Job Assessment Testing

by Flora Richards-Gustafson; Updated September 26, 2017

Job assessment tests can tell you what careers fit your psychological and personality type the best. Your personality has a role in how you make decisions, become motivated, perceive your environment, choose your interests and interact with others. Businesses may use job assessment testing to learn more about applicants, and college or high school career centers may use assessments to help students plan for the future.

Job Assessment Testing Overview

Job assessment tests can help speed up the process of finding the right job, because the results indicate the best careers for the test-taker. The questions asked in assessments point out your strengths and skills. By knowing how you interact with others, you choose a position in a career that best suits your demeanor in a company that shares your values. Job assessment tests, however, only work well if you answer the questionnaire honestly. The job assessment tests available help create personality profiles, compare skills sets to interests and evaluate your level of motivation

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is one of the better-known job and personality assessment tests. The assessment was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs during World War II to determine how an individual’s actions and preferences complement each other. The assessment tells you if you prefer facts or like to interpret information, make decisions based on logic or other important factors, if you are introverted or extroverted, if you are resistant to change and how quickly you make decisions. The Meyers & Briggs Foundation states that the MBTI job assessment test helps you learn more about yourself and find a career that is most appropriate for how you interact with others.

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey

The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey is suited for those who are going to college or have already graduated. David Campbell, Ph.D. created CISS, which matches your abilities and skills to your influence over others, organization skills, willingness to help others, analyze data, take risks, be creative and complete tasks. The analysis derived from the CISS assessment compares your results with your career interests to help you plan your vocation.

Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential

The Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential helps you determine the best career for you by identifying your talents, motivations and interests. As you take this job assessment test, you answer a question by stating which phrases you agree with the most. In addition to providing a list of careers that are best suited for you, MAPP also provides you with information about careers you may want to reconsider before pursuing them.

About the Author

Flora Richards-Gustafson has been writing professionally since 2003. She creates copy for websites, marketing materials and printed publications. Richards-Gustafson specializes in SEO and writing about small-business strategies, health and beauty, interior design, emergency preparedness and education. Richards-Gustafson received a Bachelor of Arts from George Fox University in 2003 and was recognized by Cambridge's "Who's Who" in 2009 as a leading woman entrepreneur.