Quizzes & Tests

  • The Eyes Have It: Nine Ways to Decode What Your Interviewer is Thinking

    The Eyes Have It: Nine Ways to Decode What Your Interviewer is Thinking

    Bored at work? This year, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. Ashley V. knew the exact moment she lost the job interview as a nanny for a very wealthy Hollywood producer.... Continue Reading

  • What Message Is the Color You're Wearing Sending?

    What Message Is the Color You're Wearing Sending?

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. You might want to think twice before you fall back on basic black every day. You may believe it looks... Continue Reading

  • Enneagram Uncovers Nine Personality Types at Work. Which Are You?

    Enneagram Uncovers Nine Personality Types at Work. Which Are You?

    At work, are you a Perfectionist, a Troubleshooter, a Sage or a Top Dog? Maybe you're a Helper, a Producer or a Connoisseur? According to the ancient theory of the Enneagram, which dates back to Homer's time (750 B.C), there are nine different personality types, and they cover pretty much everyone. Popular... Continue Reading

  • Career Test: How Colors You Hate Can Lead to a Job You Love

    Career Test: How Colors You Hate Can Lead to a Job You Love

    Dewey Sadka, Career Expert Did you know that the colors you like and dislike indicate your "Career Enjoyment Factor," or your personality's best career path? Consider these sometimes overlooked facts: 1. When you love what you do, you do a better job and get promoted. 2. Employers hire those who they believe... Continue Reading

  • Could Your Favorite Color Actually Guide Your Career?

    Could Your Favorite Color Actually Guide Your Career?

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. By Dewey Sadka Looking for a career or wondering if you've chosen the right one? Consider taking the Dewey Color... Continue Reading

  • How Important Is Your Handwriting On A Job Application?

    How Important Is Your Handwriting On A Job Application?

    Scott Petullo is a graphologist, so naturally for this interview I typed out some questions and e-mailed them. It seemed the safest route for asking an analyst just what might be read into our job applications by potential employees. My objective was to find out about how sloppy handwriting might be perceived by... Continue Reading

  • Are You An Asker Or A Guesser?

    Are You An Asker Or A Guesser?

    Bored at work? AOL Jobs is publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. When your boss asks you to do something you're not all that excited about, do you: A: Grudgingly accept the assignment and... Continue Reading

  • Five Online Career Quiz Sites That Will Help You Define Your Calling

    Five Online Career Quiz Sites That Will Help You Define Your Calling

    There are plenty of online quizzes to waste your time with, from which Jonas Brother you should marry, to what kind of animal you were in a previous life. But the one type of quiz worth your time is a career quiz. An online career quiz can give you an idea of your interests, your ideal workplace environment and... Continue Reading

  • Poker Face or Joker Face? Your Expressions at Work

    Poker Face or Joker Face? Your Expressions at Work

    With apologies to Lady Gaga, there probably is no such thing as a real poker face. No matter how stoic you may wish to appear, you're probably broadcasting your emotions right up front, and this can be a good or bad thing in the work place. "When you are talking to someone, he is not generally looking at your... Continue Reading

  • Your Career is In the Cards (of Destiny)

    Your Career is In the Cards (of Destiny)

    Revised January 2011 A simple deck of playing cards can reveal fascinating secrets about you, your career and your colleagues, according to Lisa Osborne, a popular radio host who began studying the science of Destiny Cards as a lark, but has now made it into a successful vocation. "Using this ancient system... Continue Reading

  • Career Test Controversy - Is Testing Your Career Skills Valuable?

    Career Test Controversy - Is Testing Your Career Skills Valuable?

    Many job seekers who are looking for some guidance on setting a career path are often directed to take a career test. A series of questions meant to define your interests and point out a suitable career choice, career tests are sometimes looked down upon as being more of a hindrance rather than a helpful... Continue Reading

  • Census Test Taking Tips

    Census Test Taking Tips

    Are you considering applying for a job with the U.S. Census Bureau? If so, you might need to brush up on your basic math and reading skills. In order to be considered for a census-taking position, you must complete a 30-minute census test. Although I don't plan to apply for a census job, I hopped online this... Continue Reading

  • Work Like Your Nail Color, Even if It's Nude

    Work Like Your Nail Color, Even if It's Nude

    With all the negativity and depression clouding the working world these days, author/radio host Mary Foley thinks it's time to lighten up a little -- or at least to add a little color. She's been through all the ups and downs the economy has had to offer, and she chooses to look on the bright side, which is an... Continue Reading

  • Quiz: The Best Job For Your Personality Type

    Quiz: The Best Job For Your Personality Type

    One of the first things a career coach might ask you to do when you begin working with her on a career change is to take a personality assessment test, for example, such as the testing developed by The Myers & Briggs Foundation. These personality tests are intended to gauge how you interact with other... Continue Reading

  • Should You Strike Out on Your Own?  Or Will You Strike Out?

    Should You Strike Out on Your Own? Or Will You Strike Out?

    "I should just start a ______ business." How many times have you had the light bulb go off, thinking you can do it better than an established business or seeing an opportunity that hasn't been tapped? Having the idea is one thing -- but knowing if you're meant to be a boss is another thing. Daniel Isenberg,... Continue Reading

  • Are You a Slacker? Your Name May Give You Away

    Are You a Slacker? Your Name May Give You Away

    What's in a name? Well, apparently a lot. Names are chosen for the way they sound, or for family significance. Other times they are used to uphold traditions and continue a lineage, for example John Doe Sr. might name his first-born son, John Doe Jr. Others use names as the ultimate form of description. For... Continue Reading

  • Does Your Name Affect Your Chances of Landing a Job?

    Does Your Name Affect Your Chances of Landing a Job?

    My son has a name that is very common in some parts of the world but not very common in the United States. When you hear a person's name, do certain thoughts and associations come to mind? I started thinking about how birth names might affect a job seeker's candidacy and wondering if they can actually play a... Continue Reading

  • What Your Body Language Says About You

    What Your Body Language Says About You

    When you walk into a room full of colleagues, bosses, or clients, you might not say a word in the first few minutes -- but your body language has already spoken volumes about the type of person and worker you might be. Well over half of all communication is projected through body language, though we frequently... Continue Reading

  • Can Your Favorite Color Determine Your Perfect Job?

    Can Your Favorite Color Determine Your Perfect Job?

    Revised January, 2011 Do you ever wish finding the perfect job could be as easy as 1, 2, 3? According to recent research, it might be as easy as red, yellow or blue. That's right; by determining which primary, secondary and achromatic colors you prefer most and least, you can figure out a successful career path... Continue Reading

  • Quiz: Recession Proof Your Career!

    Quiz: Recession Proof Your Career!

    by Dale Kurow, M.S., MCDP, Executive Coach Everyone's heard about the recent layoffs and downsizing in the financial industry due to the mortgage crisis and the fire sale of Bear Stearns. Some of the retrenchment is now flowing over into other sectors, as expected. Are you worrying about how to stay valuable... Continue Reading

  • Quiz:  Are You Satisfied by Your Job?

    Quiz: Are You Satisfied by Your Job?

    CareerBuilder.com The average American spends a lot of time at work -- more than 1800 hours a year -- but do you love your job or are you frequently daydreaming about being somewhere (or anywhere) else? A lot of things play a role in your job satisfaction besides the actual work itself. Your emotions, skills,... Continue Reading

  • What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

    What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

    Bored at work? This summer, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz every week to keep you entertained. This quiz was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. Have you ever shaken someone's hand and in the same instant, felt every bone in your fingers and palm shatter? Or,... Continue Reading

  • What's Your Work Style?

    What's Your Work Style?

    Are you in a job that suits you? How about your work environment? Is it one that allows you to shine for who you are and recognizes the unique contribution that only you can make? If you take your quest for job satisfaction seriously these are questions you might want to ask. Knowing a bit more about your... Continue Reading

  • What Your Handwriting Says About You

    What Your Handwriting Says About You

    Of course, what you write is more important than how you write it, but arguably one's handwriting can be considered a window into the soul –or at least one's job satisfaction. Handwriting is an everyday skill that we use to convey thoughts and ideas, and studies show that there could be more to your... Continue Reading

  • Job Burnout: Signs You Need a Change

    Job Burnout: Signs You Need a Change

    CareerBuilder.com There comes a time in every professional's career when it is best to make a change. Being able to recognize burnout and know when to leave a company can keep you from finding yourself at a dead end later in your career. But how do you know when it's time to move on? The following quiz,... Continue Reading

  • Jobs and Birth Order

    Jobs and Birth Order

    Revised January, 2011 All men may be created equal; but a look at their pay stubs will tell you that their incomes are not. Blame it on social class, education -- even luck, but according to Dalton Conley, New York University professor of sociology and public policy, inequality begins at home. In his book... Continue Reading

  • Quiz: Are You a Leader?

    Quiz: Are You a Leader?

    CareerBuilder Are you leadership material? If you've ever worked for an organization in which those on the fast track are clearly visible, you've probably wondered what the people at the top see in them. It takes more than merely being good at your job to be a good leader. The most gifted athletes rarely make... Continue Reading

  • Unhappy at Work? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

    Unhappy at Work? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

    By Heather Mundell, CPC You're sitting in another agonizing meeting and glancing at your watch. "I can't believe what a waste of time this is," you say to yourself. "I've got five phone calls to return and probably 25 new e-mails in my inbox. Guess I'm staying late again. I just wish I cared more about what I'm... Continue Reading

  • Test: What Your Walk Says About You

    Test: What Your Walk Says About You

    Bored at work? This year, AOL Jobs will be publishing a career quiz or test every week to keep you entertained. This one was so popular with readers when it originally ran that AOL is republishing it. Your resume is glowing and once you're in the interview room you can certainly talk the talk...but can... Continue Reading

  • Job Quiz: What Should You Be Doing?

    Job Quiz: What Should You Be Doing?

    By Marty Nemko, Career Coach Over the years, I've asked my career counseling clients hundreds of questions to tease out what they should be doing with their lives. Recently, I created a new-client questionnaire that includes the questions that most often reveal something important about a client. I now have my... Continue Reading