Why are self-assessments helpful?
Planning for a new, different, or better career can feel overwhelming. Where do you begin? Start with something easy and learn more about yourself. Career related self-assessments are used to identify your personal attributes, values, skills, and interests. By responding to questions and statements about yourself, you will end up with results you can use to:
- Discover a career path
- Find a job that is a good fit for you
- Advance in your career pathway
- Realize career success
A wide variety of assessments are available to you online. Most assessments can be completed in just a few minutes. If you need assistance completing assessments or are uncertain about what your results tell you, stop by your local Missouri Job Center where experienced staff are ready to help you.
Skills and Interest Assessments
Skills are the abilities acquired naturally or developed through education, training, self-study, hobbies, or on-the-job tasks. Using a variety of work task examples, skills assessments help you identify what you do well. Interests are activities you like to do. Interest assessments help you identify your likes and dislikes among a wide variety of job-related activities. Knowing what you are good at and what you are interested in prepares you to find a job that matches. The better the match, the more likely you are more to be satisfied and successful in your career.
Work Values Assessments
Values are the ideas and beliefs you have about what is important and really matters in life. When your values align with your home and work life, you can realize greater satisfaction. By selecting and ranking your values, you will learn your underlying motivation and work needs. Seeking a match between your personal values and company values will be a key factor in your job search and as you advance in your career.
Personality is the combination of characteristics and traits you possess, including thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and attitudes. When you realize what work environment and job requirements best suit your personality, you are more likely to enjoy and excel in your chosen career.
To get started, access self-assessments online from the Related Resources of this page.