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Interests Exercise
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This quiz will take you approximately 15 minutes.

Your interests are activities you do because you enjoy them. Interests capture your attention, arouse your curiosity and satisfy your need to accomplish things.

Identifying your work-related interests is an important part of career planning. You'll be more satisfied with your career direction if it includes activities that you enjoy.

In this exercise, you'll rank your interests in 50 activities. Based on your results, you'll be linked to related occupational profiles.


QUESTION: How much would you like a job where you...
Like a lot
Like a little
Neither like nor dislike
Dislike a little
Dislike a lot
direct other people on a team
design experiments or research projects
follow a clear set of rules on a regular basis
work with hand tools such as screwdrivers, scissors or wrenches
start conversations with strangers and make them feel at ease
organize and arrange activities and events such as conferences or fund-raising activities
analyze and solve problems
follow a set routine
take things apart and put them back together again
show caring and warmth for someone who is upset

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

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You will be done this quiz in about 12 minutes.
QUESTION: How much would you like a job where you...
Like a lot
Like a little
Neither like nor dislike
Dislike a little
Dislike a lot
persuade others to see your point of view
conduct studies, tests or surveys about nature
work accurately with data or details such as checking reports for errors or keeping track of inventory
repair motors, appliances, computers or musical instruments
lead group discussions with people who are having team or family problems
attend meetings to discuss ideas or issues and make decisions
do research to find new answers to problems
keep files or records in an organized system
make things following a blueprint or pattern
care for or give treatment to people who are physically or mentally ill

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

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You will be done this quiz in about 9 minutes.
QUESTION: How much would you like a job where you...
Like a lot
Like a little
Neither like nor dislike
Dislike a little
Dislike a lot
manage and directly supervise people
present information, ideas, images or music in creative ways
follow instructions to get things done
use technical instruments to measure things like radiation, sound, light or size
interview or advise someone who is working through a problem
direct your own activities and work schedule
learn about science
work on one thing until it is completed, and then work on the next thing
build or assemble or fabricate something such as a motor, computer or musical instrument
work with others to help identify their needs

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

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You will be done this quiz in about 6 minutes.
QUESTION: How much would you like a job where you...
Like a lot
Like a little
Neither like nor dislike
Dislike a little
Dislike a lot
work independently
explore a topic, idea or concept in depth
do the same or similar things every day
learn established techniques for building or repairing things
cooperate with others on a team
lead a team completing a project
express yourself through writing, visual art, dancing or music
work on a team in which everyone knows exactly what they are supposed to do
make or shape things out of different materials such as in crafts, sculpting, sewing or woodworking
teach children or adults things that may be helpful to them

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

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You will be done this quiz in about 3 minutes.
QUESTION: How much would you like a job where you...
Like a lot
Like a little
Neither like nor dislike
Dislike a little
Dislike a lot
give instructions to other people
deal with unexpected challenges and experiences
work for someone who tells you what to do
operate machinery to get things done
work directly with people most of the day
plan and control the work of others
think about many things
do almost exactly what is expected
make sure equipment, machinery or instruments are in working order
be involved in community service or community improvement

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

For more career planning tools and resources go to careerinsite.alberta.ca
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