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What do you want to do with your life?
How can you make sure your college major is right for you?
What values, strengths and interests will drive your career well-being and professional success?

BHCC offers a variety of assessments to help you make wise decisions about your future by learning about yourself. Engaging in these assessments will help clarify your interests, skills and values and the results will suggest career areas for you to explore. The world of work is constantly changing, but all good career planning begins with understanding yourself and possible careers that match the person that you are.  Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. 

Introductory Career Assessments

MASSCIS - Massachusetts Career Information System  

The Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) is the Commonwealth's career information delivery system.  MassCIS is an interactive system that combines a wealth of occupational, labor market, and educational information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use- career exploration tool.

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Get started by clicking on Assessments.
Create your personal account, called a portfolio, to save and manage personal career plans.
Answer questions about yourself and connect to occupations that may interest you.  Your results will include answers to the following questions:

  • What are my interests?
  • What skills and work values are important to me?
  • What lifestyle can I afford?
  • What suggested career occupations match my preferences?
  • What are examples of current jobs in these career fields?  

Additional Assessments 

Contact us for any one of our new assessment tools which will give you clues and insights into your unique talents, personality traits, patterns of behavior and thought, values, skills and interests.  Your personalized results can help you pinpoint your interests and strengths to  career options that have real potential.  Meet with a counselor who can recommend which assessment may be right for you. 

Self-Directed Search
The Self-Directed Search® (SDS®) is a 20-minute career interest test that asks questions about your aspirations, activities, skills, and interests in different jobs. From the responses, the SDS produces your personal three-letter Summary Code, which you can use to find occupations and fields of study that match well with your personality. SDS is based on John Holland’s theory that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types of work styles and approaches: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.  Learn more at http://www.self-directed-search.com

Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment can give you an in-depth look into your career and educational interests.  Your results are reflected by scores across each of the six broad occupational interest areas, defined by well-known career theorist John Holland, Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.  The assessment takes about 45 minutes to complete and you will need to meet with a career counselor to interpret your individual results.

What do you do best? Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced this online assessment in 2001, rooted in 40 years of research.  With a language of 34 themes, learn about your unique strengths and what you do best by taking the 30 minute online assessment called the Clifton StrengthsFinder.  You will also receive a customized report listing your top five talent themes and giving you action items in each of the themes to help you develop them into Strengths.  Your talents and Strengths can be applied to every area of your life to help you achieve personal, academic, leadership and career success!   Learn more at strengthsquest.com