8 quizzes to help you determine your career pathSharika S Nair
You might have come across several quizzes that tell you about your personality, character, future, and the like. A lot of these are just taken for fun and are a pleasant break in between your work. Some of them may not even make sense. However, there are a lot of quizzes that you can take to actually help you determine the best career suitable for you and the path you should choose. While they may not determine exactly what you will be or what you might get in the future, they present a sure way to help you through in case you find yourself confused or in need of guidance.
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Try out these self-assessment tools and see if they work for you:
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is one of the most popular assessments used. The MBTI identifies 16 personality traits. It is meant to give you an idea of your personality preferences. You can try a free online version here.
This study examines your strongest behaviour at your workplace. It also determines your management skills. But the main purpose of this assessment is to analyse the primary traits regarding how you are at the workplace on a daily basis.
StrengthsQuest helps you decide your career path based on the skills you are best at. It provides a report listing five talents that you have and how you can leverage these talents to your advantage
There are eight enneagram types, namely the reformer, the helper, the achiever, the individualist, the investigator, the loyalist, the enthusiast, the challenger, and the peacemaker. This test tells you which of these describes you best. You can get insights about your career and also know the characteristics that will help you flourish in the same.
This quick test can be taken in five to 10 minutes. You can see which career choices you can make based on your favourite subjects, passions, and your personality traits.
This assessment is a series of four tests to help you determine your career personality. Each test teaches you something insightful. Different aspects of work are ranked, giving you an opportunity to look at industries and different jobs you probably weren’t aware of.
This test examines you based on five personality traits, namely openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, and neuroticism. This test is based on questionnaires and how you work and deal with people.
The Self-directed Search categorises people into six types – realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, or conventional. You will have to answer questions about your interests, and activities, based on which you will be told which of the three types best suits you. You will also be provided with a list of careers best suited for your traits.