Career Assessment

“Know thyself” is an old saying but how many of students and adults try to know themselves, their strength and weaknesses? At early stages of life most of the boys and girls are unaware about choice of careers. A wrong way, which is generally followed is appearing in academic and competitive exams and accepting whatever you may succeed in. Naturally this does not ensures you the best. The problem of frustration, discontent and inferiority complex among youth is simply due to ignorance about career objectives.

Therefore, to decide a realistic career, the first step in this direction is to analyse the interests, creative potential and personal traits. For this Margdarshak has developed a scientifically formulated

Career-Assessment

“Career Assessment” programme. Also our Career Advisors will help you to draw the education and training pathways to achieve your goal.

Career assessment tools help students consider and plan career options, preparation and school-to-work transition more effectively. The assessment programmes, which are based on a "whole-person" concept, include:

* Ability Assessment -> what the student can do well

* Aptitude Assessment -> what the student likes to do, and

* Attitude Assessment -> what is important to the student.

These tools may be used separately or together for Career Assessment, and they provide three important pieces of information:

These tests will help students to 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 these attributes.

Aptitude Assessment

The Aptitude Assessment provides accurate, reliable profile of students occupational interests that provides valuable self-knowledge about their career preferences.

The aptitude assessment is composed of 180 items describing work activities that represent a wide variety of occupations as well as a broad range of training levels. Students can use their interest results to explore the world of work.

This assessment tool helps students discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Students identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to them.

The Aptitude Assessment measures six types of occupational interests:

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

Aptitude Assessment Strengths

  • Compatible with Holland's R-I-A-S-E-C Interest Structure
    • - rich and extensive research history
    • - widely accepted and used by career advisors and counsellors
    • - easy to use and well received by clients
  • Interest items represent a broad variety of occupations and complexity levels
    • - Extensive and thorough development effort
    • - client input during all stages
    • - construct validity and reliability evidence

Work Attitude Assessment

Work Attitude Assessment allows students to pinpoint what is important to them in a career. They help to identify occupations that they may find satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.

Students use the Work Attitude Assessment to indicate the importance to them of each work need, in two different steps.

In step 1, participants rank order the twenty-one work need statements by comparing them to one another and ordering them according to their relative importance.

In step 2, they rate the work needs by indicating whether or not the need is important independent of the other work need statements. Users receive a profile of their work values that:

  • Helps them develop valuable self-knowledge about their work values,
  • Fosters career awareness.

The Work Attitude Assessment measure six types of work values:

  • Achievement
  • Independence
  • Recognition
  • Relationships
  • Support
  • Working Conditions

Work Attitude Assessment Strengths

  • Based on over 30 years of research by leading vocational psychologists
  • Extensive and thorough development effort
  • Stakeholder input during all stages
  • Construct validity and reliability evidence
  • Extensively pilot tested - customer reactions overwhelmingly positive.