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Career Assessment Tools

Professional Assessment

If you would like an in-depth career counseling experience that utilizes career assessment instruments to assist in your choice of academic major or career exploration, you may want to arrange an appointment with a career counselor at the Career Center. You can work with a counselor to incorporate the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and/or the Self-Directed Search and SIGI into your career decisions. To arrange for a career assessment appointment, please call the Career Center at 631-420-2296 or email us at careercenter@farmingdale.edu.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The MBTI is one of the most widely-used instruments worldwide for understanding personality styles and differences and is based on the work of the psychologist, Carl Jung. The MBTI is used to measure psychological type and individual preferences which refer to the way we become energized, gather information, make decisions and relate to the outside world. These preferences help to guide us to our best-fit careers. 

Self-Directed Search (SDS)

The SDS is a respected career interest inventory designed to help people find a fit between their interests and the correlating career options which will be most satisfying. The SDS is based on Dr. John Holland's theory that people of different interests and personality types may find different work environments more to their liking.

SIGI (System of Interactive Guidance and Information)

SIGI is one of the most advanced online education and career-planning systems available. It examines work-related values,interests, personality types and skills, then searches its occupational database to find careers that most closely match your preferences.