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Self-Exploration

What is a Career Assessment?

Career assessments help you gain a better understanding of your motivational traits, personal work style, values, skills, aptitudes and personality.  The results of a career assessment will help you to begin researching careers that match your preferences, strengths and values.

It is important to understand a few clarifications about career assessments:

  • A career assessment is not a test – there is no right or wrong answer
  • A career assessment makes suggestions – it does not tell you which career to pursue
  • A career assessment is a great place to start learning about yourself and exploring potential careers

Tools for Self and Career Assessment
Check out the online resource Career Coach

Career Coach provides an interest assessment which can help you identify your predominant person al interests. Take the short six question version or the longer in-depth 60 question version. Then explore career paths and job titles in each suggested career path.

TIP: You have to access Career Coach and your assessment results for life through our site. To save your results, be sure to “Sign In” and create a profile. Then you can go back and review your results any time! You can always take the assessment again as your career grows to help you choose the next pathway!

OCC students can also access Kuder Journey, which is another assessment tool. Students who are interested in pursuing additional assessments can visit the Advising, Transfer and Career Services Office.

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