Connecting your career planning and academic planning.
16 Personalities: Uses the 16 Meyer-Briggs types and breaks down each type into an archetype, all of which are categorized into four main themes in relation to your relationships and professional life.
Career Insite: A Government of Alberta website, this is a great tool for career planning where you can begin your own personalized career plan, take quizzes, and access notes and resources. Self-assessments include:
- Interests: Create your career doing things you enjoy
- Abilities: Identify the skills and talents that come naturally to you
- Work Values: Base your career plan on what's important to you
- Significant Experiences: Use good things from your past to shape your future
- Preferred Working Conditions: Consider the impact of where you work and who you work with
- Multiple Intelligences: Discover the ways you are smart--your many intelligences
- Vision: Identify your best possible future so you can help it come true.
The MAPP Career Assessment: The Motivational Appraisal Personal Potential (MAPP) is an interest survey to help individuals identify their preferences for working with people or things, and other job characteristics. A free sample MAPP Career Analysis is provided, outlining your “natural motivations and talent for work”. It also suggests some occupations that match these preferences.
Princeton Career Quiz: A quick and accessible quiz that provides participants with a number of career options, as well as details about various professions in terms of education, progression, skills, day-to-day, and salary. (An American resource!)
Big Five Personality Tests: A compilation of assessments based on the Big Five (a.k.a. Five Factor) model of personality. Tests measure traits like Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness. NOTE: Only tests 2 to 5 are free.
Personal Globe Inventory: The Personal Globe Inventory (PGI) was created by Arizona State University to measure your interests in activities and help you relate these interests to life decisions such as what to choose for a career and/or a major focus of study, as well as what hobbies and out-of-work interests you may find rewarding.
Career Personality Snapshot: A quick test based on imagery that provides a broad overview of your work self. The results break down your career type and a breakdown of your interest areas.
GPS LifePlan: Goals + Plan = Success (GPS)! This American resource offers career, education, finance, leadership, and personal plans for success for students. Start with the assessments and learn how to create smart goals and action plans.
Career Values Assessment: This free tool will help you learn more about your underlying work needs and motivations and will rank your work values according to how well they match a list of over 700 occupations. (An American resource!)
Work Importance Profiler: What's important to you in a job? Discover how much you value achievement, independence, recognition, relationships, support, and working conditions in a job. This resource from the California CareerZone, will give a list of jobs that reflect your values.
Other self-assessments that connect your life and work.