In addition to a graphic redesign of the Career Key test, author Dr. Lawrence K. Jones added advice for exploring matching college majors or training programs.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 14, 2013
Career assessment leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, has released a new design and update of its popular scientifically valid, paper-pencil career test. Widely used by schools, colleges, and nonprofits, the Career Key test helps youth and adults assess their Holland personality and identify matching career options for greater job satisfaction and success. Licenses for individual and group use are sold in Career Key’s eBookstore.
Developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist, Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, the Career Key test is a valid career interest inventory based on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice. It measures the six Holland personality types, also known as Holland Codes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The paper-pencil version is self-scoring and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
In addition to a graphic redesign of the Career Key test, Dr. Jones added advice for exploring matching college majors or training programs. Major research studies show choosing a major or education program that matches one’s strongest Holland personality types leads to higher grades, greater persistence in a major, and higher on-time graduation rates.
Dr. Jones also made the paper-pencil version of the Career Key more interactive by adding a QR Code linked to the Career Key website. Test takers can use their smart phone or tablet to quickly access all of Career Key’s online resources, including links from all the test’s careers to accurate, up to date online career information like job outlook, salary, and required education and training.
The Career Key test consists of two parts: (1) measurement of the personality types and (2) identification of matching careers of interest. Career Key adopts a unique approach to organizing matching careers. They are first grouped by personality type and then by smaller Career Key work groups, based on worker traits, skills and abilities.
Instead of seeing long alphabetized lists of careers, test takers looking at Realistic Occupations see smaller career lists in groups like Agricultural and Natural Resources, Safety and Law Enforcement, and Engineering. To see these unique lists of careers, visit Career Key’s article, Match Your Personality with Careers.
About The Career Key
Since 1997, Career Key has been the #1 Internet source for helping people choose careers and college majors. Advertising and registration-free, it offers a valid career test, information, and advice articles based on the best practices and science in the field.