Do you need convincing that a Career Quiz can seriously help you make important life decisions? Then read on…
Late last year we passed a bit of a milestone when the one millionth carecareers Career Quiz was completed. Yes, one million people have taken the quiz! Why? What did they gain from the experience?
If you have taken the quiz then you know it gives you feedback on your personality, skills and, if appropriate, it suggests where you could best apply them in a career in the care sector. So how accurate and useful is it? You might be surprised.
Part of carecareers’ brief is to reach out to talented individuals with no previous experience of working in the care sector. There are many people out there with much to offer who would flourish in a person-centred industry such as ours.
If you are one of those people, you will know that it’s a big leap to make a career change into a new sector in which you don’t have any experience.
Early on, our research told us that an online tool which helped users self-assess their fit with the sector could go a long way to bridging that gap. A great deal of work went into designing and building the career quiz; the massive uptake is validation that it has paid off.
And the result? There have probably been a million different results. Some people learn that maybe the sector is not for them, which is a valuable outcome in itself. Others decide the profile they receive is all they need, that’s fine too.
But for a third group it’s the starting point of an important journey, one that takes them in a new direction or fulfils a long-held hankering for something more meaningful. Every week we hear from someone now enjoys a rewarding career in our sector as a direct result of the Career Quiz.
So just in case you’ve not yet joined the million-strong community, why not give the quiz a go? It will only take you five minutes, it’s fun and easy to do and, who knows, perhaps it might take you somewhere unexpected…
And if this is the start of a journey for you, our Career Centre (1300 637 637 and firstname.lastname@example.org) is here to help you if we can with one-on-one career advice. The service is free, independent and confidential, and nothing gives us more pleasure than to talk to people who are making positive life changes.