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Interests, Aptitudes & Work Styles


Measures work-related interest areas.

Scale Description
Public Service Helping others by providing specialized information and services. Includes occupations in Medicine, Law, Education, Religion, Library Work, Counseling, the Social Sciences, etc.
The Sciences Applying research methods and statistics to solve theoretical and applied problems in the physical, life, and social sciences.
Engineering & Related Using the principles of engineering and physics for the design of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and services.
Business Relations Collecting, analyzing, advising, and making decisions based on a variety of data sources. Includes occupations in Accounting, Insurance, Finance, Purchasing, Personnel, Human Resources, etc.
Managerial Controlling, directing, and organizing the work of others in a wide range of settings. Requires knowledge of business principles, business operations and human behavior.
The Arts Integrating personal expression and art concepts, techniques, and processes to develop works which elicit an emotional or aesthetic response. Includes Acting, Sculpting, Painting, etc.
Clerical Compiling, recording, communicating, computing, copying, and otherwise organizing information for others.
Sales Interacting with and influencing others in favor of certain products, services, or ideas.
Service Helping individuals with their personal wants and needs. Includes occupations in Cosmetology, Day Care, Recreation, Hospitality, Food-and-Beverage Preparation and Service, etc.
Primary Outdoor Working out-of-doors which may include contact with plant or animal life. Includes Fishing, Farming, Forestry, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Horticulture, etc.
Structural Work Measuring, hammering, sawing, pouring, drilling, troweling and lifting materials.
Mechanical & Electrical Analyzing, inventing and applying techniques to solve mechanical or electrical problems.

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Career Interest Activities


Measures aptitude/achievement.

Scale Description
Verbal Ability to read and comprehend words. Predictor along with the numerical score of ability to do school work.
Numerical Ability to manipulate the language of numbers. Indicates understanding and skill in performing basic mathematical functions.
Abstractions Potential in the area of figuring out problems through a logical procedure. Ability to solve problems by means of size, position, shape or quantity without assistance from words or numbers.
Spatial-Form Ability to visualize and think in three dimensions. Ability to formulate a finished product from seeing the visual plans. Potential to sense forms and positions of things in space.
Mechanical/ Electrical Potential to construct, operate and repair machinery and understand physical forces. Also includes the influence of prior knowledge and understanding of electricity, electronics and electromagnetics.
Organizing Skill Potential to perceive and utilize language and numbers in a specified way. Ability to concentrate and perform sequential reasoning using alpha and numeric symbols.

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Displays aptitude/achievement areas in a graphical format.

Career Skills


Measures work style preferences.

Scale Description
Versatility The number of tasks/ projects you want to have going on at any point in time. Your preferred level of linearity in approaching tasks.
Repetitive Work Cycles Your preferred task cycling rate. The extent to which you need the work environment to be marked by a high degree of predictability & structure.
Specific Instructions How much you like following rules, regulations, policies, procedures, protocol, recipes, blueprints, directions, etc. How much direct/ hands on supervision is preferred.
Directing The extent to which you like to control, direct, organize and be responsible for your own work and the work of others. [Taps into Leadership Style rather than management (which is a set of skills)]
Sociability The extent to which you find people facilitative to a positive work environment.
Solitude Extent to which you need to regulate your privacy.
Influencing How much a you like to discuss, persuade, convince, and even argue with others.
Working under Pressure How much you like to procrastinate, prefers to work under pressure, and how much you need deadlines in order to be sufficiently motivated to work.
Intuition How much you like making gut level, intuitive decisions based on one’s subjective impressions and feelings.
Objectivity How much you like making decisions based on externally verifiable facts and data.
Self Expression The extent to which an you like to express yourself as unique in the way work is done, through dress, by how work and work space is organized, etc. The extent to which you are territorial with respect to personal space & objects. How willing you are to conform to others’
standards of style and taste.
Rigorous The extent to which you like to pay attention to detail, the bottom line, the big picture.

Sample Graph

Displays work styles in a graphical format.

Job related Work Styles

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