Oh, those job interview questions! You know you are at the top of your game, but then they ask you something very personal, something you aren’t ready for, like “How would you describe your personality?”
Seriously, who does that? Most people don’t analyze themselves that much. They don’t spend time figuring out how they come across. Questions like these can catch us unprepared, and we end up giving superficial, tell-you-what-you-want-to-hear type answers.
Those who don’t lose their ability to speak immediately after hearing such a question will usually say they are fantastic leaders, passionate about their field, result-oriented, punctual, highly organized working machines.
But if you want to sound more convincing and genuine, it’s worth figuring out your natural strengths not only for the sake of getting the job but also for your own sake. After all, working at a job that doesn’t suit your personality is highly stressful. In addition, you will be denying yourself any chance to find a job that is right for you.
While your personality is much more than your marketable skills, chances are your interviewer wants only relevant information. The good news is that over the years, we developed a wide selection of personality and career tests that you can take at absolutely no cost.
So how to describe your personality? Here are some relevant tests that will help you do just that:
It’s possible to have completely different work styles and get outstanding results. Perhaps you are not particularly original, but who cares? You have fantastic focus, and you can achieve your goals by following tried-and-true methods.
Or perhaps you are a complete opposite — not good at following the rules, but surprisingly innovative and committed to constant improvement. Your interviewer will want to know.
Take our work style assessment quiz to know more about your personal work style.
Your Thinking Style
Having several well-developed thinking styles allows you to perform a wider range of tasks more effectively. Most people, however, have one or two preferred thinking styles that make them more suitable for some jobs but not others.
For example, architects, designers, and screenwriters need well-developed imaginative thinking to produce better results.
Programmists, scientists, mathematicians, and economists generally use abstract thinking.
If you don’t know what your thinking type is, you can take our free test here.
Doers vs. Thinkers
Which stage of your projects do you enjoy more? The planning stage? The execution stage? Or both? Some people are great at planning but don’t particularly enjoy doing the work itself.
No problem, if you are one of these people, there are positions that utilize your planning and organization skills while somebody else does the job. So are you a doer or a thinker? Find out now.
Leader or Follower?
Do you like to lead, or do you prefer to be told what to do (not something negative, by the way)? Or perhaps you just want to work alone without anyone giving you orders but also without having to lead?
You can find your answers here.
Leadership Style Quiz
While we are at it, what is your leadership style? There are three leadership styles: authoritative, participative, and laissez-faire. Do you see your team as friends or merely means to achieve your goals? Are you a little bossy? Do you give your team credit for what they do?
Three Types of Employees Test
Are you a team player, solo player, or efficiency expert? Solo players are motivated by personal rewards, such as money and prestige, while team players enjoy communication and connections they build with their teammates. As for efficiency experts, they focus on tasks and tasks alone. Your future employer may appreciate each of these three types of employees equally, or they may be looking for one specific type.
So, which type do you belong to? Find out here.
Self-esteem and Confidence Test
Self-esteem and self-confidence seem to be like personal traits, and they are, but your employer may still be interested. The reason for that is that people with high self-esteem tend to trust their own judgments, be more independent, and are more likely to build effective professional relationships.
Your Creativity Score
This creativity test is based on the four factors of creativity: curiosity, imagination, complexity, and risk tolerance. The test is designed to evaluate each of these areas separately and then calculate your overall creativity score.
Conflict Management Strategies Test
Conflict management skills are important in both professional and personal areas of our lives. Sooner or later, conflicts will arise, and your future employer may want to know your preferred way of handling conflicts. Not sure what to answer? Take the test here.
Organizational and Communication Skills Test
Organizational and communication skills are some of the most sought-after skills. Whether you are a leader or just an employee, you need to develop these skills to be more efficient. Test your organizational and communication skills now.