Work Preferences Quiz

Select your work preferences and interests to find careers that offer the kind of work you would enjoy.

There are 50 questions which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


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  • Describes me fairly well
  • Unsure
  • Doesn't describe me very well
  • Doesn't describe me at all
  1. I like to work at the same thing for a long time.

  2. I like to build things and/or repair them.

  3. I like to dig deeply into topics to solve problems.

  4. I like to finish one job before I start the next.

  5. I enjoy directing people in their activities.

  6. I would like to have a job where I work at a steady pace all day.

  7. I enjoy activities which give me the opportunity to test and measure in some way.

  8. I would like to be responsible for organizing an activity and planning something for everyone to do.

  9. I like to help my friends to solve their problems.

  10. I would like to be responsible for a project or activity and have to look after many different details to complete it.

  11. I enjoy books and television programs on scientific subjects such as astronomy and biology.

  12. I enjoy working with tools and machinery.

  13. I enjoy working according to prescribed methods.

  14. I like to solve my own problems and do projects using my own ideas.

  15. When I do a project or other job, I do it carefully, one step at a time.

  16. I would like a job where I could direct, control and plan the activities of other workers.

  17. I like to take charge of things and get them done.

  18. I enjoy experimenting with different methods to accomplish something or to solve a problem.

  19. I would like to have a job operating machinery all day.

  20. I would like to have a job where I am able to keep equipment or machinery in working order.

  21. I would like a job that is involved in community service.

  22. I would like to have a job where I always know what is expected of me.

  23. I would like a job where I had to deal with people all day.

  24. I would like a job where I do mathematical calculations as part of some technical work.

  25. I would like a job that is involved with social betterment.

  26. I like working with my hands, doing things such as plumbing repairs, sewing, fixing cars, or wallpapering.

  27. I enjoy finding out from books and TV programs how things are made or how things work.

  28. I like a job where my work is usually closely checked and inspected.

  29. I like to assist people when they are sick or in trouble.

  30. I find it easy to work with people and to cooperate with them.

  31. I enjoy working with materials such as wood, stone, clay, fabric or metal.

  32. I enjoy having a lot of things to think about.

  33. I have been the leader of a club, committee, team or organization.

  34. I am able to help people who are worried or upset.

  35. I like to have established rules to work by.

  36. I enjoy working with tools, equipment or technical instruments.

  37. I would like a job in which I work with machines or things rather than dealing with people.

  38. I prefer being in control of a group rather than just a member.

  39. I do volunteer work with organizations that help people.

  40. I would like to work on research projects.

  41. I would like a job where I can take responsibility for decisions.

  42. I am usually successful in getting people to do what I want.

  43. I like to go through evidence to solve problems.

  44. I enjoy looking after people.

  45. I am able to take orders.

  46. I would like a job interviewing people to get their opinions about things or events.

  47. I would like a job where I am responsible for organizing my own activities the way I see fit.

  48. I would like to work on projects that allow me to discover new facts or ideas.

  49. I like to do the same task until it is finished.

  50. I enjoy hobbies I can do on my own, such as building models, gardening, refinishing old furniture or developing photographs.