Self-Assessments

Self-assessment is a critical first step for anyone seeking career direction. Self-assessment is a phrase that simply means taking the time to look inward and gain valuable insight about who you are, what preferences you have, what values are top priorities for you, and what skills, interests and aspirations you have.  Knowing all about yourself is the foundation of a well informed career (or life) decision. During your Mercer experience, take time to pursue the following meaningful assessments/exercises:

  • Assess your interests, personality, values, and skills
  • Review links between your results, academic majors, and careers
  • Explore and analyze occupational paths
  • Create an individual career success plan

Remember, assessments will not tell you what you "should be" or what you "should do.”  They are simply tools to help you clarify your thinking and identify options. 

 

Focus 2

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Focus 2 offers Mercerians a reliable career and education decision making model to guide decision-making and increase confidence in choosing a major, exploring occupations, and creating your career development plan. For more information, visit the our Focus 2 webpage

 

TruTalent

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Should I become an entrepreneur? Would I like working in an office or would I enjoy traveling throughout the world? Would I be happier at a non-profit or in a corporate setting? Are there particular majors or minors best suited to my possible career directions? 

If you are struggling with some of the above-mentioned questions, the TruTalent Personality Interest Assessment may help you explore your options, make informed decisions and encourage the pursuit of the career of your dreams.

People are happiest and most successful in work that allows them to use their greatest gifts, and personality is the best way to determine what those gifts are. Personality is the innate way in which people naturally see the world and make decisions.

The results are generated in a report that will automatically be sent to your Mercer career counselor/consultant. To get your results, make an appointment with the Center for Career and Professional Development staff and indicate that you would like to obtain your report.

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Intelligence comes in many forms and can always be developed further. Individuals who know their multiple intelligences and emotional intelligence strengths can leverage that knowledge to be more productive at work and explore a satisfying career path.

The TruTalent Intelligences assessment and results provide a more rounded view of students by looking at the following types of intelligence:: bodily-kinesthetic, existential, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, naturalist, spatial. The report also asks students to rate themselves on the traits of emotional intelligence (EI) and provides suggestions to further develop all intelligences.

The results are generated in a report that will automatically be sent to your Mercer career counselor/consultant. To get your results, make an appointment with the Center for Career and Professional Development staff and indicate that you would like to obtain your report.

To take either or both of these assessments, you must obtain the Access Key.

To get the access key, students should login to your MyMercer or Handshake account, click on “External Links” in the left menu, and then click “Career Assessments.” The current access key will be listed along with additional instructions. If you are a Mercer alumni without access to a MyMercer or Handshake account, contact the CCPD to request the password by emailing your full name to Zelda Hill at hill_zd@mercer.edu

What Can I Do With this Major

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Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this What Can I Do With This Major will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. 

Each major also provides research links within four categories: Professional Associations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Related Resources, and Employment Opportunities.