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About CareerFitter

Our Career Test analyzes your personality in the work place. It is designed to give you insight into which careers to consider based on your work personality. Our test also generates details about your personality at work: a description of your optimal work environment, your strengths, your preferred management style, your work personality traits and more.

Our CareerFitter Test is the hybrid personality career assessment test. Our "career test" helps you uncover your personality at work. The results of the test shows you specifically a list of jobs that fit your personality best, your work strengths, weaknesses, work style, best work environment and much more, including famous people like you.

Are you asking: "What should I be doing with my life?" or "What is my purpose?"

The CareerFitter test helps to show you answers.

Learn more about the free career test here.
Time: 10 to 15 min
Results: 10 Page Online Detailed Assessment Report
Style: Multiple Choice. There is no wrong answer.
Satisfaction: 100% Guaranteed
Cost: $11.90
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How to Administer the Assessment (Career Test)

If you are the administrator of the career test here are some instructions to tell the examinee.

Take the test in a relaxed state of mind. Remember, there are no incorrect answers. Imagine yourself in a work environment and answer honestly. You can have a very different “work personality” than your “off work personality”. We want to focus on your work personality. Answer all questions honestly as they pertain to you in an optimal work environment. If you are 50/50 on a question – choose the answer that describes you most of the time in a fulfilling work environment.

History of CareerFitter

The body of the CareerFitter assessment is a mixture of personality testing and occupational research that dates back to the early findings of Psychologist Carl Jung during World War II. Since that time, there have been countless authors and researchers that have utilized and built upon these early findings. The organization that developed our assessment began adding to this development and research in 1998, refining and focusing the career aspects of these earlier works to develop the algorithms that make up the backbone of the CareerFitter online test.

The initial focus groups of the assessment were various organizations, employees, and individuals throughout the United States. The organizational goals were to decrease turnover and establish a baseline of desirable and definable employee attributes. To proceed with development the organization employed the assistance of corporate managers, supervisors, team leaders, and top-performers in their respective fields. In an effort to minimize turnover and establish more effective parameters for recruiting new employees, the development team found that the assessment provided statistically significant characteristics and traits in the employees that excelled at their respective positions. As a direct result, organizations and Human Resource departments experienced fewer turnovers and simultaneously experienced a documented increase in employee productivity and satisfaction. As a result of implementing and using the career assessment and the profile results, organizations were able to narrow the selection focus for their recruiters. Since the initial research began, CareerFitter.com has provided the career assessment and profiles to countless organizations and individuals worldwide. In fact, since providing the online version, the assessment has unpredictably crossed cultural boundaries and language barriers. To date, the assessment has reached individuals from every continent.

Research and Development

Beginning in 1998 a disparate impact study was conducted in conjunction with adjunct professionals with expertise in Applied Psychology. The procedure and analysis of the study was completed following the guidelines and standards of the American Psychological Association, as well as the principles for validation and personnel selection as endorsed by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The sample used for this study was one that closely resembles the pool of applicants who might be tested using our method of assessment. The sample allowed analyses of several protected groups (females and non-white minorities) as defined by current statutory law. The results indicated that members of either protected group did not score significantly lower on the assessment instrument than other individuals. Thus, it was concluded, the assessment does not “adversely” impact members of the previously mentioned groups; that is, there is no evidence of disparate impact against members of these groups, and the basic responses were consistent across demographic samples.

At the completion of the initial findings, immediate efforts were implemented that further supported the validation process through voluntary participation of individuals, corporations and organizations nationwide. These individuals, corporations and organizations were part of a regression sample that further supported the previous disparate impact study.

The Instrument: The assessment is an occupational assessment developed as an individual employment selection and management development tool to large and small, profit and non-profit organizations. Years of research indicate that people generally tend to fail on the job because of the environment into which they are placed, not due to a lack of skills or competence. The assessment has proven to be valid, accurate, objective and unbiased, and is used to help put the right person in the right job.

The Method

The method involved looking at each participant’s assessment results and comparing them to specific job requirements, skills, and core competencies for a particular job. The requirements, skills and core competencies were predetermined, in an effort to avoid skewing the results.

Validation

A validation study was conducted to establish that the assessment would meet its construct and measure its intended purpose. This was established in the following ways:

• Construct validation strategies

• Criterion-related validation strategies

Construct validation strategies

A content validation strategy requires the researcher to show a logical, or judgment-based, relationship between characteristics measured by an instrument in relation to the job requirements.

Criterion-related validation strategies

The criterion-related validity study required the assessment to establish an empirical relationship between assessment results and criterion based on job performance. This relationship is expressed as a correlation (between test scores and criterion performance). This aspect of the study demonstrated a direct relationship between test selection and job performance.

Aggregate Statistics

Within each grouping of variables, major statistics (e.g., validity coefficients) were aggregated by computing a weighted average and standard deviation across study results. Results are weighted by study sample size.

The weighted average indicates the best estimate of the assessed population value for the statistic (e.g., the relationship between test results and job performance).

The weighted standard deviation was used to compute confidence intervals about the weighted average; the confidence intervals were then used for statistical significance tests on the weighted average.

Results

The statistic used in this analysis was the standard t-test using pooled variance techniques, which looks at the differences between the means of two groups. More sophisticated multi-variance techniques were initially considered, but due to the straightforward nature of the results these analyses were considered unnecessary and potentially confusing.

For the t-test analysis, a statistically significant difference between two groups on an assessment dimension would indicate disparate impact within the assessment process. The results of this analysis are undeniably significant and reveal the following:

(t = 2.01, p<.05).

Discussion

The purpose of the current study was to investigate the potential presence of statistically significant differences between average responses to the assessment by its respondents. By utilizing the t-test statistic and comparing average scores for each dimension represented by the assessment instrument, there was no overall pattern of results favoring a particular group. Likewise, of all dimensions tested, there was no pattern of results favoring one particular subgroup. Based on these findings, no consistent pattern of disparate impact emerged in this study, indicating that the assessment instrument is sound, and disparate impact in the employment setting is unlikely.

How is CareerFitter different?

Let’s compare CareerFitter to other types of tests that are often called “Career Tests”

The term “Career Test” is very broad and includes many different types of tests. It is important to understand which type of test you are using.

Careerfitter: Careerfitter is a hybrid career test, designed through scientific research, to determine your work personality, which is who you are at work, how you like to work, how you like to be managed, if you like to manage others, and much more. CareerFitter assesses the eight foundations of your personality that you utilize in a work environment. This allows the scientific algorithms to identify careers that fit the person you are in the workplace, comparing your work personality with other successful working professionals . You spend the majority of your life at work, so it is critical that your work fit your work personality. Careerfitter’s Report details your work personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, your optimal work environment, your management style, and more, and then generates a list of careers that are best suited to your personality. Careerfitter can be used at the beginning of your career journey as you decide which education and training to pursue, and it can also be used mid-career to find other careers that might be a better fit for you if you are unhappy with your current work. In short, when you are preparing to take the next step in your career path, Careerfitter is an invaluable tool to be sure your a pursuing a career that is not just something you “could do” or that “family members have done” or that “sounds interesting to you”, but something that truly fits you. Understanding your work personality and the careers that fit your work personality can prevent years of wasted education, unnecessary education debt, and time lost in jobs that don’t suit you. Careerfitter helps you unlock your best career path and your optimal income potential.

“Desires or Interest Test (also known as a Motivational Test)”: This type of test is designed to help you identify things you might like to do. You might be shown pictures of different career objects or career professionals and then you are asked to choose the one you like best. This type of test does not analyze or differentiate whether that career might be a good fit for you or not, it simplify identifies that you are interested in that career. Therefore, if you are interested in law only because your father is a lawyer, this test will not help you determine whether or not becoming a lawyer would be a good fit for you. It will simply tell you that you have an interest in law careers. It is a starting place to generate ideas about which careers might interest you, but it will not tell you which careers are a fit for your specific work personality type.

“Aptitude Test”: This test measure your skill level in specific areas. This type of test is best used as a hiring tool for employment. It can tell your employer how much you know about a specific area in order for them to place you in the workplace. For your purposes, an aptitude test is not helpful when trying to choose a career that is a good fit for you. Just because you have knowledge or training in a certain career area does not mean that this is a good fit for you. “Just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.” If you have extensive training in computer technology, for example, but you are miserable in that line of work, it will not help you to know that you have aptitude for it (skills or training). It also limits your exploration by focusing on skills and aptitudes you currently have. You might be better suited to a completely different line of work and you would have aptitude in that area after education or training. Aptitude tests do not identify what careers would be the best fit for you outside of the aptitude you already have.

“Personality Tests”: Generalized personality tests identify your personality type and make recommendations about jobs that might fit you based on your type. However, they do not differentiate your personality at work from your personality in your free time. The results you get combine both personalities into one personality type. Most people behave differently at work than they do in their free time. Therefore, it is best when choosing a career to use a more specialized test. This is why Careerfitter was created.