If you have teenage children (or are a teenager yourself) then how do you know what is the right job for you?
Or maybe you are looking for a career swap? Or a stay at home mum looking to return to work after a spell out bringing up the children..
One of the ways you can decide the right job for you is to take a job skills assessment.
Such a self-assessment will allow you to explore your own personality type to find out what you are good at, and determine your values.
• Do you tend to be introverted or extroverted?
• Do you generally remain calm, or do you get nervous easily?
• How organized are you?
• What is your general temperament?
• What are your general interests?
• Do you enjoy risky situations?
There are many job skills assessment tests available online that may even be several
hundred questions long. These tests are designed to determine answers to the questions
above. Sometimes a potential employer will want you to be evaluated before your interview.
However, if you can compose a list that combines your personality traits with skills that
you’re good at, you can assess your potential careers yourself.
The answer could be in your interests and hobbies ……
By reflecting on your hobbies and interests you may be able to determine a viable career choice. Try
answering these questions and consider the recommendations:
1. Do you tend to like working with tools and objects, or working with other people?
• If you like working with tools or objects you may be suited for a career in building,
repair, or engineering.
• If you enjoy working with others perhaps you’d make a good sales representative,
team leader, or manager.
2. Do you prefer things to be concrete and organized, or do you prefer the creative?
• Most career choices will involve organization to some degree, but if you prefer
creative options you may be suited for a career in art, music, advertising, or
3. Do you like projects that involve a finished physical product, or a social result such as improved self-esteem?
• If you prefer to see a finished product, you could be suited for a career in sales or product creation. You may even like science and experimenting.
• If you prefer social results, you could consider some form of counseling or social work.
4. Do you tend to enjoy business or science?
• This is an easy question, but understanding yourself can help you determine whether
you would be suited for a career in entrepreneurship or experimentation and research.
5. Do you prefer when things are the same everyday or different?
• If you prefer a consistent day-to-day routine, you may want to consider office work
like accounting, or repair and construction work.
• If you like to see differences in your day, you might be better suited for a creative
profession like writing, directing, or designing.
6. Do you prefer to follow or take charge?
• If you’re a person that tends to take charge, you could be a great team leader
someday. Look for a career where you get to manage people and lead everyone to a
7. Are you good at interpreting feelings?
• If you have proven to have a high emotional intelligence, you may be suited for
teaching or counseling. These careers require you to understand what your students
or clients are feeling and understanding.
Choosing your Career
You should now have a better idea about what kinds of jobs to look for in your career
search. If not, you should at least be able to narrow down your choices to a few categories.
You always have the option of reading books or taking classes in order to get a better
understanding of your career choice and to develop your skill set.
Remember that you can do anything you want when you’re determined. Finding a job in line with your personal preferences helps you take advantage of your passion so you can achieve greater success.