Self-Assessment Tools

When making decisions about your future, ask yourself:

  • What would really make me happy in a job?
  • Which careers would I find rewarding?
  • What kind of career meets my priorities (e.g. geographic, salary, industry, company size, work/life balance, stability/job security, opportunity for advancement)?
  • What kind of environment or co-workers am I looking for?

The self-assessments below can help you to explore these questions and identify potential career paths.  Please make an appointment with your career coach to review the results.

Your CliftonStrengths journey begins with an online assessment. This assessment has helped more than 12 million people around the world discover their talents. After you take the assessment, you’ll receive a customized reports with your top five talents, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success. Email your career coach for more information on taking the assessment.

This self-assessed personality questionnaire is designed to help people better understand themselves and others. It is one of the most widely used personality assessments in the world, and its user base consists of major employers including Bank of America, Allstate, the U.S. Air Force, IBM, 7-Eleven, Safeco, AT&T, and Coca-Cola.
This free tool helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It also helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. is a website with various free assessments including; Interest Profiler, Reality Check (estimates personal financial needs for salary decisions), Work Importance Locator (identifies the most important values to consider in your career), Career Cluster Inventory (information about specific industry groups or areas of work), & Self Employment Assessment (examines common entrepreneurial issues).
Career Decision-making Difficulties Questionnaire (CCDQ) is a free website with 8 mini-assessments about career decision making processes, barriers & solutions.