Explore a New Career
Would you like to discover those skills and interests that make you most employable? What type of job you are most suited to?
The Source offers you several tools that help to better define your skills and job interests. We can then help you to create both short-term employment goals and a long-term career path.
Our Education Partners have provided access to these self-help resources:
These tools are available online:
- Career and Life Planning (University of Toledo)
- Career Exploration (Owens Community College)
- Ohio Mentor
These tools are available on-site at The Source:
- CareerLink Inventory: A 36-question assessment based on the premise that your self-estimates are a valid basis for career decision-making. Tells which career clusters fit you and provides details about each cluster.
- CoachCompass© Assessment: Defines an appropriate starting point for career services and coaching delivery, thereby allowing for the targeted development of effective client strategies to ensure career success. Easy. Choose 1 appropriate statement among 6 for 16 sets of statements. A short report a appears on-screen, and a very detailed report with graphs attached is e-mailed.
- Mazemaster: This 6-part assessment is geared to high-school and college students.
Fairly easy; takes about 30 minutes. Registration required. Registration is set up for Canadians, but others can use it.
Rather than interpretive results, the report is a compilation of the Interests, Skills, and Values, the test-taker has chosen, along with Goals, Next Steps, and Action Plan. Links provide additional information on careers suggested by the Interest results.
- Career Scope
- Evaluates your interests, aptitudes, and basic academic areas.
- Evaluates the transferable skills you can use in your next job.
- Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.)
- Evaluates your math, English and reading skills.
- Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test
- Evaluates your mechanical aptitude.
- Self-Directional Search
- Evaluates your vocational interests.
- Career Exploration Workshops
- Transferable Skills: Look at your past work experience and education to determine what skill sets you have that could be transferred to different occupations.
- Career Exploration: Identify possible employment opportunities through a variety of exercises that assess your interests, aptitudes, work characteristics and personal needs.
- Career Information documents: Food Service | Healthcare
- Review "In Demand" Occupations (PDF)
- Career Ladders