There are many major criticisms and controversial issues surrounding career and vocational interest measures. Even the most widely accepted measure, the Strong Vocational Interest Blank, received disapproval regarding gender bias and lack of theory. Though gender bias seems to be a large issue regarding career and vocational measures, a main challenge in interest testing is determining if career preferences are constant (Kaplan & Saccuzzo, 2017). If a test has limited predictive validity, then a clinician could be giving career path advise to someone who loses interest in their job two short years later, which is not helpful in any sort. As important as reducing gender bias in a test is, I find myself identifying more with the issue of predictive
As an educator and advisor, I am very interested in student interest inventories. Working in the classroom, it can be very difficult to assess interest of students when choosing thematic units or classroom project. As a college advisor, I am constantly searching for resources to help my students choose a future career path. I completed research and found three popular interest inventories- the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Clifton Strengths Finder. Each of the three assessments analyze the same general theme of interest, personality and career choice. I have analyzed each to determine the best interest inventory to use with my students.
Myers and Briggs created a personality test that not only will help people to figure out their personality types, but at the same time it aids in the discovery of which career pathways people should take based on their specific personality traits. Based on the personality trait INFP that was given to me from the Myer-Briggs test I have quite a few career pathways that fit my personality. Some of the career choices suited to my personality is a writer, counselor, teacher/professor, psychologist, psychiatrist, musician, or a religious worker; which seems like a pretty broad selection. Although there is a broad selection of careers that would suit my personality none of which are the career path that I have chosen; which is to become a physical therapist, but if I was not set on a goal some of these career ideas would not seem too bad. While reading the list of jobs suited for my personality I was surprised to see that psychologist was on the list because before I decided to go for physical therapy I wanted to pursue a career in that exact field. As for most of the other fields mentioned above I
In order for me to complete this career assessment paper, I initially took an Interest Inventory survey. Upon completing this process, it revealed that my personality profile score was (I, C, A). These three letters represented my strengths and interests in determining which career field would best suit me.
Obtaining a career focus is valuable in any college student’s lifetime; therefore, it would be profitable to meet with a career counselor to discuss occupational goals and interests. Moreover, involvement with the Focus 2 assessment is another contributing factor used to guide the career decision making process. The Focus 2 is comprised of five simple tests that will analyze compatible careers for the individual taking the assessment. Mr. Richard Glass, the career counselor that agreed to meet with me, believes that the work interests assessment produces the most promising results. For instance, my work interests fall under the social, artistic, and investigative categories. Through computerized analysis, I was given a list of occupations that would agree with the data received. The content of this paper will evaluate the results of the Focus 2 assessment, in addition to the major points discussed by Mr. Glass. Come the end of this paper, the reader will gain a better understanding of my work
Title VII of the 1964 civil rights act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Contrary to title VII, gender and religion under the bona fide occupational qualification allows discrimination for certain jobs that calls for a particular group, age limit etc. An example of a company using bona fide occupational qualification in the United States Military. Every day bona fide occupational qualification is used in the United States military to decline thousands of applicants daily because of their age. The age limit for joining the navy is 34 for active duty and 39 for applicants attempting to join the reserves. Because of the physical demand of basic training and the life of military personnel, the navy set 34 as their minimum age where they
Yes this alternate major interests me. I've always been interested in the human body, physically and mentally. Being able to get into the depth of what it's like to get into the mental state of someone's mental being has always amazes me. Going into the field of nursing, I will be taking care of people through physical knowledge. But when dealing with multiple people and various emotions it's best to be familiar with the psychology of the human mind as well. Not only to understand the emotions of patients but also to be able to show empathy for all of the
On the gender – career test I received a strong preference towards associating men with careers. This caused me to realize I have hidden biases I am unaware of. Blindspot mentions that everyone has biases and orderly living depends on them(Banaji, 80), so before taking the exam I was aware biases played a role in my mind. Although, I wouldn’t have believed one of my hidden biases would be that males are more suit for careers and women should stay at home and care for children. Ever since I was a young child, my parents have instilled into me the passion to become successful, regardless of my gender. Now, as a
To begin with, discovering what types of employment maximize my personality let me know whether or not I am pursuing the right major. For instance, computer science and engineering were listed as two possible candidates. Although I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics, all of these occupations are similar. Each of these professions requires diligence, accuracy, and analytic ability, which fully utilizes an
The first Reading Free Vocational Interest Inventory, R-FVII, was developed in published by the American Association on Mental Deficiency in 1975, and later revised in 1981 (Becker, 1981; Becker and Becker, 1983). The most updated version, R-FVII: 2, was developed by Ralph Becker and published by Elbern Publications in the year 2000 (Becker, 2000).
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you want to be the typical dreamer: a firefighter, a police officer, or an astronaut? Taking the interest survey Using O*Net assessment has helped me understand the occupations that I can be when I become an adult. The O*Net Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The process of doing the O*Net Interest Profiler helped me learn about my interest, learn about my possible career paths, and assisted me in preparing a business capstone project.
Today’s college students have the opportunity and freedom to choose their major and their career path. Many factors influence the decision of a college student’s career paths including background, general interests, personal strengths, time commitment, and job outlook. Although many important decisions are made in college, one of the most important is the choice of major and career track. Out of hundreds of majors the science and engineering fields are under-represented by women. Although the numbers of women in science technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM, majors has been increasing in the past years, women still are in the minority in the STEM fields. In her study, Lona Whitmarsh
Throughout life, people are influenced by others when it comes to career paths. For example, career paths can be directed by our backgrounds such as family and culture. The career path I chose has been influenced by family and those who support me and encourage me during school. The career path, I have chosen is to work with women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I will discuss how self-assessments helped me gain an understanding, which careers might be worth pursuing because of my interests.
Topic - Job Specialisation uses standardised work procedures to have workers perform repetitive; precisely defined and simplified tasks. Explain why companies use this approach to job design. Using the Job Characteristics model, describe how specialised jobs can be modified to eliminate the boredom and low job satisfaction associated with them. (Chapter 9)
The Kuder Occupational Interest Survey used predictive validity. Using predictive validity, they proved that over 43 percent of the sample were in occupations corresponding to their five highest ranked scales. The reported reliability ranged between .40 and .80.