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Help your customers learn more about the benefits and limitations of assessments.

Online, self-directed career assessments can help people make sound decisions for training and career planning. These no-fee options also can save time and money for counselors. Use these assessments as homework for individuals, exercises in workshops, and handout resources. Many of the results link directly with online occupation descriptions.

Skills Assessments

Employers hire people with the skills to match their needs. Help your customers define, describe, and improve their unique skills.

  • CareerOneStop Skills Matcher
    Matches skills with occupations. 
  • O*NET Ability Profiler
    Uses a pen and paper format to measure nine job-relevant abilities. These include verbal ability, arithmetic reasoning, computation, spatial ability, form perception, clerical perception, motor coordination, manual dexterity, and finger dexterity.

Work Values

People who find work that matches their personal and professional values tend to be more satisfied and successful. Workers can use these work values assessments to help identify what's important in terms of jobs, careers, and employers.

  • CareerOneStop Work Values Matcher
    Online, interactive card sort activity that helps job seekers understand their work values and match them to careers.
  • O*NET Work Importance Locator
    Uses a paper and pencil format to help people learn about what they "value" in a job.
  • Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ)
    Measures vocational needs and values, which are important aspects of the work personality. NOTE: MIQ does charge for distribution and scoring. Fees are dedicated to research and development in vocational psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Interest Inventories

Research shows that people who enjoy their job tend to be more successful in their work. These online interest tools indicate what is enjoyable to them in the world of work.

  • MnCareers Interest Assessment
    Based on Holland's Inventory of Basic Interests; sometimes called the RIASEC assessment. The Holland interest assessment shows that people with similar personal interest types often like the same types of careers. Results will create an "interest profile" that corresponds to matching occupations and their descriptions.
  • Career Cluster Interest Assessment
    Select activities you enjoy, your personal qualities, and school subjects you like. Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests.
  • CAREERwise Interest Assessment
    Rate your interest in a variety of activities. View your Interest Profile and a list of careers and majors that match that profile.
  • O*NET Interest Profiler
    Uses pen and paper format to help people discover the type of work activities and occupations they would like and find exciting. People identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to them.

Other Assessments

These assessments help people consider other important factors so they can make effective decisions.

  • Reality Check Tool
    Helps people learn how to achieve their desired lifestyle and goals through specific career or job choices, training, or education.


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