One benefit of homeschooling is the ability to tailor our children’s education to their skills and abilities. We can encourage them to practice their talents and pray for the paths their future holds. As my oldest daughter quickly approaches high school graduation, we’ve had many discussions about life after high school.
While she has a pretty good idea of what she wants to do, I knew a career survey would provide valuable information. I was super excited to review CashCrunch Careers from CashCrunch Games. I received codes for three people in my family to complete the survey, my daughter, my husband, and myself.
What Is This Product?
CashCrunch Careers is a new product from CashCrunch Games. The founder, Paul Vasey, desires to help children and young adults gain a solid financial understanding. CashCrunch 101 is an online money management game you can play for free.
But, if you don’t have a job, you won’t have much money to manage as an adult. Finding a job that fits your personality, skills, and strengths, will help ensure it’s a job you don’t dread going to each day.
That’s where CashCrunch Careers comes in. It’s a quick, 75-question survey, that helps pinpoint your motivators, demotivators, attributes, and work style. Following this information is a list of several fields that could be a good match.
Each question of the survey asks you to select one of two words. You are instructed to pick the one that represents you best, not what you wish you were, or how you want others to see you.
Using the Product
I took the online survey first to see how it went. It only took about ten minutes to make it through all of the questions.
Some of the questions were hard, because neither word was a good fit. On those, I just made the best selection and moved on. That’s the advice I gave to the other two participants.
After I hit submit, my career survey report popped up immediately. Because of the options of word choices, my results ended up much more social than I really feel I am. But, there was some great information in there. Here’s a screenshot of the Career Attributes section, so you can see the type of data it covers:
My Husband and Daughter’s Experience
This was my daughter’s first time taking a career exploration survey, and I felt like it gave a fairly accurate report. Here is the opening paragraph of her career report, which acknowledges her creativity and ability to see the big picture:
Though my husband already has a job, we are in the beginning stages of deputation to become missionaries to Missionary Acres. This means he will need to switch to a more flexible position in the next year or so, to allow us to visit churches. I was hoping this survey would help give him some insight into what might be a good fit.
After he took the survey, we both agreed that the motivators and demotivators were very accurate.
Despite the accuracy of most of the report for all three of us, we didn’t really find much useful information in the list of possible careers to explore. They were very broad categories, and each one contains so many jobs that the narrowing process wasn’t as simple as we hoped.
However, there are a ton of resources on the website to help participants learn more about each field.
What I Thought of This Product
This survey was simple to complete, but the results provided some great (and in my opinion, accurate) information. If you’re looking for an overview of the types of positions and your work strengths, this would be a good fit for you.
If you’re hoping to find a survey that ends with a list of narrowed down jobs, you will likely be disappointed.
I’m glad we took the tests, and am looking forward to continuing to explore jobs with my daughter in the future.
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