Begin your career planning with some useful self-assessment tools. Below are links to a select list of Web sites that can help you to evaluate your personality, skills, interests, and values. Please be aware that these assessment exercises are helpful tools but are not predictors of employment success. Be sure to meet with a career counselor to discuss your career interests.
- Ansir - Develops a profile for your three inner strengths: thinking, working and emoting.
- Authentic Enneagram - Text and video describing the 9 personality types of the Enneagram system.
- The Career Interests Game - Match your skills and interests to typical work environments.
- Connecting Personality Types with Careers and Jobs - Summary list based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
- Keirsey Temperament and Character Sorter - 70 item questionnaire; feedback on personality type and suitable jobs.
- 9Types.com - 145-question test that relates 9 personality types of individual motivation.
- O*Net - Searchable database of job titles with comprehensive information about duties, environment, and skills required.
- Personality Type - Career choices based on results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Princeton Review Career Quiz - Career quiz from the people who developed the Birkman Method.
- Queendom.com - Fun on-line tests for a variety of topics.
- Skills and Achievements Worksheet - Develop a list of your skills to review with one of our career counselors.
- The Values and Lifestyles Survey (VALS) - Questionnaire to help you determine what is most important to you.
Throughout the process of self-assessment, give some serious thought to the following questions:
- What are your successes? What skills do you possess?
- What experiences are most important to you? Why?
- What are your strengths?
- What kind of tasks do you most like to perform? Why?
- What are your interests? How do you want to incorporate these into your job or career?
- With what kinds of people do you want to associate?
- What kind of lifestyle is important to you?
Don't know what field of interest you'd like to explore? Take the Strong Interest Inventory! Offered through the CRC, this assessment provides you with useful insights about your personality, interests, and values, and helps you begin to explore the career fields of particular relevance to you. Drop In to take the assessment (plan to spend about a half hour), then schedule an appointment with a career counselor to go over the results.