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Devin Ryder, Senior Consultant for Career Development

Harvard University Center for Workplace Development

We've been using the SkillScan in our workshops for more than a decade to help employees find an easy, fun, and efficient way to identify their skills. The new Advance Pack and (revised Personal Skill Profile) not only looks good but pushes people to think about their skills more deeply. The plentiful supporting materials--including available optional training, a highly user-friendly manual, and a well-done Power Point presentation--are extremely helpful. Users also love the idea that they can go online to work more with the materials at the website, and that they can give the website address to friends and family members who may also need to identify skills but who can't get to a workshop. We particularly like the way this instruments organizes one's thinking about one's major skill areas. Users can then begin to get specific by recalling examples of actual work experiences that support the results of the Scan. We also value the way the SkillScan framework builds the user's skill vocabulary, which can then be used to create more truthful and dynamic resumes and more convincing interviews.

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.