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Career Assessments: Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our experienced guidance counselors introduce you to some of the assessment tools useful for determining which careers might be a good fit for you. They can also show you why matching up your interests, abilities or even your personality traits to the right career field can go a long way towards determining your job satisfaction and even your success. Use the lessons in this chapter to learn about the following:
Personality and Value-Based Assessment Tests
Begin with an overview of personality career assessments and take a closer look at the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). This test measures where you fall on each of four personality scales designed to assess how you make decisions, perceive the world or gather information. It can even be used to find out whether you'd prefer to work with others or work alone.
Our guidance counselors also help you explore value-based career assessments useful for determining what motivates you to succeed and assessing which types of work relationships or job environments are right for you.
Interest and Skills-Based Assessment Tests
Also included in this chapter is an overview of skills-based assessments, like the Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS). This test measures your aptitude in eight skills domains - including spatial relations, verbal reasoning and language use - and matches your strengths to career clusters. If you'd like to discover which careers tie into your occupational, subject area or recreational pursuits, we'll also walk you through some commonly used interest career assessments.
1. Career Assessments: Types & Benefits
There are many career choices out there. How do you decide which one is right for you? In this lesson, we'll examine the different types of career assessments and how they can help you choose the best career.
2. How Can a Personality Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?
What does your personality have to do with your career? And how can a 19th-century psychiatrist help you pick out your dream occupation? Watch this lesson to find out more about Carl Jung's career types and personality career assessments.
3. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality framework is a theory of personality types that helps managers with job placement, conflict management, team building and career development.
4. How Can an Interest Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career?
How can you find the right career for you? One thing that many people do is to consider their interests and how that can lead to a career. Watch this lesson to find out more about interest inventories and how they can help you find a suitable career.
5. How Can a Skill-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career?
Skills assessments, also called aptitude tests, are sometimes used to help people find a career based on what they are good at. In this lesson, we'll examine skills assessments in more detail, including what they do and don't tell you.
6. How Can a Value-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career?
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to their work life. In this lesson, we'll explore work values, including what they are, some common work values, work values assessments, and how they can influence your career choices.
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