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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.

Lynn Junyan Li, MBA Student, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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.

Rita Horn, Principal at Career Latitudes

Career Driver Online provides a wealth of information and resources which I really think make this almost a "one stop shop" assessment. Including cursory "interest," "values" and "personality" assessments is great for folks eager to get going and have some ideas of directions to pursue. There's a wealth of information for follow-up and discussion, so that anyone about to "launch" and not sure of what to do next has validation and support for taking next steps.

Barbara Gronsky, Ph.D., Principal at Delaware Valley Career Solutions

I found Career Driver Online to be a very comprehensive tool with lots of information:
- The use of weighting and prioritization helps users to discriminate among all the skills they are interested in. This can be extremely helpful for those individuals whose interests are all over the place.
- The Side Trips and Resources section is great.

Haas MBA Student

I learned about my transferable skills from taking the Online Assessment 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.

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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.