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.
Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.
He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin also is a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.
Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.
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