Self-assessments can be useful tools for career planning and exploration. Assessment activities can help you learn more about yourself, and the more you know about yourself, the better equipped you are to select and pursue a compatible career pathway that will provide you with long-term satisfaction and achievement.
Understanding your personal likes and dislikes will help you plan for a career that will best match your interests. Interest inventories can help identify, organize and rank your likes and dislikes.
Activity: Complete an Interest Assessment
The U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET Career Exploration Tools: https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Holland Code Career Test: https://www.truity.com/test/career-personality-profiler-test
Your Free Career Test: https://www.yourfreecareertest.com
Personality can be defined as the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Your personality makes you different from everyone else you know. Certain careers may appeal to specific people based on their personality traits.
Activity: Complete a Personality Assessment
What’s Your Learning Style? (visual, auditory, or kinesthetic/tactile): http://www.agelesslearner.com/assess/learningstyle.html
123 Personality Tests: https://www.123test.com/personality
Big 5 Personality Test: https://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-careers
Myers-Briggs Personality Test: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
Different careers require different skills and abilities. Skills assessments are one way of distinguishing if you have the specific skills, or the aptitude to gain specific skills that might be required for a job. You may need to take a test to enter a workforce training, college, or apprenticeship program in the energy industry. There are minimum mathematics, language and science skills required by these programs.
Activity: Complete a Practice Skills Assessment
Your Free Career Tests: https://www.yourfreecareertest.com
There are many online resources for a variety of assessment inventories, surveys and miscellaneous tools. After taking a few of these assessments, create a table summarizing your findings and think about how your interests and personality traits will affect your future career decisions.