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Career/Personality Match

One of the first things that must be taken into consideration when beginning to look for a job is what kind of job you would like to seek. This depends primarily upon your personality. You must ask yourself what kind of job would complement your personality, lifestyle, and needs.

Lady looking with a smileThe following Web sites do just that. These are abbreviated versions of tests similar to some of those offered at the career centers. They are not comprehensive by any means, but they are a good place to begin. Take at least two or three of the different self-assessment exams in case there is any variance between tests. Print out the responses each test generates. This will be a good place to begin your research into the job you want and the jobs that have a healthy future.

What it Measures
Birkman Method Career Compatibility 24 questions on personal interests. It groups people into a color code and provides compatible occupations. The occupations listed are generated from The Princeton Review's Guide to Your Career. Detailed descriptions of the generated careers are provided. You do not have to provide an email address. Just leave the slot blank if you would prefer.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter Personality 70 questions dealing with feelings toward situations and personal preferences It groups personalities into four areas which each contain four subgroups. This helps to identify personal strengths and weaknesses.

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