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Testimonials

Lynn Levy Walker

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. She concentrates on having the client focus on specifics, making choices of "favorite" skills to use on the job, favorite skill sets to use in their career, most important values and interests and strongest personality preferences so that each client is clear about their choices. I would recommend this webinar to anyone at any stage of career counseling or career coaching. February, 2012

Julie Ford, M.A., Sr. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, ORP, CA. Department of Rehabilitation

"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".

Donna Drayer, Career, Employment & Life Strategies LLC, Portland, OR, Donna_drayer@yahoo.com

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! "

4th Year Chemistry Major, UCLA

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.

Gavan Ambrosini, Business Services & Job Development, Alameda One-Stop Business & Career Center

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.

Cynthia R. Hall, Counseling Manager, UCLA Career Center

Our students have benefitted from using the SkillScan materials in the past and we are looking forward to expanding the benefits by having it available online. During the workshops, I have often started the session (after introductions) by asking the students “to write down nine (9) skills that they have.” Invariably students can write down one or two or even perhaps as many as five until I see their pens halted. I assure them that if they had been able to think of nine skills they probably won’t be in this workshop. That tends to put all of them at ease, whether they are a first year undergraduate or a PhD candidate. By the end of the workshop they are all so animated having: [1] identified their skills, [2] learned how to promote their skill set in a resume, and [3] recognized organizations and/or careers that seek those skills.

Pyllis Fryzel

Thanks for providing me with a test drive. The Career Driver is a great assessment tool. It was easy to use and provides a great tool for resume writing.

Anne Sparks, Career Counselor, Bay Area Career Center

I use SkillScan with about 90% of my Quarter-life clients and can’t imagine career counseling without it. It’s my MOST valuable tool for this age group – 23-42.

Fatima Jinnah, Director, Career Services, Foothill College

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.

Markell R. Steele, Career Counselor, Futures in Motion, Inc.

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. November, 2018.

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I use SkillScan with about 90% of my Quarter-life clients and can’t imagine career counseling without it. It’s my MOST valuable tool for this age group – 23-42.