Could This Quick Quiz Help You Find Your Dream Job?

Career quiz
Beyonce performs at MetLife Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in East Rutherford, NJ. Photo by Andrew White/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images
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When I see Beyonce or Garth Brooks perform, I think to myself: They’re so good — it’s like they were born to do this.

The same thought might occur to you when you see your friends and family at work: They were born to fix engines, teach science or bake cupcakes.

But what about you? Is there something you were born to do?

Chris Guillebeau thinks so.

The author, entrepreneur and world traveler believes everybody has something they’re born to do… and he wants to help you find it.

What Were YOU Born to Do?

In his latest book “Born for This,” he shares inspiring stories of people who’ve found their dream jobs, as well as actionable tips for forging your own path.

And he’s created a free quiz based on the book to help you determine what career is right for you and jumpstart your journey to job bliss.

It takes less than five minutes to complete and asks questions like “What’s more important to you: time or money?” and “Where do you prefer to eat lunch every day?”

At the end, it reveals your career type and ideal workstyle, organizational structure, workplace atmosphere and means of motivation.

Then, it describes the work you were born to do and offers tips for getting there.

I’m an “independent creative,” according to the quiz. (No big surprise there!)

I’m best suited for “a solo career” as an entrepreneur, artist or writer, freelancer… or any role where I “can be both self-empowered AND self-employed.”

Tips-wise, the quiz recommended I negotiate maximum flexibility with my employer, create independence through a side hustle and schedule time to work independently.

Check, check and check!

Based on your results, the following posts might be helpful:

  • Which Job is Right for You? How to Research Different Careers and Employers
  • Which Job Will Make You Happiest? How to Pick a Career You’ll Enjoy

But first, click here to take the free career assessment quiz and discover how you can be more like Beyonce.

(Just kidding — no one will ever be like Beyonce. But we can still strive to create careers to suit us as well as hers does!)

Your Turn: What do you think you were born to do? Let us know in the comments below!

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Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.