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Testimonials

Gina Snyder, Career Counselor

Saint Mary's College of California—Moraga, CA

SkillScan is one of the most useful assessments that we use. It helps build self-esteem by acknowledging that students already have many skills. We use it throughout their career decision making years from choosing a major to getting internships to building a resume and cover letter and in preparing for interviews. I also use SkillScan in teaching high school counselors and college admissions advisors at UC Berkeley Extension. I show them a variety of ways they can use the assessment to help students identify their strengths for building self-knowledge and in targeting appropriate college majors and career options. I love the hands-on, tactile nature of the cards.

Terri Taylor, Career Tayloring

Career Counseling and Consulting Services—Pleasanton, CA

SkillScan has been one of my favorite career assessment instruments for 25 years; it is a timeless tool which clients frequently refer to over time as they focus on marketing their transferable skills throughout their careers. As a career management professional, I have used SkillScan successfully in multiple venues, including colleges and universities, outplacement venues, trainings, and my private career counseling practice to assist a variety of clients and business professionals. The newest version brings back the best of the original, and adds new features which bring a clearer focus to the results - key transferable skills which often lead to significant career insights - for users.

I have found SkillScan to be extremely effective in assisting individuals and groups in identifying, clarifying, and prioritizing work skills and interests. Participants very much enjoy the combination of initial tactile intuitive choices and prioritization followed by the presentation of a focused Skill Profile and Skill Wheel containing transferable skills in helpful cluster patterns. SkillScan is particularly effective because of its User's Manual rich with practical, useful resources. The newly revised manual on CD very conveniently allows for easy downloading of formatted exercise handouts and materials, in addition to original templates.

Graduate Students and the Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley—Berkeley, CA

I definitely liked it (Advance Pack). But then again I really like grouping and categorizing. I personally found that it helped me in the following ways:

  1. Understand specifically where my strengths lie (in language I can use throughout the recruiting process)
  2. See how those individual skills were related (i.e., many analytical)
  3. Understand what I like to do and what I don't like to do (really helpful as look at job descriptions)

Thanks again for all your help - it really has helped me a lot!

MBA Student Feedback from Career Decision Making Workshop at Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley—Berkeley, CA

  • Saw a lot of valuable information about myself. The cards worked really well.
  • Excellent tool to help discover myself.
  • Loved the "tarot" (Advance Pack) cards.

See what our users are saying...

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.