Career assessments are tools that are designed to help individuals understand how a variety of personal attributes (i.e. preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact their potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments.
The assessment of different measures, such as an individual’s interests or personality, can influence career development and counseling, giving both the individual and the career counselor useful information for decision making.
Career assessments are designed to discover the skills, aptitude and talents of candidates. A self-assessment can be a useful tool in assessing the areas in which a candidate has strengths and limitations. The results can be useful in helping candidates to choose a career that is in tune with their goals and talents. While the validation of each instrument may vary from test to test, overall these types of assessments have been proven to introduce more career options, increase satisfaction in one’s career plan and increase the understanding of oneself .
What interests (or disgusts) a person is still centrally important to career life, but there are also many other important things. Assessment across diverse domains is the keystone of vocational psychology. Personality measures are now recognized for their close links to educational and work life. There are many hints that some early personality dispositions may be causal for the development of other career inclinations, such as interests, self-efficacy, and satisfaction. Personality measures are now recognized for their close links to educational and work life. Personality, interests, and self-efficacy are interwoven and linked to career development. The evidence shows not only that these domains overlap substantially, but also that they contribute incremental validity in explaining important career outcomes. Keeping this in view, the following tools form part of a Comprehensive Career Assessment at MedHope Clinic that helps us gain information regarding career prospects of an individual:
* Intelligence Test
* Personality Test
* Interest Test
* Aptitude Test