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What motivates you?

Forget about traditional personality tests and focus on what truly motivates you to find career success. Take our quick career quiz. Our science-backed questions are backed by more than 2 decades of motivational research, to equip you with the knowledge to pursue a career path that leverages your strengths to achieve career satisfaction and well-being in the workplace.

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Uncover roles for your talents

Are you quick to think on your feet, or do you prefer to pause and reflect before taking action? Our science-backed questions measure 48 different motivations with more than 90% accuracy. Identify your unique motivations, strengths, and blind spots to uncover a career match you may not have previously considered.

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XFactor career success models

Do you have what it takes to achieve success as an entrepreneur? Or are you better suited for a role in a large organization? Assess and rank your work style and potential for next-level success against our industry benchmarks.

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Ask our AI Coach, Marlee

Our AI Coach, Marlee can answer all your burning questions with data-backed career advice. Want to know if you’d make a great writer? Or whether you would succeed as an entrepreneur? Just Ask Marlee and receive personalized coaching, based on your motivations.

“The journey to success begins with knowing yourself. With greater self-awareness, you're able to make better decisions, leverage your strengths, and ultimately, navigate towards fulfilling your career goals in a workplace where you can shine.”
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Michelle Duval
Founder and CEO, Fingerprint for Success

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How Fingerprint for Success works

Say goodbye to career guesswork: Our revolutionary analytics are more than 90% reliable at forecasting personal work style motivations, behaviors, and career performance.
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Step 1

Tell us what motivates you

Answer a series of questions on your work style. The more you answer, the more accurate Marlee's career coaching support will be in assisting you with making smart career choices.

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Step 2

Gain insights about yourself and your career

Have a question about your career? Ask Marlee! Whether it is 'Would I make a great product manager?' or 'What industries am I suited to?' Marlee delivers instant, razor-sharp insights based on your personal motivations.

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Step 3

Set a goal and start AI coaching

Set a personal or professional goal and Marlee will recommend a coaching program to help you achieve it. Marlee will keep you on track with twice-weekly AI coaching at a time that suits you.

Why is it important to understand motivations?

Unlocking a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you is a key factor in unleashing your full potential, whether you're a high school student thinking about the right path to pursue, an undergraduate ensuring your degree matches your goals, or a long-term employee undertaking a career evaluation or exploring a career change.
Developing a strong sense of self-awareness is a vital cog in the career planning process, as it empowers you to make informed decisions, capitalize on your strengths, and choose a perfect career match to thrive in.

Understand yourself

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Understand your work style, and what motivates, drives, and inspires you

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Identify your interests and passions to align them with potential career types

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Recognize the unique strengths that set you apart in your chosen field

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Identify what types of activities bring you joy versus what drains your energy to enhance your well-being

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Cultivate self-motivation strategies to drive personal and professional success

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Understand your comfort level with uncertainty and risk

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Uncover blind spots that may unconsciously hinder your career trajectory

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Find out how your career attributes stack up against others in your chosen field

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Understand and improve your decision-making skills

Gain insights to excel in your dream career

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Determine what work environment best suits your motivations, and whether that entails working independently, remotely, or in mixed settings

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Develop skills to collaborate effectively with diverse individuals in different professional settings

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Shape your career path based on your unique strengths and skills

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Leverage your talents to thrive in your chosen field

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Explore career matches that offer a sense of belonging and acceptance

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Define and align your career with a sense of purpose and fulfillment

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Fast-track your career progression through personalized development

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Tailor your growth strategies to meet your individual needs and aspirations

Understand others

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Explore ways to lead and inspire in academic, professional, or personal settings

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Learn coaching techniques to unlock others' capabilities, and support colleagues in reaching their goals

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Understand your communication style, and learn how to improve connections through effective communication strategies

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Learn how to foster positive interpersonal relationships through mutual understanding

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Learn to celebrate the unique strengths and perspectives of other individuals

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Cultivate active listening skills to better understand perspectives

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Develop conflict-resolution skills to create a harmonious environment

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Foster efficient and productive collaboration

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Develop self-esteem and confidence in leadership

Our science-backed questions measure 48 different motivational traits

Based on 20 years of evidence-based research, F4S has developed a comprehensive model of human motivation, with an assessment of 48 unique motivational traits that provide valuable insights into what drives your behavior in various work settings.

What’s different about F4S?

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What to do with your instant results 

You hold the key to your career success! Once you’ve answered our questions to uncover what motivates you, armed with our science-backed insights and a list of the ideal roles for you, you may then want to: 

  • Set a goal in F4S and Coach Marlee will recommend personalized coaching programs to help you achieve it 
  • Use our XFactor success models to find out your strengths and any areas where you may need to strengthen soft skills to succeed 
  • Use our Ask Marlee AI to ask what industries you’re best suited to, or which roles you’re most likely to succeed in

How we approach online coaching ethics

We’re committed to ensuring that our products promote inclusivity, minimize discriminatory practices, and enable people to live more authentically connected lives, helping everyone to realize their full potential.
At F4S, we align with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics. AI Coach Marlee has been intentionally designed with responsible AI principles. For example, we use anonymized user data so that Coach Marlee can learn and improve from coaching sessions while protecting your privacy. To learn more, read our ethical commitments.

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Resources for further exploration

The following books, courses, and online tools will support exploration and enhance your current skills as well as nurture future skills needed in your chosen field.

  • American technology executive and former chief operating officer of Meta, Sheryl Sandberg, recommends reading The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, which guides readers to take control and build a career with impact.
  • Other great books include StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath, which helps individuals identify their strengths and use them to establish successful real-world careers. Packed with strategies for applying your strengths, the e-book includes an access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment, a helpful career test.
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles is another classic guide to self-discovery and career exploration.
  • I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was by Barbara Sher uses stories and exercises to help readers identify their ideal career path by exploring their passions, skills, and values.
  • LinkedIn Learning offers video-based courses on various topics, including professional development and career skills.
  • Coursera offers a wide range of career-focused off-campus programs from a range of institutions. Featured business schools include Stanford, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania. Leading companies like Google, IBM, and Meta also offer professional certificate programs through Coursera. 
  • Udemy is another online learning site that provides a comprehensive list of programs and courses on various topics, including career development and job skills covering a variety of occupational themes.

Key takeaways

Understanding yourself is paramount in the pursuit of a fulfilling career and a happier future. Whether you're starting out in your career, exploring a career change or ready to take things to the next level, Fingerprint for Success (F4S) offers personalized insights backed by decades of motivational research to help you identify the unique strengths and motivations, embrace self-awareness, unlock your full potential, identify new career possibilities as well as career solutions, and thrive in a role that aligns with your motivations.

Ready to shape your dream career?

Answer our science-backed questions to find out what motivates you then embark on a personalized program of short AI coaching programs, meticulously crafted by world-renowned coaches.

Frequently asked questions

How long does the Fingerprint for Success assessment take?

The assessment typically takes 15 - 30 minutes to complete. It's designed to efficiently gather valuable insights into your motivations and strengths.

Can F4S help me if I'm uncertain about my career path?

Absolutely! Fingerprint for Success specializes in guiding individuals through uncertain career paths. The assessment and AI Coach Marlee provide personalized insights and actionable answers to help you make informed decisions for your future.

Can F4S help me if I'm just starting my career journey?

Yes, F4S is beneficial for individuals at all career stages, including those just starting or even entering into related education. It sets a strong foundation by aligning your motivations with potential career paths and career recommendations.

Is F4S suitable for high school students exploring career options?

Yes, F4S is fantastic for high school students seeking career guidance and making educational decisions about college majors and degrees related to them. The insights and answers provided can assist students in making informed decisions on career matching and the educational requirements needed to pursue career goals.

For young people, F4S not only guides you in your career trajectory but can enhance your self-awareness, making it easier to relate to friends and strengthen your connections.

Can F4S assist in aligning my job responsibilities with my true motivations for a more fulfilling work experience?

F4S goes beyond mere career aptitude tests, it helps you to understand how your motivations align with your job responsibilities, ensuring a more satisfying and purposeful professional life.

How does AI coaching work?

Ask Marlee delivers instant, personalized insights based on your motivations then, through AI coaching sessions, helps you set and achieve goals, offering additional education in areas of required focus and providing support at your convenience.

What makes F4S different from personality tests?

F4S focuses on motivations and strengths rather than static personality traits. It provides dynamic insights to guide career analysis based on evidence-based research.

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