Shmoop Answers Age-Old Question: "What Should I Do With My Life?"

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Shmoop's new Career Advice Center offers multiple career tests and guidance for how to pick a career—and keep expectations in check.

Shmoop Career Advice Center

People think they can work 40-hour weeks, reverse global warming, and then live the high life in retirement. Well, people are wrong. And Shmoop is happy to tell them so.

Shmoop, a digital publisher known for its award-winning Test Prep and certified Online Courses, has just released a new Career Advice Center, which includes two free Holland Code-aligned career tests along with in-depth descriptions of what hundreds of careers are actually like.

First, students can take the Shmoop or Consequence test, which will demonstrate how aiming for a salary of $200,000 a year while trying to save the Sumatran Rhino population from extinction will, uh, narrow their career options. This test will help users strike a balance between desires and deal-breakers by asking questions about how much they care (or don't) about money, altruism, and eating quinoa every day; Shmoop then tells them which careers meet those requirements...and which ones they're throwing out the window with each response.

Then there's the What Should I Do With My Life? test. Using questions designed to probe values about money, personality, and education, Shmoop will suggest a bunch of career options based on the fancy-ish algorithm explained on their site. From hotel manager to taxidermist, Shmoop matches users with careers that’ll pique their interest—and meet their completely unfounded salary requirements.

At the end of each quiz, students can sort their results by title, salary, or years of training. If they're psyched by the results (hello, POTUS!) or just amused by 'em (mall Santa, anyone?), they can download a doc to frame on the wall or share the results with their friends, teachers, guidance counselors, or long lost middle school classmates who still follow them on Twitter.

For students who are sick of career tests, Shmoop also offers comprehensive guides to hundreds of careers, from exorcist to hedge fund manager. Students can browse careers by field or salary and grab that professional bull by the horns.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 11 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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