Career awareness

Ever stopped to think about how you got where you are in your career? Career awareness is taking the time to assess yourself, consider your strengths, interests, skills, competencies, personal characteristics, values, preferences and/or motivations. In order to set personal and career goals, consider starting with self-assessment.

Below are assessment tools to get you started.

  • Career planning questionnaire – a quick questionnaire to start the career planning thought process
  • Identifying accomplishments – an assessment tool to help you identify your accomplishments at work
  • Transferrable skills sets – an assessment tool to help you identify transferable skill sets based on five categories that you can use when planning the next step in your career
  • Values sort – a self-assessment to aide you with identifying your values

Other self-assessments

Most assessments we have listed below are free, but some require fees.

  • 16personalities – get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, for free
  • Holland Code – an assessment tool that helps people identify their strongest career interest among six occupational themes
  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter – a self-assessment personality questionnaire designed to help people better understand themselves and others
  • MyNextMove – sponsored by Department of Labor
  • – website with tools to help people plan and make well-informed decisions about their education and careers
  • Myers-Briggs – a personality assessment tool that helps people understand their personality and discover careers and occupations most suitable for their personality type