The National Careers Service have launched a brand new jobs tool to help you work out the careers you're best suited to.
This comes after Chancellor Rishi Sunak suggested that workers in some industries, including the Arts, might need to reassess their career choices in a post-COVID world. "I can't pretend that everyone can do exactly the same job they were doing at the beginning of this crisis", Sunak told ITV News, "That's why we've put a lot of resources into trying to create new opportunities."
The assessment takes 5-10 minutes and asks a range of questions to determine the fields of industry and specific jobs that suit your skill-set.
Sounds helpful, right?
Apparently not, as the quiz has received more attention for telling people they should retrain as boxers and fairground workers than actually offering some sound career advice. Some were even told that there were no job categories suited to them based on their answers. Thanks for the encouragement, Rishi.
So take the quiz if you need some more clarity on what career options might suit you, but at your own risk. Put it this way, you don't *have* to quit your degree and retrain as an Aromatherapist just because the Government said so.
In the meantime, here's some of the best results we've seen so far...
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
I’ve got my career all set everyone pic.twitter.com/h9PNz15sd0— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 7, 2020
Government’s advised me to retrain as a boxer pic.twitter.com/FCKEPPwuPR— Hannah Rose Woods (@hannahrosewoods) October 7, 2020
yeah nice one government I'll just go retrain as a smell wizard or a go and touch naked people during a global pandemic cheers pic.twitter.com/UU2Qvufl7K— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) October 7, 2020
so the government have released a beta website telling ppl in the arts what they could retrain as (https://t.co/zIQiMixBpB) and this is what I got. a boxer? in this economy? in this age of tyson fury and anthony joshua? me????? @BorisJohnson thank u!!! pic.twitter.com/KDVl9logs2— ryan bassil (@ryanbassil) October 7, 2020
I went to see what the government thought I should retrain as and 🙃 pic.twitter.com/E1wC8R039F— RafaellaAAAAAAAARGH 🕸⚰️ (@RafaellaMarcus) October 7, 2020
It's ok everyone I'm SAVED! The National Careers Service says I can retrain as a...— Dan Vo (@DanNouveau) October 7, 2020
Freelance. Tour. Guide.
I. See. pic.twitter.com/0iw2gKmDrj
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