Career interest tests

Sometimes called psychometric, interest or aptitute tests, these aim to measure attributes like ability, personality and motivation (for tests used by employers as part of your application, see our Find A Job section on Tests ).

These self-assessment tools can help your career development e.g., assist you to figure out what careers might suit you.   

‌There are many online tests available - the following tend to use the tests to help you explore your interests, strengths, abilities and personality:

If you are an NUI Galway student, please call in to Careers to find out about taking the 'Profiling for Success' tests covering personality, career interest, resilience scale and learning style. 
Prospects Career Planner  identifies your skills, motivations and desires for your job role from the information you provide, and matches them to occupations and current opportunities. have a range of free tests including competencies, work values, team roles, personality.
Career Portal have a self assessment section with interest, personality and career values tests. have a free personality profile and pages showing how this can relate to careers.
Making a decision around a career can be difficult and there are a range of questionnaires on this topic at
Careers have listed these sites as, at time of writing, they have a completely free service or a number of free questionnaires with full reports. We recommend that tests are used with caution and only as one element of your career planning journey. There are many other such sites online as well as paid-for services should you wish to explore further. However, we are not in a position to list all such sites on this page. Careers and NUI Galway cannot be responsible for the content on external sites.