Career and self ASSESSMENTS help you to learn more about yourself in a variety of ways. They can help you solidify what you already know, while discovering aspects of your skills, values, interests, personality, and goals that you haven't considered. Applying the information from these assessments can support you in making informed-decisions to find BEST-FIT career paths and employers. Begin exploring the assessments below to discover which resources can best help you reflect. Graduate Career Services recommends meeting with your assigned Career Consultant to discuss and apply results.
Resources with Multiple Assessments
- MyIDP (interests, skills, values): Focused on science and other STEM careers, MyIDP provides exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values; a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests; a tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track; and articles and resources to guide you through the process.
- Imagine PhD (interests, skills, values, goals): Career Exploration Worksheet - Geared toward (but not exclusive to) Humanities and Social Science graduate students, this brand new tool offers interest, skill, and values assessments, as well as the ability to connect your results to information about 15 relevant job families. Significant resources are also available for learning about each job family, whether you take the assessments or not. Notre Dame is a sponsoring institution, and it was developed by the Graduate Career Consortium.
- ♣ Pathway U: Includes assessments focused on interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences as well as tools to discover what career paths and job positions you best align with.
- Truity (variety of assessments including personality): Assessments on Personality, Career Fit, Behavior, Strengths and more (free and paid resources).
- Career One Stop (interests, skills, values): Sponsored by the US Department of Labor.
- Work Well: Take the scientific assessment and unlock your wellbeing profile: with results across four dimensions and twelve sub-dimensions of wellbeing, tailored insights, and suggested practices.
- "Are you Career Fit?": Overall assessment of readiness for career planning.
- Career Decision Making (CDDQ): A variety of tools to assist you in making better career decisions.
- Good & Co: The world's largest quantified culture network (personality, employer fit, and more)
Values (Character, Beliefs, Principles...)
- Values Assessment (ND Career Guide)
- Values in Action: Discover your best qualities in 15 minutes with our scientific survey of character strengths (Values and Character Strengths; Moving Towards Your Values)
- Work Values Inventory
Interests (Likes, Dislikes...)
- Interests Assessment (ND Career Guide)
- My Next Move: What do you want to do for a living? (Holland Career Codes/Interest Profiler - Based on Strong Interest Inventory)
- Additional Career Code Assessment (Guide to Career Codes)
Personality (Behavior, Preferences, Habits, Tendencies...)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): An introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions (a scheduled appointment with a Career Consultant is required before taking the MBTI to determine if this will be beneficial)
- 16 Personalties: A free personality test that offers an in-depth analysis of personality types as well as relationship and career advice
- Truity Type Finder (Based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
- Human Metrics (Based off MBTI)
- Truity DISC Personality Assessment: Find out how the DISC factors of Drive, Influence, Support, and Clarity predict your behavior towards others and the everyday things you do
- Enneagram: Free personality assessment (9 different types)
- Personality Max: Career matches by personality type
Skills (Abilities, Gifts, Talents...)
- Skills Assessment (ND Career Guide)
- Skills Matcher: Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this tool will help you evaluate your skills and match them to relevant job types
- Transferable and Adaptive Skills Checklist
- Are you "Career Ready"? (From National Association of Colleges and Employers - NACE)
Additional Strategies and Resources
- Interpret & Apply Results: Meet with a Graduate Career Consultant to discuss results of assessments
- Gain Feedback: Ask others in your life (friends, family, mentors, supervisors) about what they notice with your interests, skills, values and goals
- Recommended Reading: Why Career Self Assessments Matter (Inside Higher Education) and Career Development Theories (Love Your Career)
- Overall Career Questions to help you reflect