Career Assessments can help YOU find
answers to these . . . and even more . . . questions!
Career testing is . . .
- The recommended first step in major selection and career decision-making activities.
- An introspective activity that enables you to consider your interests, skills, personality and values and learn how they relate to various majors and careers.
- Given and interpreted by qualified career counselors.
- Available by enrolling in a career class or making an individual career counseling appointment.
MBTI -- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Helps you explore your preferences
- Verifies your personality type
- Relates results to career options, relationships, education and many other aspects of your life
- Helps improve work and personal relationships, increase productivity, and identify leadership and interpersonal communication preferences
- Computerized program that helps you learn about your skills and talents
- Explores how to transfer your skills and talents to the world of work
- Summarizes your list of skills with a list of occupations matching your skills profile
SDS -- Self-Directed Search
- Identifies personality preferences
- Explores work environments
SII -- Strong Interest Inventory
- Helps you understand your work interests
- Shows you some kinds of work in which you might be comfortable
- Results are in personality themes of Holland Personality Types, work categories, and specific job titles.
- Profile includes your basic occupational areas, and comparison to specific occupational titles.
- Identifies your internal and external self-motivators which influence your life choices
- Identifies your needs in work settings in order to feel satisfaction in career choices
Additional career assessments are available through our site licensed career programs,
Should you trust the results of online and/or free career assessments?
You need to be the judge by considering the Reliability and Validity of these assessments. With the wide spread use of the Internet, free online career assessments have grown beyond belief. However if you are serious about your career search, you need to ask yourself a few questions.
- Are these assessments reliable?
- Are the results accurate?
- Should you trust any career-oriented assessment without a career counselor's interpretation and guidance?
Many free and/or online assessments are simply not reliable and accurate. Studies have shown these “free” assessments:
- Are limited and have varying result interpretations available.
- Often don't list names or qualifications of the developers of the assessments.
- Have unknown reliability and validity--whether at face value or compared with more standard career assessments.
We're here to help you make informed and considered career decisions
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