Career Services: Discover
Identify who you are regarding interests, personality, skills, values and other influences through various assessments and inventories.
The following tools are some of the many assessment instruments that are available for individuals to use in forming a picture of who they are and provide a guide for further exploration toward making career decisions.
To discuss any of these with a counselor, please call for an appointment.
We suggest you try some of the free or low-cost options, and bring your results with you to the session for interpretation.
Strong Interest Inventory
Online in "Career Corner" of the Counseling Center. Based on the six Holland Codes, the test matches 317 items of your interests to occupations and compares your answers to those in sample populations satisfied with their occupations. A pre-screening appointment with a counselor is needed first; interpretation is given by a counselor in a follow-up appointment $25 fee.
Self-Directed Search (SDS) (www.self-directed-search.com)
Based on the six Holland Codes, the printed report provides a list of the occupations and field of study that most closely match your interests. Takes 20-30 minutes. Online cost is $4.95.
O'Net Interest Profiler (www.nvcis.intocareers.org)
Online in the "Career Corner" of Counseling Center or on any computer with username and password. Based on the six Holland Codes (job environment matches 180 items of interest to occupations) this site offers skills and values assessments. You are able to set up your own account on this site and save inventories. It is helpful to have results interpreted by a counselor. Free to Nevada residents with a username and password.
Career Key (www.careerkey.org)
A paper and pencil exercise reviewing interests and job titles based on the six Holland Codes. Exercise is free if administered and interpreted by a counselor. Online cost is $9.95
MBTI: Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
Online in "Career Corner" of Counseling Center. The test is useful in learning about normal personality differences. Ninety-three items help determine your preferences so that you may better understand yourself and others. It is also applicable in maximizing your strengths and those in your work and personal relationships. A pre-screening appointment with a counselor is needed first; interpretation is given by a counselor in a follow-up appointment $25 fee.
Jung Typology (www.humanmetrics.com)
This assessment tool can help individuals understand their preferred activities, work style, method of working with others and manage conflicts. Similar to the Myers-Briggs Inventory, it has 16 different personality types and one type indicates your preferences. Free!
Sections cover career information, assessments, college choices and majors, plus much more. Everything on the website is free except a $20 fee to take three inventories focused on personality, interests and values. Once you pay for any test you have lifetime access.
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