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Career Tests…And you can take most of them for free online

What is the best career for you? Have you chosen the right college major?  If you’re asking questions like those, don’t feel stressed. Everyone, at some point of his or her career, sometimes wonders, “Am I on the right track?”

But you can get some feedback without even leaving your desk. Here are some free career-assessment tests that can help.

123 Career Test
This unusual 15-question interactive quiz explores your basic preferences about working. Do you like working in an office, for example, or outdoors? Based on your responses, the test recommends careers to consider . . . and some of the suggestions can be surprising.

Aptitude-Test.com
This site is a portal to a variety of tests that evaluate math skills, verbal aptitude, abstract reasoning and other skills.

iPersonic® Career Test
After answering only four questions, you get advice about the kind of work you should consider. How can that be, after only four questions? It’s due to the quiz’s clever methodology. You could learn, for example, that you are an “Independent Thinker.”

The Princeton Review Career Quiz
You answer 24 questions (Example: “Would you rather be an auditor or a musician?”) and get a profile of who you are and careers to consider. It’s fun and takes only about 10 minutes to complete.

Truity Holland Code Career Test
This quiz asks you to rate how much you might like specific activities, like tracking expenses or teaching people to read. The results suggest careers that might be right for you to consider.

Work Interest Wizard Test
This quiz takes a unique approach – you state how often you like to perform various duties. (Example: How many times a day or a month would you like to clean up files at work?) The quiz then offers some guidance about careers to consider.

What About the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Test?
This classic psychological assessment test has been used for years by career counselors to direct counselees to careers that are right for them. This test asks questions and then places you on the following scales:

  • Extroversion vs. Introversion
  • Sensing vs. Intuition
  • Thinking vs. Feeling
  • Judging vs. Perceiving

There are places where you can take the Myers-Briggs online. However, chances are the best place to take it is in the career counseling office at your college or university, where a counselor can administer the test and help you weigh the results.

Happy Career Testing . . . Happy Succeeding

The career tests we list in today’s post might not lead you to discover your ideal career. They could, however, suggest some career options you might have been overlooking. Participate in our Career Pathway Study and you will be empowered with new information to make career and educational decisions that ultimately align with your interests, passions, and aptitudes.

We wish you the best as you make plans for a fulfilling and successful professional life.

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2 replies
  1. Sam
    Sam says:

    Free test are great, but do not give the the quality of information that a paid test does. I think that if you are taking your future a little more serious, you should make the investment of a paid test with a consultation from a licensed professional. Also, one test that wasn’t listed that I think is worth mentioning for this article is the Strong Interest Inventory, which in my opinion is the most eye opening and helpful to get put in the right direction. I am not sure if you can find this test anywhere for free, but make the investment in yourself! You won’t regret that you did.

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