It is that time of the semester in my school and as it is no one loves revising for exams. Right ahead of me are six people and one behind me on the right wing of the 2nd floor of my library. You could argue that it is on a Friday afternoon but hell nah! in my school even a Saturday can appear to be a Monday if there’re exams. Everyone seem to be busy with their work, probably trying to grasp the last point before the exam starts in the next 73 minutes.
After a round on twitter I got a feeling that I am not in the right career, or say, I am not doing what I am supposed to be doing. Ideally I am supposed to follow a career in accounting or finance but mainly accounting. I recently graduated from Certified Public Accounting and I am now doing a degree in Commerce having a double major in Accounting and Finance. Holy Lord! Sometimes the whole idea of achieving all this at my age makes me proud of myself but at other times I have doubts about if this will lead me to my destiny. I have read all those quotes about destiny but still…maybe I am a really pessimistic person.
So in all that I got an idea that maybe I should do a personality test about careers. Off I typed “personality test” and thanks to auto-complete it gave me exactly what I wanted. “personality test for careers”. I did all the 24 questions and quite honestly I got a real time response. Today I was all honest thinking like “really? this is so obvious” and obviously enough I found out that my ideal career path is on things to do with research, processes and systems. Under this, jobs include accountant, scientific researcher, investigative journalist, legal assistant, book-keeper, health and safety officer and purchasing professional. Accountant and book-keeping had to be there. Thank you very much The Guardian. Thank you. I did not even expect it considering my level of honesty and “obviousness”. But hey, my second most likely career path is to be on things to do with creative use of ideas, materials or situations. This one I liked. Jobs under this category include graphic designer, training consultant, wedding planner and public relations. Reason being: “Your ideal work is mainly about working imaginatively with ideas or designs. This includes jobs in the arts, performing, creative writing, and also visual design, lateral thinking, business creativity, adapting or coming up with new ideas, working in situations where no rule-book exists.” Yass! Makes more sense! Close by with a tie of 18 points was a career in supporting people (I don’t know why I am finding it funny). I agree that I love working with people, their well-being and their development
as the main focus of your work but the jobs under it I am not sure. Jobs include teacher, life coach, therapist, nurse, learning and development and career coach.
At this point I am speechless. I don’t know what more I should write. Accountant, scientific researcher, investigative journalist, legal assistant, book-keeper, health and safety officer, purchasing professional, graphic designer, training consultant, wedding planner, public relations, teacher, life coach, therapist, nurse, learning and development and career coach are my ideal jobs.
I will have to match this face with one of them…
….after hours of evaluating this result.
Enjoy yours and take your test too. Let’s see who was meant to be a president. LOL!