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Career Aptitude Test

#1 Career Aptitude Test For 2019


When you take JobQuiz, you’ll see the difference. We don’t ask irrelevant questions or put you into a few psychological buckets; we ask the right questions that make a difference to you. Start now!

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Why are Career Aptitude Tests important?

They provide one of the most important aspects of career planning—they help you narrow your list of potential career areas to a manageable few. Without this guidance, many people find it incredibly difficult to choose their career wisely.

An investment in your future:

The cost of a bachelor’s degree at a private four-year college is over $32,000 per year. That extraordinary expense begins with the selection of a college major that will lead to your desired career. Astonishingly, nearly 75% of college students begin as either an “undecided” major or they change majors partway through their degree program. From this statistic, it’s clear that most students would benefit from additional time in the career planning process. JobQuiz provides you with the needed guidance with a minimal amount of time, effort and expense.

Who should take this Career Aptitude Test?

We believe that everyone could benefit from one or more career aptitude tests. Even if you believe you are 100% sure of your career choice, you would likely profit from the experience. Who knows what new piece of valuable insight you might discover? However, it is the people who are less sure about their future direction who will most benefit. It is simply not worth the financial risk to begin college without taking the time to explore potential career areas. In fact, many people find it worth the expense to hire a career coach in their local community who can guide them in making these big decisions.

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Career Personality Types

Career Personality Tests

For many career aptitude tests, your basic personality forms the complete basis of their career recommendations. Even on its face, this is hard to believe. Keep in mind that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of separate career choices, and yet somehow these tests are able to predict your exact career based on four or five or 16 personality styles?

Let’s be clear, I enjoy personality tests and have been certified in some of the largest tools over the years of my own career. The DiSC tool with its four main styles (Dominant, Influence, Steadiness and Compliant) is easy-to-understand and has some real value to enhancing communication and interaction within corporate and professional environments.

Dr. Taylor Hartman’s “Color Code” personality indicator has the benefit of moving beyond behavioral elements of personality and digs deep into the person’s psychological makeup by focusing on the person’s earliest memories and the so-called “motive” behind the feelings. This tool works in corporate environments as well as within counseling settings.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with its sixteen personality styles is one of the best tools available, especially when interpreted by a professionally-trained facilitator. With the higher number of personality styles, as compared to other tests, Myers-Briggs does a solid job of converting personality to careers, but it still lacks the details to focus on exact career choices. That’s why personality is only one part of the JobQuiz experience.

The JobQuiz Personality Test

The personality component of JobQuiz is based on a tool that was developed for use in corporate and professional environments. It has been used by some of the largest corporation in the world and has been administered tens of thousands of times in live professional-development training sessions. It is a behavior-based tool rather than a psychological instrument and focuses on how people think and act in a real-world work setting.

In the corporate environment, this instrument is presented as a training tool for educational purposes only. It is not used nor intended for hiring, selection or other human resource functions; however, it has real value in helping people to understand their own behavioral personality and how their personality interacts with others. There are five Career Styles within this instrument, as follows:

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Intellectual Capacity

Intellectual Capacity

A second important aspect of JobQuiz which separates it from other tests is the willingness to ask hard questions about intelligence. Because our test focuses on the real world, it’s only fair that it deals with the reality of intelligence. It would be nice to say that everyone is born with equal capability, but even first graders know that is not true.

Raw intelligence and processing power are innate biological gifts that cannot be learned. We can certainly become educated, but the underlying intellectual capacity will remain unchanged. This section of the test is not meant to discourage anyone from reaching for a high goal, but it does add an element of realism.

We include this section to help people avoid pursuing a completely unrealistic career. For example, a person’s personality and preferences may show a real interest in basic science and astronomy; however, a career as an Astronomer typically requires a Ph.D. in physics. If you’re a high school student who struggles in math and science, that career path may be overly optimistic. However, it may be comforting to know that our decision model eliminates relatively few careers based purely on intellectual capacity.

In comparison, those who self-report a high level of intellectual capacity through our series of questions receive a corresponding score increase that drives them toward careers that reward intelligence.

Educational Attainment

The next element of our decision matrix involves the willingness and ability to attain higher levels of education. If a person shows a commitment to pursuing a college degree, it opens the door to many desirable career paths.

But JobQuiz goes beyond the simple question of college. We differentiate potential careers based on the level of degree pursued. For example, an associate degree would certainly increase the number of possible jobs as compared with only a high school diploma, but a bachelor’s degree would enable the person to pursue many more. Our test differentiates between career paths for each of the major degree levels.

In addition, we categorize the college degrees into major groups such as STEM careers, business, medical and others. This helps to align a person’s educational interests into careers that share those same skill sets and abilities.

Educational Attainment

Career Preferences

Career Preferences

The final section of JobQuiz focuses on specific tasks, activities, people and situations that a person would like (or dislike) about a specific career. In this section, we explore interests and desires that would shape your daily work activities, including specific functions you would enjoy, and those activities that you would very much like to avoid.

One of the challenges of making career recommendations is that people’s interest and desires are so profoundly different. For one person, the opportunity to speak before a crowd of ten thousand would be the highlight of his or her career. For another person, the idea of sitting alone and quietly thinking would be perfection.

This section addresses the specific people with whom you would like to interact. It also evaluates specific activities you’d like to avoid such as having a quota, getting dirty at work, enforcing rules, or feeding others. Of course, we address the opposite as well—those things you most enjoy. For example, analyzing, healing, managing, teaching, writing, researching, or serving others.

Ready to Start?

The JobQuiz career aptitude test is a sophisticated tool designed to help you make positive life choices about your career. It helps you make a realistic assessment of your intellectual capacity, your educational plans and the impact of your personality on your career ambitions. It attempts to get into the details of what you want to do daily, and perhaps more importantly, what you don’t want to do every day.

JobQuiz is not magic. Our decision-engine can only calculate based on the inputs that you provide, but we believe that the process will provide real value in helping you think through a very challenging and important decision. In our small way, we hope we can help you find not just what you want to do for a living, but what you want to do for a life. We wish you all the best in your career search!

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