Reach Your Career Goals
Career assessment tests and tools are an integral part of defining one’s ideal career and the key ingredients needed to reach one’s career goals. A good assessment test, in addition to providing you with “3rd person analysis”, also provides a written synopsis detailing your career-related strengths, key skills, and personality attributes. It helps one to know thyself which is the first step in deciding on any type of career path, career change, or work setting.
An assessment test will also help you clarify such areas as what type of working environment you are best suited for, motivational factors, coachability and collaboration, what size company, the percentage of group work vs. solo work, and how much freedom you need. It will provide another perspective in addition to your own and scientifically quantify your strengths, attributes and interests. The key to using an assessment test is to look for the similarities regarding your test results as they relate to your key skills, traits and interests in comparison to other career-related exercises and discussions.
Ascend Career and Life Strategies recommends the following career assessment tools: