The government has created a new career quiz, and the results are ridiculous
Brb starting my career as a lighthouse keeper!!!
The government has launched a new career quiz which aims to tell you what sort of job you should be in, based on your skills and work preferences.
The quiz itself is quite simple, but the results it gives you are a bit of a joke. People on Twitter have been sharing their recommendations of becoming a lighthouse keeper, microbrewer and cake decorater. The test comes after Rishi Sunak faced huge backlash after basically suggesting that all musicians should get another job. He said: “I can’t pretend that everyone can do exactly the same job that they were doing at the beginning of this crisis. That’s why we’ve put a lot of resource into trying to create new opportunities.”
Here’s how to take the new government careers quiz, and some of the best examples of people’s bizarre results.
The government career quiz is really easy
All you need to do is:
• You’ll then be prompted to take the new quiz.
• You answer a series of questions about your skills, work ethic and mindset on a scale of “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”.
• You’ll then get told which area of work suits you best.
• To be given a precise role that fits you, you click on the area of work you are most suited to and answer a few more questions.
• Then as if by magic your new career is ready to go!!!
The results people are getting from the government career quiz are absolutely hilarious
The government careers service has suggested I retrain as the guy who spins the waltzers and shouts "Scream if you wanna go faster!" A brilliant job, yes, but is there much call for them these days? pic.twitter.com/bop91yZFHm
— Justin Myers (@theguyliner) October 7, 2020
So I've just completed the government's skills assessment as a bit of fun. I answered everything honestly:https://t.co/HB0ZxuRRqz
The outcome? It suggests I should be a sports professional or a boxer.
— Michael Viggars (@MichaelViggars) October 6, 2020
I just did that government careers quiz and I have to say, I found it was spot on pic.twitter.com/lmVGdRCHYr
— Scott Innes (@Flying_Inside) October 8, 2020
a career in radio might not be possible during a global pandemic but the government has suggested two feasible alternatives! we love transferable skills pic.twitter.com/amaIeLAe4m
— KTB (@katiebevano) October 7, 2020
did that National Skills test on the government website to find out what careers I'm best suited for because I'm bored and absolute fair play to them for confirming my innate belief that I would be good at every single job pic.twitter.com/GS4AkCRU2r
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) October 7, 2020
"'tis I, the keeper of the locks. Answer ye three riddles and thy vessel may pass"
I can see it, tbh pic.twitter.com/IhQA8V8k19
— Robyn Vinter (@RobynVinter) October 7, 2020
That deranged govt quiz told me I should retrain as an ‘insurance loss adjuster’ and I was like wtf but I mean …. the salary … pic.twitter.com/iZozDGTvKW
— Serena Smith (@serenathesmith) October 7, 2020
the government career quiz told me to be a funeral director and I’m getting called a goth in the group chat
— katie 🕸 (@katesiuol) October 7, 2020
Thanks to government suggestion, my microbrewery opens on Monday. I hope you can all be here to support my new venture!! pic.twitter.com/BWNGBl1q5I
— Hayley✨ (@hayleysoen) October 8, 2020
I’ll probably stick with journalism but thanks pic.twitter.com/2oaLxdoZTz
— Charlotte Andrews (@charelizand) October 7, 2020
And the award for the best one goes to:
Can’t believe that government website is telling me to start a career in grime! pic.twitter.com/S7QvB0oZ9l
— Andy ✨ (@AndyAMD_) October 7, 2020