Self Assessment Resources

Authentic Happiness - "Values in Action" (VIA) Test

CareerOneStop - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration

CWS blog, where alumnae entries on their career experiences are posted

Getting from College to Career, Rev Ed: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World - Lindsey Pollak (2012) (book). Readers of this book are invited to take the Career Drivers assessment without charge (p. 58).

Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) - administered online through the CWS for no fee

My Next Move - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration

Skillscan - contains self-assessment worksheets at no cost (although there is an inventory offered at cost, too)

You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career* - Katharine Brooks (2010) (book) - also Career Transitions blog


Career Anchors: The Changing Nature of Careers Self Assessment - Edgar H. Schein and John Van Maanen (2013).


Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want - Jenny Blake (2011)

Personality Power: Discover Your Unique Profile--and Unlock Your Potential for Breakthrough Success - Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou (2013)


What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers - Richard N. Bolles (2013)


especially for those over 50… Second Acts for the Greater Good

Discovering What’s Next (Boston area, with strong national ties)

The Transition Network (national women’s network)


*A copy of the books mentioned above may be found in the CWS Library. Many have complementary websites. Some offer career assessments for a fee. Wellesley College offers the MBTI assessment to students and alumnae at no cost.


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