If you aren’t sure which career path to choose, one way to find out is to measure your career interests with the Strong Interest Inventory. The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) is a highly popular career interest assessment because it has such a strong track record of helping people gain career clarity. The SII achieves this by revealing to what extent your career interests are in sync with the career interests of professionals who are already satisfied with their careers.
Here is what CPP, the publishers of the Strong Interest Inventory®, say about it: “Used by more than 70 percent of U.S. colleges and universities, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It helps high school and college students—as well as people in transition—make fulfilling career choices.”
There are two types of Strong Interest Inventory® reports that you can purchase. One requires professional interpretation by a career counselor and one is designed to be self-interpreted. Here are sample reports for both:
If you would like to take the Strong Interest Inventory® iStartStrong®, here is an example of an affordable career assessment site that offers iStartStrong.