This assessment is accurate, it has assisted me with narrowing my scope, and has given me data to promote my skills!
I've been using the Skillscan assessment tool, cardsort and online versions, for more than 15 years. I was looking forward to the new online version and upon trying Drive, I was impressed with the enhancements. The interface is very appealing. The instructions were easy to follow, and the personalized report is comprehensive. It's a great resource for career counselors to use with clients as a foundation for generating career options, writing a resume, and preparing for interviews. It can be used with a range of clients from college students to professionals in career transition.
The Online assessment was user-friendly, nicely laid out and an innovative way to think about our skills.
Harvard University Center for Workplace Development
We've been using the SkillScan in our workshops for more than a decade to help employees find an easy, fun, and efficient way to identify their skills. The new Advance Pack and (revised Personal Skill Profile) not only looks good but pushes people to think about their skills more deeply. The plentiful supporting materials--including available optional training, a highly user-friendly manual, and a well-done Power Point presentation--are extremely helpful. Users also love the idea that they can go online to work more with the materials at the website, and that they can give the website address to friends and family members who may also need to identify skills but who can't get to a workshop. We particularly like the way this instruments organizes one's thinking about one's major skill areas. Users can then begin to get specific by recalling examples of actual work experiences that support the results of the Scan. We also value the way the SkillScan framework builds the user's skill vocabulary, which can then be used to create more truthful and dynamic resumes and more convincing interviews.
I have used the SkillScan cards and profile for years and moved to the online version as soon as it was released for ease of use and detail of results. Most recently, I switched to the new version "Drive". I think it's great - easy to comprehend, very professionally presented and the occupations are much more interesting than the Strong or the Holland Occupations. Having them broken down into industry is so helpful showing a client how many industries their skills can transfer. I use it both for internal and external career coaching and training.This is an assessment that is consistently updated to reflect new titles and current occupational trends. As a practitioner, I value this highly!
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.
I am so glad I found you and your company. I have been searching for assessments that were easy to administer, had a holistic component, and gave a mixture of practical, concrete suggestions along with big-picture perspective. SkillScan is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
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 administered Skill Scan to my class of sophomore plastics engineering students today. The students loved it! One said he didn't realize he had so many skills. Another said he now had words to use to describe his experience when introducing himself to someone professionally. Even those who had a lot of skills yet to develop were excited to record them all in one place. It was a great confidence booster!
"Why I love SkillScan":
Simply put, it works every time with any population, and everybody always loves it! Most of my clients are people who have physical and/or mental disabilities, and SkillScan is a great equalizer. Everybody feels empowered by it because, sometimes for the very first time, they recognize that they have skills, and, not only that, they now have a vocabulary to talk about what they are good at and enjoy doing. I love the way it engages people in the career exploration process, particularly my clients, who are so used to having their barriers to employment addressed first. I see them begin to think of themselves in new ways. SkillScan allows me to gain useful insight into my clients, and it is a powerful facilitator that allows me to "meet my clients where they are".