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.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
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 30 - 45 minutes to complete.
Procedure for Administration:
Visit the Career Center to get an invoice form then take the invoice to the Business Office to pay for the assessment. Once the SII has been paid, you will take the invoice with the receipt to the Career Center where 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.
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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:
Visit the Career Center to get an invoice form then take the invoice to the Business Office to pay for the assessment. Once the Career Values have been paid, take receipt to the Career Center where we will 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.
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
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