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EUREKA©, the California Career Information System, provides access to all of the information you need in one place - identify your skills, research careers, search for schools, link to job openings, and learn how to be successful in your own job search!

 

Assessments

  • Inner Heroes is a career assessment strategy, based on your assessment of your personality. In Inner Heroes, human personality is divided into four broad categories. Each category has specific strengths and weaknesses, as all of us have things we are strong in or do well in; and things that we are weak in, or do not do well in. The types used in Inner Heroes are: Helper, Planner, Thinker and Doer. You will learn what these types mean as you go through the Inner Heroes process.

 

  • True Colors is a career assessment strategy, based on your assessment of your personality. In True Colors, human personality is divided into four broad categories. Each category has specific strengths and weaknesses, as all of us have things we are strong in or do well in; and things that we are weak in, or do not do well in. The colors used in True Colors are: Blue, Gold, Green and Orange. You will learn what these colors mean as you go through the True Colors process.

 

  • MicroSkills helps you learn about how your skills relate to jobs and careers and is based upon an analysis of "transferable" and "functional" skills, as opposed to "work content" skills.

    • Transferable skills are abilities closely related to talents or inherent abilities and are easily transferable across career areas. For example, the ability to persuade others is a transferable skills.

    • Functional skills are skills most of us recognize as transferable, such as reading, calculating and problem-solving. Acknowledging your competence in these skills is a necessary step in preparing for a job search.

    • Work content skills are a requirement for specific careers and are usually acquired through formal instruction and/or on-the-job training. For example, using Photoshop is a work content skill for Graphic Artists.