Self-assessment

While it can feel like you need to know what you want, and how to get there, often there are circumstances and influences—both positive and negative, that are beyond your control and hard to predict. 

Self-assessments can be useful reflective tools if you feel stuck describing what you like and what you’re good at, but they cannot predict your ideal career path.

Self-guided tools

Clarifying your interests and values can help you determine career possibilities that are a good fit for you.

Identify the skills you have that align with the skills employers seek out in employees, and find your competitive edge.

Inventories

Clarifying your interests and values can help you determine career possibilities that are a good fit for you.

  • SkillScan ($14.95 USD) produces a concrete and practical profile of your skills and preferences, then match you with a profile of possible relevant career choices.

  • StrengthsFinder ($19.99 USD) For those who want a basic understanding of what they do best.
  • Career Explorer (Free) The Career Explorer career test is made up of several parts, each specializing on a different aspect of your personality, interests, history, or asipirations.

How an advisor can help

Career Advisors at the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers can help you:

  • Reflect on your results and what they mean to you 
  • Discuss strategic methods to apply your new understanding to career possibilities
  • Create action plans to help you take steps towards your goals

We recommend completing any of the assessments above (self-guided or inventories), printing the results, and scheduling an advising appointment to discuss your results.

Self assessment resources for graduate students

Develop a career plan and make the most of your graduate degree.

Skills to do a job

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