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Career quizzes: Suggestions? Reviews?

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by Katleya, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Katleya

    Katleya Sarcasm Lover V.I.P Member

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    I have taken my fair share of career and strengths quizzes over the last 6 years or so, whether in school or in the context of job interviews, and I'm sure many others here have done that too.
    I was thinking perhaps we could try to compile a selection for those of us who need a little inspiration either in their job search or a little help in identifying their strengths/weaknesses.

    I took the StrengthsQuest quiz when I went back to school, as part of the foundation week. I suppose there are organizations (or schools) that offer it for free; otherwise it's priced at US $9.95. While that price is not so bad for the info you get out of the quiz, I think there's a solid amount of free tests available, so if anyone can help uncover them, that would be great.

    Today, I found a website called Pymetrics, for which I've prepared a review that I'll post below. In the next few days, I'd like to try the (free) knock-off version of the Myers-Briggs Type indicator, but I've never taken the official MBTI, so I won't be able to say how it compares to the real thing.
     
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    Katleya Sarcasm Lover V.I.P Member

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    Pymetrics
    Link: pymetrics | play games to find your ideal job and optimal career path

    In a nutshell:
    Uses data algorithms and neuroscience to offer insight on a candidate’s strength and on adequate jobs. Traits are sorted in categories such as: learning, processing, distraction, effort, attention, planning, risk, trust, memory…
    Pymetrics was founded by 2 ladies who are postdoctoral fellows in Brain & Cognitive sciences at MIT, so it doesn’t seem bogus. Expect occasional informal language with buzzworthy words.

    Pros:
    - Games offer accessibility through adaptation for ADHD, daltonism (and another thing that I forgot)
    - Creative approach, based on action rather than questionnaires
    - Suggested fields I didn’t know much about, and offered (brief) information on them
    - Provides some interesting analyses in the “traits to work on” section
    - Seems to offer online courses in certain fields (haven’t tried that)
    - Links to job offers
    - Additional games can be unlocked after the initial 12 games are completed

    Cons:
    - Need to register before you can start the games
    - Neuroscience data used seems to be fairly neurotypical-centric
    - I found it a bit tricky to understand some of the results because of how they were presented
    - Doesn’t offer tips on how to improve on the “traits to work on”
    - May be because of my settings, but only had US-based job offers
    - Need to use social media to unlock additional games (i.e. share a link to the games on LinkedIn, facebook or twitter –you’re not asked to share your results, though)


    The cognitive profile I got from it was overall fairly accurate based on other assessments I took in the past, with a couple of spot-on conclusions (e.g. “You are a beast when it comes to directing your focus on a task. However, people with laser focus might overlook things when new information is introduced.”, or another one that said I didn’t rely solely on facial expressions to understand other people – which makes sense with prosopagnosia), but also a severe miss in the distraction category (I’m apparently supposed to be a great multi-tasker, and I can guarantee that I’m not… but I can fake it pretty well :rolleyes:).
     
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  3. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    Interesting!