The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment tool to help you understand your core character strengths. Developed by the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. Time: 10 minutes.
The Greater Good Science Centre has pulled together a number of assessment tools to create their own Happiness at Work Quiz to help you understand your level of happiness at work. Time: 5 minutes
Gretchin Ruben’s quiz helps you identify which of the four tendency categories you fit into to help you understand your motivations, working style and tendencies. Find out whether you are an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel. Time: 10 minutes
Personality test based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory. After completing the questionnaire, you will discover your 4-letter MBTI code and a description of your personality type. Time: 20 minutes.
This quick quiz based on the six leadership styles identified by Daniel Goleman, will help you identify which leadership styles you are good at and which you may need to develop further. Time: 5 minutes.
Personality test based on Keirsey Temperament Theory, which divides people into four “temperaments:” Guardian, Idealist, Rational, and Artisan. This assessment helps you understand how you communicate and interact with others. Time: 25 minutes.
Career interest test that identifies jobs that might suit your interests, talents, and aptitudes. The test is based on psychologist John Holland’s RIASEC model of career development theory. After answering questions you will discover your 3 letter code which can help you understand what type of careers could good match. Time: 20 minutes.
Free psychometric test sites
The following sites feature a range of free practice tests on: numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, diagrammatic reasoning/spatial awareness and situational judgement. Most basic tests are free but some require payment to access more extensive practice tests or to receive a full report.
Important: While online tests and quizzes can go some way towards helping us understand ourselves better, they cannot replace professional, one-to-one careers guidance. This is because career development is more complex than simply taking assessments. A suitably qualified and experienced career coach has been trained to help you identify and understand your skills, strengths and aptitudes and how these fit in the current and future world of work. They are also trained in guiding you to make decisions and take action based on your own unique circumstances.
Career development professionals carry out their work based on a foundation of career development theory utilising a range of specialist career counselling and coaching skills. If you are interested in working with a qualified, experienced and registered career development professional please get in touch to learn more about our career counselling and coaching services.