Best Fit Career

As you come to the final stages of your advanced degree, it is a good time to reflect on how your skills, interests, and values have been refined through the course of your work at Notre Dame. By tapping into these you can search for positions in career sectors which are best suited to who you are and most likely to provide personally meaningful endeavors. Below are some suggested assessments.

MyIDP

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

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. 

Other Assessments

  • Informal Self-Reflection Exercises (Career Guide):  Values Assessment ; Skills Assessment ; Interests Assessment
  • MBTI (Link to PDF Instructions): Develop an understanding of your natural preferences (Meet with Erik Simon to go over results - MBTI Trained Facilitator)
  • Truity: Assessments on Personality, Career Fit, Behavior, Strengths and more 
  • 16 Personalities: Offers an in-depth analysis of personality types as well as career advice 
  • Skills Matcher: Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this tool will help you evaluate your skills and match them to relevant job types.