Assessment for Finding Career Path


Marie writes:
Do you have some general quiz that would give me (or anyone else) an idea of what career path would be better suited for them?


The Career Doctor responds:
Really one of the best ways to start thinking about what you would want to do in a career is to first do some self-analysis. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Essentially you want to make a list of the things you’re good at doing. Them make a list of the activities you enjoy — what are the types of activities you like doing?
Once you’ve done the above analyses then you might proceed to one or more of the assessments we describe at Quintessential Careers: Career Assessments. Among our favorites are the Kiersey and Ansir scales.
Next once you’ve discovered a few career possibilities go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook and/or one of the general job sites such as the one on Quint Careers and do a search to get a feel on the types of jobs in that career field.
Finally I would talk with people in my network — family friends teachers colleagues etc. — and ask them if they know of people in the type of careers you’re thinking about so you can get some firsthand information about careers in that field.