Career assessments are often among the first things that come to mind when people think about career counseling. While there is no assessment that will tell you what you should do, career assessment information can be very useful in helping people make decisions about what to study and how to choose a career. Citrus College offers the following:
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Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI): What kinds of interactions energize you or drain you? Do you like to work with facts, numbers and data or do you prefer "big picture" ideas? Do your decisions tend to be objective and logic-based or are your decisions based on how they may impact others? The MBTI is designed to provide clarity about these ideas and others, then suggests a variety of possible occupations. Make an appointment to talk to a career counselor about the MBTI. This assessment has a materials fee of $15.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII): What types of jobs, leisure activities, people and academic subjects are you most interested in? The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) compares your interests to the interests of thousands of other people who are happy and satisfied in their careers, then makes suggestions about careers that might fit you the best. Make an appointment to talk to a career counselor about the SII. This assessment has a materials fee of $15.
CliftonStrengths for Students: This assessment helps students grow confident in who they are and how they can contribute to the world. It's an educational program using Gallup's world-renowned CliftonStrengths assessment to measure 34 research-validated talent themes, guiding the development of those talents into strengths with resources tailored for students. CliftonStrengths is used across the world in large and small businesses and non-profit organizations. The myStrengths portal provides resources for exploring ones top five themes and how to leverage strengths to overcome challenges and reach personal, academic, and career goals. More than 22 million people know what makes them unique and how their strengths shape their approach to work, decision-making, relationships, and more. This assessment has a materials fee of $11.99.