How Do I Know What I Want to Be?
You may know which career is right for you, or you may be undecided. Career assessments may help. They can be used as a source of information to help you confirm your interest in a career or help you identify and explore possibilities. When considering careers, it is important for you to consider your values, personality, interests and skills. Work and life style can also be considered when planning a career. Here are some career assessments that may help you gain knowledge about yourself and explore career possibilities. For more personalized assistance, please visit the Career Services Office.
Look At Your Interests, Skills and Values
Your journey will lead you to knowing how your interests, skills and workplace values fit into careers, job titles and corresponding college majors.
Look At Your Next Move
What does the future hold for you? Search for career information based on your interests, a job title or through an industry. Find out more about the salaries, job outlook and what is needed to be successful in that career field.
Look At Your Personality
Complete the above online personality assessment. Learning about your personality type will help you to understand what will motivate you in the workplace. The next step would be to look up your personality type on the following link.
- Personality Page
Your Personality type will help you discover the career for you. A short list of suggested career areas is included. This exercise will help you to match your interests with careers.
Look at Your Values
Finding a career which meets with your values will lead to overall job satisfaction. Print out the link pages and complete.
Look at Your Skills
- The Transferable Skills Checklist
When looking at your skills, you will be able to look beyond mere job titles to see what activities are important to you in the workplace.
- Job Skills Converter
There are many more jobs that need the same skills as your current/former jobs. Use this tool to find out more.
Look at more career and major information
This site gives great suggestions for exploring careers within a specific major. It also provides information on related professional organizations.
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After you have completed the above assessments, please review them with a career advisor. An appointment can be made at 480.857.5211.
We look forward to working with you!