“Know thyself” is an old saying but how many students and adults try to know themselves, their strengths, and weaknesses? At the early stages of life, most of boys and girls are unaware of the 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 ensure you the best. The problem of frustration, discontent and inferiority complex among youth is simply due to ignorance about career objectives.
Therefore, to decide on 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” programme. Also, our Career Counsellors 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 to explore those occupations that relate most closely to these attributes.
Students can use Ability Assessment results to:
identify their strengths and areas for which they might want to receive more training and education. s.
identify occupations that fit their strength
The Ability Assessment measures six job-relevant abilities:
• Verbal Ability
• Arithmetic Reasoning
• Spatial Ability
• Form Perception
• Clerical Perception
The Ability Assessment was developed:
Following rigorous scientific procedures.
With help from customers and leading experts in the field of assessment research, to ensure that it is a valid and user-friendly assessment tool for career planning.
The Aptitude Assessment provides an accurate, reliable profile of student’s vocational 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:
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 development effort
- Client input during all stages
- Construct validity and reliability evidence
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.d
In step 2, they rate the work needs by indicating whether 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:
• Working Conditions
Work Attitude Assessment Strengths
- Based on over 40 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.