Career Development Tools

There are lots and lots of ways to explore careers. From Shadowing and Interning to taking various interest surveys etc. One of the most profond, yet simple, one to define how you will spend your 80,000 of your life (that is how many hours you will spend in your working life). Just six questions will reveal a list of possibilities on how you can make a difference through the work you do.

Majors/Career inventories

  • My Majors — a wonderful tool for those seeking ideas for a college major.
  • UKcounsefinder–focuses on the UK
  • Career Interest Profile (Strong)–New York Career Zone andCalifornia Career Zone
  • O-Net Interest inventory
  • Career Cluster Inventory–X may not mark the spot, but rather the general direction.
  • iSeek Career Clutser survey  has you rate activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subjects you like. Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests. Should take you less than 10 Minutes.
  • Check out My Plan. This assessment can help you identify your motivations and what’s really important to you  in your career. Upon completion you will discover 739 jobs rank-ordered based on how well they suit your style.
  • Perhaps one of teh best known is the Holland Codes–Career Interest Profiler. Expect 20 minutes.
  • Mapp your Future offers a free inventory or you can expand the reuslts for $90.


  • College Personality Quiz from Steven Antanoff (paper version here)
  • More worksheets from Steven Antanoff on his website. Click on writing to access them.
  • The Values Game is really useful to focus down to your core values.
  • Check your Mindset
  • How much Grit do you have?
  • Used frequently in large organizations, the popular DISC model classifies workplace behavior into four styles to help you to understand yourself and others.


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