Strong Interest Inventory

A picture of a sample Strong Interest Inventory assessment, which Head4Success College & Career Counceling uses for counseling and coaching.

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The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) provides a powerful method for matching the interests of an individual with opportunities for college choice, selection of college major, career, and leisure activities. The SII evaluates your interests, preferences and personal styles, matching them up to success in specific career paths. Together, these tools provide comprehensive, empirically based direction to help guide your next steps.

The Strong Interest Inventory is backed by unparalleled reliability and validity. It provides you with insight into your interests, preferences, and personal styles. It guides you through a process comparing yourself with the results of other people similar to you who have already found satisfying academic or career choices. It additionally provides a list of the top 10 occupations individuals like you are most likely to find rewarding.

The Strong assessment measures interests in four main categories of scales:

  • General Occupational Themes
  • Basic Interest Scales
  • Personal Style Scales
  • Occupational Scales

6 General Occupational Themes measure basic categories of occupational interests: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.

30 Basic Interest Scales measure clusters of interest related to the General Occupational Themes in areas such as Athletics, Science, Performing Arts, and Sales.

5 Personality Style Scales measure: Work Style, Learning Environment, Leadership Style, Risk Taking, and Team Orientation.

Occupational Scales: measure the extent to which your interests are similar to the interests of people of the same gender working in diverse occupations.

For most of our clients, the Strong Interest Inventory assessment is taken after the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. If you think you’re ready to Head4Success, then let’s get started.