Take Career Assessments
In this stage, you will identify and reflect on your interests, values, skills and personality factors that will likely play a significant role in the type of work you would enjoy and succeed in.
Warm Up Questions
Spend some time thinking about and responding to the questions below. They are designed to “warm you up” to the reflection process and to possibly uncover some career areas or industries that you might want to explore further.
What academic subjects or classes have you most enjoyed?
What are your favorite hobbies, pastimes or activities?
What subjects or topics do you enjoy discussing with friends and family?
What are some careers or industries you are currently (or were previously) interested in?
If you could make money doing whatever you wanted, what would you do?
If you could have dinner with any three people, at any time in history, who would you select and why?
What local, societal or world problems interest you?
What do you want to be remembered for?
Have you ever “been in the flow” doing something? What sort of activities make you “lose track of time?”
If you attended a conference, what are three topics you would want to learn more about?
Take Assessments Online
You may also use the Self-Assessment worksheet to record your assessment results.
|Self Assessment Topic||Assessment Focus||Assessments to Take|
|Assess Your Interests||What things do you enjoy? What brings you natural curiosity and excitement?||CA Career Zone Interest Profiler|
|Assess Your Skills||What are the traits that enable you to do something well? What are your competencies, aptitudes, and talents?||Eureka MicroSkills|
|Assess Your Personality||What is your unique pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving? Your personality is the core of who you are.||Eureka Inner Heroes and Eureka True Colors|
|Assess Your Values||What are your core beliefs and principles that help you find satisfaction and meaning in work?||CA Career Zone Work Importance Profiler|
Instructions for Access
Visit www.eureka.org and click on “Create account” in the Member Login box on the right
Enter Eureka Site ID code: YFJPWYX
Create a log-in name and password, using your MyCoast account information
Once logged in, click on “Dashboard” to access the various assessments
- Visit www.cacareerzone.org and click on “Sign In” to create an account
- Once you are registered and logged in, go to the homepage by clicking on the CA Career Zone logo in the top left corner
- Click on “Discover Possibilities” where you will find access to the various self-assessments
Counseling Classes at OCC
OCC offers a wide array of counseling courses that can help you explore majors and careers while developing a better sense of self and clarifying academic, career and personal goals. Consider taking one or more of the following courses, referring to the College Catalog and Class Schedule for current course offerings.
- Counseling A101 – New Horizons for Adults Returning to College (1 unit)
- Counseling A104 – Career and Life Planning: A Holistic Approach (3 units)
- Counseling A105 – Strategies for College Success (3 units)
- Counseling A120 – Career Decision Making – Accelerated (2 units)
- Counseling A170 – College Major Search (1 unit)