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What are “Career Assessments” and “Interest Inventories"?

  • Career assessments and interest inventories are tools you can use to explore your career options. They do not magically tell you “what you should be when you grow up” but they can be quite useful in your career decision making.
  • These tools will evaluate your personality, interests, and work habits in a variety of environments and help you think about how your values or interests might match some specific career fields.
  • Salisbury University’s Office of Career Services offers several of the most popular assessments that you can take on-line for free.
  • Taking these assessments can be helpful, but to get the most out of the experience, upon completion of the assessment you should schedule an appointment to talk with a member of the Career Services team for a more personal and comprehensive evaluation of your career options and plans.

The Strong Interest Inventory

Strong Interest Inventory logoDeveloped by E.K. Strong, a psychologist, this is a career self-assessment tool that measures your interests and helps you evaluate potential careers or your college major. It was, The goal of this assessment is to give insight you’re your interests and how they may translate into a career.


Fpcus 2 You LogoFOCUS 2 CAREER guides you through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision making model to help you choose a major, explore occupations, and make informed career decisions.  Cutting edge design helps engage you in the career planning process and plan for and achieve career success throughout their lifetime. helps you plan for a more fulfilling life by helping you make well-informed decisions about your education and career.

Whether you’re choosing a major or planning ahead for your first career, can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.

My Next Move

My Next MoveMy Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator LogoThe purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people's lives.

Gallup Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment

Clifton Strengths LogoOver 20 million people worldwide have taken the Gallup Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment.  It is billed as “the one assessment that helps you discover the One True You.”

Completing the Clifton Strengths online talent assessment is your way to discover what you naturally do best, learn how to develop your greatest talents.  You can use your customized results to live your best life.