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Testimonials

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.

Haas MBA Student

The Online assessment was user-friendly, nicely laid out and an innovative way to think about our skills.

MBA Student, Haas School of Business

I really enjoyed prioritizing my skills and aligning them with career options.

Jane McHale, Career Services

Boston, MA

As a loyal customer of SkillScan for over a decade, I find that the new Advance Pack organizes the skill clusters for greater understanding and connection to competency models and job descriptions. I have already incorporated the new Advance Pack into all my corporate workshops and individual coaching settings. Thank you for the improvements on an already outstanding career tool.

Amy Mazur, Career Development Specialist

Boston, MA

I have used the original SkillScan Professional Pack for many years with many clients, and although I have always felt that the SkillScan was a valuable tool for my clients, I now see even more positive results with the SkillScan Advance Pack. Clients find the tool and the supplementary materials incredibly valuable in clarifying direction and identifying skills that they can use with employers to articulate their marketability. There is also an increase in confidence and preparedness. When working with clients, the SkillScan Advance Pack is my tool of choice.

Margo Gilliland, Career Counselor

Stanford, CA

The new Advance Pack SkillScan is an excellent tool. I have been using it with university students and alumni and have had great feedback. The updated categories make sense to clients and the new cards have a very professional look. I am ordering more to use them in workshops!

Folly Patterson, Associate Director College Career Programs

Wellesley—College Wellesley, MA

I was first introduced to SkillScan (and Lesah in 2002), and discovered both to be irreplaceable resources. I work with students and alumnae, and have found that the SkillScan instrument allows people at any stage of life to identify not only their general skills, but how they fit together as concrete skill sets, and then how to transfer them to possible career paths. Lesah offered unprecedented personal support, as we worked together to see how SkillScan could best be used to meet our specific program's needs. As is true for the second generation of most products, the revisions with the new Advance Pack ensures the terminology and Skill Sets remain relevant to our constantly changing work world, and make the instrument even move comprehensive while being easier to use. Both as a stand-alone assessment tool, or with the resources included in the facilitator's manual that allow it to be used in conjunction with other popular self-assessment tools, SkillScan makes the difference for people planning their options within this skills-based society in which we live.

Kathy Maloney, Career Services Consultant

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachussetts

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), SkillScan has proven to be an extremely valuable and flexible tool in both our corporate initiatives and community service missions.

The SkillScan Advance Pack has been an instrumental tool in the corporate rollout of Career Services at BCBSMA. The initiative grew directly out of our associates asking for enhanced resources and tools to manage their careers, and our foundational workshops incorporate the Advanced Pack card sort as a core activity. To date, over 850 associates and leaders have experienced the tool through the workshops, and it is often mentioned in program evaluations as the highlight learning experience of the sessions.

Recently, we've enhanced our corporate intranet with a Career Site, and we have piloted the SkillScan Advance Pack online version; so far, SkillScan has gotten hundreds of hits.

On another note, SkillScan has proved useful to our company's dedication to its community partnership mission. We've recently used the Advance Pack card sort to help the United Way of Massachusetts Bay identify diverse skill sets amongst Account Executives that can be applied to best use in their fall campaign. Another upcoming application is to use the SkillScan Professional Pack for High School Juniors participating in a scholarship program as part of the Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts.

Lesah Beckhusen has been extremely helpful and supportive of our efforts to expand the application of SkillScan in our Career Services programs and community service initiatives.

See what our users are saying...

I have used SkillScan since I was a graduate student. SkillScan helps clients to see aspects of themselves in ways other assessments are unable to reveal. It also supports and confirms psychometrically measured instruments like the Strong and MBTI. You can successfully use it with a variety of ages and backgrounds. I love SkillScan and highly recommend it