We have heard enough stories about people being unhappy in their jobs.  It could be due to the nature of work itself, the boss, the colleagues, the pay, the prospects (or the lack of it), or simply – the person herself. Instead of pointing fingers and wallowing in self-pity, it is possible to make use of modern technology and tools to get out of a rut.

For a start, one has to ask himself he is the right fit for a particular job. If one is by nature an outgoing and talkative person who loves to engage in conversations with anyone, putting him in a programming job to write scripts and talk to bots all the day long will no sooner sap the life out of him.  On the contrary, an introvert who is put in a sales job that requires him to romance and court prospects will no sooner beg to be spared from the shackles of emotional stress.

So how does one determine what sort of job suits him? Is it even possible to do so? Much as we think that a lot of it boils down to common sense, there’s actually some science (and maths) going on behind it all.

For a start, you can check out a free e-tool that’s available on STJobs.sg (click on Tools). After logging in or signing up for a free account, you can fill in your profile and attributes to ascertain your strengths and weaknesses. An objective assessment report will be generated. Applied in a work setting, the test can also provide an accurate profile of a candidate’s critical thinking abilities, working style and even his preferred corporate culture. The test is commonly used in recruitment processes for employers to qualify and assess a candidate’s suitability for a specific job, too. 

At the STJobs Express Career Fair held in March this year, more than 500 job seekers took the psychometric test to uncover their personal inclinations and career choices.  90 percent of those who gave their feedback on the test commented that their profiling has an accuracy rate of 95 percent. Many were impressed and found the test to be helpful, insightful and reliable.

You can either try out the feature online first or pre-register via STJobs.sg/Fair to attend the upcoming STJobs Career and Development Fair 2015 at MBS between 4 & 5 July, where its staff on-site can assist you at any time if you need help in doing the test. Upon completion, STJobs will recommend you a list of jobs that suit your profile. You may also consult professional career coaches at the venue to further evaluate the outcome, at a fee.

And while you are at the fair, do remember to update your CV and save it in your free STJobs account so that you can upload it at our booth to apply for jobs at the event.

Get out of your uncomfortable zone and start finding your happiness today!