I was delighted to recently give a SkillScan workshop at our office. We help unemployed and underemployed folks prepare for their job search. It was very easy to administer and I found it to be a useful tool to help articulate "transferable" skills. I was amazed to see levels of confidence and self esteem rise as we translated their past experiences into marketable skill sets. It served as a wonderful reminder to our clients that their skills are directly applicable to other jobs and in different industries.
This October (2011) I attended Lesah Beckhusen’s, 3 hour presentation on , “Integrating Results into Core Career Themes” in Portland, Oregon. The content she shared was superb and offered me many new insights and applications into the use of SkillScan with students and clients. The presentation was so compelling, interactive and useful to career professionals that the three hours passed in what seemed like the blink of an eye. If you have the opportunity to attend one of Lesah’s presentations I have three words for you: Don’t miss it! "
Career Driver Online is an excellent tool that helped me to carefully think about my skills and strengths and career preferences. The cards look very user-friendly. I enjoyed the experience of going through the assessment. The scanning process is a great initial step for serious self-improvement. The report gave me a good guideline for further self- improvement.
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.
I am a Career Assistant at a large research institution in the Boston area and was excited to learn more about Career Driver Online. I highly recommend the webinar, "Career Turning Points". What I liked the most is the comprehensive summary that Lesah provided, where she pulls together components of SkillScan, Holland's interests, values inventories and MBTI type for the client's complete career evaluation.