Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finally! A career test that really understands me ...

It's What Should You Be When You Grow Up?, on, and here is the very item where it revealed its wisdom to me:

If your vacuum broke, you’d:

Take it apart
Buy a new one
Stop vacuuming

(The correct answer is, of course, the third. The other two items are there to check whether you’re paying attention.)

This site offers a tonne of “tests” like this one. Although I can’t speak for their reliability, validity, face validity, freedom from spelling mistakes—or any other measures of test quality for that matter I would say that they might have the benefit of making a client’s mental juices flow. Come to think of it the term “mental juices” might be a little dated itself but you know what I mean, right?