Mission

Every person finds their place in this world when they contribute to something they care about in a meaningful way. A career is one of the ways that we find our true calling in life. Next to your relationships with family and friends, it’s the most important investment of your life. Choosing a career can be difficult, so we want to make it as easy as possible.

Sokanu is a career platform designed to measure people intrinsically and match them to careers. We believe people do their best work when it’s in something they’re passionate about. Our mission is to connect people to their calling in life so they can reach their true potential.

Story

Sokanu began from the same place the question “what should I do with my life” first arises. At the end of high school, Spencer Thompson (our founder), noticed a pattern among his classmates when it came to choosing a path after high school. They were all going into the same courses at the same University. Somewhere along the way, a parent recommended a career, told another parent, who told their kids they should take this particular career path because the income, the prestige, or the employment rise was worth it.

Almost every high school student was picking a career path based on the biases from other people, rather than deciding for themselves. Sokanu takes the bias out of career decisions by helping people decide which career is right based on their unique selves.

Science

Sokanu’s career test is designed to measure a person’s traits and match them to careers. Our unique psychometric assessment measures people on 186 traits across 8 categories including, personality, needs, culture, interests, and abilities. We take our science very seriously, so that our members get the most accurate results possible. You can learn more about how it works on our Science page.