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Career Assessment

Discover What You Like, Find a Career that Matches

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What Do You Want to Do?
Find a Career that's Right for You

Your first step is to find a career that matches your skills, interests, and values. You don't want a career that you hate. Let's find something you enjoy that fits your strengths.

Identify Your Skills & Interests

You have all the potential in the world. While planning your career may seem daunting, it doesn't need to be stressful. By breaking down the steps, you can make better decisions.  

Your first step is to consider what you like to do and what you're good at. For example:

  • What do you like to do?

  • What are your hobbies and interests?

  • What are your favorite classes in school?

  • What outside activities do you enjoy?

  • What are you passionate about?

  • What goals do you have? 

Brainstorm some answers. It will help in the next parts.

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Career Assessments 

Assessments are tools that ask questions to help you learn about yourself. 

What Does an Assessment Do?

Assessments identify strengths, skills, interests, values, or other traits and match them to a career that aligns with you.  

What Can an Assessment Tell You?

Assessments might tell you what you already know - which will CONFIRM your thoughts.


They may also identify careers you haven't consideredKeep an open mind. 


Assessments help you: 

  • Understand your strengths (or weaknesses)

  • Learn about careers that match your unique blend of skills

  • Identify areas for improvement

  • Decide whether you need more training

  • Write a more meaningful resume or cover letter

  • Reflect on where to take your career

What Won't an Assessment Tell You?

Assessments won't tell you what to do or what will make you happy.  You are in charge of that. 

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Assessment Tools

There are several career interest assessments available. 


It's good to evaluate your interests if you are unsure of what you want to do.  Below are a few to choose from. (While similar, you may benefit from completing more than one.)  

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