If you’re contemplating—or are ready to make—a career transition, a career self-assessment is a great place to start. The Alumni Association offers members discounted access to CareerLeader, an online self-assessment that measures core interests, skills and motivators. It was developed at Harvard University and is used throughout the corporate world, including the U-M Ross School of Business.
Because it’s online, it’s easy to access and take. Once you’ve completed it, you’ll immediately receive a multipage report that analyzes and applies your interests, motivators and skills to different aspects of career development and decision making. For instance, it tells you what careers you’re orientated for based on what your interests are. It shows you how your motivators influence your work priorities and settings. It assesses your strengths and weaknesses and pinpoints how to build and strengthen skills. And it provides you with a synopsis of the kind of work environments or cultures you “fit” best in.
CareerLeader gives you a better understanding of yourself and helps you apply that self-knowledge to your career decision-making or career advancement. It’s one of the best tools for alumni who are pondering a career change or transition and aren’t sure where to go next. Become a member today to take advantage of it.