Knowing yourself is the first step toward making a successful career choice. Taking the time to explore your aptitudes, interests, personality and values will prove to be a valuable investment toward your future
Aptitudes are predictors of ones ability to learn the requirements of a job. Knowing your natural aptitudes can help to identify potential careers and the amount of time and effort it will take for you to learn them. At Community Employment Services, we use valid and reliable tools to assess your aptitude strengths.
Interests - Choosing a career that interests you will help you to maintain motivation on the job. At Community Employment Services, explore various careers and select the one that interests you most!
Personality – Understanding your personality preferences (how you prefer to do things) can help you to choose careers that compliment your natural strengths and provide you with more career satisfaction. At Community Employment Services our valid and reliable tools make it easy for you to understand yourself and move forward toward career satisfaction.
Values - choosing a career that compliments your personal values will make your career much more rewarding. Take the time to explore your values and honor what is important to you as you make career decisions.
Various Career Assessment Tools are available by speaking to your employment counsellor. Find out how to access these and sign up for one of our workshops.
Listed below are some links to websites which also provide information and tools for Career Assessment.
- Career Cruising - online career guidance and planning tools designed for people of all ages
- Create a Skills Profile - Service Canada
- Sokanu - analyze your compatibility with any career
- Transferable Skills Survey - take the skills inventory test
- Assessment.com - take the free career test
- Career Assessment Tools - Center for Career Education
- O Net Resource Centre - Occupational Information Network