Self-assessment is an important first step in the job search process. By gathering information about yourself, including an analysis of your values, interests, and abilities, you will make more informed career choices and increase your chances of long-term job satisfaction. Below are numerous resources to support your self-assessment.


Self-Assessment Tools

CDO's Choosing the Right Employer for You

CDO's Self-Assessment - Judicial Clerkships

Jung Typology Test
Free personality test along the lines of the MBTI

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Provides an online version of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a personality test designed to allow job seekers to identify their personality type


Job Related Financial Support for YLS Students

You may have concerns about how your job choices may impact your financial situation.  Visit the Financial Support for Public Interest site to learn more about the financial support available to YLS students during law school and after graduation.


Location Assessment

Cost of Living Calculator
Compare the cost of living in different cities and access cost of living studies including the best cities for job seekers

Find Your Best Place
Take an online quiz that tells you the cities that best fit your lifestyle


Additional CDO Resources

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The Unique Psychological World of Lawyers: A Discussion about the MBTI and Other Attributes that Make lawyers Different
Muir, Ronda / 2013

Finding a Legal Specialty Area Appealing to Your Personality
Abrams, Lisa | Casaleggi, Lois / 2010

How Should I Live My Life as a Lawyer?
Koh, Harold / 2020

Introduction to MBTI
CDO / 2012