Self-Assessment Instruments

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Not sure if your major is right for you?
Still haven't declared a major?
Don't know what you'll do with your major?

To assist you in identifying your skills, abilities, interests and values in relation to the career development process, Career Services offers assessment instruments.  These "tests" will help you more clearly identify and target both majors and careers. We recommend you take two inventories and then set up an appointment with the Director of Career Planning to review your personal results.  Career exploration pays off ... you will develop a clearer view of yourself and the majors and jobs that best fit you!

FOCUS Career Assessment

This web-based assessment tool covers a range of categories including Occupations, Values, Interests, Skills, and Educational Programs as related to the career development progress.

What questions will it answer?
What work related values and interests do I have?
What occupations match my interests and values?
What skills and educational requirements are necessary for these occupations?

Who should take the FOCUS?
Individuals who feel they need to identify more clearly their interests, skills and work values.
Individuals who are unsure about which career field to choose or what occupations exist.

How long does it take and how can I get started?
Most can complete FOCUS in one hour.

It is taken online and you will need the Cedar Crest College Access Code to create your account: FALCONS

Click on this link to access FOCUS and follow instructions.
Print your results and then schedule an appointment with the Career Planning Center to review your assessment.

Bring your results with you!

 

The Self-Directed Search (SDS)

This self administered, self scored assessment is designed to help those who are unclear about their vocational interests.  This instrument helps individuals compare their self assessments and interests with a variety of occupational groups.

What questions will it answer?
How do my interests and abilities compare to a variety of occupations?
Which occupations tend to include individuals with interests and abilities similar to mine?
Which occupations match my personality?

Who should take the Self Directed Search (SDS)?
Anyone having difficulty deciding on a career, people who have made a tentative career choice and would like to confirm their decisions, or anyone who is considering a change of careers.

How long does it take?
Most students can complete the SDS within one hour and it must be taken in the Career Planning Office. Click HERE to schedule an appointment to take the SDS.


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

This web-based assessment tool is one of the most popular models of personality in the world; it assesses one's psychological type as an explanation to their human personality.

The MBTI is used in self understanding and development; career exploration, development and counseling, and leadership development.

What questions will it answer?
By answering the four questions below, the four-letter type descriptions that the test taker will receive summarize underlying patterns of behaviors common to most people of that type.
1.  Where, primarily, do you direct your energy?
2.  How do you prefer to make decisions?
3.  How do you prefer to process information?
4.  How do you prefer to organize your life?

Who should take the MBTI?
People who feel they need to identify more clearly their personality as it relates to their personal and professional lives.

How long does it take & how can I get stared?

  • Click on the link below to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
  • Your account login is:  falcons
  • Your password is: falcons2
  • Leave the User ID blank for the initial registration. You will be assigned an ID when the program is completed, in case you want to visit the site again.  You can make an appointment to visit Career Planning to view your results.

To Login to the MBTI:

Click "Login" to bypass the Online Login Window.

If you are returning, enter your User Id and click Enter.

Leave the User ID blank for the initial registration. You will be assigned an ID when the program is completed, in case you want to visit the site again.  You can make an appointment to visit Career Planning and view your results.

Last Updated: 10/18/11