There are many reasons why individuals and coaches like the SkillScan approach to transferable skills assessment for career planning and development.
SkillScan Drive and SkillScan Express Online Skills Assessments
- Engaging: Offers a fast and fun experience for learning about an individual’s greatest strengths.
- Time Efficient: 20 minutes to complete.
- Personalized report: Displays a hierarchy of strengths in six competencies.
- Integrated career assessment process: Reinforces client preferences by integrating results from SkillScan with Holland and other assessments.
- Accessible: The assessments are accessible at any time and location with internet access.
What Individuals Like:
Structured Learning – SkillScan provides a simple 3-step process to evaluate your skills for level of proficiency, enjoyment and career growth.
Personalized Report – Your comprehensive report will guide you to explore career options that optimize your strengths, plan development actions and communicate your strengths in the job search.
Accelerated Career Exploration – You’ll be able to research careers using the links from your Career Guide to O*Net OnLine (from the U.S. Department of Labor).
Development Planning – You will identify your high-potential skills and get practical ideas for building them to enhance your marketability.
Strategic Job Search – With the list of your core strengths on the Strategic Skill Profile you can develop selling points in resumes and interviews.
What Coaches Like:
An Organizational Framework - SkillScan organizes 54 skills into six competencies including Communication, Relationship, Management/Leadership, Analytical, Creative and Physical/Technical for connecting skills to the job market.
A Skill Vocabulary - SkillScan's competency-based definitions provide individuals with a descriptive vocabulary of their strengths which deepens self-understanding and builds self-confidence.
Think Beyond the Job Description – With knowledge of their transferable skills, clients can align their skills to meet the needs of employers.
Self-Marketing – SkillScan results can help individuals develop targeted resumes and market your clients' strengths in interviews.
Advance Pack 2.0 Card Sort
- Engaging: Provides a fast, hands-on physical experience for learning about an individual's strengths.
- Time efficient: 30 to 50 minutes to complete.
- Personalized report: Displays a hierarchy of strengths in six competencies for application in all stages of the career development process.
What Individuals Like:
3-Step Learning Process - SkillScan provides 3 steps to evaluate your skill level based on proficiency, preference and development.
A Hands-on Physical Experience – With a fun card sort process, you learn the definition of all 60 skills and make decisions for future use.
Personalized Assessment Results – You will record your skills on a one-page profile that showcases your strengths, preferences, and areas for growth.
Comprehensive – When completing the card sort with the assistance of a coach, you will have your results within 50 minutes.
Fast Sort – with the Fast Sort, you'll have a profile of your greatest strengths in 20-30 minutes.
Practical Application to Your Career – Use your results in career planning, evaluating a career transition, career advancement and marketing your skills in resumes and interviews.
What Coaches Like:
A Competency-Based Framework -SkillScan organizes skills into six categories including Communication, Relationship, Management/Leadership, Analytical, Creative and Physical/Technical. The framework helps individuals to connect their skills to the needs of the marketplace.
Skill Vocabulary - SkillScan's unique system of 60 transferable skills and definitions provides individuals with a rich vocabulary for understanding their strengths.
Interactive – In your coaching sessions, you can discuss insights during the assessment process to deepen self-awareness and apply the results to the person's goals.
Expand Career Possibilities – Give your clients' personal clarity of their core skills to identify best-fit career options and not be limited by past work experience.
Practical Application – Apply your client’s results to exploring careers, planning growth and development activities, and marketing their skills in a job search.