Learn More About Yourself
Personality and Career Profiles
Personality profiles can help you discover what jobs and work environments you might be best suited for.
A free interest profiler created by the U.S. Department of Labor that can be found on the JBU CareerLink job board site. It has 60 questions on the answering scale. This assessment can help you explore possible majors, career fields, and lead you to job postings on our site.
How it Helps: O*Net can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It can also help you decide what types of careers to explore. Since this assessment is on our own JBU CareerLink site, it can also lead you to explore current jobs that have been posted specifically for JBU students.
How to take it:: Log into your JBU CareerLink account and take the CareerFinder assessment. Once you log-in, you will go to "Resources" on the left-hand menu and then to "CareerFinder."
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) identifies preferences related to how you focus your attention, get information, make decisions, and orient yourself toward the world. This can help you understand who you are, why you might be motivated to do a certain type of work, and how you can relate optimally with other personality types.
How it helps: learn more about the way to direct your energy, how you take in information, how you make decision, and how you structure your world. It is helpful in choosing a major or career path, work environment and job structure, career change, interactions with others.
How to take it: FREE or Small fee [depending on the level of assessment selected], Contact the Career Development office for the access code and registration information.
Finding a job that is a good fit for your talents is a key part of the career exploration process. Gallup research has found that employees who have the opportunity to use their strengths are six times as likely to be engaged in their work and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life than employees who don't get to focus on what they do best.
How it Helps: Through StrengthsQuest, you'll gain insight into your areas of greatest potential: the things that you naturally do best. StrengthsQuest is not a career assessment and it won't tell you what job or career you should do. But it does provide valuable information about who you are and gives you clues to the type of work environment in which you are most likely to thrive.
How to take it: All current undergraduate students take the assessment in their first year at JBU. You can access your profile here. To retake or if you have not taken the assessment, there is a $10 fee. Contact the Career Development office for the access code and registration information.