Taking Career Interest Tests
Interested in learning more about what you might like to do or what you might be good at?
A WORD OF CAUTION
Remember, interest inventories are just one way of learning more about yourself and what you might be good at or what you might like to do when it comes to a career. There is one problem with personality-type instruments – they’re really good at helping you to see the ‘style’ that you use to do a job, but they don’t always do such a good job at helping you predict what jobs or careers you might be really good at. They might help you to get creative with your own ideas about careers, which is a very good thing. For that reason they’re good to take. They’re also fun!
Making decisions about a career includes a lot more than taking an assessment or inventory – it includes interviewing people that have jobs you might be interested in, going to an actual workplace for a tour, getting a job and trying it out, and doing research, both on the Web and through newspapers, magazines, books, and other literature.
Try a Youthhood activity:
Browse a Web site:
- Career Quiz (Princeton Review) A quiz to help you determine you areas of career interest.
- Interest Profiler (O Net) The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work and helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. You can find out what you like to do.
- The Career Key Test (Career Key) Website giving help with career choices – career changes, career planning, job skills, and choosing a college major or educational program.
- MAPP Your True Calling (Assessment.com) The MAPP career assessment is perfect for students, graduates and working adults. You'll get a wealth of information to help find the right career that matches your unique assessment profile.