Career AssessmentsPlease note carefully that ALA does not recommend any specific assessment tool, nor does the provision of this information in any way imply ALA's endorsement of any of the companies/tools listed or the results of any evaluation which may be conducted. The resource links provided here are solely for information purposes.
It is important to keep in mind that not all assessments are valid and/or reliable. Different assessments are used for different purposes. Interpretation of results can be a bit complicated. Even if the results make sense to you, you should always consider a varity of factors that may affect your decisions. You should never accept results of online assessments or make life-changing decisions based on them without discussing them with a trained specialist.
If you are seriously looking for help in making career decisions such
as determining what career to pursue, deciding if you should change
careers, etc., please seek the assistance of a professional career counselor.
You can find one on most college campuses, or by visiting the National
Career Development Association's website. You may also contact staff
in the American Library Association's Office for Human Resource Development
and Recruitment (HRDR).
Last rev. 11/11/13