Skip to main content
CCPD

Career Assessments

The Fleishman Center offers various career assessment options to assist you with your career planning. These tools can be an excellent place to start when making career choices such as choosing a major, exploring occupations and determining a career plan.

FOCUS 2

Focus 2 has five brief career assessments—Work Interests, Personal Interests, Abilities, Values and Personality inventories—and relates answers to all five to the world of work.

Cost: FREE for Binghamton University Students

FOCUS 2 is helpful for:

  • Choosing a college major—helps you uncover career interests and identify which areas of study at Binghamton are suggested or required for a particular field based on Holland's Career Development Theory
  • Exploring Career Options—helps you explore the world of work by demonstrating how your interests relate to various occupations
  • Taking responsibility for your education and career planning and engaging in activities that support your career development
How to Take the FOCUS 2 Assessment:

New Users:  Create a FOCUS 2 Account using your @binghamton.edu email address for your username and "BUBearcat" as your access code on the FOCUS 2 website.

Returning Users: Click Here

After Taking the Assessment:

After using this system, follow up with a FOCUS 2 interpretation appointment scheduled via hireBING to discuss an action plan with a Career Consultant.

To schedule an appointment, login to your hireBING account and complete your profile. Click on "Appointments" in the left navigation, and choose "Career Assessment Interpretation" as your Appointment Type. Follow the prompts and select your preferred appointment date, time and staff member from the list that appears.


 

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

The Strong Interest Inventory is a widely-used instrument for exploring how your interests, skills and values fit with the world of work by comparing your answers to questions with the answers of professionals who like their jobs. For more information, view a video overview of this tool.

The Strong Interest Inventory is helpful for:

  • Choosing a college major—helps you uncover career interests and identify which areas of study are appropriate or required for a particular field based on Holland's Career Development Theory
  • Exploring Career Options—opens up the world of work to first-time career seekers and those considering career transition by identifying their interests and demonstrating how they relate to various occupations and careers

Cost: There is a $15 fee to take this assessment. A follow-up appointment scheduled in hireBING is required to receive your results and discuss an action plan based on the outcome of the assessment.

How to Take the Strong Interest Inventory Assessment:

To take this assessment, your must first meet with a Career Consultant in the Fleishman Center by scheduling an appointment in hireBING. To schedule an appointment, log in to your hireBING account and complete your profile. Click on "Appointments" in the left navigation, and choose "Career Assessment Interpretation" as your Appointment Type. Follow the prompts and select your preferred appointment date and time to discuss your interest in this assessment and prepare to take the inventory afterwards.


 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The MBTI is a well-known and widely used assessment that helps individuals better understand their own tendencies and preferences for interacting with the world. Its resulting four-letter code is meant as a starting point for self-reflection and understanding to help identify career paths and environments that allow you to be your best. The MBTI is used by 89 Fortune 100 companies to maximize individual and team effectiveness, from entry to executive levels. To learn more, view this video overview of the MBTI.

The MBTI is helpful for:

  • Understanding your personality preferences 
  • Selecting a major or career field that is a good fit for your preferred style of interacting with the world and making decisions
  • Increasing personal awareness of your learning style so you can choose educational settings where you can flourish
  • Identifying characteristics of a comfortable work environment

Cost: There is a $15 fee to take this assessment. A follow-up appointment scheduled via hireBING is required to receive your results and discuss an action plan based on the outcome of the assessment.

How to Take the MBTI Assessment

To take this assessment, you must first meet with a Career Consultant in the Fleishman Center by scheduling an appointment in hireBING. To schedule an appointment, log in to your hireBING account and complete your profile. Click on "Appointments" in the left navigation, and choose "Career Assessment Interpretation" as your Appointment Type. Follow the prompts and select your preferred appointment date and time to discuss your interest in this assessment and prepare to take the inventory afterwards.

Last Updated: 7/31/17