Should I Become A Chief Operating Officer (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Chief Operating Officers

Chief Operating Officers The Chief Operating Officer (COO) manages an organization’s daily operations. They coordinate with the heads of each department to ensure that projects remain on track and meet the objectives of the organization.


Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in learning how to oversee the daily activities of an organization?
Would you like to learn how to develop strategies for improving business operations?
Are you interested in a career that requires you to attend meetings and report to the CEO?
Are you emotionally stable and confident enough to deal with challenging situations and people?
Do you possess good communication skills and the ability to listen to others?
Do you have the organizational skills necessary for keeping an entire company organized?
Are you interested in reaching the second-highest position within a company?
Do you have a passion for achieving ambitious goals and getting others to follow your lead?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Leader

People with this personality likes to start and work on projects. They also like leading people and making many decisions. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Chief Operating Officers are often very emotionally stable individuals, which helps them work with all types of people and deal with challenging situations. COOs should also possess good communication skills, including the ability to listen to others when seeking advice. COOs are often organized individuals, as they are responsible for keeping companies organized and efficient.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Influence Company Culture

As a COO, you may be responsible for making a company more socially conscious or help create a more inclusive workplace.

You Help Shape Future Business Leaders

COOs often help mentor the next generation of business leaders by selecting and nurturing talent within the organization.

You Manage an Entire Organization

While the CEO is the top position within an organization, COOs are the second-in-command and more actively involved in managing the company.

You May Become CEO of the Company

For some companies, the COO position is a direct path to the CEO position. Many COOs are personally selected by the CEO for the role.


There Is Lots of Responsibility and Pressure

The COO is often the second-in-command and responsible for daily business operations, which can make this a high-pressure job.

There Are Long Hours and Difficult Work/Life Balance

COOs may feel the need to remain on call outside of work hours, which can increase the challenge of maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

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