Choosing a career

With so many careers to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out not only what you want to do, but what you would be good at. OED offers assessment tools designed to meet your needs and those of your future employer.

Assessment tools are available at no cost to help individuals prepare for improved employment opportunities and make better career and educational decisions. To get started, simply ask a workforce center staff member to get you started on the assessment tool you're interested in.

Here are the free assessments we offer:

Kenexa Prove It! - This is an online tool that includes more than 1,500 validated assessments for clerical software, call center, behavioral, financial, health care, industrial, and technical job classifications.

O*NET - This is a self-directed career exploration tool to help individuals consider and plan career options and transitions more effectively. The O*NET Work Importance, Interest and Ability Profilers assist individuals in identifying their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities to further explore the occupations that closely match those attributes. Users of this tool may link to more than 800 occupations described by the O*NET database along with a wide range of helpful occupational information.

Mavis Beacon - The Mavis Beacon online tool can help improve keyboarding skills, increase speed and increase accuracy. The quicker you can keyboard, the quicker you can complete those important tasks, from resume writing to web-based job searches and online applications. Learn to type the correct way to increase productivity and lead you to a better paying job.