Whether you have many years of experience or are unsure of your career direction, we can partner with you to develop awareness of your skills, values, interests, and personality traits.  Understanding more about each of these areas can help you consider career interest and next steps.

Career Assessment tools can help you:

  • better understand yourself

  • learn about career options

  • discover your preferred work environment

  • identify strengths for the workplace

Self-assessment can be conducted informally (through worksheets or guided conversation) or formally through standardized career assessment tools.

We encourage you to schedule a career counseling appointment to discuss which assessments might be right for you. It is important to note that these tools are a starting point to help you think about your career interests —they cannot tell you what career you should pursue.

Informal Self-Exploration

SIMPLE Paper and Pencil Assessments

To get started, the Explore section of our Career Planning Guide offers activities to help you think about your skills, background, values and experience, and to begin to connect your preferences to career options. Complete them on your own or bring your results to a career counseling appointment for discussion.

Card Sorts

Card sorting activities are interactive tools to help you identify and prioritize your career skills or values. They can be conducted in-person during an appointment with a career counselor.

Skills Card Sorts may help you with:

  • identifying the skills you would like to use or further develop in your career

  • selecting a career or expanding career options

Career Values Card Sorts may help you with:

  • prioritizing your values in a career

  • identifying how your values might have changed in the past, and how they might change in the future

Formal Guided Exploration

We offer two online career assessment tools: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). Meet with a career counselor to discuss whether they could be helpful for you.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help you with:

  • identifying your personality preferences

  • selecting a career or expanding career options

  • adding insight to improve professional relationships

  • enhancing your ability to lead and work with others in team-based environments

The Strong Interest Inventory can help you with:

  • exploring and identifying careers related to your interests

  • choosing education and training options that match your interests

  • determining your preferred learning environment

  • understanding your leadership, risk-taking and teamwork preferences