Imagine you have just found an old lamp, rubbed it and a career-genie popped out and told you that he would give you whatever you wanted in a career. “Be careful,” he says, “because what you wish for is what you get.” Can you put into words the desires of your heart? Can you sort out your small whims, strong preferences, and firm requirements regarding the world of work?
Every day, someone somewhere asks themselves, “What do I want in a career?” Other similar questions are:
- Where do I want to live and work?
- What kind of job appeals to me?
- What kind of coworkers will be kindred spirits?
- What kind of working conditions will be rewarding?
- What level of responsibility can I handle?
- What salary level is important for me to attain?
These are value questions. Being able to answer these questions and others like them clearly plays a key role in achieving career satisfaction and success. Employment opportunities vary widely. The match between your values and a job’s components can range all the way from wonderful to reasonably good to awful.
It is necessary to have some criteria for career decisions. They also provide the means to evaluate the merits and negotiate the terms of actual job options. The process we use centers around values clarification. When you finish our test you will be in a much better position to translate your values into a negotiating position. This allows you to experience the rich rewards of doing work in harmony with your deepest feelings and strongest beliefs about life/career satisfaction.
This test can be taken online, is interactive and the results may be printed. We hope you enjoy this and other special tests that we offer on this site!
The Motivated Skills Test® was developed by Richard L. Knowdell, President, Career Research & Testing, Inc., P.O. Box 611930, San Jose, CA 95161. Stewart, Cooper & Coon programmed the test for use in an interactive format and Mr. Knowdell has authorized us to use it on this website.