Career assessments are important tools in helping individuals make career and educational choices. Please be aware that these tools WILL NOT make a decision for you, nor are they perfect instruments. Utilized in conjunction with a professional interpretation by a career counselor, these tools can help to clarify the decision-making process.
These Career Assessments will help you learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests. They offer two Career Assessments. First is a quick six question assessment and the other is a 60 question detailed assessment.
Cost: Free – Career Coach
How to Navigate Career Coach (Video)
Strong Interest Inventory (SII) - Coming soon, not being offered yet.
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is a research validated instrument designed to assist adults with career decisions. By comparing your interests to the interests of people who enjoy their jobs, the SSI will help you to discover your true interests so that you can better identify, understand, and expand your career options. The report is based on the concept that if people like their jobs, and you share the same interests, you’ll likely find similar work enjoyable. This assessment takes about 25 minutes to complete.
Cost: coming soon
Procedure for Administration:
Once the SII has been paid for (cash only), you will receive instructions for taking it online. At the same time, you will make a follow-up appointment via CCN with a Career Advisor for a 1 hour interpretation where you will receive a professional interpretation and the profile of your results. You must take the assessment no later than 24 hours before the interpretation appointment so that the Career Advisor can have the profile of results in-hand.
How to Choose a Career based on Interest (Video)
Knowdell Career Values Card Sort
The Knowdell Career Values Card Sort, invented by Dick Knowdell, is one of the easiest and most fun ways to discover what is most important to you in your life.
The Knowdell™ Career Values Card Sort Will Help You:
- Decide between two different jobs or two different career paths.
- Identify and understand what's most important to you in your life (what are your values).
- Prioritize and get clarity on your top 8 values.
- Evaluate different career and job opportunities based on your top 8 values.
- Make better career decisions by knowing what is really important to you.
- Become more self-aware.
Procedure for Administration:
Schedule an assessment appointment with a Career Advisor for a 45-minute in-person Career Sort session and interpretation via CCN.
O’net Interest Profiler
A Free Online Assessment. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Let us help you explore majors and careers, show you how to enhance your skills, teach you how to engage in new opportunities, and challenge you to excel as you move forward through Career Planning.
The self-paced course provides students with the basic information about the targeted industry and sectors they are focused on for their career; including essential facts, key institutions, history, career pathways and trends. This course provides students with the basic research and networking skills to become well-informed job seekers so they can effectively prepare for their career and become employed.
Learn what careers are associated with your major:
- Browse California Community Colleges Careers
- Exploring WLAC's Career & Programs
- Exploring WLAC's Short-Term Job and Career Trainings
Prepare for your Career
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Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In-Person Walk-In Hours for Quick Assistance:
Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 2:00P M
Fridays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays
Location & Contact
HLRC 112 (Map)
Phone: (310) 287-4562
Andrea Rodriguez-Blanco, Career Center Director
Danielle Sheppard, Career Advisor