What Industry Is Your Work Style Best Suited For?

Teresa M.

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About This Quiz

Back in the old days, even if you didn't end up in the same field that your father was in, generally speaking, you picked a lane young and that's where you spent your entire life.

If you were lucky enough to get an apprenticeship, you could enjoy a fruitful career in the trades. If you were even luckier and could get an education, the professions would be where you'd end up, perhaps law, the church, or administration. Other people could still be reasonably fortunate as they got steady work in factories, which after the labor movement got its mitts on them, became decent-paying, fairly safe jobs that sustained families (which they certainly were not in the 1800s when they first came about). You got a job at 18 or 22, and that put you on a path for the next 40-45 years.

Those times are gone. These days, everyone can expect to change jobs multiple times in their lives. Ongoing education is an absolute necessity, and flexibility and adaptation are everything. Some people even enjoy what is called a portfolio career, where they have a toe in multiple roles. Of course, it's a lot easier to sustain this if you find an industry where you can switch jobs and bring your skills and experience along with you, without having to become a domain expert again and again. That means a field that suits your interests, and most of all, your approach to work. Let's see which one might be right for you.

What is the first thing you do when you get to work?

How would you describe your work attire?

What do you like most about your job?

How many times a week are you late for work?

Which word would your boss use to describe you?

How do you approach new projects at work?

What would you do with more free time?

What do you wear on Casual Friday?

What kind of shoes do you most often wear to work?

What would you be found doing at an office party?

Are you a good team player?

What would be your dream job?

Where would you least enjoy working?

Which word best describes your first job?

How do you feel about your current boss?

Would you consider going back to school?

Where do you usually eat lunch?

Could you handle a physically challenging job?

Would you enjoy working in retail?

Do you ever break the rules at work?

How often do you go out with your coworkers after work?

Do you work a lot of overtime?

Is the salary or the work more important to you?

How would you feel about being a librarian?

Which part of a benefits package is most important to you?

Would you enjoy working with children?

Which movie set job would you hold?

Do you procrastinate when it comes to your work?

Do you enjoy public speaking?

What do you think is your best personality trait?

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