What is Career Assessment?
Career assessment is a process of assessing your interests, skills, personality traits, and values. By conducting career assessments in these four areas, you are likely to discover which careers fit you best. The higher a career scores in all four areas, the more assured you can be that it is one that suites you very well.
The career evaluation process involves completing a battery of career assessments administered by a career counselor, sometimes incorrectly described as career tests or job assessments. Career assessments are not tests. There are no right or wrong answers. Career assessments allow you to see how high you score in various careers based on your answers to questions pertaining to your interests, skills, personality traits, and values. One can make a solid career choice by working closely with a career counselor who utilizes career assessments, among other methods described below.
Please note that assessments career counselors utilize are often not easily available for sale to the general public. Be cautioned in taking a career test or career assessment that is offered for free or a fee on the internet. Most of these quizzes are not statistically valid and may steer you in the wrong direction.
Career Counselor Andrea Killion, M.S, N.C.C., M.C.C. utilizes career and personality assessments that are of very high quality. These career assessments are reputable, valid, and reliable. Andrea has successfully assisted thousands of clients over the course of her career with the use of career and personality assessments. Other methods of assessment include utilizing various card sorts, exercises, journaling, and artistic expression, in addition to a thorough intake conducted early in the process.
Whether you are trying to figure out what to major in while in college, what career to pursue as an entry level or midlife career changer, or whether your current career is the best fit, the use of career assessments is recommended. They are also useful for those seeking post-retirement opportunities. Contact Andrea today.
“I have found your counseling and coaching to be very useful and valuable as I navigate a potential career change. Thank you for helping me gain greater clarity of my skills, interests, values, and personality.”
-Casey K., Tigard, OR
Andrea is a caring, competent counselor who is knowledgeable and supportive. She is a hard worker and sets high standards for herself.
-Deborah K., Portland, OR