Not sure of what kind of job or career you want? Not sure what to do with your life? Not sure of what major to choose?
You should begin your assessment by learning about yourself: Look within yourself to discover your interests, skills, personality traits, and values. Also, ask friends, family members, teachers, or mentors if they see the same qualities in you as you see in yourself. Simply ask:
- What do I like to do?
- What activities do I find fun, motivating, interesting and enjoyable?
- What skills and abilities do I have or want to develop?
- What personal style or characteristics do I have that are important to me in the workplace?
- What purpose or goal do I want to accomplish in my career?
You may also use the following self-assessment tests to give you a better idea of your personality, attitudes and interests as they relate to possible career choices.
The Tennessee College & Career Planning System helps students learn about themselves, explore career options, make a plan for education, prepare for the world of work, and more.Journey takes users through an easy step-by-step process that starts with the Kuder Assessments for a reliable and effective experience. The student then meets with a Counselor to discuss the assessment results and plan for the next step on the journey.
Journey also supports ongoing awareness of job opportunities, planning for educational options, and managing career preparation. An electronic portfolio serves as a user's web page of achievements and goals and may be shared online.
Please contact a Counselor to get started.
Life Values Inventory is a free values clarification and personal development online program and assessment. This program is designed to help you identify the life values and beliefs that influence your behavior and decision making.
The Tennessee Career Information Delivery System (TCIDS) provides career information and services to middle school, high school, and college students in preparation for a 21st-century career. TCIDS also has various resources available for career planning, assistance with resume development, mock interview sessions, and personality and skills assessments.
Other online career resources that may assist you in making the right career decisions: