A personality inventory looks at one's individual traits, motivational drives, needs, and attitudes. The most frequently used personality inventory is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI).
Personality type is a practical tool for investigating what works for you, then looking for and recognizing work that satisfies your preferences.
Cost: $20 MBTI for PVCC enrolled students, $25 for non-students. Available through PVCC Counseling & Personal Development Division
Value inventories play an important role in one's job satisfaction, include autonomy, prestige, security, interpersonal relations, helping others, flexible work schedule, outdoor work, leisure time, and high salary.
The questions in an interest inventory ask about your likes and dislikes regarding various activities. The premise of this self assessment tool is that people who share similar interests will also enjoy the same type of work. Examples of interests are reading, running, playing golf, and knitting.