Self-assessment is critical to managing your career. The self-assessment process will enable you to:
- Understand what you want most in a career
- Establish criteria to better investigate career pathways
- Establish criteria and determine which companies interest you
- Identify your transferable skills
- Better assess available opportunities
The resources below will walk you through the self-assessment process and offer formal and informal methodologies. Several online assessment tools are available at varying costs. Worksheets are also available that encourage reflection and thoughtfulness. Finally, you will find multimedia resources and articles to help you through the self-assessment phase.
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: This well-known exam was designed to determine preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. Myers-Briggs can be applied to career decision making as well. Alumni who are interested in taking this test should contact Stamboulie Career Consulting for test forms and evaluation materials.
- Careerleader: This tool provides alumni with expert assessments of their unique pattern of business-relevant interests, values, and abilities, matched against the profiles and interests of other MBAs. Cost: $75. Sample narrative reports (PDF) and test score reports (PDF) are available. Please email the Alumni Relations Office (email@example.com) to request the discount code for Columbia Business School alumni.
- PSI Assessment Center: The Program for Social Intelligence (PSI) at Columbia Business School offers an online Assessment Center to give students and alumni additional insight into their leadership style, ability to detect other's emotions, and preferences when working as a team. This information can be valuable as you chart the next steps in your career.
- Self-Assessment Questions Worksheet (PDF)
- Transferable Skills Worksheet (PDF)
- Accomplishments Worksheet (PDF)