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Top 10 Career Quizzes to Find Your Post Military Dream Job

When you leave the military, it can be hard to transition back into civilian life. If you plan to work, you might have a hard time deciding what career path to take. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and tools at your disposable. Online quizzes are a great way to learn more about what you are interested in and get suggestions for how to turn those interests into your dream job. Try any of these quizzes as you look for your post military job.

  1. MyPlan

http://www.myplan.com/

Not only can you take quiz to find your perfect job, but this site also offers tests that help you discover your career personality and the skills that make you the dream employee. You can also opt to use your results to be matched with the perfect job for you. Nothing could be easier than this one-stop-shop for fulfilling your future career goals.

  1. Career Strengths Test

http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/aptitude-tests-career-assessment/all

This set of quizzes and activities was developed for Oprah and helps you determine your best skills and strengths. Once you’ve got that figured out, you can use the results to see what kind of job matches those skills and strengths and which careers you might be interested in pursuing. Knowing your strengths is a really valuable tool that you can keep in mind as you hunt for a job that makes you happy.

  1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/take-the-mbti-instrument/

This is one of the most used quizzes that potential employers give to their applicants. Also called the MBTI, the test helps you determine your personality so that you can apply your likes, passions and strengths into a career that is both rewarding and enjoyable. You can also find out more about what environments you work best in and how to be a good employee. You may have taken this test at some point or another for a different job, during a college course or as part of your military training.

  1. Pymetrics

https://www.pymetrics.com/

Pymetrics is a bit different from the others on this list in that it uses challenging mind games to determine your cognitive strengths and your social traits. It’s a great choice for discovering your strengths and weaknesses and help you figure out what roles might be your dream job. Once you know what you’re good at and what you might need to work on, you can use that information to point you toward a job that utilizes your talents and helps you strengthen those things that need some work.

  1. Strengths Quest

http://www.strengthsquest.com/home.aspx

Here’s a test that is designed for college students, but is also a great choice for anyone leaving the military and entering the civilian workforce. It helps you use what you’re already good at to find a new career using those talents to further your career and find a job you love. You might be surprised to find hidden strengths you didn’t know about and that point you in the direction of a job you’ll love going to every day.

  1. Self-Directed Search

http://www.self-directed-search.com/

This quiz operates on the idea that there are six types of people and jobs. Those are artistic, social, realistic, conventional, enterprising and investigative. You’ll answer questions about what you like to do and what you want out of a job, then tells you which type you are and which jobs fall into that category. You can take that information and apply it as you search for your next dream job. 

  1. The MAPP Career Assessment Test

https://www.assessment.com/

A comprehensive career test, the MAPP that goes through a report of what you like best, data and reasoning that is a result of how you answer the questions on the test. It then gives you a list of 20 career options and shares your top traits for each career choice. This is a quiz that’s often given by employers so you might find that you’ve taken it before.

  1. The Big Five Personality Test

https://my-personality-test.com/big-5?gclid=CjwKCAiAr_TQBRB5EiwAC_QCq7ruXHw46ZKhBs2aglMmjdrI4V0eBAT6dvpCcrfU078ZQ5Ns6rMwlxoCCLkQAvD_BwE

If you want a quick test, this is the one for you. It helps you determine if you’re open to new things, if you’re introverted or extroverted and how you handle stressful situations. What’s so great about this quiz is that it only takes a few minutes to complete, but it is incredibly helpful in determining your career path. This is all valuable information that will help you determine what career path might be best for you.

  1. Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/rheti/

You may not have heard of this test before, but it will tell you what Enneagram you are: peacemaker, helper, achiever, enthusiast, challenger, reformer, loyalist or individualist. Knowing which one you are will help you find out your dream job, but will also help you learn how to be an outstanding employee so that you can be successful at whatever job you choose.

  1. Sokanu

https://www.sokanu.com/

This one is really helpful as it uses the answers to your questions to match you with the perfect job from over 800 choices. The quiz will give you insight into your personality and interests so you can find your dream job and be successful at it. You’ll answer questions about your work history and goals so it’s a really comprehensive and useful way to find out what job might be your next step.

These quizzes are a great way to transition to the regular workforce after leaving your military station. They will take your talents and passions and combine them into something that you can make money at, but that you also love. You can take any of these quizzes on your own as you begin your hunt, but you might find that certain employers also administer the test. If you find that your results don’t mesh with a certain job, you can use that as a lesson for the next time you apply for a position. These quizzes might take a bit of time, but what you find out can be incredibly eye opening.

Bio:

William Grigsby is a HR expert at assignmentmasters.

His passion is to show that each person is unique and can independently achieve success by applying efforts every day.  Feel free to follow him on Twitter @willgrgsb