Overview - CAREER EXPLORATION INVENTORY 25PK
NEW! Empower students to make better, more informed decisions about their future careers.
Career Exploration Inventory EZ (Pkg. of 25)
Uncovering preferences for work, leisure activities, and learning can help students, job seekers, and others achieve a suitable career by helping them plan education, training, hobbies, or activities that will support this career path. Examining these major areas can lead to a more successful career and a more fulfilling life.
The Career Exploration Inventory EZ is the perfect assessment for teachers and counselors who need to spend less administration time and for individuals who appreciate an easier-to-read format. Taking only 20 minutes to complete, the Career Exploration Inventory EZ is a quick way for individuals to explore three major areas of life: work, leisure activities, and learning.
With the Career Exploration Inventory EZ, individuals reflect on 96 activities and consider their past, present, and future interest in them. Scores connect to 16 career interest areas based on the U.S. Department of Education career clusters. Related jobs, education and training options, and leisure activities are listed for each interest area. Additional information helps students and job seekers focus on their top interest areas as they ponder their future plans.
Career Planning Scale (Pkg. of 25)
The Career Planning Scale helps counselors and instructors assess where their assistance is needed when working with job seekers and career explorers. In about 20 minutes, this unique assessment guides individuals through the actual process that counselors use while increasing people's career awareness and helping them make more informed decisions.
First, the Career Planning Scale quickly measures an individual's strengths and weaknesses in the career planning process. Based on the results, the assessment provides specific feedback about which stages the individual needs to improve on. Individuals are given helpful strategies for further career development and a worksheet at the end that helps them identify which steps to take next in their career plan.
The Career Planning Scale feeds into the following scales: Knowledge of the World of Work, Self-Knowledge, Knowledge of Occupations, Career Decision-Making, Career Planning, and Career Implementation. Each of these represents an integral part of career development, and, in fact, lies on a continuum that constitutes a step-by-step career plan.
Use the Career Planning Scale as a pre- and posttest to evaluate an individual's progress in the career development and decision-making process. It empowers individuals to develop short- and long-term career plans.
Career Priorities Profile (Pkg. of 25)
The Career Priorities Profile provides an easy yet structured way for individuals to identify and compare their work needs, skills, interests, desires, and education to the realities of jobs. The result is a profile of their most important needs and preferences for use in exploring and deciding on careers.
The Career Priorities Profile allows individuals to consider over a hundred key job-related factors in a concise, easy-to-use format. It helps to identify work needs and preferences prior to or as part of career exploration, job preparation, and the job search so these processes can be realistic, targeted, and effective. This one-of-a-kind tool provides a comprehensive way of assessing an individual's career needs and wants and matching them to occupations.
Character Development Scale (Pkg. of 25)
The Character Development Scale is a 48-item inventory designed to measure a student's commitment to six basic character traits: kindness, integrity, citizenship, determination, responsibility, and respect.
Based in part on the Six Pillars of Character, these traits are seen as cornerstones of good character and necessary for social progress, regardless of one's religious beliefs or cultural background. The Character Development Scale allows students in middle school and up the opportunity to explore their character development by rating how well actions and attributes tied to these six traits apply to them.
The Character Development Scale is color-coded, easy to use, takes less than 15 minutes to complete and score, and is especially valuable in a classroom setting. Once a profile is created, test takers are presented with strategies and exercises to help them improve their character, plus they are offered additional resources for further exploration. The assessment is designed not only to make individuals more aware of their personal values and the strength of their character, but also to help them make a concentrated effort to improve themselves and the world around them.
College-to-Career Transition Inventory (Pkg. of 25)
The majority of recent college graduates feel unprepared for the world of work, according to a survey conducted by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. These grads felt they lacked sufficient job-hunting skills, emotional intelligence, and an understanding of the world of work and what it takes to succeed. They also claimed to struggle with unrealistic expectations regarding the transition from college to career. This lack of preparation stems from attitudinal barriers and a lack of knowledge or skills that are detrimental to students' initial job search and ongoing career success.
The College to Career Transition Inventory helps students recognize those potential barriers so that they more successfully enter the world of work. Namely, it helps students pinpoint the false beliefs and potential gaps in knowledge and skills that might prevent them from finding a job or succeeding in their career. It does so by assessing student's self-assessed knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the following areas crucial to career success: Life Skills, Soft Skills, Job Search, Career Transition, and Career Management.
The College to Career Transition Inventory is an ideal tool for college career centers and counselors as a starting point for assessing a student's strengths and weaknesses in terms of starting, planning, and managing their careers. In addition, it serves as an ideal discussion tool or pretest/posttest for career preparation and management courses. The assessment is self-scoring and self-interpreting and can be completed in 15-20 minutes.
Financial Literacy Inventory (Pkg. of 25)
The Financial Literacy Inventory is designed to help individuals with these initiatives and measures a person's basic knowledge with regards to money management. This 60 item assessment feeds into five scales: Income and Careers, Banking and Budgeting, Credit and Debt, Saving and Investing, and Rights and Risks. The Financial Literacy Inventory helps individuals determine how much they know about effectively managing their money, giving them both individualized scores on each of the scales as well as an overall assessment of their financial literacy.
The Financial Literacy Inventory then offers guidance on how to improve the individual's financial literacy and manage his or her money better through specific suggestions and online resources. Finally, the Financial Literacy Inventory provides a personal finance checklist and goal-setting worksheet for individuals to better plan his or her financial future.
This inventory is based on the national standards created by the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, the Institute for Adult Financial Literacy, the FDIC's Money Smart program, and the Indiana Financial Literacy Education standards for high school seniors.
The Financial Literacy Inventory gives test takers a benchmark to motivate them to revise their spending habits and learn more about their financial options. It also gives counselors, coaches, and other professionals the chance to step in and alleviate key financial hurdles that will stand in the way of their client's success. Self-scoring and self-interpreting, the Financial Literacy Inventory takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Individual Employment Plan (Pkg. of 25)
The Individual Employment Plan is a participant-tracking device that captures essential intake information. It records initial and follow-up assessment data, pinpoints 84 employability assets and barriers, and documents participants' progress.
Many employment and training programs share three challenges. First, collect consistent information during initial conversations or interviews with participants. Second, record that information and make it available to all professionals who interact with participants. Third, document what happens to each participant. The Individual Employment Plan is a tracking device that addresses all three challenges.
Many programs employ para-professionals to gather initial intake data. The Individual Employment Plan has panel areas that record basic participant data and work history. Assessment outcomes are organized into six areas: career interests, work style or temperament, basic skills set, aptitudes/abilities, occupational/job skills, and behavioral patterns.
There is also an 84-item assessment checklist organized into seven major employability areas: personal issues and considerations, health and physical considerations, work orientation, career and life planning skills, job seeking skills, job adaptation skills, and education and training. Each checklist item can be rated as an employability asset or liability, which is useful when determining a participant's critical liabilities. In addition, there is a panel area to record the Training and Services plan, and panel areas to record progress on each element of the plan up to three times.
Job Search Attitude Inventory (Pkg. of 25)
A person's attitude when looking for a job is the most important part of finding employment. The Job Search Attitude Inventory helps individuals identify their key attitudes about looking for a job and consider suggestions for becoming more active and self-directed in the job search. The Job Search Attitude Inventory asks job seekers whether they agree or disagree with 32 statements about the job search process. Job seekers then place their scores on a graphic profile of four attitude categories: luck vs. planning, uninvolved vs. involved, help from others vs. self-help, and passive vs. active.
The Job Search Attitude Inventory is especially helpful for determining and improving an individual's motivation to find a job. Use the Job Search Attitude Inventory before the job search process or during a stalled or slow job search. It works under the premise that attitude is everything, and it acts as a motivational tool by encouraging individuals to become more self-directed and offering them ways to do it.
Job Search Knowledge Scale (Pkg. of 25)
The Job Search Knowledge Scale helps determine how much an individual knows about looking for work. Responding to the 60 true/false statements helps test takers discover the job search skills they need to develop further to find work faster. The Job Search Knowledge Scale offers guidance on the job search methods that work best and provides journaling space to establish job search goals.
The assessment saves time and resources by helping people focus on key areas of the job search as needed and land a job more quickly. It also allows counselors and other professionals match individual needs with specific job search training. Self-scoring and self-interpreting, the Job Search Knowledge Scale works well as an intake assessment and as a pretest and posttest for educators, workforce development professionals, and counselors who need to prove their results and effectiveness. It also serves as an ideal compliment to most of JIST's job search books, workbooks, and videos.
The Job Search Knowledge Scale assesses an individual's knowledge in these five areas: identifying job leads, applying directly to employers, writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and following up.
O*NET Career Interests Inventory (Pkg. of 25)
The O*NET Interest Inventory helps individuals explore over 900 O*NET job titles based on their interests. Using the RIASEC system, the mostly widely use occupational interest coding system around, this inventory allows users to identify their job interests by responding to 180 work activity statements. It then guides users to match those interests to potential careers organized by both interest area and the preparation required (using the DOL's five "job zones").
In depth suggestions for further research help individuals explore those careers, and a reproducible Job Information/Action Plan worksheet helps them pursue their goals. The inventory is self-scoring and self-interpreting, takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and is based on decades of research. Valid and reliable, this assessment is an ideal starting point for anyone engaging in career exploration.
O*NET Career Values Inventory (Pkg. of 25)
The O*NET Career Values Inventory helps individuals explore over 900 O*NET job titles based on their work values and motivators. This new edition uses an easier method that consists of only 36 items and provides accurate results in less time, as well as simplifies administration and scoring. Once individuals have identified their most important work values, the inventory guides them to match their results to potential careers organized by both values and the preparation required (using the DOL's five "job zones").
In depth suggestions for further research help individuals explore those careers, and a reproducible Job Information/Action Plan worksheet helps them pursue their goals. The inventory is self-scoring and self-interpreting, takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and is based on decades of research. Valid and reliable, this assessment is an ideal starting point for anyone engaging in career exploration. Its incorporation of O*NET job titles also makes it highly compatible with a wide variety of occupational resources.
Picture Interest Career Survey (Pkg. of 25)
Now there is an easy way for people with limited reading ability or special needs to explore their career interests and find a job that fits. The Picture Interest Career Survey is a quick way for people to identify occupational interests by using pictures of people at work rather than text-based items.
Test takers are presented with 36 sets of three pictures and choose which of the three portrayed occupations seems most interesting. Based on the number and kind of pictures selected, the Picture Interest Career Survey creates a profile of the individual that can then lead directly to career information and potential job matches. The assessment takes less than 15 minutes to complete and score, and it is suited to both genders and all backgrounds. It can be self-administered and self-scored, given individually or in groups, and is ideally suited to today's changing workforce. The Picture Interest Career Survey has solid reliability and validity, and has been tested on a wide variety of populations.
Being picture-based and easy to use makes the Picture Interest Career Survey the ideal choice for individuals who might struggle with more traditional, text-based assessments, including individuals with limited familiarity with English; individuals who are developmentally delayed or learning disabled; individuals with limited access to education; and individuals who are chronically unemployed.
The Picture Interest Career Survey uses two of the most widely accepted occupational coding systems: RIASEC and people, data, things, ideas. Test takers can easily deepen their career research by matching their test results with references that are based on these same systems such as the O*NET and 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality.
RIASEC Inventory (Pkg. of 25)
The RIASEC Inventory gives individuals a fast and informative way to explore occupations based on their interests. Using the RIASEC system developed by John Holland, the most widely used occupational interest coding system available, this inventory allows users to identify their job interests by responding to 72 work activity statements. Users are then guided through the process of matching those interests to potential careers and are given suggestions for further research.
The RIASEC Inventory is perfect for job seekers who have little time to spend on testing and career exploration. Furthermore, it is highly compatible with a wide variety of occupational resources. Job titles featured in this inventory are drawn directly from the most current version of the O*NET.
The RIASEC Inventory uses Holland's RIASEC coding system and latest O*NET job titles; scores into six interest areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional; and the quick, 4-page assessment takes only 10-15 minutes to complete.
Transferable Skills Scale (Pkg. of 25)
Research suggests that only 25 percent of the skills we use on the job are technical skills specific to that kind of work. The other 75 percent are transferable skills, i.e. skills that are useful and often essential in most jobs and thus are valued by all employers. Those skills, like the ability to manage a group, create a spreadsheet, or speak persuasively, are especially important to job seekers as such skills can qualify individuals for a wide variety of positions and provide an edge over the competition. Knowing your best transferable skills allows you to explore jobs based on what you can do, not necessarily based on where you have worked in the past. As such, they are especially invaluable for people looking to change careers, enter the workforce, or return to work after a long absence.
The Transferable Skills Scale is a short assessment designed to identify an individual's strongest transferable skills. Based on the data, people, things, ideas model used extensively by the Department of Labor, it asks individuals to rate their skill levels on a total of 96 tasks. The resulting score helps define their skills levels in eight categories: Analytical, Numerical, Interpersonal, Organizational, Physical, Informational, Communicative and Creative skills.
Each skill set is also specifically linked to O*NET job titles, and an Occupational Exploration worksheet helps individuals further research the jobs that match their transferable skills. In addition to the free Administrator's Guide, a separate resource titled "Tips for Using the Transferable Skills Scale in Career Decision Making and Job Search" will be available for free download and will help individuals use their Transferable Skills Scale results in all aspects of their job search. The assessment is self-scoring and self-interpreting, takes less than 25 minutes to complete, and is the only researched and validated assessment on the market focused on transferable skills.
Work Activities Matcher (Pkg. of 25)
According to a 2005 Harris Interactive, Inc. survey, only 20 percent of workers feel passionate about their work. A similar poll by the Conference Board shows that nearly half of all Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. In short, there are a lot of people out there who don't like what they do for a living. You can take an inventory to help you discover your interests and your values, your skills and your abilities. But no assessment on the market can help you explore jobs based on the day-to-day tasks you'll be expected to perform. That is, until now.
The Work Activities Matcher gives students and job seekers a new approach to career exploration. Based on the very practical notion that you will be more satisfied with your job if you actually like what you do, the Work Activities Matcher outlines general work activities, representing the actual tasks you are likely to perform on the job, and asks how much you would enjoy doing them. It then helps you explore O*NET job titles based on your preferred work activities. In-depth suggestions for further research help you explore those careers. The inventory is self-scoring and self-interpreting, takes less than 20 minutes to complete, and is based on decades of research and data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.