Most people spend eight hours a day at work, excluding a couple of weekends. The right choice of profession determines whether a person will go to work happy or disheartened, find it interesting to live the day or count the minutes until returning home. In this article, we will explore what career guidance is and how not to make a mistake in choosing a career path.
Our advice is suitable for those who are just starting to think about work and those who have already tried themselves and want to change their professional trajectory.
The simplest way to help you navigate through the endless variety of career directions is career guidance tests. There are many of them on the Internet, but not all are detailed and high-quality enough. We have studied this issue and suggest you familiarize yourself with the three best platforms.
The Humanitarian Technologies — tests from leading academics
On the website, you can take both the general test to help you determine your direction and several specialized ones. For example, whether the profession of a lawyer, manager, or designer suits you. The website offers tests for school students, prospective university students, current students, and adults. The platform was created with the participation of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the collected surveys are so detailed and professional that you will hardly need to refer to other sources.
The Company helps individuals decide on their profession not only through tests. The Humanitarian Technologies organizes entire career guidance camps for teenagers aged 13 to 17, as well as consultations for parents.
Tests from Government Services
On the platform, there are various career guidance tests ranging from 20 to 50 questions. There, you take not only classic surveys to choose a profession but also learn about your career-related core values. The separate section offers to discover your entrepreneurial potential and interest in business in general.
In addition to the tests, on Government Services, you will find the all-Russian job vacancy database. In particular, there is information for students looking for internships. If you are not yet 18 years old, indicate this in the filter when searching for a job. You probably won't find career orientation positions there, but at least you may find a summer job.
Career attitude tests
If you are fluent enough in English, we recommend taking this series of tests. The website gathers career surveys, logical thinking tests, personality tests, and even measures IQ levels.