STRONG INTEREST Inventory career assessment
I am certified to administer the Strong Interest Inventory career assessment - one of the world’s most widely used and respected career planning tools. It provides insights into a person’s career interests and helps them discover potential careers they may not have considered.
It is used by individuals who need guidance identifying careers that suit their strengths, preferences and abilities.
The test itself is a short online questionnaire that asks you to answer questions on your interest in a range of activities. It will provide an in-depth report of your interests that will:
- map out your general interest patterns to describe your personality and preferred work environments
- provide specific information about your areas of interest
- relates your interests to those of satisfied workers within the field
- describes your preferred style of working, learning, leading, risk taking and team participation
- provide a list of recommended jobs and industries that best fit your personality
Together, we can analyze this report to help you identify a career focus and begin your career planning process. This debrief is the most important part of the assessment. Without it, the report is useless. While the test may only take 30 minutes and can be taken online, the interpretation of the final report results and the design of a plan of action based on it requires several coaching sessions. More information here.
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is part of the 'Changing my Career' coaching program, and can also be accessed via online workshops.
PRADITUS DIGITAL PLATFORM
The 'Growing your Career' coaching program integrates another assessment: Praditus. It is a people science platform – an unbeatable tool to optimize both job satisfaction and performance. You will have a full perspective of your aspirations and strengths thanks to 10 modules, which provide a full range of insights into your values, personality, aspirations, skills, and ideal team roles. The self-positioning is translated into your leadership framework through 30 behavioural competencies and a direct access to individualized learning/development resources. More information here.
I can administer the 360-degree feedback test – an assessment that seeks anonymous feedback on your competencies from multiple sources that know and work with you.
We all have our own beliefs about our abilities, but we are naturally biased and limited in our perceptions. The anonymous feedback from the test will show how others’ perceptions reinforce or differ from our own perceptions. It provides valuable insight that can be used to improve performance and develop and evaluate more realistic plans.
The 360-degree feedback is commonly provided to leaders of organizations, but is appropriate for anyone within their career. Feedback will be garnered from people who engage with you in multiple roles - as a supervisor, colleague, subordinate and customer.