Career Counseling Services and Other Instruments
Check your local telephone directory, do Web searches, and ask colleagues for recommendations if you're searching for a career professional. Also, the career counseling departments of many colleges and universities offer online information and tests. Lots of relocation businesses and services have long or short quizzes on their Web sites that will help you find a place in the country — or the world — that suits you.
Remember that many popular career instruments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), and Campbell Skills and Interests Inventory (CSII) can only be administered by people who have completed a qualifying program and can help you interpret your results.
Bay Area Career Center 57 Post Street, Suite 804 San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 398-4881 www.bayareacareercenter.com Credentialed career counselors and coaches, relevant workshops, job support groups, and an Informational Interview Network help you find your direction and make successful changes in your work life.
Discovery Your Personality www.discoveryourpersonality.com MBTI tests online and phone consultations
Elevations, the Career Discovery Tool www.ElevateYourCareer.com Career assessment, evaluation, networking, coaching, and more information about the Elevations tests excerpted in this book
Emotional Intelligence www.emotionaliq.com MSCEIT test measuring emotional intelligence and certification for administering test
EQ University www.equniversity.com Emotional intelligence assessment, training, and development
Mark Guterman, M.A., Career Consultant www.meaningfulcareers.com Mark@.meaningfulcareers.com Counseling, books, articles, and other resources for guiding your career
Holland Types http://facweb.bhc.edu/advising/counseling/services/develop/interests.htm#holland's Information about Holland Types on Web site of Black Hawk College
Robin B. Holt, M.A., Career Consultant email@example.com
Humanetrics.com www.humanmetrics.com Jung Topology test and other personality tests
International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/5/j5j/IPIP/ Take the original 300-item IPIP or a shorter version to estimate where you stand on five personality domains and thirty subdomains
Internet Career Connection www.iccweb.com Online interest inventory Janda, Louis, Ph.D. Career Tests. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 1999.
Twenty-five tests covering many aspects of the career decision process
JobHuntersBible.com www.jobhuntersbible.com Web site of Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2006.
Terry Karp, M.A., Career Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
Keirsey.com www.keirsey.com Keirsey Temperament Sorter, descriptions of the various temperaments, and some famous people in each category
LiveCareer www.livecareer.com Free online career interest test
Mind Garden, Inc. www.mindgarden.com Publisher of psychological assessments and instruments
O-Net Resource Center www.onetcenter.org Interest profiler and other career exploration instruments on Web site run by the U.S. Department of Labor
The Personality Page www.personalitypage.com Personality tests and information
Personality Test Center www.personalitytest.net Personality tests
PersonalityType.com www.personalitytype.com Personality quiz by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Bar-ron-Tieger, authors of Do What You Are
QueenDom.com www.queendom.com Large Web site with free and fee-based self-assessment tests in the fields of careers, personality, psychology, relationships, intelligence, and health; also offering advice, community, surveys, and trivia quizzes on many subjects
Helen M. Scully, M.A., Career Consultant
SimilarMinds.com http://similarminds.com/personality_tests.html Variety of personality tests
Dena Sneider, M.A., Career Consultant email@example.com
Tickle www.tickle.com Personality, relationship, and other online tests
TypeFocus Careers www.typefocus.com Personality assessment and career counseling
Susan Urquhart-Brown, M.A., Career Consultant and Business Coach firstname.lastname@example.org Help for fledgling business owners who want to build successful, thriving businesses www.careersteps123.com
Yahoo! Geocities Personality Tests www.geocities.com/lifexplore/tests.htm Links to lots of different personality tests