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Strong Inventory aligning your interests and career


Interest Inventory; aligning your interests & career

It is often said “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” The truth is, some days will still feel like work no matter what you do for a living, but doing something you enjoy each day is a much better starting point than doing something you don’t.

The STRONG Interest Inventory test has been specifically developed to find out exactly what it is you do love doing, and how you can apply that to a long-term career. One that will keep you invigorated and motivated to head to the office (or wherever you may work!) each day.

About the STRONG Interest Inventory (SII) test

The test was originally developed in the 1920s by psychologist, Edward Kellog Strong, as a means to help ex-military personnel find suitable work based on their personal interests. It has been revised and updated several times over the years, including the incorporation of six occupational themes (developed by psychologist John Holland) to represent specific types identified by the test: Realistic (Doers), Investigative (Thinkers), Artistic (Creators), Social (Helpers), Enterprising (Persuaders), and Conventional (Organizers).

STRONG occupational themes

Each code outlines the characteristics of an individual and suggests the type of work they are most likely to align with.

Using the SII to find your best career match

In addition to understanding what naturally sparks your interest and passion, the STRONG Interest Inventory test measures your preferences across 30 professional fields, from the arts to law, and carpentry to chemistry. This helps determine which fields are the most complementary match to your natural affinities.


The test also identifies your personal style across five workplace themes, such as team-working, leadership, and risk-taking, offering further insight to your suitability for certain career paths.


Once your personal style and interests have been established, the STRONG Interest Inventory ranks your top ten most compatible occupations from a possible 260 specific jobs, providing plenty of options to embark on a satisfying new career. Your qualified Career Smart advisor will then guide you through these options to determine the best course of action for you to follow.

For more information, contact Career Smart today, or download our career profile sample to see how the Myer Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory work together to give you the most accurate assessment for your future career choice.

Understanding how to leverage your natural abilities to follow your dream career begins with your individually tailored personality assessment.


Contact Career Smart to arrange your comprehensive profile analysis and take the first step on the right career path for you.


The right career choice starts here

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