I always find it fun to figure out what careers are good for myself and for my kids. I was eagerly looking forward to this review doing the CashCrunch Careers survey with my family from CashCrunch Games.
For this review, we had 4 of our family working through the CashCrunch Careers survey.
- I have been a stay at home mom for 15 years so I thought it would be fun to see what jobs would be a good fit for me if I ever went back to work.
- My husband wanted to give it a try. He works in law enforcement, and although he’s not looking for a career change at the moment, he wanted to see where his strengths were and suggested careers for him.
- My 15 year old daughter doesn’t quite know what she wants to do with her life so we wanted to see if CashCrunch Careers gave her an idea from her personality.
- My almost 12 year old son right now wants to be a missionary, so we thought we’d see if his career aligned with his current dreams.
When we received our codes to try the program, we had to set up an account and then click through the 75 question survey. Each person needed to have an email address and create their own login to use the program. The survey was fairly simple with questions and didn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. At the end, it revealed my motivators and de-motivators, career attributes, and suitable careers.
Below, you can see what it has listed as my motivators and de-motivators. I’d have to agree for the most part on these results.
For my careers, it listed the top 20 career categories that were recommended from my survey. I found these results extremely interesting but a little out of my comfort zone. I definitely wouldn’t picture myself as a manager, however I think I could totally pull off being a farmer and rancher! Funeral director made me chuckle, as well. From here, I could click on the career categories to read the general overview and view more detailed jobs under that category.
My husband also received similar suggested career categories, however had completely different career attributes that I had listed. Even though his suggested careers didn’t quite line up for him, I completely agree with his career attributes. Self control, adaptability, attention to detail, integrity, and independence are all qualities that he possesses and are much needed in his current career.
My 15 year old received very similar career suggestions as well, but in a different order than her father and I. It’s really intriguing how the career suggestions are similar, yet the motivators, de-motivators, and career attributes were all different. I agree that her motivators and de-motivators are definitely inline with her personality.
My almost 12 year old son also received the same set of career suggestions but everything else was different. I found it fascinating that it picked up on his innovation abilities and on concern for others. That’s definitely my son’s personality!
Overall, I think the program was interesting but the career list wasn’t quite what I expected. I was hoping for more questions pertaining to likes and dislikes to narrow the field down. It was neat to see the various personalities for each individual according to our strengths and weaknesses and click through the potential career ideas.
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