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 organizations who want to attract and retain the brightest talent and use them the most effectively, and by individuals who need guidance identifying careers that suit their strengths, preferences and abilities.
The test itself is a short 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
(From Psychometrics.com - The Canadian distributor for the Strong Interest Inventory)
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 three sessions of coaching.
I will administer the Psychometrics 360 test – an assessment test 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.
Psychometrics 360 is commonly provided to leaders of organizations, but is appropriate for anyone within their career. The importance of each competency will be rated for your specific role and goal, so test feedback will always be suited to you. Feedback will be garnered from people who engage with you in multiple roles - as a supervisor, colleague, subordinate and customer.
We will review the most significant projects and positions of your past to analyze the competencies you developed and how they can be applied to your current career or transferred to a completely new one.