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Career Development - Test Four - Your next career move?

This test is designed to help you identify the stage you are at in your career and provide some guidance as to your next steps.

Answer the questions below and then click submit. Each statement should be marked according to how much you agree or disagree with each statement. There are 48 questions in total and the test usually takes about 5 minutes to complete.

1) It feels more and more that there is no reward for you in your work
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

2) Salary is one of your primary concerns when you browse job adverts
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

3) You don’t feel at all optimistic about your future career
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

4) You are very independent and are becoming more and more frustrated with organisational politics and all the bureaucracy
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

5) You would like to stop working right now but are worried about finances
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

6) You don’t feel passionate about your work anymore
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

7) You would love to be able to resign and work for a charity or non-profit organisation
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

8) You are much less interested in earning more and being promoted than you used to be
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

9) You would like to try a different job but you don’t think it would pay as well
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

10) You feel that you may be burned out due to workplace stress
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

11) You sometimes find it difficult to motivate yourself to go to work some days
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

12) You would like to learn more about being self-employed
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

13) You don ’t want to stop working completely but you would like to slow the pace down a bit
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

14) You really like the idea of being your own boss
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

15) Your friends and family don’t think the work you do makes much difference in the world
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

16) You have been reflecting recently on what is really important to you in your work and life
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

17) You don’t trust senior managers in your organisation not to get rid of staff in the future
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

18) You feel that organisations loyalty to their staff is much less than it was
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

19) You don’t feel that you are bringing anything new to your work anymore
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

20) You don’t feel happy working for someone else any longer
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

21) You are thinking seriously about retiring
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

22) You have been working for a long time and are interested in different ideas about the next phase in your life
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

23) You are worried about keeping up with all the current and future changes in your workplace
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

24) You feel that after so many years in this area, you should be looking for something new to do
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

25) Doing more meaningful work sounds appealling to you
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

26) It is important to you that you make a contribution to others through your work
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

27) You have a lot of financial commitments and can’t afford to change careers
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

28) You are feeling increasingly fed up with the way your organisation is run and you are sure you run it do better
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

29) You know people who have set up their own business and this seems quite an attractive idea to you
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

30) You need to earn at least what you are earning now, whether you enjoy your job or not
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

31) You are stressed out from your job and you are worried that your health may be suffering
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

32) You are interested in moving from full-time work to part-time work
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

33) You can’t see yourself changing career as you are worried about losing money
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

34) You are afraid of being unemployed
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

35) You can’t think of any other job that would keep your earnings at their current level
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

36) You are respected by your peers but you are wondering if you are still passionate about your job
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

37) You are feeling bored in your job and think a change of job would help
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

38) You may be able to live on a smaller salary but it would take a lot of work and planning
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

39) You have been sacked or made redundant in the past and are worried that this may happen again
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

40) You have often thought about running your own service but have no idea where to begin
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

41) You have been thinking more and more about not working and spending more time with family and with other interests
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

42) In the last 6 months you have asked yourself “What is the point of the work I am doing?”
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

43) Your work is no longer very interesting but you can’t afford a cut in salary
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

44) You have had some bad career experiences which you still find upsetting to talk or even think about.
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

45) You have been working in the same job now for so long, there is no real challenge
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

46) You are considered something of an expert in your area but feel a little bored
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

47) You think there are more advantages than disadvantages to leaving your job and setting up on your own
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree

48) You know friends who have retired and the idea seems very appealing at the moment
Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree