Overview and Disclaimer
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
The CliftonStrengths assessment is a Web-based assessment of normal personality from the perspective of Positive Psychology. It is the first instrument of this type developed expressly for the Internet.
Over a secure connection, the CliftonStrengths assessment presents 177 items to you. Each item consists of a pair of potential self-descriptors, such as “I read instructions carefully” versus “I like to jump right into things.”
The descriptors are placed as if anchoring polar ends of a continuum. You are then asked to choose the descriptor that best describes you, and to identify the extent to which that chosen option is descriptive of you.
Cost: Cash only – $5 for current students. Payment can be made in the Center for Career & Re-Entry Services located in room SS350.
Myers/Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI is a personality assessment that helps to explain why different kinds of people are interested in different things and why some individuals are good a different kinds of work while others are not. It can also explain why individuals sometimes find it hard to understand one another. It can be a very useful tool for helping people to make decisions about their education, career, and life choices. The MBTI has been used around the world for more than 20 years. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
Cost: Cash only – $18 for current students, $23 for non-current students, may be free for EOP&S and adult re-entry students. Payment can be made in the Center for Career & Re-Entry Services located in room SS350.
Procedure for Administration: Once the MBTI 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 with a Career Counselor 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 Counselor can have the profile of results in-hand.
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 25 minutes to complete.
Cost: Cash only – $12 for current students, $17 for non-current students, may be free for EOP&S and adult re-entry students. Payment can be made in the Center for Career & Re-Entry Services located in room SS350.
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 with a Career Counselor 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 Counselor can have the profile of results in-hand.
(Micro-Skills, Inner Heroes, True Colors, Learning Styles, Occ-U-Sort)
The Eureka software program is a Career Exploration tool that provides information on Careers, majors, and colleges and universities. It also contains four assessments programs, see below. To access EUREKA online, follow these instructions:
1. To create your personal EUREKA account, go to www.eureka.org and click “sign-up.”
2. Under “Students/Clients” enter the RHC Site ID Code:(stop by the CCRS offfice for the code) and click “next.”
3. Complete the personal information form.
4. Double-click on your counselor/teacher’s name, if listed. Click “next.”
5. Create a login name and password.
My login name: last name, first name (do not use spaces or special characters)
My password: Student ID number
Discover your transferable skills and how they relate to the world of work.
- True Colors & Inner Heroes
Discover your personality and how it relates to your career and major options.
Explore your work preferences and aptitudes to find occupations and careers that may be of interest to you.
- Learning Styles
Discover your learning style.
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.