Career Aptitude Test – Do They Really Work?
(My 2 Step System To Choose Your Dream Career)
My name is Matt Donatelle. I am a career researcher and certified career coach.
For the past 7 years, I have been designing an aptitude test, career test, and a career planning eCourse that works.
For the vast majority, an aptitude test or a career planning eCourse will provide you a level of comfort and clarity to comfortably choose that dream career.
ONE specific career quiz does not help ALL my clients.
This is why I created a 2 step career planning system that works for the majority of people that are struggling to choose that well-paying career they will love.
My 2 step system has been used by high school students to mid 50’s career changers.
This is how I go about it.
If the first step does not work for you.
Move on to the second step.
For the majority of my clients, one of the two steps will work for them.
First Step: Free Career Test
Complete the free aptitude test that is located on this page.
A) 20 minutes to complete the Career Enjoyment Interest Test®
B) Career Test Results: You will be custom matched to specific careers based on your individual personality. My free career quiz is state-of-the-art and has a database of over 1000 well paying careers.
Second Step: 15 Day Career Planning eCourse
My eCourse takes 15 days.
On average, it takes my clients about 30 hours to complete the eCourse.
You will accomplish these 4 steps on day 15 of my eCourse.
These 4 steps are all you need to begin working in a career you love.
4 SIMPLE STEPS TO A GREAT CAREER
Step 1 – CAREER GOAL – You will determine what you want to accomplish in your career. Your overall and specific career purpose.
Step 2 – VALUABLE SKILL – You will determine what valuable and marketable career skill you are going to develop. This valuable skill will be utilized in accomplishing your career goal.
Step 3 – #1 DREAM CAREER – You will pick a career you personally love, adds value to the world, and pays a good salary. This career will utilize your “Valuable Skill”
Step 4 – 1-10 YEAR CAREER PLAN – You will create a custom written step-by-step 10 year career plan to turn your “#1 Dream Career” into reality.
My online program is fun, step-by-step, and very easy to follow. My course is relevant for just about anyone that is searching for work they love- students, young professionals, and mid-late career changers.
Aptitude Test Vs Career Test Vs Career Quiz – What the heck is the difference?
My clients ask me this quite a bit.
The different terminology used in career testing can make it very confusing.
My simple answer is that all of the terms below basically mean the same thing.
Career Aptitude Test
Career Personality Test
All of these terms fall under the umbrella of career assessments.
Wikipedia provides a nice definition.
All five of these tests do the same thing.
A career test is typically delivered in a multiple question format.
All are designed around specific matching principles.
Meaning the multiple choice career aptitude test will measure your individual personality and then do a career match.
A few examples:
Match your skills with careers
Match your interests with careers
Match your personality type with careers
Match your values with careers
My personal advice is first take a free career aptitude test.
If the general format and results resonate with you then take a paid and more involved career test.
Career Test Pro’s:
Generating A Potential List Of Dream Careers:
A career quiz does a fantastic job in generating a list of careers that could be a good personal fit.
Many of my clients will take my career quiz and say something like -
“Hmmm…. I never thought of being a high school English teacher. I am going to start investigating that field in more detail”
Below is an article I wrote on how to use linkedIn to easily network with people currently working in your dream job.
Career Test Con’s
I like the saying “Superman is only in the movies”.
That saying can be applied to an aptitude test.
“A super aptitude test is only in the movies….”
I will tell you why.
For most people these are the 3 hardest decisions you will make in your lifetime.
1) Choosing or not choosing a life partner
2) Choosing or not choosing to have children
3) Choosing a career
You will spend about 90,000 hours working during your lifetime.
You will spend more time working than with your husband or wife.
A free career test or paid career test is multiple choice and takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Is it realistic to spend 30 minutes taking a career aptitude test and expect to completely solve a 90,000 hour question?
For most, it is not realistic.
As I mentioned above this is why I developed a 2 step system.
Step # 1) Free Career Test - Career Enjoyment Interest Test®
Step #2) 15 Day Career Planning eCourse - Career You Love In 15 Days®
For the majority of career hunters, you will find your answer in one of these steps.
You deserve a career you love. Don’t settle for less.