Palo Alto, California (PressExposure) June 26, 2011 -- Today JobHintz released 14 free career development and personality tests (visit [http://www.jobhintz.com/index.php/career_test]) aimed at helping job seekers and candidates identify and select the right career paths for them. JobHintz career tests range from Myers Briggs, a widely popular personality test based on Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typological approach, to Emotional IQ, which rates candidates' ability to regulate emotions in a healthy and balanced manner. JobHintz also released Enneagram Type Indicator (also known as ETI), a forced-choice psychological test which Time magazine selected as one of the top online personality tests, Communications Style Inventory, a diagnostic that allows users to determine their style of communication and suggests improvement changes, and Leadership Style Inventory, a test deigned to determine what kind of leadership style best fits a candidate's personality. The other JobHintz tests are focused on specific personality traits, such as optimism, self-esteem, motivation, organization, assertiveness and teamwork.
"The primary objective of JobHintz career development tests is to help job candidates better understand their personality and career requirements, so that they can search for a job that matches their character and needs," says Carla Olson, a Managing Director with JobHintz. Personality and career tests are frequently used in high schools and colleges to spark students' career exploration and decision making. Contrary to the popular belief, career discovery continues through adulthood and is instigated by candidates' reassessment of their personality and values. "Over 20% of adults express a high level of dissatisfaction with their jobs, and more than 50% of adults look for a new job each year," says Olson. "If you can relate to these statistics, it may be a good idea to take JobHintz personality and career tests and find out what makes your heart tick."
In the past, career assessment used to be a process of simply following your gut feelings and doing a little research into people's fields of interest. Today, career assessment is much more refined and looks not only at job fields but also spotlights the focus on the individuals and their personalities. This is perceived as critical to finding a career that will bring people happiness and satisfaction. Career development and personality tests, such as the ones offered on JobHintz, can accelerate that process and help candidates clarify their interests, match their skills and personality traits to specific fields and job types, identify their strengths, weaknesses and individual work styles, and guide individuals in their career path or educational pursuit. "One of the keys to career success - especially in today's highly-competitive, ever-changing workplace - is that you find work that is more than just a job: you need to find work you love," says Carla Olson.