One of the most widely used career assessments by colleges and universities, the Strong Interest Inventory® is useful in choosing college majors and making good career choices. The assessment compares your results with people in various occupations who are proven to be successful and happy with their careers. Studies show a high likelihood that those with similar results will also find those career to be satisfying and fulfilling. Using your relative scores in each category, the SII® assessment will assign you a three letter General Occupational Theme code based on Holland's Theory of Occupational Themes (RIASEC). A report is generated which provides a list of occupations you are likely to find rewarding and also offers insight into your career values, interests, and motivators.
The Highlands method is a whole person approach that allows you to make career and educational decisions, enhance your current career, increase satisfaction and productivity, integrate work and non-work life, and more easily navigate transitions related to work. Through the DWYT (Don't Waste Your Talent) Coaching Program, you will explore 8 important factors in your life that affect your career and life decisions and you will create a Personal Vision Template to guide you in your future career decisions.
CPP, Inc., is the exclusive publisher of the MBTI® instrument.
MBTI is a trademark or registered trademark of the MBTI Trust, Inc., in the United States and other countries.
Strong Interest Inventory is a trademark or registered trademark of CPP, Inc., in the United States and other countries.
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"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today.
I am today what I established yesterday, or some previous day."
- James Joyce, Irish Novelist
CAREER ASSESSMENTS can be extremely helpful in providing information that will help you make better career decisions. They help you learn more about yourself, including your values, interests, passions, and career motivators. Having a better understanding of who you are and what you want out of life can save you money and time by pointing you toward career choices that provide a better fit for who you are.
We are certified to administer a number of career assessment instruments including the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) aptitude test, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), and the Strong Interest Inventory® (SII). Below is a brief description of each of these highly respected and very effective assessment tools.
Card sorts are a commonly used tool for career counselors to help their clients clarify and prioritize their career values, interests, and motivators. While card sorts are a simple assessment method, they are very effective because they directly engage the client with hands on activities. We use a variety of card sorts including Career Values, Occupational Interests, and Career Motivators.
The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) is an assessment used to determine your aptitudes. It is an effective assessment of your natural abilities and will provide you with a great deal of information about yourself, including how you learn and communicate best, your most effective problem solving approach, and how you can best optimize your work environment.
Through a series of timed assessments, the HAB is able to objectively identify your natural talents. Research shows that everyone is born with a set of abilities that makes it easier to complete certain tasks. A 30+ page report is generated that provides objective rather than self-reported information, and shows your unique ability pattern sets. This report is a life-long tool that can be accessed as your needs change throughout life. Optional reports include those designed for students, adults and leaders.
The MBTI® is a well-known and trusted assessment instrument used to identify personality preferences, such as where you choose to focus your energy, how you take in information and make decisions, and how you deal with the outside world. The MBTI® measures personality on four different dimensions, assigning one of two types to each category (for example, introversion or extroversion). This creates 16 unique personality types. No type is more valuable than any other, but each has its own strengths and weaknesses. A deeper understanding of your personality preferences as found through the MBTI® assessment is valuable for individual career development, team building, conflict management, and leadership coaching. As many as 1.5 million MBTI® assessments are administered annually to individuals, including to employees of most Fortune 500 companies.