The Best Career Aptitude Tests


If you’re reading this, you’re probably in need of a little bit of help figuring out what line of work to go down. Sometimes the careers advice friends and family give you can be vague or unhelpful, and Googling different jobs can leave you with more questions than answers.

We’ve discovered some of the best online career aptitude tests to help you get a clearer idea about what kind of job you might like to get into.

Take just 15 minutes out of your day to do a free MAPP (Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential) test that consists of 71 different triads (or three statements). Simply choose which one you most prefer, least prefer, and one you leave blank. The test has undergone extensive validity and reliability testing, and after completing the test, you can see your results immediately.

Morrisby have over 50 years’ experience of developing career guidance services, so they really are the gurus when it comes to career aptitude tests. Their online test – which is slightly more intense than your average Buzzfeed quiz – looks at various factors including abilities, interests and motivations. Once the assessment is complete, your responses are analysed and you will receive a personalised report. The online test is £72 and takes three hours, and that includes a 30-minute phone or Skype interview with a qualified career advisor and unlimited access to the Morrisby careers website.

California-based Truity specialise in a variety of tests, including their Career Surveyor. For $29 (about £19), the 40-minute test asks 138 questions and reveals how you performed in six major interest areas, and lists careers that match your interests. The test also highlights your personality, and you’ll learn about how your that affects your success and satisfaction at work. Pretty nifty, eh?

Sonaku claim to have the world’s most advanced career test. It’s a bold statement to make, but considering they have analysed over 40 million answered career questions, they’re clearly one of the best. Take 35 minutes to answer questions in a free test that measure your fit against 500 careers. You can also discover what it’s like to be in a type of job by researching over 5,000 articles and videos.

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