YourFreeCareerTest began as a passionate endeavor by Sarah Powers in 2012. In the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2007-2008, she witnessed increasing demand for adults to cross-train to a different career. Many individuals who had lost their jobs were seeking guidance but either couldn’t afford career assessment tools or did not know about them. This resulted in the free career test hosted on YourFreeCareerTest.com.
Sarah, drawing from her background as an instructional designer and web developer, recognized an opportunity for improvement to create a relevant career test that would be accessible for all. Her goal was to simplify language for those with English as a second language, align the test with common community college subjects, and help people explore their potential careers. Once she had perfected the tool, she decided to share it with the world by launching YourFreeCareerTest.com. This initiative opened doors to countless job opportunities and has become a vital resource for individuals of all backgrounds seeking career guidance. You can learn more about YourFreeCareerTest’s origin story by reading the YourFreeCareerTest article Google produced.
In order for the free career tests on YourFreeCareerTest to assist students and adults in choosing (and researching) careers that match their interests, it also had to be student-friendly. For this reason, the tests on this site are completely free and features include:
- No registration
- Printable results
- Retrievable Results
- Mobile friendly
No Registration to Take the Test
Adults and college students take the free tests and school districts also deliver this test to their students. To take a free career test test, a visitor will never have to register or provide their email/name or other identifying information. When a test takers view their results, they can do the following:
- Print the results using their browser’s File > Print option.
- Save the results as a PDF using the File > Print > “Save as PDF” option.
- Write down or copy/paste the unique test results link that is given so it can be accessed later.
- Use the unique test results link to share their results with others via email/social media/text etc.
Sometimes we are asked if we can retrieve test results. We do not store personal information so have no way to look up a person’s results. Because of this, users receive a Unique Code to write down and reference to access their results. It’s recommended to save the results in two different ways (print them and write down the unique test link, write down the unique test link and copy/paste it and email it to yourself or save it as a pdf and write down the unique test link). Most times when asked if we can retrieve someone’s results, it is because the person only emailed it to one email address and the email address had a typo. If a person doesn’t have their unique link or lose their printed test results, they will need to take the free test. It takes about 2-3 minutes.
Who the free career tests are for
The free career tests are helpful for student and adults. Many middle school, high school, colleges, and workforce centers use the test. It is also taken by other people around the world. It is quick (takes less than 3 minutes for many students). The questions are also worded so students with a range of reading levels may take the test (including ESOL students). Those using screen readers or keyboards can take the free career test. These free online career tests are also accessible on tablets and iPads, not to mention smartphones.
How was the Career Test Created?
This is not a psychological test. Nor are these tests an indication of whether an individual would excel in the areas indicated on the test. These are interest-based tests and a wonderful way for people to discover their likes and dislikes and contemplate what they may want to do in the future. Like other tests, it uses an algorithm to match question responses to test categories. There are multiple questions that relate to any given category.
We use many resources to create content on the site, but we mainly use resources from the U.S. government, educational sites, and organizations. We especially use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online, and Career One Stop.