Career Assessments

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The Career Services Center offers assessments covering career interests, personality style, values and skills. These assessments are tools in self-discovery and will help you develop a profile of your interests and abilities.

Discussing the results of any assessment with a trained career counselor is important, as they can help you make sense of your results and guide you in making a deliberate and thoughtful career development plan.

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Resources

The Career Key
(Holland Code Interest Inventory)
  • Take the Career Key, a professional test or quiz, that measures your skills, abilities, values, interests and personality.
  • Identify and get accurate information about promising jobs: salaries, employment outlook and training required ($14.95 one-time fee).

Career Interest Quiz
  • Focus on your career goals.
  • Browse through possible careers based on your answers.
  • Read detailed career descriptions and learn what each career has to offer in wages, duties and rewards.
  • Research schools that will launch you into the career or your dreams! (Free)

My Next Move
(by O*Net)
  • Answer interest-based questions and find matching career suggestions based on Holland Codes.
  • Read detailed career descriptions including the education required and wages. (Free)

Keirsey Temperament Sorter II
  • Discover what makes you tick (personality test) and how to find the career that fits. (Mini report free; full report: $7.95-$19.95)

John Holland’s Self-Directed Search
(Visit SCC 126 – Career Services Center for more information)
  • A pencil-and-paper assessment booklet that measures your activities, skills and occupation preferences.
  • Occupations finder helps you learn of careers that match your preferences.
  • New veterans assessment and occupations finder with crosswalks from military to civilian occupations.

Eureka
(Visit SCC 126 – Career Resources Library for more information)
  • Values and skills inventories
  • True Colors career assessment
  • Learn more about any career (e.g., qualifications, skills needed, salaries and education requirements)