Career Matchmaking

by B. Rich on July 16, 2012 · 5 comments

in Fun

Did you know that your personality can indicate what careers are best for you?  Makes sense, right?  There are a ton of personality tests to help you figure these things out across a wide spectrum, relationships, careers, gifts, financial habits, etc.,  and though I don’t buy into them 100%, admittedly I’ve completed my fair share.  What can I say, I find them interesting, and well, I often stumble across one when I’m bored or playing around on the web.   Case in point, I was minding my own business when a click here and a click there led me to the latest personality profile assessment.  Funny enough, this was one that I’d taken a few years ago and the results have not changed.  It took all of 5 minutes to complete.  Yep, that’s it.   Five minutes and I would be all the wiser regarding what careers are best for me.  Here are my results:

Your personality type: “Determined Realist”

Practical, traditional and organized.  Likely to be athletic.  Not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application.  Have clear visions of the way things should be.  Loyal and hard-working.  Like to be in charge.  Exceptionally capable in organizing and running activities.  ”Good citizens” who value security and peaceful living.

Careers that could fit you include:

Military, business administrators, managers, police/detective work, judges, financial officers, teachers, sales representatives, government workers, insurance agents, underwriters, nursing administrators, trade and technical teachers.

Bingo!  Either the net is cast wide enough or the survey is pretty accurate.  I think the former but let’s go along with the latter for now.  I’d say the results are 70% accurate for me; they are spot on with my career though I don’t know about that athletic part … wait … I am a newbie at running & swimming so maybe it’s more accurate than I thought.  I recently completed level 1 swimming lessons, I run about 3 times a week and have done 3 official 5K events, can I now call myself athletic?  Why sure I can.  Hmph.  Ok, yes, I’m athletic so let’s bump that up to a 75% accuracy rate.

If you’re interested in a little career matchmaking of your own (for fun), check out the assessment here and let me know how the results turned out for you.

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5 comments on “Career Matchmaking

  1. Your personality type: “Laid-back Doer”

    People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.

    I think this pretty much sums it up!

  2. Your personality type: “Good-natured Realist”

    Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people. Extremely perceptive of other’s feelings. Interested in serving others.

    These little quizzes are fun. I must admit I chuckled at the military, government workers, and insurance agents being suggested as a possible career paths for you. :)

    • Pretty accurate for you, do you agree? Hmm, perhaps I should rethink my cynical approach to these things;-). And I too laughed at those suggestions for me;-).

      • Yeah, I think it is kind of accurate. Well, maybe your cynical approach to these tests are valid if the person taking the test selects character traits based on who they desire to be and not who they truly are. But overall they’re fun to take. I think the most “outlandish” occupations suggested for me were a gardener (um, I do not have a green thumb, nor do I respond well to bugs in the ground) and a shoekeeper (huh?).

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