Career Assessment Test: How to Take The Next Step in Choosing Your Career

Jonathan Bollag, Owner and FounderAssessments, Careers, MBTI, STRONG

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Whether you are starting out in a career search for the first time or at a career crossroads, it is important to spend some time thinking about which career would best suit you based on what you enjoy doing, what your interests are, and how your personality best fits your occupational choices.

There is a Career Assessment Test that can help you narrow down your search by discovering areas of your personality that would be suitable for a particular career. This includes The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report as well as The Strong Interest Inventory. It is important to point out that The Strong Interest Inventory measures interests and not personality type.

So How Can a Career Personality Test Help in Your Career Search?

Learning your Myers-Briggs Personality Type can help a great deal in your career search. The Myers-Briggs Career Report explains how your personality equates to your best-fit career. For instance, if you have an introverted personality type your career report would tell you that you would be more suited for a career in which you worked in small groups or one-on-one situations as opposed to a sales position in which you would be more involved with a great deal of people for longer periods of time. This is because introverts usually do better working alone or in small group, while extraverts perform best working in larger groups and interacting with people throughout the day. Some examples of introverted careers and occupations include:

Careers for Introverts

  • Computer Engineer
  • Editor
  • Medical Scientist
  • Architect
  • Surgeon
  • Family Physician
  • Writer
  • Physician’s Assistant

Careers for Extraverts

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Medical/Dental Assistant
  • Financial Counselor
  • Sales Manager
  • Infantry Member
  • Tax Revenue Agent
  • Interior Designer
  • Career Counselor

Remember that the careers listed above are broad categories for extraverts and introverts. The Myers-Briggs Career Report tests for your entire personality, which includes all four facets of your personality, which include either:

  • Introversion-Extraversion
  • Sensing-Intuition
  • Thinking-Feeling
  • Judging-Perceiving

All facets of your personality are taken into account when your career report is generated so as to give you a focused and precise idea of what jobs best suit who you are and how you go about life in the best and most effective manner. By utilizing your personality type preference when choosing a career, you will have lessened your chances of career burnout, unhappiness at work, and less un-fulfillment. You are more likely to be happier in general, be more effective and feel more fulfilled by your occupation.  You will gain the knowledge of what career environment works for you, what interests you, how you prefer to go through the occupational search process, and how to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Choosing a new career is of great importance and can have significant long-term effects on one’s life, so choose carefully and get all the help you can, gaining as much information as you can gather as you partake on this exciting and prosperous journey.

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