Explore your interests and strengths

There are a wide variety of tests developed to measure attributes including ability, personality and motivation. These self-assessment tools can help your career development and can assist you to figure out what careers might suit you.   

‌Here is an example of tests that are free to use for NUI Galway students and could help you explore your interests, strengths, abilities and personality.
NUI Galway students, please see our student sharepoint for further information (access via your Office365 account). 

For tests used by employers as part of your application, see our Find A Job section on Tests.
If you wish to explore this area further there are many articles written on the subject including Careers Portal below. 

Profiling for Success

Profiling for Success

As a NUI Galway student, you have free access to a number of tests including personality and career interest.

Take a test

Other online tests available free include

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.
Career Portal have a self assessment section with interest, personality and career values tests.

We recommend that tests are used with caution and only as one element of your career planning journey. There are many other such free 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.