SkillCow Reviews

SkillCow
Based on 10 Reviews
Review It

About SkillCow

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.

Related Articles

10 ‘SkillCow’ Reviews
Sort Reviews By:
1 Review

Worked For Me

Reviewed By Bonnie G on February 21, 2015

This site is very helpful in narrowing down jobs that fit your personality/character. They give you a 3 minute personality test, just answer honestly and read carefully what that test says about you. SkillCow also gives a list of jobs that may fit your personality, click on the job and there is a thorough description, average salary, and qualifications for that job. I didn't see the job that I have a passion for listed, but there was a number of jobs listed in that category.
Check out SkillCow.com review and see for yourself !

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 0 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
1 Review

very interesting and helpful

Reviewed By Alla on January 28, 2014

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!!

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 0 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

Perfect for your future!!!

Reviewed By Adel  on November 11, 2013, Brooklyn,NY

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!

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 1 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

Accurate and quick

Reviewed By Nada on November 9, 2013, Brooklyn

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.

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 3 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

Great opportunity !

Reviewed By Donika on November 8, 2013, Brooklyn

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.

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 3 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

Simple and Fast!

Reviewed By Ryan  on November 6, 2013, Jersey City

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

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 4 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

Skillcow's usefulness

Reviewed By Chris  on November 1, 2013, New Jersey

The site gets you motivated to find or do something it's does a assessment of things you may like and be into career wise. Then it gives you the options of learning about these different careers paths! This is very useful if your unemployed or need to find a path or simply looking to find a new job! If you have some type of career skill they can help you find jobs hiring in that field! If you don't have a skill in a particular field they can find you a school. The site overall is a basically good for job searches,careers training or simply to let you know what's out there. You don't have to commit to nothing it's just good tool to have out there to help you find a direction in life.

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 5 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

Google for careers!

Reviewed By Aiswarya K on October 30, 2013, Edison, NJ

SkillCow.com is like Google for careers. The career assessment test guides people and finds them careers that are suitable for each individual. SkillCow.com provides information about different careers, show places that are hiring and also help people find job training. I like the fact that, requesting information doesn't mean that you're enrolling into a program and you only get emails from the job apps that you request for.

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 5 People Found This Review Helpful
No Comments Yet
Your Comment
Guest

This site has magic

Reviewed By Irina Dolich on October 21, 2013, Staten Island, NY

Profession results are on point. All jobs and info on training options are very useful as well. Would recommend this site to anyone who is looking for guidance in their career!

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 4 People Found This Review Helpful
View all 2 Comments
Katie
October 22, 2013

I agree with the review from reviewodpedia. These are opinion-based questions (and even then, only nine!) that give no real natural ability measurement. They are better at collecting your information than actually helping you.
-career consultant

SkillCow Management
October 30, 2013

Katie,
We respect your opinion. However, over 100,000 consumers thus far have found our service of career assessment and profession discovery to be very useful. Each profession has been thoroughly researched with hundreds of hours dedicated to the attribute mapping of profession to personality. Moreover, as our site constantly evolves, we develop new tools and solutions for our users with an aim to empower their career research and advancement.

Your Comment
Guest

worker of skillcow

Reviewed By loneranger on October 6, 2013, usa

company makes their money from the schools you apply too. lot of info thats easy for them to sell in a pinch i would not give any real info if there not selling it now they will at some point.

Did You Find This Review Helpful?
out of 4 People Found This Review Helpful
1 Comment
SkillCow Management
October 30, 2013

It is the policy of SkillCow to hire college students or college educated professionals. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver our product of employment and education research to patrons free of charge. Such information is dynamic in nature. Therefore, it is important for us to maintain continuous contact with our subscribers. SkillCow does not sell non-opt in information to its advertisers.

Your Comment

Leave a Review