Class may not start until September 23, but don't tell that to the team at Anderson's Parker Career Management Center. With their strategic selection of pre-orientation deliverables (and due dates!), they've had the incoming Class of 2015 hard at work well before any of us have set foot on campus.
Among the deliverables is the CareerLeader Self-Assessment Tool. CareerLeader is a research and data-supported "approach to business career self-assessment built on the premise that one's interests, motivators and skills will drive their future career success and satisfaction."
But that's just the beginning. After the self-assessment is completed, CareerLeader offers high-detail explanations of each inventory's results and creates a complete report of all its findings. It does this through a system of tabs and dropdowns that summarize the "Results" (above, left image), highlight "Key" high scoring areas (center) and invite the user to "Learn More" by answering common questions about the inventory's survey and results (right).
The "My Career Match" and "My CultureMatch" pages offer further analyses with career suggestions and recommendations on what type of organizational culture best fits the user's personality. One of these sections' most useful features is the job descriptions found in My Career Match (above). Along with a number (0-100) that scores your relative match, each career comes with a detailed description of its primary functions and why you are (or are not) a strong fit.
If it's not already clear, the amount of information on the site is staggering and it's a great tool to find out more about yourself, potential careers and how your own preferences and skillsets influence both.
Okay, drum roll please. Here are my results.
Along with everything offered on the website, CareerLeader generates a comprehensive report of the user's personalized assessment that compiles all of the most relevant informantion in a single PDF. You can see a few pages from my own report above (clockwise from top left: My Career Match, My Interests, My Key Skills, My Skills, My Motivators).
Pretty cool, right?
If you'd like to know more about CareerLeader and the Self-Assessment Tool, you can take a full tour of the site, sign in now (Anderson students) or order a 90-day subscription (non-Anderson students, $95).
Now get out there and start Career Matching!
Daniel Genter, MBA '15 - Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter.