Career Interests & Personality Assessments

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There are many ways to explore your interest in careers and to figure out what you like and dislike. Your school and all of the resources they have are a great place to start. There are also plenty of career interests and personality assessments that allow you to explore. We’ve created a list of some of these assessments for your use.

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My Next Move (O*Net Interest Profiler)

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do and decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

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Princeton Review Career Quiz

Your career interests describe the types of job duties and responsibilities you’re drawn to. These are important to understand if you want to stay motivated in your way. Your career style identifies your work strengths. When your work strengths are appreciated, you feel greater content and satisfaction in your career. The Princeton Review will even provide a list of recommended careers based on your interests and style.

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Mapping Your Future

A career plan helps you determine your skills and interests, what career best suits your talents, and what skills and training you need for your chosen career. By developing a career plan, you can focus on what you want to do and how to get there. 

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Job Shadow

Job Shadow allows you to read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have. If you’re career hunting, trying to find out what career is right for you, don’t like your current job, or you’re just curious, you can read about and explore the different career options and shadow people’s jobs online.

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Roadtrip Nation Roapmap

The best career paths for you will always start at the place where your interests meet. This free tool from Roadtrip Nation helps discover that intersection.

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Career One Stop (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

The Interest Assessment matches your interests to careers. You answer 30 short questions by saying how much interest you have in different activities. Those answers create your Interest Profile. 

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Your Free Career Test

The free career tests in this resource are useful for students and adults for career exploration. School districts, colleges, and workforce centers use this with their students and clients for career research. The content is written at an 8th-grade level when possible and is most easily understood by students that are at least 13 years of age and older.

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myFuture

myFuture helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.

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Your Free Career Test

The free career tests in this resource are useful for students and adults for career exploration. School districts, colleges, and workforce centers use this with their students and clients for career research. The content is written at an 8th-grade level when possible and is most easily understood by students that are at least 13 years of age and older.

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Forage

Forage’s virtual work experience programs give students the opportunity to learn career skills from Fortune 500 companies.

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Education Planner

EducationPlanner provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare students for the important decisions they will face in the future. Students will discover their interests, motivations, and much more. 

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123 Test: Career Aptitude

What career best fits your personality? This free career aptitude test can give you insight into your job personality. Based on a characterization of your personality in terms of Holland Code personality types, you will learn what kind of work environments and occupations suit you best. The results of this career test provide you with a list of professions and occupations that fit your career personality.

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Career Key

What career options would fit you best? Research shows the match between your career and personality plays a major role in your job satisfaction and success. Career Key is designed to help make that match.

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16 Personalities

Using the NERIS® model, 16 Personalties use the acronym format introduced by Myers-Briggs with an extra letter to accommodate five rather than four scales. The personality types in this free assessment are based on five independent spectrums. You can see where you fall on each scale by completing our free personality assessment, NERIS Type Explorer®.

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Career Ship

CareerShip® is a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students that highlights featured careers, matches careers to your interests, and allows you to search for a particular career.