Whether you are pondering your first or fifth career move, it is sometimes difficult to know that the career you are going after is what you truly want. Whether they be self-assessments or just working through a checklist, you can gain a greater understanding of your skills, preferences, values, as well as your vision of life and work. This can ultimately help in leading to a fulfilling career and more satisfying work life.
OSCAR Self Assessment Website
This excellent site allows you to take two different assessments. The great thing is that both of them are free!
- The Work Importance Locator allows you to determine the work values that are important to you.
- The Interest Profiler is based on the Holland Interest Codes and helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
University of Waterloo Career Development Manual
Considered one of the top career Internet sites, the Waterloo Manual is thorough, organized and easy to follow. It contains a collection of free assessment tools and techniques to organize your interests, values and skills in order to help you build a career portfolio.
Richard Bolles' Net Guide to Career Counseling
The well-known Richard Bolles has been offering career development assistance for several decades. His site includes links to self-assessment tools, as well as his selection of career advice links. He also includes advice on how you can best use the Internet to accomplish your career goals, and discusses the Internet's limitations.
The Career Reflections Questionaire
Sometimes you need to reflect on your current job situation in order to decide how to approach your personal career development. Created byUniversity of Michigan Human Resources, the Career Reflections Questionaire will walk you through the crucial questions you need to ask yourself to better understand your current situation and help you gain some direction on your career development efforts.
Strength Finder 2.0
The new and revised version of the Clifton Strength Finder will help you determine your current strengths and will assist you in creating a personal action plan as to how you can apply those strengths both at work and at home.