If there is an important announcement or site update that teachers or college career advisors should be made aware of, it will be posted here. You are welcome to check this page before administering this test to your student body. Small changes, such as a career being added, will not display on this page.
If you have a recommendation for a feature, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, school districts and colleges around the world use this as a resource. We are unable to implement some feature requests if it requires user registration or the collection of user data in any way. This ensures this free resource remains student-friendly.
We removed our translated free career tests in favor of browser-based translation services. It is a challenge to provide up-to-date translations on the content on YourFreeCareerTest and also support the additional language requests from our growing audience. Google Translate disabled its translation website tool as well in favor of it’s browser-based translation feature in Chrome. Moving toward built-in, web browser translations provide our audience even more language options making the content more accessible to all.
Videos have been added to each category in the Work Environment section on the general Free Career Test (the test on the home page). These videos also have closed-captions burned into the video so that students (or adults using a public computer) that may not have headphones handy can still watch the video and read the text.
Free teacher and student resources have started to be added to career pages. This work will continue throughout 2019 so that teachers and students can find a quality, free resources to learn more about a career topic. Hopefully, you find this useful and it saves you some time. If you don’t see free resources on a career page, it should be there by the end of the academic school year.
In September, a business career test and art career test was launched. These tests can be accessed via the Career Tests page. Due to feedback, an Agriculture Careers page was also added to the Careers dropdown menu. Credit goes to the School of Agricultural Education and Food Science at Central State University, Ohio.
In July, a technology career test was launched. When anyone is interested in the Information Technology field, the free technology career test helps them discover the diverse technology options available and their interest in each of them.
In February, we received a high number of inquires for classroom-related resources. Some of these inquires have requested resources for an entire school’s student body. To provide useful resources for students as quickly and easily as possible, we’ve converted the Career Guide Booklet’s we mail into a printable PDF that can be easily be printed from a school’s printer. There are also instructions for school districts if they’d like to print professional booklets out for their student body.
Visit these booklet directions to download the pdf to print the PDF yourself and for directions on how to order from the print company we use that often provides 40% discounts on booklets.
In January, scholarship winners were announced. Amelia D. from West Texas A&M University won the Over 30 Scholarship and Kelsey T. from Phoenix Community College won the GED to College Graduate. Each scholarship winner received $500 towards their education.
In December, new career categories were created on the Careers page.
- Business and finance careers were all located under the Business category. Now, there is a separate Finance career category.
- Science and engineering were also located under the Science category. Now, there is a separate Engineering career category
- There used to be a category called Public Service that contained legal and public safety careers. Now, Legal and Public Safety have their own career categories.
- The Arts category used to contain multimedia careers. Now, there is a separate Multimedia category.
In November, if a student takes the career test and places their name in the ‘name’ field, their name will now appear on their results if printed. Thank you Ken (from Pulaski County Special School District) for requesting this useful feature. It makes sense that if you have a classroom of 30 students taking the test, you’ll need some way to recognize which test belongs to each student when you pick them up off the printer!