SkillCow.com is a website which claims that your brain is “wired” to do certain things better than others, and that choosing a career path which naturally fits you is your key to success.
This is actually a very popular belief. There are many different personality tests, skill tests, and aptitude tests which claim to give you the inside track on what you should do for a living in order to be happy and successful.
According to SkillCow, they offer a skill test and other tools that will help you figure out what you “were born to do.” This skills test will help you determine your professional traits, which help you direct your future career search.
The test requires you to answer nine questions about your personality, habits, and preferences, including questions asking whether you believe yourself to be an introvert or extrovert, and whether you prefer more directed or creative work, and more.
When you’ve completed the test you must also tell them your current education level and age, as well as give them your contact information. Only after you complete this quiz and submit all the information they ask for will you get access to the job listings, training opportunities, and career planning tools offered by SkillCow.com
Before you do business with SkillCow, however, there are a few things that you should consider. First, professional psychologists have spoken out frequently against the type of skill test offered by SkillCow.com.
This skill test is really just a short, opinion based questionnaire – it tells you absolutely nothing about your skills, talents, or what career field you should be looking into. Actual aptitude and skills tests are lengthy and involved and rarely ask you opinion based questions.
And second, once you submit your contact information you are giving both them and their partners permission to contact you with marketing content and special offers. Websites like this that capture your information and then share it with advertisers are often very unhelpful for actual job searches.
If you have any experience with this website, please leave your SkillCow reviews below.
9 ‘SkillCow’ Reviews
very interesting and helpful
Its very easy test to take and very interesting! Even if u know who u are and what u want in this life, its still cool to see different options who u can be! Everyone should take this test!!
Perfect for your future!!!
Skillcow is a great tool to use to find different careers. It is the most useful if you unemployed or need to find a path or simply looking to find a new job. If you are looking for a school or training, they are good for this purpose as well. I suggest searching on Skillcow first and then following up in person at the actual site at Kings Plaza mall if you live in Brooklyn. Good luck!
Accurate and quick
I found the SkillCow website to be extremely simple to use and accurate. I took to the website when I came across workers at the local mall who asked if I was interested in a job. I took the career assessment and was amazed at how accurate it was. I am a speech pathology major and my results stated that as one of my top profession.
Being that holidays are around the corner SkillCow allowed me to apply to every job in the mall that is hiring at the moment. I recommend SkillCow to anyone eager to find a job and/or trying to find the right college.
Great opportunity !
I'm very pleased with the progress I've had due to the help I got from SkillCow. I got 3 interviews and 2 job offerings. I am now currently in the process of training for a managers position at Macy's and I couldn't be happier.
Simple and Fast!
Skillcow gives a great opportunity to find a job you'll actually enjoy! If you know exactly what you wanna do, just type it in along with your zip and they show u what's around to the hour which is pretty cool. There's also this 2 minute personality test that helps narrow down what jobs are fit for you and they can help u get training for it too! Deff worth a try it's pretty on point