Career Readiness Test

Are you ready to make a career decision?

We believe that the majority of school leavers are not ready to make a career decision and need some time to mature, grow, get to know themselves and gain life experience before they can embark on career planning. Below are a test to determine if you are ready to make a career decision.

You are NOT READY to make a career decision if you meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • Your career decisions fluctuate between various options;
  • You are easily influenced by other people’s opinions;
  • You feel overwhelmed with too many possible career options;
  • You feel the need that someone else should make your career decision for you;
  • You postpone making a career decision because you are scared to make a wrong decision;
  • You lack information about all the new trends and new career options that evolved in the last years;
  • You rely on a career recommendation made by a career consultant and not on your own conviction;
  • You are not sure what your true passion is;
  • You find it difficult to think analytically about a career decision and rely on your feelings or instincts;
  • Your self-image is influenced by who you want to be instead of who you know you are;
  • You lack motivation for further studies;
  • You feel unable to approach the career making process systematically and feel confused;
  • You did not have enough time or opportunity to do proper career research;
  • You have done several psychometric tests and are still indecisive about a career decision;
  • You only have a vague idea what your unique talents, strengths and weaknesses are;
  • You base a career decision mainly on what you think it entails instead of what you know it entails;
  • You did not have time or opportunity to do job shadowing;
  • The idea of making a career decision fills you with anxiety;
  • You do not have a clear idea of what the day-to-day nature is of the job/career that you consider;
  • You do not know exactly what each subject entails in the study programme that you consider;
  • You did not do interviews with people that work, teach or study in the fields that interest you;
  • You don’t feel confident enough to make a career decision;
  • You do not look forward to your future studies or chosen career.

If you meet at least three of the above mentioned criteria, you run a great risk of making a wrong career decision. At Equilibria, we make sure that each of the above mentioned aspects are addressed effectively.

A career decision is one of the most important decisions that a young person can make. It makes more sense to spend time, effort and money to make absolutely sure about a career decision than to drop out of a study programme.

Apart from substantial financial losses that result from terminating studies, the cost to those who drop-out, in terms of psychological damage associated with failure, is often incalculable.  Students who drop out of tertiary programmes tend to suffer from:

  • a sense of failure
  • guilt feelings for wasting time and money
  • a decrease in self-confidence
  • confusion about the future
  • anxiety about making another wrong career decision

Prevent this from happening!

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