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6 Life Transition Points That Could Benefit From a Career Test

Life is a series of transitions.

Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adult, Mid Life, Old Age are the common stages that we all will pass through. Although the age ranges have changed; we�ve all heard that 50 is the new 40; the stages of life are the same for each of us.

Your career follows a similar transition path.

There are several key times in your life when you will be faced with a major decision that affects the long term success or failure of your career.

Entering College
Graduating College
Starting Your first Job
Changing Careers within your industry
Making a Career Transition
A life change - such as Marriage, Having Children or Retirement

At these junctures, you should consider career testing. There are four types of tests:

Aptitude Tests -- These test measure your aptitude or propensity to succeed at a given occupation.

Personality Tests � These tests measure your personality traits and based on your answers to specific questions;, develop a personality profile that is then linked to specific job clusters. The Personality test is based on the world famous Myers-Briggs personality model.

Note: The Personality Test can be used to evaluate your values, needs, and expectations in your personal life as well as career. A major life transition like Marriage is just as important as any career change you will make. Before you make a life decision, take as many tests as you can to develop[ a complete profile of your personality.

Occupational Interest Assessment � These tests focus on specific job titles and ask pointed questions that a person in that job title should understand and answer correctly.

Entrepreneurial Index � This test asks a unique group of questions created to measure your propensity to think like an entrepreneur.

Which Test is right for me?

Aptitude tests are perfect for high school graduates who want to find out where they fit. Sometimes the results on these tests support the results a student received on their SAT or ACT exams. Taking the Aptitude tests after college provides an interesting comparison to the SAT and ACT exam which is taken as a college entrance exam.

Personality tests can also be taken at any stage of the career cycle. As we age, our likes and dislikes change. More importantly, our values may change as well. Personality testing focuses closely on priorities, likes and dislikes. Many mid career employees would do well to take a personality test to determine if their beliefs have changed since college.

Occupational Interest tests can be useful for young people entering the workforce and mid career and older workers looking for a career transition or job change within a similar job family

The Entrepreneurial Index test is for anyone who thinks it may be time to go it alone and start their own business.

All of these tests can be taken by seniors who are making major life changes after retirement. The results of these tests can help people with new insights into their lives and careers.

Are you ready to take your test?

Submitted by:

Perry Maisin

Perry Maisin is a business communicator with 25 years of experience in resume writing, business process documentation, and technical staffing. Read informative articles on career testing, interviewing, and job tactics and strategy at Get Professional Advice Now!


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