For anyone considering their next steps, whether an internship or full-time job, self-assessment is an important step. Assessing your skills, interests, values, and abilities may take many forms. Taking a structured self-assessment can be helpful.
The ECO will go so far as to say that an honest and thorough assessment of one's skills, knowledge, values, and personal atrributes can be life-altering. Below, the ECO has provided a self-assessment to get you started in your job search. A companion piece, the Personal Strategic Career Plan, will help you put it all together as the foundation for your internship/job search strategy. For widely used and industry-standard self assessments the ECO recommends Career Leader, the Strong Interest Inventory and the MBTI. This year, the ECO is pleased to offer our majors interested in business Career Leader free of charge on a limited basis. This means that the ECO will cover the cost of your assessment while our funding is available. If you are interested in learning more, please click "Career Leader" below. Please make an appointment with the ECO to discuss your results. Other ECO-approved assessments are listed at the bottom of this page.
Below is a list of ECO-Recommended Assessment tools.
Log onto www.careerleader.com and click the sign in button.
On the next screen, under NEW USERS please enter the following information:
Enter your Email:
Registration Key: virginiaecon-successful
You will be prompted to register, complete a profile and then you will enter the site. From the main dashboard screen click the TAKE THE TEST links to begin each of the three assessments. Upon completion of all three you will be able to view your results by clicking on the individual links. Your full report is available by clicking the Toolbox icon in the center of the main dashboard screen.
Career Interest Game - Play online
Focus 2 - Highly Recommended on-line assessment. Interpret results with a career advisor!
Life Values Inventory - Visit online
Myers Briggs - Disbursed by the UVA Career Center
ONET – Next Move - Visit online
Strong Interest Inventory - Disbursed by the UVA Career Center