Here are some other assessments we use – especially the SDS.
The Self-Directed Seach
The SDS was developed by Dr. John Holland, whose theory of careers is the basis for most of the career inventories used today. Holland’s theory states that most people can be loosely categorized with respect to six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The assessment will give you a three-letter Holland code to help you find the careers that best match your interests and abilities.
The Campbell Interest and Skills Survey
The CISS measures self-reported vocational interests and skills. Similar to traditional interest inventories, the CISS interest scales reflect an individual’s attraction for specific occupational areas. The CISS instrument goes beyond traditional inventories by adding parallel skill scales that provide estimates of an individual’s confidence in his or her ability to perform various occupational activities. Together, the two types of scales provide more comprehensive, richer data than interest scores alone.
Clifton StrengthFinder from Gallup
StrengthsFinder tells you how you’re talented. It identifies what you naturally do best. It provides customized results that name your unique talents. It shows you how you’re special and how to succeed by turning your talents into strengths. Clifton StrengthsFinder is your first step to living your best life. At work. At home. In your community. No matter what you want to achieve, your infinite potential rests in what you naturally do best.
Created under the direction of Dr. Martin Seligman, the “father of Positive Psychology” and author of Authentic Happiness and Flourish, and Dr. Christopher Peterson, distinguished scientist at the University of Michigan and author of A Primer in Positive Psychology, and validated by Robert McGrath, Ph.D., the VIA Survey is regarded as a central tool of positive psychology and has been used in hundreds of research studies and taken by over three million people in over 190 countries.
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