How does JobQuiz work?
By Jay Leonardi
Posted on May 2nd, 2017 at 12:00 PM
People often ask what makes JobQuiz different from all the mini career tests out there on the internet? What makes us think that our results are any better or more accurate than sites that have been out there for years? Fortunately, there is an easy answer.
First, JobQuiz is a brand new, up-to-date test designed and built in 2017. It’s a test built using today’s hottest technology to help you find tomorrow’s hottest jobs.
Second, many internet job tests are single-dimensional and focused on only one or two things, primarily your overall personality profile. Unfortunately, personality is a very broad measure on which to make a specific job recommendation.
Choosing a career this way would be like two people getting married or entering a permanent relationship just because their personality profiles were compatible. Can you imagine being pushed into a relationship without knowing anything about your future partner’s preferences, styles, desires, needs, goals or what they want out of life?
Personality is a great starting point, and JobQuiz contains several elements focused on personality. But, that’s the beginning of the process, not the end. Let’s take a moment to review the 17 elements of JobQuiz and explain why it’s so completely different from other online tests.
The 17 Decision Factors of JobQuiz
JobQuiz is an automated, mathematical decision-engine built around the essential elements of career choice and job satisfaction. It only takes 10 – 20 minutes to complete, but it digs deep into all the personal elements that make your career something you love, rather than just something you do to get a paycheck.
Here are the decision points that we evaluate prior to making a job recommendation:
Step 1: Intellectual capacity: Ability to learn and comprehend.
Step 2: Educational attainment: Ability to apply intelligence.
Step 3: Entrepreneurial Assessment: Desire and aptitude for self-employment.
Step 4: Academic choices: What you prefer to study and learn.
Step 5: Practical matters: Career path, benefits, travel and stress.
Step 6: Practical matters: Financial motivation, work ethic, effort and personal drive.
Step 7: Market conditions: Job Growth, job availability and level of competition.
Step 8: Environmental Choices: Inside/Outside, Mental/Physical, etc.
Step 9: Specific Work Environments: Where, specifically, do you prefer to work?
Step 10: Career Personality Style: Careers that match your core personality.
Step 11: Personal Values: How do your personal values impact your career choices?
Step 12: Aptitude and talent: What can you do or learn to do?
Step 13: Preferences, Interests and Desires: What do you enjoy?
Step 14: Preferences: Who would you most like to work with?
Step 15: Preferences: Specific job activities you'd like to avoid.
Step 16: Preferences: Skills that you enjoy and do well.
Step 17: Preferences: Specific career satisfaction elements.
As you can see, JobQuiz goes far beyond personality in its effort to match you with the right career.
In fact, the biggest difference with JobQuiz is that we focus on the “real world” of work rather than some abstract psychological research. Our assessment is built around the skills, behaviors, attitudes, knowledge, frustrations, limitations, and stress of working in a market economy. But, most importantly, it’s based around what’s important to you personally—your needs, desires, interests, and ambitions.
Now you’re probably wondering, if this is so much better than the standard personality tests, why wouldn’t everyone do it? The answer is simple: because broad-brush personality tests are easy to do; getting into all the details is hard. Details require thousands of lines of computer code where every variable must be evaluated against each individual job. It’s a meticulous, time-consuming process, but it makes all the difference to your results.
Our goal is to provide you with job results that will make a real difference to your life. We believe that when you see your list of career possibilities at the end of the assessment, your reaction will be, “Of course, that’s exactly what I want to do!” If that thrilling moment of career recognition happens for you, then we have achieved our goal.
We hope you enjoy JobQuiz!
We hope you enjoyed this JobQuiz article! To learn more about your future career, be sure to take our Career Test. It takes about 12 minutes, evaluates hundreds of career possibilities, and allows you to discover your perfect career.