Other Assessments in Career Toolbox
Besides the Career Assessment products as described in the previous blogs , Tucareers also hosts other assessments useful for counselors. The career toolbox sections hosts multiple psychometric and behavioral assessments that are useful for guidance and self-development.
The tool box includes popular Personality Tests like Myers Briggs (MBTI) and the DISC assessment. A Learning Styles assessment is included to help students understand their preferred learning styles and an aptitude test to understand their strengths and weakness's. A career test for children with learning and cognitive disabilities and a test to identify maladjustment behavior (norms as per Indian standards) is also included, The self assessment of competencies assessments helps an individual to understand his/her skill gaps, learning needs, prepare for lob interviews.
Given below are the key tools, please refer to the respective product pages for more details
Index of Learning Styles Assessment Individuals perceive and process information in different ways, known as their learning styles. In simple words, they have their own preferences for how they absorb, understand and retain information. From an individual’s perspective, an understanding of his or her natural preference will facilitate faster learning and reduce frustration and failures. The Index of Learning Styles Assessment identifies four areas of personality that contribute to learning. Each aspect is depicted as a dimension with two values on each end of the scale. For more details refer the product page
Career Abilities Test Abilities are enduring capabilities to accomplish a wide range of tasks effectively and thus are critical to determine a person's capability to do tasks required in a career effectively and keep the employer satisfied. The timed online test covers an assessment of Arithmetic Reasoning, Computation Speed, Spatial Abilities, Vocabulary, Object and Name matching. For more details refer the product page
Myer Briggs Assessment (OEJTS) The open source alternative to the popular 16 personalities or the Myers–Briggs (MBTI) assessment. It is based on the principle that all of us are different in the way we gain information from our environment, take decisions and interact with the external world. A useful tool to help students and professionals understand themselves and their natural strengths and weakness's. For more details refer the product page
DISC Assessment Test DISC is a self-assessment which measures the everyday behaviour, and the natural way of doing things in individuals and profiles them according to four personality traits, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness. Each individual will have all four traits in some measure and the final result will be a combination of all four. A useful tool to help professionals understand themselves and their natural strengths and weakness's. For more details refer the product page
Self Assessment of Competencies Most modern organizations use competency as building blocks for talent management.This self assessment is a useful tool to evaluate the competency requirements of one’s target role and benchmark oneself against them. This self evaluation helps to identify skill gaps and develop a better understanding of the expectations from the targeted role. The competencies can also be useful for identifying learning needs, discovering critical aspects evaluated in an job interview and ways to highlight one’s relevant experience & expertise. (Coming Soon)
Maladjustment Assessment Maladjustment, in psychological terms, refers to an individual’s inability to react successfully and satisfactorily to the demands of the environment. In other words, it refers to the imbalance between a person’s psychological, biological and social needs, and the cultural and social expectations of the society. This affects the individual’s development and the ability to maintain a positive interpersonal with others. Given the increase in violence among school children and on campuses, a proper understanding of the concept is becoming more and more relevant these days. The norms for the test are available for use in India.For more details refer the product page
Career Test for Children with DisabilitiesWith increasing need for a career decision support framework, this assessment fills the gap for parents and counselors to determine suitable career options for children with any kind of learning, cognitive or social disabilities. (Coming Soon)
In the next post we look at the Occupational Classitication Systems and Career Exploration Models used in our framework .