Top 3 Career Test (or Career Quiz) Guide for 2019

By Mike Simpson

If you’ve found this article, there’s a pretty good chance that you are either unhappy with your career or that you feel like you don’t know what it is that you’re supposed to be doing.

Enter the career test.

What is a career test?

Generally speaking, a career test is a multiple-choice test (primarily done online) that determines your different personality traits, and then uses this information to help identify a career that would suit you the most.

In theory, you should be able to take one of these tests and get a better idea of the type of work you should be doing based on your personality, skills, and temperament.

But it isn’t always that easy.

“Sigh. Is it ever?”

For one, not all career quizzes are created equal! There are questions that need to be answered!

  • Who is administering the test?
  • How do I know if it is legit?
  • Are the results 100% accurate?

These are all questions that you should be asking yourself prior to making any decisions based on answering a few arbitrary questions online.

Many job seekers start searching around online trying to find the best test to take, and before they can even begin comparing tests, come across a slight road block…

Career Quiz vs Career Test vs Career Aptitude Test

So what is the difference between all of these tests?

In short… they are all basically the same thing and for the most part, serve the same purpose.

I suppose you could make an argument that a quiz is a shorter version of a test, but I’ve found that there are some long-form tests out there that are referred to as quizzes, so in my opinion, they are virtually the same thing.

With the career aptitude test, however, you occasionally find that the nature of the questions are geared more toward competency as opposed to personality traits.

In other words, these tests sometimes focus on your ability to complete technical tasks that are essential to a career (as opposed to how your personality traits might be suited to a particular field).

Having said that, there are also many tests out there that refer to themselves as all three of these things at the same time. The lesson here is to make sure that you are taking the test that provides you with the answers you are looking for, and ultimately, which career is right for you.

What Career Is Right For Me?

Everybody wants to have a career that gives them the opportunity to make a lot of money, but as the saying goes, “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”

While it’s a given that compensation is at the top of most people’s “career checklist”, more and more people are discovering that actually enjoying the work they are doing is almost as important as the amount of money they are being paid (and I would argue that a lot of people think it is more important!)

The best career for you is the career that provides you the level of financial security you require AND brings you a level of joy (or as s