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O*NET® Career Exploration Tools — Developers


The O*NET® Career Exploration Tools are a suite of assessment tools designed for career counseling, career planning and exploration. The tools are designed to assist a wide variety of individuals to gain personal insights that will help them identify occupations that they might find satisfying. These instruments will help individuals identify their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities in order to explore those occupations that relate most closely to those attributes.

The tools can help workers consider career options and plan career preparation and transitions more effectively. Students and others new to the labor market can use the tools to explore career possibilities. Users of the tools may link directly to information on the more than 800 occupations described in the O*NET database, to occupational information in America's Career InfoNet, and to information in other career and labor market information systems. These systems allow individuals to relate their assessment results to the requirements of occupations in the local labor market.

Use of a variety of tools supports the whole-person approach to assessment, providing a firmer basis for individuals to make important career decisions. The O*NET Career Exploration Tools are designed to be used separately or in combination with each other. They can also be used along with other available assessment instruments, as appropriate, to meet the needs of individuals being assessed or relevant program objectives.

For more information about these tools, including ordering information and available product downloads, please see:

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Share or Adapt O*NET Career Exploration Tools

The O*NET Career Exploration Tools may be redistributed or used to develop other assessments under a choice of licenses. See the Career Exploration Tools License page for more information.

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Interest Profiler on the Web

As a web-based tool, the Interest Profiler Short Form may be of particular interest to developers of websites or web-enabled applications. We offer three ways of integrating the Interest Profiler Short Form:

  • "deep linking" to the Interest Profiler at My Next Move
  • adding an IFrame Widget to your site
  • providing scores and career suggestions through our web service API

To learn more about any of these options, visit O*NET Web Services.

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Software Source Code

Two of the Career Exploration Tools are computerized instruments: the Computerized Interest Profiler (CIP) and the Work Importance Profiler (WIP). The CIP and WIP were developed using Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (with service pack 5). A copy of the source code for these instruments is available by written request. In your correspondence, please specify the instrument(s) requested.

For a copy of this source code, contact O*NET Customer Service ( or write to:

National O*NET Center
P. O. Box 27625
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611

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