Personality tests have been around to help individuals and organizations to find the right candidate for a job. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one commonly known personality test. The length questionnaire - designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions - is not free. It is restricted to use by certified professionals.
For those in a career transition and job seekers who don't have the time or the funds to purchase a fee based personality test, you can explore your career choices through a fun, entertaining, and FREE method available on your smart phone or tablet as an app: Career MOT.
Career MOT originates from the United Kingdom, but you can download and use it here in the U.S. To begin, you create your customized avatar. Then upon completing a quick diagnostic profile, you can find out which careers best suit your characteristics and find the skills required to get you onto the right career path.
For me, completing a profile resulted in a fairly accurate summary of my characteristics and offered food for thought to explore the recommended career options. To explore career options and job analyses, you can then go to O*Net Online.
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