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Self-assessment

Self-assessment is an important first step in the job search process. By gathering information about yourself, including an analysis of your values, interests, and abilities, you will make more informed career choices and increase your chances of long-term job satisfaction.

Below are numerous resources to support your self-assessment. We recommend starting with CDO’s Choosing the Right Employer for You exercise.

Assessment Tools:

CDO's Choosing the Right Employer for You

CDO's Self-Assessment - Judicial Clerkships

Career Test for the Soul

Jung Typology Test
Free personality test along the lines of the MBTI

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Provides an online version of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a personality test designed to allow job seekers to identify their personality type

Testing Room
With free log in, can access the career interest profiler, personality index and career values scale


Geography:

Cost of Living Calculator
Compare the cost of living in different cities and access cost of living studies including the best cities for job seekers

Find Your Spot
Take an online quiz that tells you the cities that best fit your lifestyle


CDO Program Videos:

The Unique Psychological World of Lawyers: A Discussion about the MBTI and Other Attributes that Make lawyers Different
Muir, Ronda / 2013

Finding a Legal Specialty Area Appealing to Your Personality
Abrams, Lisa | Casaleggi, Lois / 2010

How Should I Live My Life as a Lawyer?
Koh, Harold / 2007

Introduction to MBTI
CDO / 2012


CDO Library Resources