Career Assessments

Career Assessments

The career assessments provided below will help you learn more about what types of careers might be worth looking into. These assessments might not necessarily pinpoint your exact career, but they can certainly help get you on the right track. Being able to identify what you might (or might not) want to do for a career can help you narrow down potential majors.

Holland Code Career Test

Discover the best jobs for you with the powerful system of Holland career codes. This test will identify your strongest career interests among six occupational themes which are realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional (aka RIASEC).

You'll discover your top interest area and what that means for you. You'll also learn how you scored in the other five interest areas. Finally, you'll see a list of suggested careers based on your interest profile.

What Does It Measure?

This test measures your interest level in the six categories of careers, as described by Dr. John Holland in his RIASEC model:

Realistic - Building, fixing, working outdoors
Investigative - Thinking, researching, experimenting
Artistic - Creative, designing, expressing
Social - Helping, teaching, encouraging
Enterprising - Persuading, leading, selling
Conventional - Organizing, categorizing, recording

How Many Questions?

This test has 72 questions.

How Long Does It Take?

About 20 minutes.

 

Click here to take The Holland Code Career Test

Once you complete this test, you can click here to go to O-Net and search jobs based on your Holland code.

 

O-Net Interest Profiler

The O-Net Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world or work. Simply put, you can find out what you like to do. In turn, this will help you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

What Does It Measure?

This test allows you to identify how strongly you like or dislike performing certain tasks. The results will show you your score as it pertains to the six categories of careers, as described by Dr. John Holland in his RIASEC model:

Realistic - Building, fixing, working outdoors
Investigative - Thinking, researching, experimenting
Artistic - Creative, designing, expressing
Social - Helping, teaching, encouraging
Enterprising - Persuading, leading, selling
Conventional - Organizing, categorizing, recording

You will then be able to view career that align best with your highest scored category.

How Many Questions?

This test has 60 questions

How Long Does It Take?

About 6 minutes.

 

Click here to take the O-Net Interest Profiler

 

CareerOneStop Skills Profiler

Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills. When your skills profile is complete, you can print and save it. 

What Does It Measure?

The Skills Profiler steps you through a series of forms that allow you to identify skills and activities that you have used on the job or elsewhere. This leads to a customized Skills Profile that includes a summary of identified skills, a list of occupations matching those skills, a link to occupational profiles for more detailed occupation information, and a "Compare to Another Occupation" feature that identifies similarities and differences between the selected occupation and another occupation of interest.

How Many Questions?

The number of questions depends on your answers to some of the initial questions.

How Long Does It Take?

About 15 minutes.

 

Click here to take The Skills Profiler