Can We Guess the Job of Your Dreams?

Teresa McGlothlin

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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?

What do you like the least about your current job?

How would you describe the state of your workspace?

Would you consider going back to school for your dream job?

What is most important to you in a job?

Are you willing to work a lot of overtime?

Would you rather work with children or with animals?

What is your work fashion sense like?

Which of these jobs might you have at a college?

Would you consider joining the military?

Are you the self-motivated type?

Which word best describes your first job?

What do you see yourself doing when you retire?

Are you considered a rule breaker at your job?

What kind of intelligence do you think you possess?

Do you have a current resume or CV?

Which of your skills would make you a great teacher?

Do you work in a competitive field?

Which shift do you prefer to work?

Would you mind working outdoors?

How would your coworkers describe the work you do?

Would you rather work with computers or large machinery?

What are you like during job interviews?

Are you currently working toward your dream job?

Would you make a better bull rider or rodeo clown?

If you were the boss, what sort of boss would you be?

Do you have what it takes to run your own restaurant?

What makes you excited to go to work every day?

How would you feel about running your own business?

Could you manage to work from home?

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