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.