Whether you are looking for your first job or trying to change your career path, it’s important to take the time to research the different career options that match your interests or your skill set. These assessments can help you before starting college, as a recent graduate, mid-career, or for anyone looking for a change.
Try starting with an online assessment:
- Career Quiz by The Princeton Review – This is a short quiz that will help you see what the right career for you is.
- Career One Stop by My Next Move – This interest assessment can help you identify careers that meet your interests.
- 16Personalities – This quiz is comparable to Myers Briggs to see the kind of workplace that is best for you or how you relate how to colleagues.
- The Big Five Personality Test by Truity – Learn more about how you work and relate to others with this quick test.
And if you want to dive deeper, look for these great books at the Plano Public Library.
|What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles||This book is will help recent grads, workers in mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change.|
|Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Paul D. Tieger||Using workbook exercises and explaining specific job search strategies, this book identifies occupations that are popular with your type and helps customize your job search.|
|Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett||This book shows you how to build–design–a life you can thrive in. At any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking.|