Career choice decisions are one of the common reasons people hire career counselors, so I’m always looking for efficient and cost-effective methods to help clients learn about themselves so that they can more easily choose work that fits well with who they are.
As of 2022, my favorite career choice assessment is published by YouScience. YouScience advertises their expertise is discovering the “science of YOU – how your mind is wired, what makes you tick, the skills and knowledge that set you apart.” They state as their goal helping you recognize your talents and discovering a career path that is right for you.
It can be humbling to participate in this type of career choice assessment because part of the assessment includes timed tests of ability. Please note that few people are good at everything, and please don’t fret if you find that you are challenged by certain tasks. The goal of this type of career choice assessment is to find out what comes easily and naturally to you and what causes you more struggle. While hard work can sometimes compensate for an area that you find tough, many people choose to avoid those areas for their career because they prefer to find an intersection of natural aptitudes and interests.
As of 2022, the price for YouScience assessment is $49.