Career and Self Assessment
Self-Assessment is an important tool in assisting students with determining a their skills, interests, work values, and personality preferences. This information can be a valuable component of the career decision-making process. Here are some of the ways to begin this process.
- Individual meetings with a career counselor
- Completing the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator which focuses on assessing your natural personality preferences—the way you interact with the world, take in and process information and make decisions and relating them to the world of work.
- Participating in career related classroom presentations and attending special career panels composed of working professionals who share information about their specific career fields.
Additional Self-Assessment Websites
There is a wealth of national and state career and job related web sites that can assist in career assessment. It is the recommendation of Career Services that if you utilize one of the career assessment websites, that you bring the results to a Career Counselor
- Massachusetts Career Information System - Site developed by the Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) that is free for all Massachusetts residents. Includes self-assessment exercises and worksheets, in addition to, occupational information. To log on use "mcc" for your user name and password.
- Quintessential Careers - Collection of self-assessments, both free and fee-based.
- The Career Key - Free evaluation of skills and interests based on John Holland's Theory.
- The Keirsey Temperament Sorter - Free online personality questionnaire.
- The Self-Directed Search - Taking the Holland Self-Directed Search will help you determine the careers that best match your interests and abilities. The fee is $9.95.
- The Enneagram - The Enneagram has free and fee-based personality tests that describe nine distinct personality types.
- The Human-metrics - Free personality test based on Carl Jung's theories.
- www.careerzone.ny.gov - New York State's career information website. Includes an interactive self-assessment exercise, and comprehensive career information.
- University of Waterloo Career Development eManual - A site designed to walk you through all stages of the career development process; from self-assessment, to research, to decision-making.
Karen James, Career Counselor at email@example.com or (781)-280-3639