Career Key Adds New Career Information To Its Career Test

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Career guidance leader Career Key has added the latest career information to its popular career test from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ new 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Career Key’s valid career assessment helps youth and adults identify careers that match their interests and personality based on the respected Holland’s Theory of Career Choice.

Latest Career Information from the 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Giving people accurate, up to date career information about the occupations that interest them is a very important part of the Career Key test ... Career Key is the only career assessment that uses the OOH Handbook in this way.

Career guidance leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, has added new career information to its valid career test from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ new 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The Career Key career assessment helps youth and adults identify careers that match their interests and personality based on the respected Holland’s Theory of Career Choice. Comprehensive, up-to-date information is provided for each occupation identified from the OOH Handbook.

“Using a scientifically valid career assessment to choose a career that matches one’s interests and Holland personality increases the likelihood of future job success and satisfaction,” says Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, Career Key author, Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University. “Giving people accurate, up to date career information about the occupations that interest them is a very important part of the Career Key test and the career decision making process. Career Key is the only career assessment that uses the OOH Handbook in this way.”

The Career Key career test measures the six Holland personality types; Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC). Test takers use the results to identify and explore over 250 occupations, organized by Holland personality type. They save those that interest them in a “personal job list” that links each job to up to date career information.

The information about each of the occupations comes from the respected Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recently in late March 2012, it describes in detail the nature of the work, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects up to 2020. This is the best source of information about jobs and their future.

Career Key’s popular “Match Your Personality with Careers” career options article was also updated to show career information from the newly updated OOH.

In a recent Career Key Blog post about the newly updated career information, Juliet Wehr Jones, Career Key’s Vice President, covers the best features of the newly released OOH and ways people exploring careers can use it in combination with other government resources.

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. The Career Key test is one of the few scientifically valid measures of the Holland personality types, with peer-reviewed published studies about its validity and reliability.

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