Can We Guess How Many Jobs You'll Have in Your Life?

By: Heather Cahill

Can We Guess How Many Jobs You'll Have in Your Life?
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About This Quiz

Everyone remembers their first job - the scary feeling of going to the interview, the nerve-wracking first day and the good times they had. Well, maybe not all were good times. You may have met some good people, though! Often, you start out in a part-time entry-level job and work after school. Some are lucky enough to bypass that and go to an apprenticeship first. No matter how you enter the working world, it's a start to the rest of your life.

While it can be hard to tell your future, it can be easier by learning about your personality. If you're the type of person to hold one job for your entire life, you might be afraid of change or just like to feel comfortable. If you're the type to hold many jobs, you're probably happy to embark on new or scary adventures. There's no right or wrong way to live your life or go about your career.

So, if you're ready to find out how your career will go, then you're gonna have to tell us a little about yourself first. Take the quiz to see if you'll be a one-job type of person or hold many in your exciting career!

Your friend is venting to you about their problems. In which of the following ways do you react?
I listen and try to offer my support. They've been loyal to me, so I owe it to them.
I listen and try to offer advice. I want to help them out.
I listen to them, but I don't really get involved.
I let them get it off their chest but it doesn't affect me too much.

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Do you consider yourself to be independent?
No, I wouldn't describe myself as that.
I can be in certain situations.
I'm pretty independent.
Yes, I'm as independent as it gets.

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Some love a challenge, while others dread it. Are you up for one?
I'm not a fan of challenges.
I'll take up a challenge if I absolutely must.
I don't mind them, but I don't seek them out.
Always. I never fear a challenge.

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Making plans is something that some people enjoy, while others dread it. Which of the following do you do when a friend makes plans with you?
I follow through. I owe it to them.
I'll make myself go even if I don't want to.
I'll go if nothing better comes up.
I've always got multiple plans, so I'm likely to cancel a few.

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Someone is talking smack about your best friend. What do you do?
Call them out and come to their defense. They don't deserve that.
I defend my friend.
I tell them that it's uncool to talk about someone like that and move on with my day.
I ignore it. What they don't know doesn't hurt them.

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While you might try to deny it, almost everyone has a fear. What is yours?
I fear change.
I fear being a second choice.
I fear being forgotten.
I fear commitment.

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In a world where everyone has multiple skills and talents, there's always something that stands out. Your greatest strength would be which of the following?
I'm determined, and know how to keep my head up, even when things look bad.
I'm creative, and I'm always able to come up with something new.
I am a quick thinker. I'm not afraid to act fast.
I am fearless. Throw anything at me and I'll tackle it!

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It's time to receive an award for your work. Which award would you win?
Most Likely to Become the Boss
Employee of the Month
Best New Employee
Most Forward-Thinker

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Think back to your days in school. Were you a good student?
Yes, I always tried to help out the teacher when I could.
I was pretty good, but I wasn't a huge fan of school.
I was right in the middle of being good and bad.
My teacher and parents probably wouldn't say so.

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There's something about all of us that is great. Which personality trait would someone say is the best about you?
I think that someone would say that my honesty is the best personality trait that I have.
Someone would tell you that my devotion is my best trait.
I'm very ambitious, so I think they would tell you that.
They'd say that I'm open-minded.

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Someone at work does something that annoys you. What do you do about it?
I talk to them about it and see if we can come to an agreement.
I mention it to them, but I don't get too much into it.
I try to find ways to avoid whatever they are doing, but I'll tell them if necessary.
I do whatever I can to change them.

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Which person are you when faced in a group situation?
I'm the shy person of the group.
I'm polite and inviting.
I like to talk when in a group, but I'm also a great listener.
I talk ... a lot.

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Even though things might not always go your way, would you say that you're usually optimistic anyway?
I wouldn't describe myself that way.
Not always, though I wish I could be.
I try to be, but I can get down sometimes.
Absolutely, I think life is an adventure. The future doesn't scare me.

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If the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do?
I'd spend it with the people who have always been by my side.
I would try to be with all of my friends and have one last party together.
I'd try new things that I've always wanted to do.
I would see all of the things in the world that I could.

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Do you have a strong conscience?
Yes, I'm always guided by it.
It's pretty strong.
My conscience is so, so.
Not really

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Your friend cancels on you the day you're supposed to hang out. How do you handle it?
I'm a little upset, as I was looking forward to it.
I am a bit sad, but I can do something else.
I try to reschedule, but change my plans so that my day isn't wasted.
I don't mind, I can find another friend to hang out with.

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Risks can be scary. In your opinion, risk takers are what?
They're courageous. I don't think I could be considered one.
I think they're brave.
They're inspiring.
I think they're great. I am one, after all!

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A friend needs help and asks if you'd be up for the task. What do you do?
I'm there in a heartbeat.
As long as I can get there, I will go to help out.
If it's not an inconvenience, I'll go.
I will probably ask if they have another friend who can help them.

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No matter how tough you may feel, sometimes fear can take over you anyway. How do you overcome it?
I don't overcome it. If I'm afraid, I just try to avoid it.
I try to think positive and push it out of my mind.
I'll try to go through with it, but I'll quit if it's too much.
I dive in headfirst. I think the best way to conquer fear is to do whatever it is that scares you.

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Your vacation time rolls around. What are you doing for it?
Relaxing with my family at home
Going on a short road trip to a cottage or nearby city
Visiting family in another city
Going to a completely different country

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If you were a royal family member, what would your title be?
Queen/King
Duke/Duchess
Baron/Baroness
Prince/Princess

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Everyone has a job that they've always dreamed of doing. Which of the following would be your dream job?
Government worker
Accountant
Real estate agent
Actor

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Do you enjoy making new friends or do you stick with a close group of best friends?
I try to stick with one or two of my besties.
I keep close to my old friends, but I'm not opposed to meeting a new person or two.
I love my big group of friends, but I also love adding new people to the list.
I love meeting new people!

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Do you like trying new things or does it scare you?
I don't like trying new things.
I'm not really open to it, but if it's something I need to do, I will.
I don't have any trouble with new territory.
I'm all for it. Trying new things is the best way to grow.

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Whether in work or play, it's likely that you'll experience a fair share of criticism. How do you handle it?
I take it and work to better myself.
I'm open to criticism, but I do think that some of it may not always be helpful.
I take it with a grain of salt.
I disregard it.

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Uh-oh, a client is upset about some work that you delivered. What do you do?
I do whatever I can to make it right. I want the client to be happy.
I try to fix my mistake and work hard to make it better.
I try to fix it the best I can, but I don't worry too much about it.
I apologize and go on with my day.

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While you might enjoy hanging the mistletoe, this time of year usually causes a lot of stress. How do you feel when you see the holidays approaching?
I make sure to prepare extensively beforehand. No stress for me!
I love the holiday season, but I can definitely feel the stress.
It's definitely not my favorite time of the year.
I'm not a holiday person, so it causes some stress.

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When going to an interview, what are you most nervous about?
I worry about their impression of me.
I'm always scared about whether or not they will feel that I have the proper qualifications.
I'm scared of messing up in any way.
I have nothing to be nervous about. I know I can score more interviews if I need to.

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Which of the following songs best describes you?
"Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las
"Nowhere to Run" by Martha and the Vandellas
"We've Only Just Begun" by Carpenters
"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

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We have many luxuries in the world, but it can be hard to think of what we would do without them. Which of these things couldn't you imagine a world without?
Friends and family
Fun
Traveling
Opportunity

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