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Your Favorite Colors Say Something About Career Choices?

According to BellaSugar, your favorite colors might not suit your skin tone, but CareerBuilder says if you follow the colors you're drawn to they'll tell you something about your career choices. They've launched the Color Career Counselor, a free online color-based personality test based on the Dewey Color System. The colors you like and dislike say something about the challenges you favor and those you avoid, therefore indicating career compatibility.

I'm pretty skeptical about the claims that color preferences can be interpreted to discover which careers are most suitable — and am even more suspicious because they ask your current occupation before generating answers — but my results were certainly interesting. See what my color test told me when you

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According to the Color Career Counselor, my best occupational category is "Creator." The fields of interest happen to include "writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas," and suggested occupations include writer and editor. The second best occupational category that came up was something that doesn't appeal to me at all — it suggested fields of interest like care-giving and instructing young people, which hasn't ever been my forte.

What do you think of this color career counseling idea? If you take the test (it takes two minutes) I'd love to hear about your own results in the comments!

Sara-J.15308497 Sara-J.15308497 3 years
I do Not understand how to take this test???
lovelily lovelily 8 years
BEST OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY You're a CREATOR Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional 2nd BEST OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY You're a SOCIAL MANAGER Key Words: Tactful, Cooperative, Generous, Understanding, Insightful, Friendly, and Cheerful *** Wow, it's accurate! Thanks SVY!
4peachMoney 4peachMoney 8 years
My test results are really off the mark. I am a very organized person but I absolutely despise anything involving math. You couldn't pay me to deal with large sums of data for hours on end...I'd fall asleep or start doodling pictures all over it. I'm a slightly neurotic artist with the attention span of a goldfish for anything that lacks aesthetics or creative process.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I got creator/persuader. Those are definitely way off base, lol. I'm not a creative person, and all of the jobs they listed wouldn't work well for me at all. As for persuader... Yeah, that's no good either. Not accurate at all, IMO.
tmorales410 tmorales410 8 years
Well I took the test and the following are my results. Best Occupational Category You're a CREATOR Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas. CREATOR OCCUPATIONS Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer. CREATOR WORKPLACES Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature. Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries. Of all the jobs on the list they got it with English teacher which is what I am in school for. It's okay. Some of it describes me but not all
mshoney18 mshoney18 8 years
I got the ORGANIZER/PERSUADER combo too. The organizer was dead on but I wouldn't have guessed persuader. After reading it though, I can see how it might apply to me.
Frosti Frosti 8 years
First is creator, then social manager.....well, i dont think i am creative enough to be a creator,but maybe i could develop some potential in social...Second, my job requires preciseness and striction
austerity austerity 8 years
Extremely inaccurate! I am the most disorganized and creative person ever, and I got Organizer. I don't enjoy order at all!
daniemre daniemre 9 years
organizer? noooooooooooot at all
verily verily 9 years
Creator/Organizer. That fits my current career and the career I'd like to go into. I'm still incredibly skeptical about how color choices affect your job outlook though.
mpnanna mpnanna 9 years
I cannot make it work...no matter where or how often I click on one spot or another. What am I supposed to do? or am I not fit for any job?
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
My results could not have been more wrong. Maybe because I only picked the colors I liked based on how they looked on the screen.
sharshar sharshar 9 years
My results were quite wrong. Haha!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
oh this was right on... researcher/organizer!
thedanmole thedanmole 9 years
This was 100 percent accurate for me. I'm an organizer/doer which is all you need to be when you are an engineer.
acyl acyl 9 years
Mine turned out pretty right on. Interesting....
Isista Isista 9 years
Sorry, I don't trust these kinds of tests. Like others have said, they're based on popular results during surveys (or at least I think so).
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
creator/persuader
paramita paramita 9 years
I got creator/persuader as well. Seems fit to my personality actually. I'm a computer scientist who currently studying graphic design but wants to be a fiction author :).
hey1tsjenny hey1tsjenny 9 years
hum.. got creator too. seems to be a popular one.
waterbaby waterbaby 9 years
Creator and then persuader....kind of suspicious that a lot of people seem to get this combo...
odieisme odieisme 9 years
eh I don't like this test at all, it's making some big assumptions from the little info I gave, also I picked a fake occupation cuz I don't have a career right now and unfortunately you can't choose none. There is another color personality test, I think it's better than this test. http://www.colorquiz.com/ not really a career thing but you get different results depending on your mood and you don't have to give out your personal info before taking it which I really loathe. There's just too many variables for them to manipulate to make this test legit for me and I don't think it hits the right points at least in my point of view. Like you might have a preference for a certain color because of a certain reason and that reason isn't calculated into the equation just the fact that you chose it and from there it makes the big assumptions I am talking about. It does not calculate what your good at and enjoy and if your in a certain occupation or study for awhile maybe you tend to be focused on certain colors who knows? I don't know these tests are just for fun anyway.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 9 years
yeah, I dunno about this. Most of these it depends on if you're in a believing mood or in a cynical mood...since you really just see what you want to see. I got creator, which maybe makes sense because I'm a scientist/engineer/researcher. I like creating new materials and things like that. Funny that I didn't get researcher! here's mine: # Best Occupational Category You're a CREATOR Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas. CREATOR OCCUPATIONS Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer. CREATOR WORKPLACES Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature. Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries. # 2nd Best Occupational Category You're a PERSUADER Key Words: Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.
aylee aylee 9 years
Mine was Organizer and Researcher. Organizer is my current job. I haven't really thought about Researcher jobs. But the line "Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities." under the Researcher description is definitely me.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
it says that i'm a creator and the descriptors really seem to fit me - so maybe this one isn't so bad :)
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