Most everyone has an idea about the benefits of a career assessment test, but when would the appropriate time to take one? And is it really necessary to take one under all circumstances? We will give answers to both of these questions in the following paragraphs.
Here is when you should take a career aptitude test:
- In the last year of high-school
The career test for high-school students is as serious as any other assessment application. Teens need to take this test if they have doubts about their future career and college choice.
- In the last year of college
Even if your career already started with college, it is still not too late to find out more about it such as various departments that you work in.
- When you are bored/frustrated of your current job
When you feel that you can’t take it no more, when you absolutely hate your job, it’s time for change that can very well start with the results of a career test.
When you should not take a career personality test:
- When you are already doing what you love
When you are out there ‘riding the wave’ and you are good at what you are doing, no need to take a career test to tell you what you already know.
- When there is no doubt in your mind about what you want to do with your life after college/high-school
Some students know from early age what career to follow, most of them need no guidance whatsoever. Of course, these are rare individuals and most of us are not like that.
- When you have no choice but to follow a certain profession path
Life is tough for some individuals and no matter how many career tests they take, their options are very limited due to handicap, the location where they live, early parenting, etc.