Tuesday, July 20, 2010

color counseled.

I just took a quiz on Careerpath.com called Color Career Counselor, where you choose colors in order of preference to determine which career you are best suited for. I must say, I wasn't expecting much. Just another online personality quiz to kill some time with. Although, they do make the following claim:

The Dewey Color System® is now the world's most accurate career testing instrument.
This report based on your personality traits indicates your two most enjoyable day-day-day occupation skills. It’s a summary of the full report, the Color Leadership Evaluation 5.0.

Well, I have to admit, I laughed out loud when I got my results.

Best Occupational Category

Keywords: Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

Suggested careers are Administrator, Secretary, Printer, Paralegal, Building Inspector, Bank Cashier, Private Secretary, Statistician, Operations Manager, Financial Analyst, Bookkeeper, Medical Records Technician, Developer of Business or Computer Systems, Clerical Worker, Proofreader, Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Banker, Certified Public Accountant, Credit Manager, Store Salesperson, Actuary, Dental Assistant, Business Education Teacher, Food Service Manager, IRS Agent, Budget Analyst, and Underwriter.

Your very careful, conscientious, conservative nature gives others the confidence to trust you with handling money and material possessions. Structured organizations that have well-ordered chains of command work best for you.

Suggested Organizer workplaces are large corporations, business offices, financial lending institutions, banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, and quality control and inspection departments.

They had me at "Organizer." And in case you were curious about my 2nd Best Occupational Category...

2nd Best Occupational Category
Keywords: Independent, Self-Motivated, Reserved, Introspective, Analytical, and Curious

These investigative types gather information, analyze and interpret data, and inquire to uncover new facts. They have a strong scientific orientation, enjoy academic or research environments and prefer self-reliant jobs. Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities.

The keywords are creepily accurate, and I can definitely pick out a lot of myself in those descriptions. Except for the parts where it says I am conservative, enjoy mathematics and have a strong scientific orientation. I'm pretty sure I almost failed high school chemistry.

Consult your Color Career Counselor here!


Leah said...

I also got "Organizer" and I am the least organized and least analytical person I know!

Stacey said...

ha! maybe it always gives that answer!

chauncey said...

im an organizer too... and then a "do-er"

Stacey said...

haha - I think this thing is rigged. though "do-er" seems pretty appropriate. :)