Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Princeton Review Career Quiz Results

Recently, I took the Princeton Review Career Quiz out of curiosity. The career assessment quiz is based on the Birkman Model, an advanced psychometric tool that measures human characteristics and behavior. More specifically, it measures what motivates you, how you deal with stress, and how well you work with others. It identifies a person's career interests and work style using four colors: Red (expediting; production-centered), Green (communicating; people-centered), Yellow (administrating; procedure-centered), and Blue (planning; idea-centered). It is NOT a personality test. It is also closely related to the Keirsey assessment (which I will post in the near future).
People with blue Interests like job responsibilities and occupations that involve creative, humanistic, thoughtful, and quiet types of activities. Blue Interests include abstracting, theorizing, designing, writing, reflecting, and originating, which often lead to work in editing, teaching, composing, inventing, mediating, clergy, and writing.

People with yellow styles perform their job responsibilities in a manner that is orderly and planned to meet a known schedule. They prefer to work where things get done with a minimum of interpretation and unexpected change. People with a yellow style tend to be orderly, cautious, structured, loyal, systematic, solitary, methodical, and organized, and usually thrive in a research-oriented, predictable, established, controlled, measurable, orderly environment. You will want to choose a work environment or career path in which your style is welcomed and produces results.

Careers Linked to 'Blue' Interests: Anthropologist, Book Publishing Professional, Career Counselor, College Administrator, City Planner, Consultant, Curator, Editor, Human Resources Manager, Journalist, Librarian, Mediator, Paralegal, Political Scientist, Product Designer, Professor, Psychologist, Public Health Administrator, Public Relations, Researcher, School Administrator, Secretary, Small Business Owner, Social Worker, Sociologist, Teacher, Travel Agent, Website Designer, Web Editor, Writer.

It sounds like I am heading down the right path!

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