Assessments

Do you have an understanding of the your skills, abilities, values, and interests? Once you get a better understanding about yourself, career exploration will become a lot easier.

The following web sites offer free on-line assessments that can help you begin learning about yourself.


The Career Key - Career Exploration
The Career Key is a free service to help you with career choices, career changes, and career planning, job search, and choosing a college major or training program.

Read more:
http://www.careerkey.org/english/


Work Interest Quiz
To make a good decision about a future career, it helps to know what type of work you enjoy doing. Should I go to college or look for a job? If I try to find a job, what kind of job should it be? How do I find what jobs are best for me?

Read more:
http://www.myfuture.com/t3_career/t3ct_workinterestquiz.html


Reality Check
Here it is! You're on your own now. What kind of lifestyle do you want? Answer these few basic questions and we'll give you a Reality Check. Good luck . . . you're gonna need it.

Read more:
http://www.jumpstart.org/madmoney/pgv_money_rc_form.html


Ansir's 3 Sides of You Self Perception Profiling System

A three-part self-perception test that provides you with insight into your particular styles of thinking, working, and emoting. By completing the test, you become a member of the Ansir Community, allowing you to search their database (150,000 records) to learn what others just like you do for a living. Basic report is free.

Read more:

http://personal.ansir.com/test.htm


Holland Occupational Themes

Based on the theory of John Holland, Ph.D., people with the same or similar interests are often found in the same work environments. To discover the work environments suited to your interests, abilities and personality, consider the following categories/themes.

Read more:

http://jobs.esc.state.nc.us/soicc/planning/c1a.htm


CampbellTM Interest and Skill Survey: A Guide to your Working Future
How do you know which career is right for you? Take this career self-assessment to help you find out! Whether you are a student, are re-entering the workforce, or are simply looking for a change, if you are interested in a career that requires some post-secondary education, the
CISS® (Campbell Interest and Skill Survey) assessment can help point you in the right direction! The CISS uses targeted questions and analysis to help you understand

Read more:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/careers/ccciss.htm


Career Development E-Manual
Are you concerned about the future? Are you unsure how to start your career? Do you need to make changes in your direction? Are you concerned about finding stable and secure work?The Career Development eManual is designed to help you consider these questions and many, many more!

Read more:
http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/index2.asp


Career Match
A quick exercise to help you match careers to your personality.

Read more:
http://www.californiacolleges.edu/career/career_match.asp
Exploring Occupations
Lawyer, teacher, doctor, nurse. How many occupations can you name? What the heck does an occupational therapist do any way? How about a mycologist or a pharmacologist or an otolaryngologist? Good career decisions require good information—about your personal traits and preferences and about the world of work. Career counsellors can get you started by helping you to identify and articulate your skills, aptitudes, values, personality traits and interests as they relate to career choice.

Read more:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html
Interests Assessment
Below is a simple interests assessment exercise that may help you learn more about your preferences. It is based on John Holland's Theory of Vocational Choice. This theory maintains that people can be loosely classified into six categories: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. College majors and careers
can also be sorted into these same categories. This assessment will help you learn about which of the six areas tend to relate to your interests. Next, you can look at college majors and careers that may be consistent with your preferences. You are more likely to be
satisfied with career choices that are consistent with your skills, interests, and values.

Read more:
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cswebpg/PCCPinterests.html


Index of Learning Styles
Helpful information about learning styles.

Read more:
http://www.crc4mse.org/ILS/self_test.html


Life Colors Lite
What kind of person are you? What makes you tick? Do people know the real you? Life Colors Lite is available for use online free of charge. Please note that this is a Lite version and does not contain the full range of profiles.

Read more:
http://www.lifecolorsonline.com/lifecolorslite.html


 

 
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