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Career Assessment Tools

The following career assessment tools can be useful in assisting you to clarify career choices, and to identify jobs that may suit you.

Career Assessment Tools available at Vic Careers:

Other Career Assessment Tools available online

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Cost of MBTI

  • It is FREE for currently enrolled VUW students
  • Unwaged VUW graduates within one year of completing their studies: the cost is $50
  • VUW graduates: the cost is $100

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a self report questionnaire used to measure and describe people's preferences on how they like to get information and make decisions.

There are a number of benefits for taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator including:

  • knowledge of your personal and work style and its strengths and drawbacks
  • identifying the jobs and tasks that give you satisfaction
  • a greater understanding of yourself
  • greater understanding of others
  • and improved communication skills

More information about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be found at: http://www.myersbriggs.org/

To make an appointment with a Careers Consultant to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator please phone Vic Careers at 463 5393 or email us at address

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FutureSelves

Cost of FutureSelves

  • It is FREE for currently enrolled VUW students
  • Unwaged VUW graduates within one year of completing their studies: the cost is $50
  • VUW graduates: the cost is $100

The FutureSelves programme consists of a computerised questionnaire aimed at helping people understand themselves, and realise their aspirations.

The questionnaire helps with:

  • Identifying vocational and personal interests
  • Raising motivation, performance and behaviour
  • Building awareness of barriers, opportunities and choices

FutureSelves can:

  • be used for setting goals and strategies
  • consider opportunities and barriers to achievement
  • help build the links between skills and careers, lifestyle and meeting goals.

To make an appointment with a Careers Consultant to complete the FutureSelves programme please phone Vic Careers at 463 5393 or email us at address

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Other Career Assessment Tools available online

CareerQuest

CareerQuest is an online career guidance programme developed by Careers New Zealand for use by anyone exploring or planning their career.

It is free to use and can be accessed via the Careers New Zealand website. You can also use the computers in Vic Careers, 14 Kelburn Parade

Register to save your results and discuss them with a Careers Consultant during our "Drop-In" times or by appointment.

  • Answer 78 questions about your interests, and learn a bit about yourself
  • Discover new jobs that you might not have thought about, or that you didn't even know existed
  • See how jobs matched your answers - click on a job to see a small summary that shows how you answered the questions which were relevant to that job
  • Find jobs based on your interests
  • Filter your results by industry or education level
  • Create favourites, so that you can keep a list of the jobs that most interest you
  • Search your own job ideas to add to the list, even if they weren't suggested by CareerQuest
  • Compare jobs - find out which one pays more, or what study is needed for each
  • Print your results
  • Save your stuff to My Career Space, so you can come back later and keep exploring your results, or finish answering the questionnaire if you haven't already.

www.careers.govt.nz/careerquest.html

Interactive Tools

Other tools available on the Careers NZ website include:

View all Careers NZ interactive tools online at http://www.careers.govt.nz/interactive_tools.html