Know Your Strengths
Take the First Step
What are you good at? What do you enjoy? Understanding who you are and what you excel at is the first step towards discovering what you want to do with your future. These online resources will help assess your personality type, interests, abilities, and values—and identify which career opportunities may be right for you.
Traitify is a personality and career assessment tool that gives you deep insight on your core values and character. It's fast, accurate, fun, and easy to take. On top of that, Traitify gives you:
- A breakdown of how you stack up against Traitify's seven core types of personality.
- Information about the kinds of people and work environments that help you thrive.
- A list of possible strengths and weaknesses.
- Personalized recommendations for careers aligned specifically with what makes you unique.
- Essential details about each career recommendation - what level of education and degree you need, what to expect in terms of salary, potential job growth, and more.
To use Traitify:
- Sign-in using your NYIT email address.
- Answer a few questions (takes only a few minutes).
- Works on desktop or mobile platforms.
- When you’re done, contact career services to discuss your results.
O*Net is an online database that describes careers in terms of the skills and knowledge required, how the work is performed, and typical work settings.
Click on the “Advanced Search” tool to see how your abilities, interests, knowledge, and values relate to specific occupations. For each job, O*Net lists:
- Personal requirements: Skills and knowledge.
- Personal characteristics: Abilities, interests, and values.
- Experience requirements: Training and level of licensing and experience.
- Job requirements: Work activities and context, including the physical, social, and organizational factors.
- Labor market: Occupational outlook and the pay scale.
This timeline breaks down how you should use our career resources each year at NYIT. You’ll learn how to plan your time, build a well-rounded academic experience, and lay the foundations of a successful career.
Okay, you’ve finished your assessment and have a good idea of which career you want. Now it's time to dig in and continue your research. We have a wealth of information on professional development opportunities, salaries, advice from recruiters, and other job-seeking tools.