The 11 Best Career Quizzes to Help You Find Your Dream Job
The Muse Editor
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been a little too sucked into the BuzzFeed quiz sensation. And while those goofy little assessments are a fun distraction, what if we told you that you could spend your time taking quizzes that are actually beneficial to your career?
We’ve gathered some of the best career quizzes and personality tests on the web. Whether you need help finding the right path for you or want to learn a little more about your working style to help you improve the job you already have, there’s sure to be a career quiz for you.
And, while no test is likely to be able to tell you exactly what your dream job might be, these can certainly help point you in the right direction.
1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
The MBTI gives you a sense of your personality preferences: where you get your energy, how you like to take in information, how you make decisions, and what kind of structure you like in the world around you. While these preferences can certainly point to careers that might suit you well, they can also give you a lot of valuable information about what kind of workplaces might be best for you, what your working preferences are, and how you can best relate to others at the office.
If you don’t want to pay to take the official test, you can take a pretty good (and free) online version here.
Cost: $150 or free online knock-off
2. Self-Directed Search
After answering questions about your aspirations, activities, interests, and the like, you’ll receive the three types that best fit you, along with a list of careers that generally fit people with a mix of those types.
3. My Next Move O*NET Interests Profiler
The results section even has the option to search different careers by how much preparation is necessary to get into them, meaning you can find options that are a fit to your current skill level.
You can learn things from each test individually (for example, the career values test will give you a sense of what to look for in a new position in order to find meaning), but the site also offers a service that takes the results of all the tests you take to help you find a job that matches your profile.
6. The MAPP™ Career Assessment Test
The assessment also provides a list of 20 possible career areas for you. As part of the free sample, you’ll receive information about your top trait in each category, as well as 10 possible career areas, so even if you don’t feel like paying, you can still get some valuable insights.
Cost: Free sample, $89.95+ for full results
7. Career Strengths Test
9. The Big Five Personality Test
10. Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator
11. What Career Should You Actually Have?
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