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Self-Assessment Web Tools to Help Career Planning

Self-Assessment is an important part of the career planning process.  If you are interested in finding out more about your talents, interests, personal preferences, skills, emotional intelligence, among others things, you might want to explore some self-assessment tools on the internet and then discuss them with a Counselor at the Career Resource Centre. Here are some assessments to consider:

  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter. Another look at personal patterns and preferences based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  Divides preferences into four temperaments: Artisan, Guardian, Idealist and Rational. This assessment will help you identify your natural talents, interests and skills. Go to: http:/ See also Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II and Campbell Interest and Skill Survey.
  • Emotional Intelligence Quotient.  An assessment based on the premise that the single most important variable in employee productivity and loyalty is not pay/perks, benefits or work environment but the quality of the relationship between employees and their direct managers.  This tool helps determine your capacity for effectively recognizing and managing your emotions and those of others so they do not interfere with important work and social relationships. Go to: (the assessment tool).
  • Interpersonal Communications Skills Test. The test is designed to test your general level of communication skills. Go to:

  • Transferable Skills Survey. An online tool that helps identify transferable skills that can be applied to a variety of work contexts. Communication, research and planning, human relations, management and leadership are some of the skills reviewed. Go to:

  • MAPP assessment. MAPP is a personal assessment that takes 15 minutes to complete. It identifies your true motivations toward work and allows you to match yourself to job categories to see where you best fit.

  • Kuder Assessments.  Will help you find out what you like to do (interests), what you are good at (skills), and what is important to you in the workplace (work values). (At cost)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The most widely used personality inventory; this nonjudgmental instrument is widely applied in the career development field.  This assessment helps you learn about your personality type. You will learn about your different preferences and how they work together to make up your personality. It can help you find your strengths, note possible blind spots and get your ideas across more effectively to co-workers and your boss.  See also MBTI Complete. (At cost)
  • Self Directed Search. A tool that will help you find the careers that best match your interest and abilities. Allows you to explore the careers you are most likely to find satisfying based on your interests and skills. (At cost)
  • Career-by-Design. This site provides the opportunity to use a variety of assessment tools including: Strong Interest, MBTI, FIROB, 16PF, and others. (At cost)


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