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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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!
A quick exercise to help you match careers to your personality.
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.
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.
Index of Learning Styles
Helpful information about learning styles.
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.