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Any Scots remember Jiig-cal?

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tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:28:12

We were talking about careers advice at work today and I remembered jiig-cal. It must’ve been the early 90s when I used it at school.

My jig-call results suggested I should be a window dresser or an archaeologist. Sadly I am neither 😂

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:28:57

Argh link fail. Give me a sec...

weebarra Fri 19-Jul-19 19:29:20

Yes, I used it in the early 90's. it said I should be an interpreter.
I'm now a careers adviser 😂

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:29:37

blackteaplease Fri 19-Jul-19 19:30:41

I remember this. I have a feeling mine said social worker or teacher. I am neither

macaronip1e Fri 19-Jul-19 19:31:29

Prison officer or music therapist here! I work in the pharmaceutical industry...

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:34:16

I was surprised at the 70% accuracy claim 😂

I did love filling it in and getting the results.

I also had a whole 5 minute session with a careers adviser. She suggested I study archaeology at Aberystwyth. I think because she was in a hurry she didn’t get past ‘a’

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:35:04

I love the range. You’d expect different qualities required for officer vs music therapist

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:35:21


SaturdayNightInTheSummer Fri 19-Jul-19 19:35:32

I didn't know the name of it but yes- mine was Speech and Language Therapist- nuh huh.

I do remember someone claiming they had gravedigger grin

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:36:25

😂 feels very Shakespearean

smellybellynoonoo Fri 19-Jul-19 19:36:31

everyone gets "nurse" as I recall.....

KatsutheClockworkOctopus Fri 19-Jul-19 19:43:22

I had secretary or translator.

jigsawpiece Fri 19-Jul-19 20:03:54

I remember it. I seem to remember everyone had Librarian in their list no matter what they put!

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 20:08:31

😂 I wish I still had my print-out!

Elllicam Fri 19-Jul-19 20:12:32

I vaguely remember getting nurse as an option. I am actually now a nurse.

Shenanagins Fri 19-Jul-19 20:46:07

Mine had something like an ambassador or a tax accountant! I’m neither!

MyHeadIsBursting Fri 19-Jul-19 20:48:36

I had librarian! 😂

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 21:15:22

Ooh someone who got nurse who actually became a nurse!

Librarian does seem to be a popular one also.

Ambassador isn’t really a first job thing, is it? Something to work towards I suppose. After being a nurse and a librarian 😂

sleepyhead Fri 19-Jul-19 21:20:50

Mine said I should be an archivist or an actuary.

Not sure how it got actuary, but I'm now a librarian so archivist was close.

onemorecakeplease Fri 19-Jul-19 21:22:58

Oh yes I remember. Mine was diplomat or teacher....! I'd forgotten all about that!

I'm nearly qualified as a teacher after working in banking for a decade and having my own business. Never did get that job as a diplomat!

So sort of accurate!

tunnocksreturns2019 Fri 19-Jul-19 21:26:20

Ooh yes, both of those are pretty good.

I really think I’m ready to be an ambassador or diplomat now I’m 40.

Orangepear Fri 19-Jul-19 21:30:03

I'm sure I still have my printout! Everyone had careers advisor on their list. I head completely forgotten about the procedure but remember it well now!

Xenadog Fri 19-Jul-19 21:30:07

Not in Scotland but I also did this in about 1987. I’m a teacher but according to Jiig Cal I should have made prosthetic limbs or been a prison warder.

ToEarlyForDecorations Fri 19-Jul-19 21:32:40

I can't remember much of it. I don't mention it because no one knows what I'm talking about. I left school in England in 1983.

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