What Color is Your Next Job?

August 13, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Internet job site CareerBuilder.com has unveiled a new site offering a color-based personality test focused on using color choices as a predictor of career selection.

A CareerBuilder news release said the Color Career Counselor, powered by the Dewey Color System, uses a color based online test to aid job seekers in determining what career best suits them. When taking the color test, job seekers are asked to select the colors they like to look at and dislike to look at from a system of 3,375 combinations.

A candidate’s favorite colors represent their hopes and aspirations, while least favorite colors highlight the issues and experiences that they try to avoid.

For example, if your color preferences include:

  • Yellow, Green and White:You’re the designer.You make products, systems, services, or environments that fit others’ needs. Even when co-workers aren’t in the mood to listen, you’re tactful, fact-based concerns enable them to appreciate different perspectives. Interior decorating, real estate, career counseling, computer programming, travel planning, or any job where you can recommend how to construct a more supportive world works best.

If your color preferences include:

  • Blue, Green and Brown:You're the Dreammaker.You are at your best when you are supporting people through periods of crisis or fixing things. Your realistic approach can identify practical solutions or quickly resolve issues. Since you see life from a hands-on, supportive perspective, consider being a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, corporate trainer, chiropractor, forest ranger, or carpenter.
  • Red, Orange and Black:You're the Evaluator.You increase profitability by constantly examining, in detail, the most efficient way to accomplish tasks. Using facts, compiled from past mistakes and successes, you deliver strong opinions with valuable perspectives that maximize the bottom-line. Consider support situations such as banking, operational support, computer repair, child care, or selling supportive products.

The Color Career Counselor is available at www.careerpath.com .