Self-Assessment is the starting point in career development. It allows an individual to identify their skills, personality, values, and interests and how they inform career choices. To begin self-assessment, take some time alone and ask yourself and answer these following questions:
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate?
CareerOneStop: Assess your skills, interests, and work values for free.
MyPlan: Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan.com can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you. The Values assessment is free.
Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionaire: Identify the career decision-making difficulties you may have and get recommended ways to overcome them.
InSight™ Values / Work Characteristics Inventory: clarify and prioritize your values as they pertain to your working life
Jung Typology Test: Get an accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.
O*Net Interest Profiler: find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. Also find out what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Career Key: Explore various education paths, career options and compensation options, and real-world work environments. Narrow down your options with our unique decision tool, and open the door to substantial career and life well-being.
CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsQuest): This assessment measures 34 research-validated talent themes and then guides the development of those talents into strengths with resources tailored for students. CliftonStrengths is available to students in the AU Counseling and Testing Center. To schedule this test, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269.471.3470.
Strong Interest Inventory: The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment provides robust insight into a person’s interests, so you can help them to consider potential careers, their educational path and the world of work. This assessment is available to students in the AU Counseling and Testing Center. To schedule this test, email email@example.com or call 269.471.3470.
Self-Assessment Action Steps: