Step 1: Finding Out About Yourself 

1st Place ribbon NIC Career Services Assessment Procedures

We recommend that you select at least two of the following professional starred assessments since no one test provides sufficient information for something as important as making a career choice.

* STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY

This test is based upon a comparison of your interests to those of successful people in a wide range of occupations. You will also gain insight into your work style: what environment are you most productive and comfortable in.  Once you have learned about compatible occupations, we supply you with resources to do further exploration.
Allow about 45 minutes for homework, before a 1 hour appointment.  $20.00 FEE, Non-refundable  Payment Form

* MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR 

Based upon personality disposition on four scales: Introversion-Extraversion, Sensing-Intuition, Thinking-Feeling, Judging-Perceiving.  Includes the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, which produces an analysis of personality in terms of four basic temperaments.  Information provided on career choice and personality. According to Forbes, 89 of the Fortune 100 companies use the MBTI. 1-1/2 hours of home work before 1-1/2 hour appointment. $30.00 FEE, Non-refundable  Payment Form MBTI

* ACT Profile

College and Career Planning Experience from ACT.
ACT Profile focuses on college and career planning experiences including exploring interests, abilities, values, and preferred job characteristics and how they relate to careers and college majors. For access, call Career Services to schedule your 1 hour appointment, and then you will be given information on how to begin.

* MICRO-SKILLSMicroSkills IV (Windows)

After you select transferable skills that you enjoy using most, this program will suggest and rate 30 of your most compatible occupations. You will also receive a score for each of the 6 Holland Personality Types and see how that relates to the work you enjoy. Then choose 5 specific occupations and discover why it is a good fit or not. You will also leave with information on these 5 occupations.
1 & ½ hour appointment

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For a Brief, Yet Great Introductory Tool to Career Planning, Try

Focus2

Ask Career Services for the ACCESS CODE for Focus2! (208-769-7821) 

Some Additional Online Tools that May Be Helpful

The above assessments include career counseling with a trained professional, and that cannot be replaced by Internet tools.  However, doing some thinking about yourself and your future can be guided by the following tools.

The Interest Profiler Short Form in CIS (or The Interest Profiler in CIS) - Places you in one of 6 Holland Code areas, and links to career options with educational requirements, wages, and number of job openings within the Career Information System.
Contact Career Services for access (208) 625-2364 or (208) 769-3499 or (208) 769-7700 or (208) 769-7821

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Career Interest Assessment (Go to Step 2 and Click Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.  The Career Interest Assessment is on the right.) 

Career Values Test

The Princeton Review Career Quiz

20 Things I Love To Do

 

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