Can We Guess the Job of Your Dreams?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Can We Guess the Job of Your Dreams?
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About This Quiz

You might not be sitting by the desk of your dream job right now, but the future is wide open! Everyone has a good idea about the job they really want to have, but can we figure out what that job is for you? Do your best to answer our questions about your work experience and your hopes, and we'll see if we can figure it out. 

The career paths we take are stepping stones to the job we would consider to be the job of our dreams. It's very rare that someone gets to jump right into the workforce doing what they really want to be doing. After you tell us about the path you're on and where you want to go, the job you hold in the highest esteem will reveal itself in the reflection of your answers. 

While we're not going to bore you with interview questions, we will need to know what you like and dislike about the jobs you've held. It's only through reflecting on where you've been and where you want to go that we will be able to make an accurate call. Answer like your boss is not watching, and we'll do our best to see if we can read your career-oriented mind! Will we see your dream job the same way you do?

Do you like working in teams?
I prefer to work alone.
It depends on the task.
I'd rather be a leader.
I love working with others.

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What do you like the least about your current job?
The hours
Being chained to a desk
My boss
My measly paycheck

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How would you describe the state of your workspace?
Tidy
Disasterous
Cluttered
Spotless

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Would you consider going back to school for your dream job?
I would love it!
I'm all done with school.
I could use a refresher.
I might go to a workshop or something.

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What is most important to you in a job?
It needs to be fulfilling.
I need excitement.
I need a lot of freedom.
I have to be respected.

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Are you willing to work a lot of overtime?
I work all the overtime I can.
It's not available.
I never stop working.
I refuse to work overtime.

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Would you rather work with children or with animals?
Animals
Adults
Children
Plants

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What is your work fashion sense like?
Professional
Casual
Comfortable
Edgy

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Which of these jobs might you have at a college?
Professor
Administrator
Security
Tech specialist

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Would you consider joining the military?
It's not for me.
I would rather join the police force.
I am or have been in the military.
Only if I can be a General

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Are you the self-motivated type?
I can use a push sometimes.
I am really self-disciplined.
It depends on what I have to do.
I prefer to motivate others.

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Which word best describes your first job?
Greasy
Stressful
Easy
Fun

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What do you see yourself doing when you retire?
Volunteering
I'll never retire.
Buying an island
Traveling

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Are you considered a rule breaker at your job?
Sometimes
All the time
Never
I never get caught.

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What kind of intelligence do you think you possess?
Book smart
People smart
Numbers smart
Nature smart

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Do you have a current resume or CV?
I have both.
They are a little outdated.
I really need to get a CV.
I have a portfolio, too.

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Which of your skills would make you a great teacher?
Intelligence
Communication
Patience
Extroversion

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Do you work in a competitive field?
Some parts of it are competitive.
It's extremely competitive.
No one can compete with me.
It's not at all competitive.

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Which shift do you prefer to work?
Afternoon
Night
Evening
Morning

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Would you mind working outdoors?
It would be great to get outside sometimes.
I would love working outside.
It's not for me.
If it were easy, it would be okay.

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How would your coworkers describe the work you do?
Efficient
Late
Adequate
Perfect

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Would you rather work with computers or large machinery?
I would rather work with my hands.
Computers are my thing.
I would rather work with large machinery.
I prefer to work with food.

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What are you like during job interviews?
Formal
Nervous
Informative
Stoic

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Are you currently working toward your dream job?
I'm doing everything I can.
Not at the moment
I might someday.
I'm slowly getting there.

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Would you make a better bull rider or rodeo clown?
I would be a better horse trainer.
Sign me up to ride a bull!
I'll pass on both, but thanks.
I would rather be a rodeo clown.

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If you were the boss, what sort of boss would you be?
Fair
Bossy
Strict
Kind

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Do you have what it takes to run your own restaurant?
I have no interest in that.
No, but I would be a great chef.
I could do it!
There's not enough cash in restaurants.

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What makes you excited to go to work every day?
Getting paid
Finishing up projects
Gossiping with my coworkers
Changing the world

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How would you feel about running your own business?
I would prefer to have partners.
It's too stressful for me.
That's the plan!
Running the world is more my style.

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Could you manage to work from home?
It's too lonely.
I would love it!
I already do.
I need a big, official office.

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