will give you an idea of what you will be good at. Each of these categories has a list of careers. So you can get a list of careers that are connected to science and one of these careers could be the one for you.

Why would a career test help you?

If you are struggling to find the career that interests you, a career test can help you understand yourself better. Even if you know what career you want to follow, a career test can give you confirmation or it could help you to re-evaluate your career choice.





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