Career Quizzes: 12 Tests to Help You Discover and Develop by John J. Liptak

By John J. Liptak

Self-assessment is vital to discovering pleasing paintings and coping with a worthwhile profession. by way of having a look inside of your self and interpreting your wishes and values, curiosity and talents, character and personal tastes you can't simply make higher offerings you could define a plan in your whole occupation. ,Career Quizzes might help you just do that. the writer takes you on a trip of self-discovery to help you locate paintings you like and advance your occupation from begin to end

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This study shows that older workers are quickly joining the national trend toward self-employment. 4 percent are self-employed—much higher than the national average. In addition, one in three of these workers made the transition to self-employment after the age of 50. The New Entrepreneur Choosing to become an entrepreneur is a major life decision, one that often goes against our upbringing. ” My parents always stressed that career advancement with a large corporation was the way to attain success and happiness.

Qxp 38 4/4/2008 2:34 PM Page 38 Career Quizzes NOTE The benefits of self-employment are obvious, but so are the risks. One way to alleviate some of that risk is to keep your full-time job and start an entrepreneurial pursuit in your spare time. That way, you can have the security of a paycheck and benefits while pursuing your dreams of self-employment. In reality, only about 7 percent of Americans are self-employed. Most working Americans feel they can’t afford to quit their fulltime jobs to start a business.

37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. I am confident in my abilities I have trouble generating ideas I hate to be bogged down with details I am a visionary thinker I would not be comfortable if I did not receive a regular paycheck I am thorough and attentive to details I have many ideas for businesses I could start I have trouble meeting deadlines I am easily distracted I do not mind working long hours I know what a business plan is I am a charismatic person I am not afraid to make sacrifices I like to set clear goals for myself I am worried about going into debt I prefer to be told what to do I am impatient I am always thinking about ways to improve things I like to solve complex problems I am not very good at math I tend to blame others when something goes wrong I understand the difference between a failure and a setback I have been called stubborn by people who know me I am willing to commit my savings to a new enterprise I do not like managing other people True False 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 43 Scoring Total the numbers you circled for all the statements.

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