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College-to-Career Transition Inventory

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College-to-Career Transition Inventory
ISBN: 978-1-59357-708-7
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Copyright: 2010 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

John J. Liptak, Ed.D.

Self-scoring, self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.

The majority of recent college graduates feel unprepared for the world of work, according to a survey conducted by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. These grads felt they lack sufficient job-hunting skills, emotional intelligence, and an understanding of the world of work and what it takes to succeed. They also claim to struggle with unrealistic expectations regarding the transition from college to career. This lack of preparation stems from attitudinal barriers and a lack of knowledge or skills that are detrimental to students' initial job search and ongoing career success.

The College-to-Career Transition Inventory helps students recognize those potential barriers so they more successfully enter the world of work. Namely, it helps students pinpoint the false beliefs and potential gaps in knowledge and skills that might prevent them from finding a job or succeeding in their careers. It does so by assessing student's self-assessed knowledge, skills, and attitudes crucial to career success in five areas:

  • Life skills
  • Soft skills
  • Job search
  • Career transition
  • Career management

The College-to-Career Transition Inventory is an ideal tool for college career centers and counselors as a starting point for assessing a student's strengths and weaknesses in terms of starting, planning, and managing their careers. In addition, it serves as an ideal discussion tool or pre-test/post-test for career preparation and management courses. The assessment is self-scoring and self-interpreting and can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes.

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Author Bio

John Liptak, Ed.D., has written several books and best-selling assessments for JIST. He is one of the leading developers of quantitative and qualitative assessments in the country and is the associate director of the Experiential Learning and Career Development office at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

He provides career assessment and career counseling services for students. He also helps them develop portfolios and search for employment and internship opportunities that match their interests and values. Liptak focuses on teaching students about the connections between career development and learning, leisure, and work experiences.

He consults on the development of assessments for schools and agencies around the country and has developed specialized assessment instruments for use with clients. He is a regular speaker at national and international conventions on assessment development and is also a JIST-certified trainer.

For interview requests or questions about Liptak, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.


“The results offer an accurate profile of the client’s developmental maturity for entering today’s fast-paced and competitive job market. It provides students with excellent information about their strengths and weaknesses in the all-important college-to-career transition. This assessment fills a gap that has been evident for a long time. I will use it with my clients transitioning from college to the workplace.”
—Paulette H. Litteral, M.S., career counselor and outplacement consultant