Assessments Can Be Helpful.
The most important thing you can do for your career is get to know yourself. That's right. Get to know you. Assessment instruments can be valuable tools in this process.
Whether you are in career transition or seeking direction, assessments can help shed light on career options previously undiscovered or may confirm some ideas already considered. In addition, the results can help clarify the type of work environments that would maximize individual career satisfaction.
Article: "You, Yourself" by Peter Weddle
Assessments (No Charge)
The assessments are free. Some of them can be completed online with little or no assistance from Career Management and some of them require our assistance.
Do What You Are - Online // No Charge
An assessment based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which will generate a four-letter type, provide a personal profile, and make career suggestions for your type. This assessment is taken online on your own time. The results are automatically sent to Career Management. An appointment is needed to discuss the results.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) - Paper and Pencil Version // $15.00
The MBTI is a series of questions designed to show your underlying preferences regarding four scales: (1) where you focus attention, (2) how you gather and process your information, (3) how you make decisions, and (4) how you deal with the outside world. The four-letter preference measurement is comprised of an indicator of one of the two opposite positions for each of the four scales.
O*NET - Online // No Charge
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET), developed for the U.S. Department of Labor, is a database of occupational requirements and worker attributes. It describes occupations in terms of the skills and knowledge required, how the work is performed, and typical work settings. The O*NET Career Exploration Tools are a set of assessments that help to identify work-related interests, abilities, and values. This assessment can be completed on your own time. If you wish, schedule an appointment with Career Management for discussion.
Self Assessment Exercise - PDF file // No Charge
This exercise is designed to help you think through your skills, values, talents, personal characteristics, achievements, motivators and goals. Print out this exercise and complete it on your own time. If you wish, schedule an appointment with Career Management for discussion.
Prioritizing Work Values Exercise - MS Word document // No Charge
This exercise asks you to rank values like independence, creativity, challenge, money, self-expression, service to others, power, achievement, recognition, interpersonal relations and variety according to how important they are to you. Then you score your rankings and summarize your findings. Print out this exercise and complete it on your own time. If you wish, schedule an appointment with Career Management for discussion.