Interest Inventory

If you like what you do, you're more likely to get out of bed in the morning and go to work than if you don't like what you do.  That's easy to understand, but it's not always easy to find work you like.  Our goal at San Diego Continuing Education is to help guide you into a career that matches your interests.  We believe you should do what you like...like what you do! 

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The California Career Zone Interest Profiler is a 180-question questionnaire that groups jobs into career areas and provides a Summary Code that matches specific jobs. Follow the instructions on this webpage,  answer the questions and BE SURE TO COPY OR PRINT OUT THE RESULTS:  http://cacareerzone.org/flash/index.html

Self-Scoring Assessments

Check out these additional great resources –

  • My Next Move: This interactive tool helps students and job seekers learn more about themselves and their career options. The O*NET Interest Profiler offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. My Next Move is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.
     
  • California Career Zone: The California Career Zone site offers a brief assessment of interests based on Holland’s codes. It also has a 30 minute Interest Profiler that helps students explore vocations based on their interests. The Work Importance Profiler helps students explore their values in the workplace. All assessments are free of charge. There is a fun section called Reality Check that helps students explore their preferred lifestyle and the cost of that lifestyle.With any interest questionnaire, you must know it is only a general guideline for you to use while evaluating your future.  You must think about many other factors when making a career decision; time, energy, previous education, training and work experience, financial resources to train for a new career, etc.
  • Career Coach - https://ccc.emsicc.com/ : This is a new website that is sponsored by the California Community Colleges.

Interest inventories are NOT tests.  And they will not tell you what you like.  YOU tell the inventory what you like, and it helps relate those interests to the world of work.  The more accurate your responses are, the more accurate the results will be!

For a short-list of jobs that relate to your Career Theme Code go to: Vista Life/Career Cards