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Career Assessments

We offer computerized assessment tools, which are used to assist you in your career decision making. The tools described below are utilized by our Career Development Facilitators to help you expand and explore career options and/or choosing or changing your major. UNM Career Services serves all UNM students and alumni free of charge who are eligible to apply for experiential education, employment opportunities, or admission to graduate/professional schools. UNM alumni are required to submit a copy of their unofficial transcript to document UNM alumni status. Career Services offers professional career assessments for $15 each to students and alumni. Career Assessments are available to community members at a package rate of $75 for both assessments, or $40 each. This package includes the career assessment and an interpretation of results by a certified Career Development Facilitator.

For high school students - it is not recommended for high school students to complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Strong Interest Inventory due to these assessments having greater reliability for individuals 18 years of age and older.  High school students may schedule an appointment if they are admitted into a post-secondary institution for the next semester (please see community member eligibility). 

Strong Interest Inventory

Cost: current student/alumni members $15 and community members $40

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) measures interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. It provides a comparison of individual interests with people working in different occupations who are satisfied with their career choices. It increases self-awareness by suggesting particular environments in which individuals like to learn and work, and types of activities people find satisfying.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Cost: current student/alumni members $15 and community members $40

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality inventory. It is used to increase self-awareness and to help individuals understand and appreciate the differences of others. The MBTI measures preferences in four different areas and produces a personality type for each individual. It assists in career decision-making by providing information about what personality types are most often represented in different career fields.

Self Directed Search

Cost: online $9.95

The Self-Directed Search® (SDS®) is a career interest test that asks questions about your aspirations, activities, skills, and interests in different jobs. From the responses, the SDS produces your personal three-letter Summary Code, which you can use to find occupations and fields of study that match well with your personality.

The SDS is based on John Holland’s theory that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. These personality types are known together as RIASEC.

WorkKeys Skills Assessment

Cost: FREE!

Please call to reserve your space if you plan on coming on one of the designated days or if you would like more information (505-277-2531)

Employers across Albuquerque are now requesting WorkKeys skill scores from job applicants. By successfully completing certain assessments you can earn a National Career Ready Certificate (NCRC), which indicates you have the foundational workplace skills to succeed on the job. Whether it is off or on campus jobs, utilize this new opportunity to demonstrate how qualified you are! It's as easy as taking the skills assessment, validating your skills, proving you're the best candidate and getting hired!

You can be assessed on the following fundamental workplace skills:

  • Applied Mathematics*
  • Locating Information*
  • Reading for Information*
  • Applied Technology
  • Business Writing
  • Workplace Observation
  • Teamwork
  • Readiness
  • Listening for Understanding

* May earn a National Career Ready Certificate (NCRC)

Summer 2017 Schedule: 

Friday, May 19, 1 - 4pm

Friday, June 9, 1 - 4pm

Friday, July 11, 1 - 4pm

Friday, August 11, 1 - 4pm

Friday, September 8, 1 - 4pm

tbd October – Institutional Assessment Days