Title

Career Assessment

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

6-30-2021

Publication Title

Oxford Handbook of Career Development

Publisher

Oxford University Press

First page number:

313

Last page number:

324

Abstract

Career assessment is inherent in the professional practices of career development. Career assessment has its scientific, technical, and aesthetic foundations in applied psychology and education. It takes the forms of objective or subjective observation of another—a student or client—or reflectively of self. Assessment enables the practitioner, researcher, client, and student to conceptualize behaviour essential to performing acts of career development, such as identifying vocational interests, decision-making, and making meaning in diverse contexts of education and work. Its utility in higher education is demonstrated by examples of qualitative and quantitative methods of career assessment focused on employability. Considerations are given to the future potential and limitations of career assessment.

Keywords

Career assessment; Higher education; Narrative; Psychometrics; Vocational interests; Employability

Disciplines

Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Language

English

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