Assessing Personal and Career Interests

knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

Taking some time to understand your personal goals and defining your core values, personality, preferences, interests, strengths, and skills will help you narrow down what it is that you really want to do and how you would like to develop your future career path.

While you are in the process of searching for a major and career, take the time to explore your interests, personal and career goals, hobbies, leadership and communication style or preference, and, most of all, what makes you happy. Find your passion and go for it!

The following resources are career and personality assessments to help you better understand your strengths, skills, and aspirations:

CSUF Career Center: Career Finder

  • The Career Finder can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
  • You can find out what you like to do.
  • Career Finder helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
  • To access the assessment: o
    • Choose “View Job & Internship Postings on Titan Connection”
    • Sign in to your portal
    • Choose “Resources”, then “Career Finder”
    • Take Interest Assessment

California Career Zone Interest ProfilerOpens in new window
A self-assessment career exploration tool that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting.

Holland Code QuizOpens in new window
Each question is an opportunity for you to describe the kinds of things you as a person can do, might like to do or the action that most fits you. When you have selected all of the choices that describe you, click "submit" to get your Holland Code and determine what career path(s) work best for you.

Personality Type Assessment Opens in new window
Based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality.

Kiersey Temperment SorterOpens in new window
A powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.