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Career Advice Report

Concise Career Advice Report

Paul Kavanagh

Interest Profile

The score below shows your interests in seven work or career activities. The highest scores show the type of activities you like best. More than one high score indicates a combination of interests. The lowest scores should also be considered since they show activities that you probably do not enjoy right now.

Categories

OUTDOOR

PRACTICAL

SCIENTIFIC

CREATIVE

BUSINESS

OFFICE

PEOPLE CONTACT

SCORE

7

6

5

10

14

4

10

Use your two highest scores to help you find jobs that match your interests. Look in the classification of occupations that comes with this Career Interest Test.

Interest Categories

Read these descriptions to give you an understanding of the different types of work. The occupations named in each category are only examples.

Category

Description

OUTDOOR

Outdoor Interest means that you like to work and move about outside. It also involves caring for animals and growing things. Farmers, foresters, landscape gardeners, surveyors, and sportsmen/sportswomen are among those high in outdoor interests.

PRACTICAL

Practical interest means that you like to work mainly with tools and equipment, making and fixing things as well as operating machines. Jobs in this area include pilots, factory workers, technicians and engineers.

SCIENTIFIC

Scientific interest means that you like to discover ideas, observe, investigate and experiment. Medical and health occupations, doctors, pharmacists, zoologists, dentists, chemists, physicists have high scientific interests.

CREATIVE

A creative interest means that you like to express yourself. It includes artistic, musical and literary occupations. An artistic interest shows that you like to design and create objects, appreciate beautiful things, practice design or decorate things around you. Artists, photographers, signwriters, and designers all do “artistic” work. Musical interest means you like composing, dancing, singing, or playing musical instruments. Dancers, musicians and entertainers have musical interests. Literary interest means that you like books, writing, and dealing with ideas. Literary jobs include actors, writers, editors, reporters and advertising jobs.

BUSINESS

Business interest means that you like meeting people, talking, discussing and leading others such as in law, politics, buying and selling. It also involves business relations with people, as with travel agents, shopkeepers, executives and managers.

OFFICE

An interest in office work means you like working indoors and perform clerical tasks which involve organising and being accurate. It can involve planning and controlling, clerical jobs such as secretary, office worker, receptionist, bank clerk, or computer operator. An interest in office work also means you like to work with numbers and do calculations such as in finance or statistics. A high interest in this area means that you might like such office jobs as computer programmer, barrister or economist.

PEOPLE CONTACT

An interest in people contact means that you like to work mainly with people or that you are concerned about their social welfare. The work of teachers, nurses, police officers, and welfare workers involves a great deal of personal contact. An interest in working with people can also include jobs such as sales, cashiers, waiters and secretaries.

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