Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Day 20 - Explore Career Assessments

How much work have you done to know more about your skills, your values, your interests, your personality and your abilities. Who you are and what you have to offer must be considered as you contemplate your next career steps.

Here are a few career assessments to help you get started.

Some sites have more free resources than others. Explore all of them.

*Remember that no Career Assessment will tell you what you should be or what you should do. The results, however, will offer you a framework within which to start exploring options or will reinforce your current choice.

Find your favorite:

Ansir – Dominant personality Styles in three realms: Thinking Working and Emoting. 30 minutes

Big 5 Personality Test - Five fundamental dimensions of personality. Fairly bare-bones chart assessing Openness to New Experiences, Extraversion, Nervousness, and others. 5 to 10 minutes.

Career Competency Explorer - Five career competency domains: Technical, Strategic, Innovation, Cooperation, and Influence. Very easy interface; questions seem somewhat repetitious. 10-20 minutes and registration is required.

Career Focus 2000 Interest Inventory – Looks at your level of interest in about 18 occupational fields. This assessment's 180 inventory items about work tasks, and helps you identify possible career goals that match your strongest personal interests. 20-30 minutes.

Career Interest and Inventory - This 180-question assessment is a measure of occupational and career interests. This 180-question assessment is a measure of occupational and career interests. 15 minutes and registration is required.

Work Preference Inventory - This 24-question forced-choice assessment that tells your work style. This assessment is based on the premise that the process of values clarification is very important in career planning.

Type Focus – Looks at personality. Quick and easy 66-question assessment that tells your Myers-Briggs type and offers a bit of career direction. 8 to 10 minutes.

Aptitude, Entrepreneur and Personality reports


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