The Careers Interest Inventory [CII] is at the heart of career exploration. Respondents are encouraged to widen their personal investigation by looking at how their abilities and work styles relate to their interests, so setting an agenda for potential career development.
Using John Holland’s vocational model, the CII examines preferences from three perspectives, so giving a rich and stimulating source of information for exploration of potential career areas. The perspectives are:
- Interests – a normative and ipsative assessment of interests, giving alternative benchmarks for interpretation;
- Competencies – self-report of key work-related skills and abilities;
- Work styles – an assessment of preferred working styles.
CII reports encourage research into potential careers, containing links to careers libraries and a range of online resources for further information. Prompts also encourage critical reflection on the CII results, so supporting respondents through the first stage of their career decision-making.