Career Assessment tools are used by people who say to themselves, “I may not want to keep doing what I have always been doing.”
Every good Career Transition Coach will encourage you to think this way.
There are lots of ways to overcome the questions like, “Who am I?”, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”, or “What is it that I really love to do?”
Often it’s as easy as good conversations with the people who know you and see the real you, that you can’t see.
Sometimes it requires a little more work. Here is where Self Assessment tools become worth using.
Most of these tools cost money, so think thru the one(s) you select before you plop down the cash or credit card.
Here are a few of my favorites:
StrengthsFinder – Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.
DISC – DiSC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. DiSC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you’ll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior.
IF you want to arrange for a DISC assessment – call me @ 336-283-6121
Myers Briggs – Do you know your personality type? Do you prefer being organized and following a schedule, or playing it by ear? Are you energized by being around people or by spending time alone? Whatever your personality type is, it affects all aspects of your life. Find out your type and how knowing more about it can help you in communicating with people, planning your future, and even getting to know yourself better.
The Riley Guide lists a diverse set of Self Assessment tools worthy of a review.
I will add more to this list as I discover other assessments worth considering for Job Seekers