Doing an assessment test in your career can be invaluable to your future. These tests can be used in decision-making because they offer insight into your interests, needs and values as they relate to occupations or majors.
As you go through life, your path will change. That is wonderful. Change is a great thing. If we didn’t change, if we instead stayed stagnant, we will not have really ever lived. The goal in life is to live it to its fullest and do work that you love and enjoy.
Are you curious what number of job changes a person will have during his or her lifetime?
The last time the data was collected was more than 30 years ago (National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979) and it concluded that—between the ages of 18 and 38, a worker will hold approximately 10 jobs.
A career assessment can open up potential opportunities for you by uncovering the tasks, experience, education and training needed for your next career move. These tests can be effective in providing ideas for potential careers that may be a match for your skills and interests. They shed light on the haze of “what should I do next that will make me happy” that pops into your head when you are stagnant too long.
Now, keep in mind that just because the assessment shows you have an interest in an area of work, it doesn’t mean you have the natural abilities to succeed in that new position. Do your research, and really reflect on whether this is an avenue that you want to explore and move forward into. If not, that is perfectly OK. You will find the right path for you.
Working in a fulfilling career can dramatically increase happiness, self-confidence, and productivity. Who doesn’t want that right?
If you would like my help with your career assessment, please reach out and let’s set up a time to chat.