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Career Connections

Skills Assessment

When determining the career or occupational path you’d like to target, it’s important to consider not only what interests you, but also where your natural strengths lie.

 

The exercise below will help you identify key strengths and abilities in 6 different areas. These areas correspond to the 6 interest areas in the Lake Forest College Career Wheel and can help you in determining how your skills and strengths relate to industries and/or majors.

To complete the assessment, read each description and rate your level of skill. Use the final summary to easily compare your totals. Once you’ve discovered the 2-3 areas wherein you display the greatest skill or strength, you can compare your results to the Lake Forest College Career Wheel. We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a Career Advisor to discuss your results and how to apply them to your Major/Career Exploration.

Please note: There are no right or wrong answers because this is not a test. Nor has this assessment been tested for reliability or validity; however, your results may help you identify core interests you hold, which can then be translated to industry areas and majors.

Realistic

Read each activity below and rate your level of skill from 0 (little to no skill) to 10 (extremely high level of skill).

Investigative

Read each activity below and rate your level of skill from 0 (little to no skill) to 10 (extremely high level of skill).

Artistic

Read each activity below and rate your level of skill from 0 (little to no skill) to 10 (extremely high level of skill).

Social

Read each activity below and rate your level of skill from 0 (little to no skill) to 10 (extremely high level of skill).

Enterprising

Read each activity below and rate your level of skill from 0 (little to no skill) to 10 (extremely high level of skill).

Conventional

Read each activity below and rate your level of skill from 0 (little to no skill) to 10 (extremely high level of skill).

Summary of Skills Assessment Scores

Below is a summary of your scores. Once finished, go to the Lake Forest College Career Wheel and read more about your top 3 areas to develop a better understanding of that type and learn what career fields and majors it relates to at Lake Forest College. Print out this page and discuss your findings with a Career Advisor at the Career Advancement Center.

Now that you have completed the Interest Assessment, you can return to the Knowing Yourself page to explore your Interests and Values. Combining all three can help you narrow your choices and determine which major or career path might be the best fit for you.

Assessment adapted from http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/OCAinterests.shtml