It is important to reflect on your skills, interests and priorities.
Take the Holland Quiz Free first step! Checklist prioritizes six interest areas to generate your top three (print it). Then take your top-scoring categories to our Labour Market section and type your codes into the ONET under "Advanced Search > Interests" to see which jobs value the same areas as you!
Or, Here is a simple online version (Carleton Univ.)-- write down your numerical results before exploring further.
What is your academic major's Holland "code"? See this chart with general categories of fit, here.
Strong Interest Inventory--now subsidized by UBC to minimize fees!
Take the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world. The Strong links your interests and preferences to various careers. You will receive a comprehensive report—see this (Sample Report)
Fee (cash only):
- $10 for current students
- $25 for alumni (either campus--in person only)
- $40 for prospective students who have applied to UBC Okanagan
To discuss how to set this up, please contact us.
Are you a member of the community looking for career clarity? We occasionally offer workshops.
Here is our "UBCO Virtual Career Advising Appointment" with ideas on how to get started in exploring your career options:
Others to Explore:
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter
This 70-item inventory generates a personality profile. The site provides good articles with some descriptive information, but you can also use a variety of library or online resources to gather more career information regarding your profile type.
- Transferable Skills Survey
A skills survey identifies your abilities within five broad skill clusters. This information helps you determine your potential strengths and evaluates career options.
- Skills Checkbox
A great overview of skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Check to see if you have gaps to improve through volunteering or paid work experiences.
- World of Work - interactive map
Explore careers by looking at what combination of interest areas they have. Which are your top two -- people, data, ideas or things?
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality Assessment)
With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, the MBTI offers a foundation for understanding individual differences. Our MBTI career report describes career paths that you may find rewarding because they allow you to express your natural preferences. See attached sample. (Sample Report)
- $25 for current students
- $25 for alumni (in person only)
There are many online free variations of this inventory -- one you can do on your own is here.
Book an appointment with Robin to debrief on any of these. See Contact Us to book through Dania or Robin.
- Community Career WorkshopsWorkshops for general community members on career exploration.