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What is the word for a test that indicates the types of careers you should consider?
A test that would tell you something about the types of careers you might be best suited for are often called aptitude tests or just plain old career tests. You can also take tests that measure management skills, management styles, coping skills, creative problem-solving ability, leadership ability, etc. Remember that you should take several of these tests as there is no one test that gives better results than others and no test should necessarily be assumed to be accurate. All these tests do is point out your strengths and weaknesses and, ultimately, your intuition is your best guide in those areas. Career quizzes and career interest tests should be taken with a grain of salt! By the way, a prosopography is the study or description of an individual's life and career. It is an historical inquiry concerned with the study of (usually, political) careers and family connections.