Career Assessment Resources
Overwhelmed by the prospect of finding a career? Wish there was some way to filter through the options? Career assessments can help you jump-start the process by giving you insight into your personality, interests, skills, and values. CES offers several resources to help.
Interested in taking the first step on your own?
Career Cruising provides a simple self assessment of career interests and skills, plus an online information tool about a wide range of occupations. Though Career Crusing is designed as a self-guided tool, you may still choose to meet with a CES advisor to discuss the results or follow up with a professionally-interpreted assessment.
CES recommends Career Cruising as a way to explore career fields and occupations.
Interested in meeting with a CES advisor to get started?
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
Discover occupations that connect with your interests: the Strong Interest Inventory measures interests in broad areas, breaks them down into more specific topics, and compares those interests to professionals in a variety of occupations.
CES recommends the SII for students seeking information on potential career options.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Identify your preferences in how you process information, make decisions, and interact with the world. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assesses personality and is one of the most well-known career assessments available today.
CES recommends the MBTI to help students identify best-fit work environments, strategies for interacting with co-workers, and components that can lead to satisfying careers.
After completing assessments, explore career fields that emerged in the results:
- Check out books from the CES Career Resource Library to learn more about the occupations, or go more deeply into the assessment tool results—the book “Do What You Are” is a great follow-up to the MBTI.
- Research the specific occupations using Career Cruising—explore work environments, career paths, and interviews of various people who work in those fields.
- Contact alumni in the ASK Network who work in the specific occupations or broad career fields to get a first-hand perspective.