Learn more about yourself in a quick way
A career assessment is a CAT scan of your career strengths. Each assessment looks at a distinct part of your skills and personality, and you can choose which ones to utilize.
If you don’t like the idea of an assessment or “test,” there are many other ways to assess information about yourself through counseling sessions: experiential exercises, looking at earlier life experiences and dialogue to help you understand your motivations, passions and directions.
The Highlands Ability Battery™
The Highlands Ability Battery is considered the gold standard among tools assessing human abilities. From the research lab of Johnson O’Connor at General Electric, it is a three-hour objective inquiry into the ability patterns of individuals. It consists of 19 work samples. Each work sample is timed to measure of the speed with which you are able to do a series of similar tasks. Shown together on a bar chart, you can see clusters of your work abilities. The more you understand your patterns, you can be guided into more productive work that has a better match.
What will I get from taking the Highlands Ability Battery?
- An understanding of my natural talents
- Learning where I am most likely to be happy and successful
- Using my true strengths more effectively and more consistently
- Choosing the best option from a group of education/career/job/business choices
- Finding a suitable educational program for college, grad school or returning to college at any age
“Taking advantage of The Highlands Program definitely gave me the focus I had been seeking for a long time. Thank goodness for the way it was designed to give such specific feedback on a person’s gifts and styles of work.”
JF- past participant
Strong Interest Inventory®
This inventory takes about 30 minutes to complete and results in a 15-page computer generated report revealing career recommendations based solely on interests. Based on the work of Dr. John Holland’s theory of career types, this is one of the most respected and widely used career planning instruments in the world.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®
This 30 minute self-report inventory is one of the most widely used personality instruments in the world today . By learning which of 16 personality types you match, you can find a better fit for a career and work setting. As many as 1.5 million assessments are administered annually to individuals. The Myers-Briggs sorts personality differences regarding how people direct their energy, take in information, make decisions and deal with the outer world. The resulting four-letter “Types” can be used for individual career development, career change and coaching.
The PRINT Survey is an outstanding test that gives us information about what motivates you. It reveals nine unconscious motivators and two patterns that predominate for each person. Some of the information it provides:
- An understanding of your world view; why you do what you do
- An understanding of the unconscious motivators that drive your behavior
Some of the benefits include:
- Being aware of what triggers us and causes us to act in counterproductive behaviors
- A list of career requirements that help in finding a position that is a good match
Taking several assessments provides you with comprehensive information about yourself and your career choices. It’s like a “Capability CAT scan”: multiple tests provide a 360° view of your talents and information you might not necessarily have known about yourself.