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    Please 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).

    • The Testing Room
      Free career, job, and personality assessements. Brief reports are free. Expanded reports costs.

    • Career Key
      Evaluates personality and careers according to John Holland's theory of career choice.

    • Career Testing
      Provides a motivational skills test (designed to help you identify your proficiencies in a broad range of functional-transferable skill areas), as well as a career values test (designed to help you identify the things you value most so that you can achieve job satisfaction).

    • Workplace Values Assessment:
      Do You Know the Work Values You Most Want in a Job and an Employer -- and Does Your Current Employment Reflect Those Values?
      Provides a short list of things which may be important to you, to help you examine what you value in your job, your career, and your work. This site also has a variety of other brief quizzes for job seekers, career changers, new graduates, etc.


    • Keirsey Temperament Sorter II Personality Instrument
      Gives a 70-question personality test that helps individuals discover their personality type. General report of results is free. More in-depth report costs.


    Last rev. 11/11/13