I feel it–the anxiety. Options paralyze me.
I scroll through the jobs board, try to find something.
Business Development Associate. Sounds boring.
Data Analyst. Could I even do that?
Creative Consultant. That sounds great. But I don’t know how to get there.
Look, I just want to get a job I enjoy. A full-time one. Get paid for it, yes. But I want to love my career.
Doubt nags me. You can’t even decide.
I know, I say back. But I want career success. I’ve got to think before trying.
You’ll never start, then.
I tap the keyboard, hard. It’s true. I don’t know how to take my first step.
Where do I begin?
Discover was made to help you overcome the first obstacles you hit when launching your career–what job titles mean, what career fits you best, how to overcome anxiety about stepping into a role you fear might be terrible.
Simply put, Discover is a personality test made to help you start. Through this quiz, you’re able to discover your unique personality and get instant suggestions for roles that might fit.
But let’s dive a bit deeper.
If you saw a job title like Business Development Associate, you might think it really does sound boring. It’s hard to know what that job’s all about, and you won’t be able to know if it fits your personality.
But we’ve actually seen, again and again, people with certain personality types love their jobs as Business Development Associates–or other boring-sounding roles.
We want to help you discover categories of jobs that fit–not based on job titles that make no sense and aren’t connected to you personally, but based on who you are.
Ready to try Discover? Get started here.
It’s easy to get anxious about being “pigeonholed”–going into a job and getting stuck there. But Discover’s made to only identify a few big categories of jobs (I’ll go more in-depth on what they are down below)–and those categories are all about the best next step, not what you’ll do in five or ten years.
I’ve really felt it–the anxiety of feeling like you’ve got to find and pick the perfect career right from the start. But we made Discover to relieve that pressure.
Instead of getting too specific (which can also cause anxiety), Discover points you in a direction that fits who you are and says, “There. That’s your best next step.”
This is how career launch gets fun, experimental. You can explore what Discover suggests and not go wildy off-path.
The truth is, there’s probably no personality test that tells you what you’ll be great at forever.
Career paths change. So do you–with every experience, role, and project, you’ll narrow your interests and discover something new about what you like and what you don’t like.
So Discover’s point isn’t to tell you what you are or give you a scientific answer about what, exactly, you’d be perfect in forever.
It was made for something better.
It was made to help you eliminate the anxiety that holds you back from just beginning.
It’ll point you in directions you can take, even if you don’t have experience in them–because no one starts with experience.
Careers are experiments. There’s no “one perfect path”. Instead, there are tons of paths out there. Discover’s made to show you a narrowed-down place you can start–start searching, start trying. Start experimenting in the real world. Because the best (and only) way to figure out what you want to do is to try things and do things and cross of things you don’t enjoy and pivot to what you realize you do enjoy.
Customer Service. Sales. Marketing. Operations. Software Engineering. Design.
These six role categories are huge. They’re not limited–many different roles fit inside them.
The thing is, we know you can actually start in these roles–because our team’s been helping people launch careers at startups in these role categories for the last half decade.
We want to add more role types in the future. But for now, we’ve seen these six categories hold the top entry-level jobs you can start in now.
If you take Discover, you’ll notice your results will suggest at least one suggested role and at least one role that, if you went for it, might take a bit of extra work.
We did this because you’ll be a natural fit for some roles, but not for all. They’re still options, but there might be a bit more work involved to feel at home in that role.
To learn more about how Discover was made, how it works, I hopped on a call with Chuck Grimmett, our Product Manager in New York. Here are some cool things he told me.
It’s time to eliminate the anxiety to begin and cross off options that don’t fit your personality.
Discover’s the first step to starting.
P.S. My Discover archetype is Storyteller, and my suggested role category is design. And guess what? I started my career in design. I didn’t end up in a full-time design role, but it was where I started. And that’s what Discover’s all about.
P.P.S. What’re you waiting for? Go take the test.
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