It is tough to know what type of job to pursue and how your passions and expertise align to your vocation. These articles and resources can assist with starting in discovering your future career and help with identifying how your strengths align with potential occupations.

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Free Career Aptitude Tests

  • What Career is Right for Me?:
    • I am very impressed with this career aptitude test. There are five different steps involved in this assessment including values, work style, interests, skills and requirements. In addition, I really like how desired salary and education level are included in this assessment. Your career test results will therefore produce recommendations towards what career to pursue, available job listings and schools that are nearby.
  • Rasmussen:
    • This is a super simple and easy to take career aptitude test. In under five minutes it will generate a basic idea of a possible career. However, due to the lack of input, the results are quite general.
  • Princeton Review:!q21thru24
    • This career aptitude test offered by the Princeton Review features questions that have two different career options, and you will select which career option you would rather have. Additionally, the questions focus on your personality. All in, the test has 25 questions and does not take a long time to complete. However, the only downside is that you will have to sign in to review your results.
  • 123 Test:
    • This career aptitude test focuses solely on your career personality. The test will characterize your personality in terms of Holland Code personality types. In addition, it will provide a basic overview of the kinds of work environments and occupations that suit you best. Lastly, the results of this career test will provide you with a list of professions and occupations that fit your career personality.
  • O*NET Interest Profiler:
    • The O*Net career profiler is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The profiler features 60 questions about work activities that some people do at their jobs. The intent of the quiz is determining what your interests are and how they relate to discovering what career to pursue. When you answer the questions, the profiler will show you how you score on being Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. After that, careers are then listed in different job zones with a focus on the amount of education, training and experience you need.
  • My Plan:
    • My plan is intended to assess your work values and will identify possible careers based on your personality.
    • Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation developed a 5-step career aptitude test to determine your career strengths. After that, it provides a list of possible jobs to help in discovering what career to pursue.

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