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.
If you are seriously looking for help in determining what career to
pursue, 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.
The Testing Room
Free career, job, and personality assessements. Brief reports are free.
Expanded reports costs.
Evaluates personality and careers according to John Holland's theory of career choice.
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. 10/19/12