CAREER TESTING

Motivated Skills Test
Have you ever felt that you have been in your job too long and couldn't switch careers because you are unqualified or didn't have the proper skills? Whether you are under-utilized, underpaid, fighting obsolescence, burned-out, laid-off, topped-out, stagnating or feeling that something new would be a futile effort, then you've come to the right place.

Many people have the perception that they are unmarketable when, in fact, they are highly marketable. They sometimes subscribe to the belief that being marketable requires formal, often extensive, education or training in technical subject matters or even an MBA. Not true!

The way out of this shadowy land of doubt is through a clear understanding of the nature of skills. In essence, a skill means an ability to perform in a competent manner, to be proficient in some activity. There are three basic types of skills: Functional-Transferable, Self-Management and Work-Content.

The first step in opening up your career horizons is to identify your key functional-transferable skills. The process of skill identification can be done quickly, using our interactive test device that you can take and score online and then print out.

Knowledge of your motivated skills will give you the foundation for marketing yourself effectively. The payoff for you, channeling your motivated skills into employment, will be your enhanced job satisfaction and success, and for your employer, high morale and productivity.

This is a great test that will help you identify:
  • Your proficiencies in a broad range of functional-transferable skill areas
  • Your level of motivation to use these skills
  • Skills you wish to emphasize in future work assignments
  • A scenario of career satisfaction using your newly-identified motivated skills
  • Factors you must address to develop a solid career plan
  • How to apply what you've learned to set your career direction
This is an easy, no wrong answer test. It is highly effective in helping you to plot your career direction by understanding your motivated skills, how effective you are using them, what you are attracted to and the strength of that attraction.

Take The Motivated Skills Test


The Motivated Skills Test© was developed by Richard L. Knowdell, President, Career Research & Testing, Inc., P.O. Box 611930, San Jose, CA 95161; 408-441-9100. Stewart, Cooper & Coon programmed the test for use in an interactive format and Mr. Knowdell has authorized us to use it on this website.


Career Values Test
Imagine this. You have just found an old lamp, rubbed it and a career-genie popped out and told you that he would give you whatever you wanted in a career. "Be careful," he says, "because what you wish for is what you get." Can you put into words the desires of your heart? Can you sort out your small whims, your strong preferences, and your firm requirements regarding the world of work?

Every day, someone somewhere asks themselves, "What do I want in a career?" Other similar questions are:
Where do I want to live and work?

What kind of job appeals to me?

What kind of coworkers will be kindred spirits?

What kind of working conditions will be rewarding?

What level of responsibility can I handle?

What salary level is important for me to attain?


These are value questions. Being able to answer these questions and others like them clearly plays a key role in achieving career satisfaction and success. Employment opportunities vary widely. The match between your values and a job's components can range all the way from wonderful to reasonably good to awful.

It is necessary then, to have some criteria for career decisions. They also provide the means to evaluate the merits and negotiate the terms of actual job options. The process we use centers around values clarification. When you finish our test you will be in a much better position to translate your values into a negotiating position. This allows you to experience the rich rewards of doing work in harmony with your deepest feelings and strongest beliefs about life/career satisfaction.

This test can be taken online, is interactive and the results may be printed. We hope you enjoy this and other special tests that we offer on this site!

Take The Career Values Test


The Career ValuesTest© was developed by Richard L. Knowdell, President, Career Research & Testing, Inc., P.O. Box 611930, San Jose, CA 95161; 408-441-9100. Stewart, Cooper & Coon programmed the test for use in an interactive format and Mr. Knowdell has authorized us to use it on our website.

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