Career assessment tools

Assessments can help you clarify your interests, strengths, gifts, values, personality type, and preferences. This is an essential part of discerning your calling, choosing a major, and exploring career direction.

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  • Complete four assessments (Values, Interests, Personality, and Workplace Preferences) in 15 to 25 minutes.
  • Use the Explore Career Matches feature to see what education and career paths are a great fit just for you, and use the Job Board to find real jobs that fit these paths.
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Assessment tools

O*NET Career Exploration Tools

O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database contains hundreds of occupation-specific descriptors, and is continually updated with feedback from a broad range of workers in each occupation.

O*NET Ability Profiler: Individuals can use the O*NET Ability Profiler to identify strengths as well as areas for additional training and education, and to identify occupations that fit their abilities.

O*NET Interest Profiler: A self-assessment career exploration tool that can help students discover work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work. 

O*NET Work Importance Locator / Profiler: This self-assessment allows users to identify what is important to them in a job and identify occupations that may be satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.

Transferrable skills
Do you have valuable skills you aren’t even aware of?

Transferable skills are skills you’ve developed in one setting that will be useful wherever you go, whatever you do in life. Here are some examples:

  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Creativity
  • Efficiency
  • Punctuality
  • Trustworthiness

Discovering those skills and learning to articulate the value you bring to an employer will go a long way!

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