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Career Assessments for Counselors

The SkillScan Approach

With SkillScan products you can help your clients identify their transferable skills for career planning, career change, professional growth or self-marketing. SkillScan products are available online and in print form.

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Benefits for Counselors

  • Skill vocabulary and organization that connects well to competency models and job descriptions
  • Serves multiple needs: career planning, career change, professional development and self-marketing
  • Integrate results with Holland-based interests, Jungian-based personality themes, and work place values
  • Great for both one-on-one counseling and group workshops
  • Includes strategies, case studies, and reproducible guides of career options and development activities

Benefits for Clients

  • Understand the transferability of their skills to new functions and career options
  • Identify skills needing development to enhance career mobility
  • Acquire descriptive language for leveraging their skills in resumes and interviews
  • Increase their self-awareness and self-esteem

SkillScan Express

Online Assessment

SkillScan Skill Wheel

Career Driver

Online Assessment


SkillScan Advance Pack: Career Assessment

Advance Pack

Print Version

8th Grade Average Reading Level

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SkillScan Express

SkillScan Express: Career Aptitude and Skills Test

SkillScan Express is an online, self-directed skills assessment tool that provides your employees with a profile of their transferable skills and preferences - knowledge essential to identifying satisfying work options, creating a career development plan or strategizing their next career move.

SkillScan Express features an interactive online card sort process that takes about 20 minutes to complete. The results of the assessment are provided in a comprehensive report.

Sample Client Report: a full-color report of client strengths, skills targeted for development, top career matches with links to career information in O*Net. The Express report provides strategies and supplemental resources for career launchers, transitioners, advancers, job seekers and pre-retirees.

Reading Level: SkillScan Express is written at an 8th grade reading level

Time to Complete Assessment: Allow 20 minutes

Technical Requirements: Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 (or above), Safari, Chrome

Validity and Reliability: SkillScan is an intuitive-based assessment process in which the user makes decisions about his/her skills based on his/her unique life and work experiences, feedback and preferences. The resulting report has high face validity because it is based on the user's selections.

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Career Driver

SkillScan Skill Wheel

Career Driver is an online, self-directed skills assessment tool that provides your clients with a profile of their transferable skills and preferences — knowledge essential to identifying satisfying work options, creating a career development plan or evaluating their next career move.

Career Driver features an interactive online card sort assessment that takes about 20 - 30 minutes to complete. Clients receive a comprehensive and detailed report that showcases their greatest strengths, areas for development with specific action steps, Skill Sets, Suggested Career and Educational Options and numerous tools and resources including self-assessment exercises, career and educational exploration, professional development and self-marketing for the job search.

Counselors & Coaches can purchase grantable uses which allows report access to both the client and counselor. A great tool for Virtual Career Coaching.

    Sample Client Report: a comprehensive report of client strengths, skill sets, development activities, suggested career and educational options and additional resources

    Reading Level: Career Driver is written at an 9th grade reading level

    Time to Complete Assessment: Allow 30 minutes

    Technical Requirements: Firefox, Internet Explorer 6 (or above), Safari, Chrome

    Background: Career Driver is based on SkillScan’s proprietary assessment tool, Advance Pack, which was developed in 2005. The skills and definitions in Career Driver are the same skills used in Advance Pack, a print version of the online program.

    Validity and Reliability: SkillScan is an intuitive-based assessment process in which the user makes decisions about his/her skills based on his/her unique life and work experiences, feedback and preferences. The resulting report has high face validity because it is based on the user’s selections.

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    Advance Pack

    SkillScan Advance Pack: Career Assessment

    Advance Pack is a counselor-directed card sort skills assessment for assisting high school, college students and adults with professional work experience in identifying their transferable skills for career planning, career change, professional growth and self-marketing. Advance Pack is written at a 9th grade reading level.

    Advance Pack Systems includes:

    • Card Deck - 2.0 (2017) – the cards consist of 60 transferable skills that fall into six major skill categories. Each skill card is denoted by an icon and color to designate the category it belongs to. Each deck includes nine category cards to use in identifying proficiency level, preference level and skill development.
    • Advance Pack Assessment Report (2015) – an 11" by 17" form for organizing and recording results.
    • Advance Pack Facilitator’s User Guide on CD Rom – an extensive manual for effectively administering and applying results to client career needs in four main stages of career development: Assess, Explore, Develop and Promote. Over 90 pages of exercises and illustrations are reproducible for client and workshop use. The facilitator's guide also includes a Leadership Role Assessment for evaluating management and leadership paths.
    • Supplemental Products – Power Point Customizable Presentation (CD Rom) for administering Advance Pack in workshops.
    • SkillScan's Integrated Self-Assessment Approach - along with the Advance Pack toolkit, you will find numerous supplementary resources in the Learning Center/Resources to help clients discover their interests and values, and to integrate their preferences into a holistic picture of core themes to deepen self-understanding and apply to their job search.

    Download the Advance Pack sample report, part 1

    Download the Advance Pack sample report, part 2

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See what our users are saying...

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! "