Career Assessments

FOCUS II

The Career Services Office utilizes FOCUS II's career assessment tool to assist students and alumni in their career planning. While these assessments will not tell you what you should be "when you grow up," they can help you narrow down the list of fields you want to explore or validate that you are headed in the right direction.

FOCUS II is an on-line career-exploration system that includes both a self-assessment and career research library. It is easy to use and a person can navigate the assessment and associated resources by themselves.  However, first time users should contact the Career Services Office for an access code. We encourage all people to make an appointment with the Career Services Office to discuss the self-assessment and further examine your career interests.  To make an appointment, contact the Career Services Office at 405-425-5960 or at careerservices@oc.edu

New User login, click here

Returning Users login, click here

**To optimize your self-assessment, it is advisable to take all five individual assessments ( work    interests, skills, values, personality, leisure interests) and then use the option to combine the results at the end.**

Self-Directed Search (SDS)

The Career Services Office also offers the Self-Directed Search (SDS) assessment Tool. Your SDS report can help you to understand more about yourself and how your individual skills and interests are related to your career choice.

Taking the Self-Directed Search will determine your 3-letter Holland code to help you find the careers that best match your interests and abilities. A list of occupations (and college majors) with codes identical and/or similar to your own will be displayed on your screen.

You can then explore the careers you are most likely to find satisfying based upon your interests and skills. Your SDS report (developed by Dr. Robert C. Reardon) will also give you recommendations about how to proceed through your career development and decision-making process. No one assessment can tell you what career to pursue. Only you can make that decision. You should consider your SDS results in combination with other sources of career information, including detailed descriptions of occupations, additional assessments, or career counselors.

Contact the Career Services Office for SDS login instructions and an access code at careerservices@oc.edu

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report (MBTI)

The Career Services Office, in conjunction with Student Counseling Services, offers the The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report. The MBTI reports personality preferences pertaining to how you are energized, take in information, make decisions and organize your world. This knowledge of your preferences and strengths can help assist you in evaluating how different roles within a career will feel – including what may feel natural and what may feel more challenging. You can view a sample of a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report here. To schedule your MBTI assessment, call (405) 425-5250. Nomimal fee of $20 for MBTI assessment.

The Knowdell Career Values Test

The Career Values Test is a free online tool that can help you to determine what you truly want in a career. The Career Values test is a simple tool that allows you to prioritize their values in as little as five minutes. Fifty-four variables of work satisfaction-such as time freedom, precision work, power, technical competence and public contact-are listed and described. Click here to start

Clifton StrengthsFinder

The Career Services Office offers the Clifton StrengthsFinder which is a 30 minute online personality inventory that highlights your top five areas of greatest talent. After you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you'll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve career as well as academic & personal success.

Contact the Career Services Office for your StrengthsFinder access code and assessment instructions.

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