I want to be a football referee???
If you haven’t already heard about it, Britain’s National Career Service has an assessment you can do to discover what careers your skills might suit. Not unusual, there are hundreds of these (the Australian government has one as well).
What is unusual is that this one is so bad, it has gone viral. At the end of the assessment it told me there were 3 areas I might be able to work in: manufacturing, health and science and sports and leisure. I just needed to answer a couple more questions specifically on each category. Apparently I should be a:
- Sports and leisure…footy referee
- Manufacturing…leather technologist
- Health and science…psychiatrist
When they flagged health and science I thought they might actually get it right (I am an environmental scientist) but nope. And footy referee and leather technologist, how random are they? Wouldn’t have thought I could build a career out of them. And psychiatrist only requires a million years of study, lol.
The reason it hit the media is because a UK Chancellor flagged the site for people who lost jobs during covid.
You can give the quiz a try here: UK Skills and Career Assessment (takes about 5 minutes).
What career did it recommend for you?