Skills assessments are a great way for you to learn about what type of career or occupation is a good fit for your skillset.
Making the right career move isn't as simple as taking one step. If done right, it's a series of critical steps involving research, exploration, assessment and decision making that should be done carefully and after much consideration. Your local workforce center can be a guide in the process, helping you map out your future, offering advice and assistance as you begin taking those steps.
They offer valuable skills assessment tools and aptitude tests that can get you started. From those tests, you can get an objective picture of your talents and interests and how they relate to an occupation. But no test will point you down one specific career path. Each occupation has advantages and disadvantages and even the ones that pay well and are in demand may not be the right fit for you. Employment Specialists at your local Workforce Center can show you how to focus on what you want to do and how to get there.
Career Assessment Tools
- LMI Gateway - a powerful career assessment and labor market information system. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking easily accessible career and labor market information.
- O*Net - a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting.
- MyNextMove - An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.