Student Life

Personal Assessments

Student taking a personal assessment test

If you don't understand yourself, how can you choose a major area of study, identify your career goals and ultimately articulate to an employer what you bring to the table professionally?

Personal assessments are valuable tools that can help students and alumni evaluate their personal attributes and career aspirations, needs and preferences. The Office of Career Services currently offers two online assessment resources:

FOCUS can help you develop an accurate self-assessment of your personal qualities and explore how they equate to the world of work.

  • Your work interests - a reflection of the kinds of work related activities and tasks you most enjoy doing
  • Your values - a description of what is most important to you in your life
  • Your skills - a reflection of your talents and the types of things you easily learn and perform well
  • Your personality type - a description of how you react to certain situations and people, how you make decisions, how you organize information and go about solving problems
  • Your leisure time interests - a reflection of the kinds of leisure related activities you most enjoy doing

Optimal Resume Skills Assessment can help you identify and present your transferable skills and abilities to prospective employers.

  • Skills inventory - brainstorm about your skills and abilities in general terms
  • Accomplishment sheet - useful if you know your desired occupation and what to demonstrate relevant accomplishments to employers
  • Proficiency list - identify very specific occupation-related competencies and proficiency levels

Email cascareerservices@redlands.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment to review your results with an Office of Career Services staff member.


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