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8 Career Quizzes Made to Help You Choose a New Path

Change. What is it good for? Well...absolutely something, it turns out

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by Abbey Slattery

Sometimes we crave a little change. Not just small tweaks, like a new hair style or a fresh coat of paint on the walls, but sweeping changes, ones that breathe new life into our routine—or switch it up altogether. 

According to a recent survey from InHerSight, nearly three in four women are in the market to change careers—that’s a whole lot of people looking for something new. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help you figure out the next big step in your career.

In fact, you might be surprised at how many informative quizzes and assessments are out there to help you find your footing! 

Take a chance, make a change, and take it away with these top career assessments. 

1. The Princeton Review Career Test

The Princeton Review Career Test is one of the shorter options, with just 24 total questions, each of which offer two options. Once you’ve completed the test, it’ll give you a color that represents your strengths and ideal career paths.

This quiz is a great jumping off point for anyone trying to figure out where their interests lie. It even recommends some schools that provide strong programs for your preferred career path!

2. The Typefinder® for Career Planning

The Typefinder® quiz is made for those who don’t have a clear idea of what they’d like to, but are ready for change. The 15-minute assessment will primarily evaluate your Myers-Briggs type—as well as a few other personality traits—then use the results to suggest specific careers for you. 

While the full Typefinder® report costs money to see, the free basic report still includes an outline of your core values and motivators, as well as five possible career paths and their respective salaries.

Read more: Love Myers-Briggs and Enneagram? Try This Personality Quiz for Creatives

3. Enneagram

If you haven’t heard of the Enneagram, it’s the latest new thing sweeping through Instagram and Pinterest—but it’s actually been around since the 1900s. Essentially, the test is made to shed light upon your personal and spiritual growth, your work and personal relationships, and how you communicate and lead. 

While the Enneagram test itself won’t give you career options, there are plenty of online resources that outline which career path is best for your Enneagram number.

4. O*NET Interest Profiler

With 60 questions, the O*NET Interest Profiler asks user to answer each query with a rank ranging from strongly dislike to strongly like. Questions focus on specific tasks, like fixing a dishwasher, managing a retail store, or researching a cure for an illness. 

Your results are broken up into five categories based on how much training each job requires, from no training all the way to a PhD. For each result, you’ll also find an in-depth page detailing the salary, education, and skills for the position.

Read more: How to Find a Job You Love (No, Really)

5. 16Personalities

The 16Personalties test isn’t specifically meant to help you find the right career, but it sheds some light on your personality type, which in turn helps you understand your work style and which jobs fit your strengths and weaknesses best. 

6. 123 Test

For a quick test that skips the words and relies on pictures, check out 123 Test. It uses a similar strategy as the O*NET Interest Profiler, harnessing the Holland Codes to arrive at your predominant personality type.

The quiz takes 5–10 minutes and suggests best career paths based on your level of education.

7. Creative Types

Already know that you’re interested in a creative path, but not sure which direction to take? The Creative Types quiz uses science and psychology to break down which of eight creative types you are, then explains how it impacts your approach to work, who you work well with, and your biggest challenges. 

8. What Career Should You Actually Have?

You can use Buzzfeed quizzes to decide pretty much every aspect of your life, so why not let them give you a little help with your career? 

Okay, so Buzzfeed might not have any scientific or psychological credentials, but it’s still a good way to learn a little more about where your priorities lie.

Read more: What to Do if You Want to Change Careers, But Don’t Know How

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By Abbey Slattery

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Abbey Slattery is a writer, editor, and pop culture aficionado, most interested in the world of arts and culture and its intersection with politics. Throughout her career, she has contributed to newspapers, magazines, and websites, but is most prolific on Twitter. Abbey firmly believes in the importance of knowing your desert island movies and ranks Scream, Easy A, and Clue as her top choices. 

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