We believe an effective Career Assessment can not be just a series of preset questions and answers for every individual. We initiate the assessment by an in depth analysis of our client needs in order to achieve a comprehensive report on assessments' outcome.
Our Certified Vocational Professionals and Employment Specialists will work with each student to administer assessments focussing specifically on personality, general cognitive abilities and aptitude strengths.
From these internationally recognized assessment materials, we will create a personalized overview of each student's aptitudes and abilities.
- According to Handbook of Career Studies (Gunz & Peiperl, 2007), personality is linked with career success because it can lead people to pursue jobs suited to their personalities as well as leading employers to people whose personalities suit their organization.
- If there is a good match, then there is a better chance for the individual to perform better on the job, to receive higher pay for their job and to be given more responsibility with opportunities to be promoted within the job.
- The personality assessment, that Ability Alliance of Canada has selected, measures a wide variety of personality traits and assists us in suggesting career options that people with similar traits have found to be a good match.
General Cognitive Ability Assessment:
- General cognitive ability is a measure of the thinking skills that we use to complete a task. It has more to do with how we learn, remember, solve problems and focus, than with the actual knowledge that we have learned.
- The general cognitive assessment, that Ability Alliance of Canada has chosen, is a timed test that consists of a variety of questions. The students' results assist us in identifying occupations in which they would be likely to achieve success.
- Aptitude is an individual's built-in capacity, talent or ability to do something. So, having a high aptitude for something means that you are good at doing tasks which require those skills.
- Career selection can be easier when an individual understands what aptitudes he or she possesses and which occupations require those aptitudes.
- The aptitude assessment, that Ability Alliance of Canada has chosen, measures aptitudes which look at how well a person can:
- Understand mechanical principles and the laws of physics
- Visualize or think in three dimensions and mentally picture the position of objects from a diagram or picture
- Reason with and use numbers and work with quantitative materials and ideas
- Understand the meaning and precise use of words
- Recognize and use correct grammar, punctuation and capitalization
- Reason with words
- Perceive small details rapidly and accurately in printed text
- Make rapid and accurate movements with their hands
Private or group testing sessions are available. Ability Alliance of Canada also offers reduced rates for groups of 10 or more.