O*NET® Interest Profiler™
The O*NET Interest Profiler (IP) is a family of self-assessment career exploration tools that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Clients identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work.
A mobile-friendly version of a vocational interest assessment, the O*NET Mini Interest Profiler (Mini-IP) is available free-of-charge to developers working on a mobile application or within other time-constrained settings. This version contains 30 questions, each describing a work activity. The Interest Profiler Short Form (60 questions) is recommended when possible.
Developers can access the questions and scoring algorithm of the Mini-IP through O*NET Web Services. If you wish to develop new assessments based on the Mini-IP, see the Career Exploration Tools License page.
Note: The National Center for O*NET Development does not offer the Mini-IP directly to career explorers at this time.
To complement mobile-friendly applications, the Center has also developed a set of emoji-style images for use with the Mini-IP's five-point scale. Developers can download these emoji graphics for illustrations or buttons in an implementation of the Interest Profiler.
For more information about the Mini-IP and the emoji scale, see the reports:
- Development of an O*NET® Mini Interest Profiler (Mini-IP) for Mobile Devices: Psychometric Characteristics
- Examining the Efficacy of Emoji Anchors for the O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form
- Linking Client Assessment Profiles to O*NET® Occupational Profiles Within the O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form and Mini Interest Profiler (Mini-IP)