Quiz: What Is Your Career Anchor?

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 9051

Career Quizzes & Trivia

Have you ever thought about what influences your career choices and satisfaction levels? Curious to know what is your career anchor. Play the quiz below and find out what your dominant career anchor is. Afterward, you can identify the roles and positions that give you the greatest satisfaction and plan your career accordingly. Career anchors are the characteristics of a career that people are drawn to. Take up this test and what motivates you to build your career.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I dream of a career where...
    • A. 

      I perform at my best and others approach me for advice.

    • B. 

      I am able to collaborate with others.

    • C. 

      I have the freedom work on my own way and on my own schedule.

    • D. 

      Security and stability are more paramount to freedom and autonomy.

    • E. 

      I can seek out ideas that would let me to start my own company.

    • F. 

      I have a feeling of having made a real impact on society.

    • G. 

      I can solve problems or succeed in situations that are extremely challenging.

    • H. 

      I will not compromise my ability to pursue personal and family concerns.

  • 2. 
    I will feel successful in my career if...
    • A. 

      I can grow and develop my technical or functional skills to a high level of competence

    • B. 

      I am in charge of a complex organisation and making decisions that touch many people.

    • C. 

      I am completely free to define my own tasks, schedules and ways of working.

    • D. 

      I never have to accept an assignment that jeopardises my security in that organisation.

    • E. 

      I am able to build my own company rather than achieving a high-level managerial position in someone else’s organisation.

    • F. 

      I have been able to use my talents in the service of others.

    • G. 

      I face and overcome very difficult challenges.

    • H. 

      I am permitted to integrate my personal, family and work needs.

  • 3. 
    I seek work that...
    • A. 

      Enables me to become a functional manager in my area of expertise rather than becoming a general manager.

    • B. 

      Provides opportunities to become a manager in an organisation.

    • C. 

      Offers complete autonomy and freedom.

    • D. 

      Provides a sense of security and stability.

    • E. 

      Enables me to build something that is entirely the result of my own ideas and efforts.

    • F. 

      Allows me to use my skills to make the world a better place to live and work.

    • G. 

      Offers me opportunities to solve problems over impossible odds.

    • H. 

      Allows me to balance my personal, family and career requirements.

  • 4. 
    I would...
    • A. 

      Rather leave my organisation than accept a rotational assignment that would take me out of my area of expertise.

    • B. 

      Like to become a general manager rather than a functional manager in my current area of expertise.

    • C. 

      Like the chance to do a job my own way, free of rules and constraints.

    • D. 

      Feel most fulfilled in my work when I have complete financial and employment security.

    • E. 

      Feel successful in my career only if I have succeeded in creating or building something entirely on my own product or idea.

    • F. 

      Prefer a career that makes a real contribution to others and society.

    • G. 

      Prefer to seek out work opportunities that strongly challenge my problem solving and/or competitive skills.

    • H. 

      Prefer to balance my personal and professional life than achieve a high-level managerial position.

  • 5. 
    I prefer a job where...
    • A. 

      I can remain on a general managerial career path.

    • B. 

      There is no risk to my autonomy and freedom.

    • C. 

      I have a sense of security and stability.

    • D. 

      I have opportunities to start up and run my own business.

    • E. 

      I am able to use my special skills and talents.

    • F. 

      There is no risk to my ability to be of service to others.

    • G. 

      I can work on unsolvable problems rather than achieving a high-level managerial position.

    • H. 

      There is no risk of interference with home or family concerns.

  • 6. 
    I would instead leave my organization than being put into a job compromising my ability to pursue personal and family concerns. How far is it true for you?
    • A. 

      Not much

    • B. 

      Very much

    • C. 

      A little bit

    • D. 

      False

    • E. 

      Somehow true

  • 7. 
    Are you good at managing things on your own?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      I think I can.

    • C. 

      I can't manage things on my own.

    • D. 

      No ways, I can't.

    • E. 

      That's my expertise area.

  • 8. 
    I feel successful.................
    • A. 

      When I manage my personal and professional life very well.

    • B. 

      I focus on my expertise areas.

    • C. 

      I feel there is a new challenging task to do.

    • D. 

      I feel I can develop my personal and technical skills to a high level.

    • E. 

      I found a cause to do any work.

  • 9. 
    Have you ever thought of own a business?
    • A. 

      I always think the same.

    • B. 

      No, I never think about that.

    • C. 

      Not yet

    • D. 

      I want only a job security in my life.

    • E. 

      Will definitely think about that once I get settled in my life.

  • 10. 
    Are security and stability more important to you than freedom and autonomy?
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      Not at all

    • C. 

      I focus on my work only.

    • D. 

      These  are mandatory to maintain work-life balance.

    • E. 

      I like challenging tasks rather than stability and security.