I really liked using Skillscan’s Career Driver Online. I liked how the system grouped skills and made career and class suggestions based on those skills. I took my students to the computer lab to take the assessment and it was helpful to work in a group because one student’s question helped other students. My students found it easy to use. During my student’s final presentation on their career action plan, they all talked about the Career Driver’s recommendations for their skills and how it would fit into to the job they wanted.
The SkillScan assessment helped me categorize my skills and the career fields I can further investigate. It was nice to see a list of my strength so I could get a big picture of what I am interested in or good at. Also, I thought it was nice that the SkillScan assessment helped me explore things I want to improve. This assessment was a good chance to explore my strength/talent or weaknesses as I develop my career goal.
"I use the Career Driver Online often with my students and alumni who have difficulty defining their skills and seeing how these skills might match up with careers and majors. I find this to be a great tool in helping my clients along their career development path and it fits in well their online learning styles too!"
I learned about Career Driver Online in a Find Your Focus workshop at Haas. The workshop provided a lot of assessment tools and promoted deep thought about career choices. The handouts helped organize and pull everything together.
SkillScan is deceptively simple and transparent, yet profoundly useful. Asking clients to sort and rank their skills, together with clustering them into occupationally meaningful patterns, provide them positive, hopeful insights, helps to clarify their core career identity and builds confidence and self-esteem--all necessary to maintain an effective career development program in the face of inevitable challenges.