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Self Assessment and Interest Inventories

The first step of self assessment lies in the career planning process. It is the process of gathering information about yourself in order to make an informed career decision. Values, interests, personality, and skills should be looked at in a good self assessment. Below you will find some self assessments available on the Internet.

Have you said any of the following lately?


..."I don't know what I want to do with my life.
... I'm not sure if I should go to college.
... My job doesn't quite fit me.
... Is there a test that can tell me what career is right for me?

"The answer to all of these statements lies in knowing who you are and what are your interests.You can't take a test that will, as if by magic, tell you what to do with the rest of your life. You can however use a combination of self assessment tools that will aid you in your decision.

  • OK Career Guide- For Oklahomans: OKCG has several career assessments that once taken will guide you in exploring your career options. You will need to register and create a user account but the system is offered to all Oklahomans at no cost. Once registered you will be able to take assessments, explore occupations and much more.
  • o*net Interest Profiler
    The Interest Profiler (career interest assessment) helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It does this by asking you to answer questions that represent important interest areas. Your Interest Profiler scores will help you identify your strongest work-related interests.
  • Holland Code Quiz. To make a good decision about a future career, it helps to know what type of work you enjoy doing. Each question is an opportunity for you to describe the kinds of things you as a person can do, might like to do or the action that most fits you. When you have selected all of the choices that describe you, click "submit" to get your Holland Code and determine what career path(s) work best for you. .
  • Are You an Extraordinary Executive? The purpose of this self-assessment quiz is to evaluate your professional knowledge and behavior in comparison to those most likely to result in an extraordinary career, and to identify the areas where there is significant potential to improve your career trajectory.
  • CultureMatch© To be successful and happy in your career, it's not enough to be doing the right kind of work in the right sort of industry. You also need to be in the right organizational culture.

For career assessment and investigation in Oklahoma, contact your school counselor, technology center, a Workforce Oklahoma One-Stop Center near you or go  to OKCareerGuide.org.
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