Alumni Career Exploration and Assessment
Why Personality Type Matters at Work
Career assessments serve many purposes, and can help you narrow or expand your career options, assist with greater self-awareness, provide you with language to talk about your interests, values, skills, personality type and strengths. Not all career assessments are the same. We only use validated, reliable career assessment tools. See more information about each one below.
The O*NET Interest Profiler is a free career assessment that takes about 10 minutes to complete online and can help you discover the type of work activities and occupations that you would like and find exciting. The assessment will help you identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to yourself. Click to begin the assessment.
The Strong Interest Inventory is one of the most widely used interest assessments in the world. The Strong Interest Inventory provides a detailed 10-page report on your top interest areas. This assessment tool is designed for those just starting out in their careers, or those thinking about making a change or furthering their education. We provide the Strong Interest Inventory for a $30.00 fee to all our alumni. Please contact our office at (706) 542-3375 to arrange your payment and 60-minute Strong Interest Inventory consultation.
Personality Type Assessments
TypeFocus is a great place to take a personality type assessment for free, but requires a password. To obtain this password, please call our office at (706) 542-3375. TypeFocus will give you the option to take personality, interest, and values assessments and explore occupations.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - The MBTI is the most widely used career assessment in the world. We offer this assessment through the Career Center for alumni only. You can call the Career Center to register and pay ($30) to take the MBTI M-F, 8am-5pm. To view your results a one-hour consult is required. You can arrange this when you call to register and pay for the assessments. (706) 542-3375
It’s very important to focus on your strengths when making decisions about your career. The Via Character Strengths Assessment was created by Dr. Martin Seligman, known as the “father of Positive Psychology” and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Click to take this free assessment.
Clifton Strengths is another strengths-focused assessment and is made available to all individuals but does require a cost. Learn more about Clifton Strengths.
Values are one of the most important parts of why we stay in or change our careers. Over time, it’s likely that values will shift, which is why it’s important to start here when thinking of your next role. If you can identify your core, non-negotiable values now, you will be much more satisfied with your next role. When completing this worksheet, only allow yourself to have 3-5 “very important” values. Once you have identified your core values, you can then use these as questions during an interview or informational interview to be sure that the company's values are in line with yours.
Job Search Values Checklist (.pdf)
While you may be skilled at many different tasks, it’s likely you don’t enjoy them equally. Taking time to reflect on your skills and what skills you most enjoy will assist you in the process of getting a career that you are more satisfied with. Take a moment to complete the skills checklist here and identify not just what you can do, but what you enjoy doing!
Skills Handout (.pdf)
Sometimes you know you’re ready for a career change, but you don’t always know where to start exploring. Self-reflection is a core process in career coaching and the best place to start. Below are some tools to help you begin making a change for the better.
Alumni Exploration Workbook (.pdf)