What Career Are You Meant For?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Career Are You Meant For?
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About This Quiz

Figuring out the perfect career for your personality can be a daunting task. Many times it takes working the wrong job to realize that you are really meant for something else. If you've been wondering which career would be your perfect match, look no further. Once we examine your experiences, your goals and the things you want in a job, we'll be able to let you know which position you should pursue.

As we climb the ladder of this quiz, we will ask you a series of questions designed to access your current skills and your aptitude for certain industries. While you could visit a career counselor, our questions will get to know you better than any resume could ever portray. Sometimes, the perfect career means finding a whole new skill set based on your personality. 

You don't need to polish your cover letter for this quiz. Instead, you simply need to tell us about yourself. When you read our questions, take a second to reflect on the possible responses. Choose them as if your new boss were peering over your shoulder, but remember to be honest at the same time. Will your new career surprise you, or will it be exactly what you thought?

What do you like most about your current job?
I like my hours.
I like my co-workers.
I like the work I do.
I like clocking out.

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Do you have a current resume?
It was recently updated.
I don't have a resume.
It could use an update.
It was recently updated.

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How would your boss describe your work?
Creative
Accurate
Late
Adequate

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Can you type more than 35 words per minute?
I can type double that.
I have no idea.
I think I can do that.
I need some help there.

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Are you tech savvy?
I can hold my own.
I'm great with technology.
That would be a no.
I do my best to keep up.

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Are you physically fit?
I could go a few more laps.
I'm in great shape.
I'm in decent shape.
I'm getting in better shape every day.

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Were you ever fired from a position?
I left voluntarily.
I've never been fired.
I've been fired.
I would prefer not to answer.

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Do you enjoy working with children?
It's not my thing.
I prefer working with adults.
I like working with older kids.
I love working with kids!

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How would you describe your workspace?
Cluttered
Organized
Relaxing
Tidy

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Are you at all mechanically inclined?
I prefer to pay the professionals.
I do my own automotive work.
I have my moments.
I'm more crafty than mechanical.

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What is your least favorite thing about your current job?
I can't think of anything.
I don't like my co-workers.
My boss is rude.
The pay is not cool.

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Have you ever worked in the retail or restaurant industries?
I've worked in both.
I've worked in food.
I've worked in retail.
I haven't worked in either industry.

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Would you mind wearing a uniform to work?
I would hate it.
I love people in uniform.
I could wear one occasionally.
I prefer to wear my normal clothes.

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What kind of first impression do you make?
Aloof
Friendly
Bossy
Shy

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Do you know how to write a cover letter?
I sure do.
I would pay someone for that.
I think I can do it.
I could use a better one.

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What would be your hospital job?
Administrator
Nurse
Doctor
Security

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How do you follow up after an interview?
I send an email.
I didn't know you should follow up.
I send a thank-you card.
I make a phone call.

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How good is your vocabulary?
It's great.
I have no idea.
It's pretty good.
I haven't tested it in a while.

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What do you do at office parties?
I hold up the walls.
I like to mingle.
I like to dish out food.
I like to get the dance floor moving.

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How long have you been at your current position?
A few years
A few decades
A year or so
I'm brand new.

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Do you ever procrastinate?
I could win a procrastination title.
I never procrastinate.
Everyone procrastinates.
I try not to procrastinate.

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How would you feel about working with animals?
I will pass.
I would love it.
It's not for me.
I might enjoy it.

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Which computer program are you best with?
Word
Excel
Photoshop
Outlook

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How would you rank your people skills?
Sufficient
Good
Great
Excellent

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Which industry would you enjoy the least?
Healthcare
Education
Accounting
Automotive

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Would you consider going back to school?
I'm planning to go back to school.
I don't think I will.
I might consider a training course.
I would consider it.

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What is your highest level of education?
Four-year degree
High school
Advanced degree
Two-year degree

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How are your communication skills?
My written skills are better than my verbal ones.
I could use a few lessons.
I'm a good communicator.
I'm better in person.

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How would your co-workers describe your wardrobe?
Casual
Professional
Polished
Unique

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What is most important to you in a new position?
Stability
Advancement
Pay
Hours

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