Skill Assessment is a process by which you learn more about yourself – What you are good at, what you like, what you don’t like, and how you tend to react to certain situations. Knowing these things can help you determine which occupations and work situations could be a better fit for you. There are many varieties of assessment tools, each designed to measure a particular facet of you, such as your interests, your skills, your personality and/or your values. Each of these self-assessment tools falls into one of two major categories: Self-Directed or Requiring Interpretive Assistance.
Self-Directed means the tool is designed so you can use it and review your results without a licensed or trained professional interpreting the data for you. Tools Requiring Interpretive Assistance mean your results will have to be discussed with a person licensed or trained in this particular tool, so you can understand what the data is saying.