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Are You In The Right Career?

Do you ever wonder if you're in the right career for you or if it is time to make a change? Take this quiz to find out if you should stay or find another career that better suits you.

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    Think of your greatest strengths. Do you get to use them at work?
    • A.
      Yes, I use all of my greatest strengths on a regular basis.
      (3 points)
    • B.
      I get to use some of my greatest strengths regularly.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      I sometimes get opportunities to use my strengths.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I rarely get to do what I am really good at.
      (0 points)
  • 2.
     Think about work activities that you most enjoy. Do you get to do them in your work?
    • A.
      Yes, for the most part, I really enjoy what I do at work.
      (3 points)
    • B.
      I enjoy some of the work I do and don't enjoy other parts of my work.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      Occasionally I get to do work activities that I enjoy. 
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I don't enjoy most of my work activities. 
      (0 points)
  • 3.
    Do you feel the work you are doing has meaning and purpose?
    • A.
      Yes, the work that I am doing is extremely meaningful and I feel a strong sense of purpose.
      (3 points)
    • B.
      The work I am doing has some meaning and I feel some sense of purpose.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      Some of the work that I am doing is meaningful.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I don't find the work I am doing meaningful at all.
      (0 points)
  • 4.
    What happens when you do a great job at work? 
    • A.
      There is no positive feedback. My manager or others only point out any areas I missed that would have made it perfect.
      (0 points)
    • B.
      I sometimes get recognition and/or positive feedback for great work. 
      (1 points)
    • C.
      I usually get positive feedback and recognition for work well done by my manager or someone else.
      (2 points)
    • D.
      I usually get positive feedback and recognition for work well done by my manager as well as others.
      (3 points)
  • 5.
    How is your relationship with your boss?
    • A.
      S/he's amazing! I have the greatest boss ever!
      (3 points)
    • B.
      I like my boss. We have a good relationship.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      It's ok. It could be better, but it's not bad.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I have a terrible relationship with my boss.
      (0 points)
  • 6.
     How do you feel about going to work in the morning?
    • A.
      Excited. I have so many ideas, I can't wait to get started.
      (3 points)
    • B.
      Ready. I am good to go. Let's do this.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      Stressed. When I think about what awaits me at work, I get anxious.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      Depressed. I would rather do anything else than go to work.
      (0 points)
  • 7.
    How is your work environment?
    • A.
      It feels amazing - this is where I belong!
      (3 points)
    • B.
      I work in a supportive, positive and pleasant environment.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      It could be better, but it's ok.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I work in a negative, unpleasant and unsupportive environment.
      (0 points)
  • 8.
    How would you describe the pace of your typical work day?
    • A.
      I keep on checking the clock and it feels like it doesn't move at all.
      (0 points)
    • B.
      Time moves a little slowly.
      (1 points)
    • C.
      Sometimes time just flies and sometimes it goes slowly.
      (2 points)
    • D.
      Time just flies by! I wish there were more hours in the day!
      (3 points)
  • 9.
    Do you have opportunities to learn and grow in your career?
    • A.
      Yes! I feel like I am learning lots of new things all the time. That's what's so exciting.
      (3 points)
    • B.
      There are opportunities to learn new things.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      Occasionally I will learn something new, but for the most part it's the same routine.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I don't have any opportunity to learn anything new.
      (0 points)
  • 10.
    Are you excited about the next step in your current career path?
    • A.
      Yes, I feel excited about working to get to the next step. 
      (3 points)
    • B.
      I feel motivated and am working to get to the next step.
      (2 points)
    • C.
      I don't know what the next step in my career path looks like.
      (1 points)
    • D.
      I don't see any opportunity for any next steps.
      (0 points)

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 10 points:
    Keep on looking. The right career for you is out there.
    If your work isn't meaningful or enjoyable, when you are in a work environment that isn't supportive and not allowing for growth, it's time to reevaluate. Take time to understand your strengths, passions and purpose and what is important to you, then start taking steps to move towards your ideal career.
  • 2.
    11 to 20 points:
    Consider What You Can Change In Your Current Career
    If your work has some meaning and enjoyment, when you are in a work environment that is healthy and allows for growth, it's time to figure out what you can change in your current career to make it more fulfilling. Take steps to understand your strengths, passions and purpose and what is important to you, then start thinking about projects and roles in your career that you would enjoy taking on.
  • 3.
    21 to 30 points:
    You Are In the Right Career
    When you find a career where your work is meaningful and enjoyable, when you are in a supportive work environment with opportunities to grow and learn, it makes sense to stick with it. Create a career plan for yourself, communicate openly with your manager about your career goals, and find mentors and champions to work with.