Self-Assessment Tools

FOCUS2 is an online assessment system that will help you develop a picture of your personal strengths, interests, needs, and preferences, and help you develop a career plan. It can also help you to narrow down your selection of a major, if you have not yet decided.

Using FOCUS you can:

  • Assess your interests, skills, work values, personality, and work preferences, so you can find or confirm a great fitting career and/or major.
  • Discover and explore occupations, job titles, career paths, and education programs compatible with your attributes.
  • Map out your career and educational goals, action plans, professional development and training needs.

NOTE: To set up a FREE account to use FOCUS2, you will need an access code.  The access code is "Goodell".

Once you have used FOCUS2, consider printing out your results and scheduling an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your findings:  Call 413-545-2224, or email careerservices@umass.edu

 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (cost)

The widely used MBTI identifies your personality type, your strengths, and your preferences as they relate to a potential career. It is not an online assessment—you must complete it at Career Services and there is a fee charged for the materials. Make an appointment with a career advisor, who is qualified to administer and interpret the MBTI and will help you understand what the results mean for you.

 

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II (free)

This is an adaptation of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, but without the benefit of its substantive research and development. If you are not able to take advantage of an in-person MBTI interpretation, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter may give some clarity to your personality style and related career issues. However, it is not nearly as accurate as the MBTI.

 

Jung Typology Test (free)

The Jung Typology Test classifies people according to four criteria (Extroversion - Introversion, Sensing – Intuition, Thinking - Feeling, Judging – Perceiving) and provides immediate results. When you complete this test you will receive information on your type formula as well as a description of this type. You will also receive a list of suitable career choices based on your personality.

 

The Entrepreneur Test (free)

Are you interested in developing your own business? As the name suggests, this interactive quiz will help you assess your entrepreneurial skills.