Stop creating your own unhappiness
Vocational testing is a wise choice for many people. As previously mentioned, human beings are creatures of habit and we often stick to tendencies that makes us unhappy as these become the norm and sticking to what we know is ‘safe’. In this situation, it helps to realize that we are creating our own unhappiness, so give the test a try. You may just have that eureka moment, decide on a new career and never look back.
Understand your dominant focus through vocational testing
We all have a dominant focus in life, some of us are risk takers and others love to play it safe, some of us don’t quite know which category we fit into. If you thrive on risk, goal setting, working under pressure, late nights and stressful times but work in a library, you would be profoundly bored. A vocation test may help you find something more exciting.
The same goes for if you are a minimal risk taker, love to be organized, prefer predictable situations and routine but work in a job that offers none of these things. Take a vocation test and see what else is out there that better suits you.
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Provide stability in your work life
A vocational test provides many candidates with stability as the tests help them find their calling in life. When a person understands where they should be and how they are going to get there, they will experience more stability and less anxiety. Employment stability also has a profound positive effect on our personal lives and the people we love.
Improve your motivation
Humans are born to thrive even though society would often have us believe otherwise. Imagine obtaining a career path that makes you feel invigorated and alive? You will experience a much higher sense of achievement, deliver better results and enjoy going to work when your job makes you feel motivated.
Understand your strengths and weaknesses
This may be a no-brainier to some of you, but it is strongly linked with being able to think outside of the box. Proper testing is designed to analyze your best attributes and your psychology, but not in an intrusive way.
You have nothing to lose but everything to gain
This point is very simple but its worth some thought, what do you have to lose from taking a vocational test? If you have read this far then we must have sparked your curiosity so just go for it! It may turn out to be the best thing you ever did and if you don’t get anything from it, at least you tried and can focus on looking elsewhere for answers to help you decide on whether or not its time for a career change.
Vocational Testing – Do it yourself!
Write down a list of your strong points that you are fully aware of. This is a good way to start and will remind you of what you are good at and how these attributes can be applied.
Write down a list of your weaknesses. This isn’t always the fun part of discovering yourself, but honesty will always be the best policy, especially when self-improvement and career goals are your main goal.
Now create a list of your strong points/ weak points based on the observation of people around you.
Ask your friends who you know will be honest. This tactic can be a great eye opener in who you really are as a person.
Assess how you currently feel about your employment or occupation, do you see yourself there in 5-10 years, is there going to be much chance to branch out, get a promotion or advance further in your field? If the answer is no, are you happy with this outcome?
Make a list of everything you love and hate about your job, but realistic in your approach and understand that no job is going to be perfect.
Whichever way you choose to go about finding yourself and your true calling, the fact you have started is a lot more than some are prepared to do. So don’t let the journey leave you feeling jaded and take every step as part of your learning. Time and experience bring clarity. Remember that vocation tests are simply a way to help bring that clarity a lot sooner.
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