Career – Skills Assessment
The Career Gateway: Unlock your potential!!! Job satisfaction comes from having a job that meets your needs and fits your goals. You will enjoy your job more if you choose an occupation that meets most of your work values. Use this simple but effective assessment page to find your highest basic work values, then use the O-net / Work Values link below to find careers that match those values.
O*Net / Work Values: O*NET Data descriptors are categories of occupational information collected and available for O*NET-SOC occupations. Each descriptor contains more specific elements with data ratings.
MnCareers 2014 Holland’s Inventory of Basic Interests: * This is an interactive online survey.
The MnCareers interest assessment is based on Holland’s Inventory of Basic Interests. This is sometimes called the RIASEC assessment. It shows that people with similar personal interests often like the same types of careers.You should know what skills, strengths and personality traits you bring to the workplace. Assessments can help you figure out these things. They are fun tools that show what you’re good at, and how well you match different occupations. No matter what your age or where you are in your career, you can benefit from taking a skills or interest assessment. Once that you have finished this exercise, go to the MnCareers Holland Interest Assessment (below) to discover what career fields may interest you.
MnCareers 2014 Holland’s Inventory of Basic Interests (.pdf): Same as above in paper format.
MnCareers Holland Interest Assessment: The MnCareers interest assessment is based on Holland’s Inventory of Basic Interests (above). This is sometimes called the RIASEC assessment. It shows that people with similar personal interests often like the same types of careers.
Holland Interest Profiles
- R = Realistic
- I = Investigative
- A = Artistic
- S = Social
- E = Enterprising
- C = Conventional
What Does Each Holland Interest Type Mean?
Read the descriptions of the Interest Profiles (from the website page) to see how well your top three types of Basic Interests match your personality and interests. Then look for careers that match your top interests also listed on the page.
MnCareers – Career Interest Cluster Survey: * This is an interactive online survey.
Tell us your interests. We’ll show you career clusters you might like.
CareerOneStop – Explore Careers: * This is an interactive online survey.
With this website, you can start with a search for a Job Type and find the skills you need for a current or future job. If you are not sure what kind of job is right for you, start by rating your own skills to find a job type match. Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills. Plan to spend about 20 minutes completing your skills profile.
My Career Quizzes: * This is an interactive online survey.
What is your dream job? Are you in the right job? Job quizzes like the Job Quiz help you discover your dream job. Take our Job Quiz and test which job is for you.
Self-assessment is the process of identifying:
It is important to take a step back, get to know yourself, and understand your wants and needs for the next step in your career. This process is also worth repeating throughout your life as your values, interests, and skills change and grow.
CareerOneStop: Your source for career exploration, training and jobs. Find career, training and job search resources just for you.
O*Net OnLine: Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis!O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Mn Employment and Economic Development: Job Skills Transfer Assessment Tool (JOBSTAT) Use this tool to find occupations that are a good match for you based on your work experience. Find out how your skills, knowledge and abilities can transfer to these careers and where your gaps might be.