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An O*NET Academy Briefing: Overview of the O*NET Career Exploration Assessment Tools Presented by Dr. Janet Wall Senior Trainer, O*NET Academy.

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1 An O*NET Academy Briefing: Overview of the O*NET Career Exploration Assessment Tools Presented by Dr. Janet Wall Senior Trainer, O*NET Academy

2 2 Reminders Webinar will be archived PowerPoint slides will be available for downloading. Access Come in with questions at any time

3 3 Goals of Webinar To introduce you to the 3 O*NET career exploration tools –Interest Profiler –Work Importance Profiler –Ability Profiler To show you how these tools help to direct you to occupational information

4 4 Person – Environment Fit Assessment helps here.

5 5 Whole Person Assessment The assessments are pieces of the puzzle. No one assessment should be used in career exploration and career guidance. Include other information as well – personality, motivation, preferences, emotional intelligence,etc.

6 6 Three Major Foci of Career Development Programs What You Like -- INTERESTS What You Value -- WORK VALUES What You Know and Can Do -- ABILITIES O*NET Assessment Tools provide each.

7 7 DoL Created O*NET Assessment Tools Developed only for career exploration, career counseling Not for job selection or selection into job training programs

8 8 O*NET Career Exploration Tools ToolFormatPurpose O*NET Interest ProfilerPaper/PencilWork-related Interests O*NET Computerized Interest Profiler Standalone or Network Work-related Interests O*NET Work Importance Locator Paper/PencilWhat is Important in a Job (Values) O*NET Work Importance Profiler Standalone or Network What is Important in a Job (Values) O*NET Ability ProfilerPaper/PencilWhat Individual Can Do Well (Ability)

9 9 Review of Instruments

10 10 What Interests You? The Interest Profiler

11 11 Areas Measured The O*NET Interest Profiler and Computerized Interest Profiler measure six types of occupational interests: Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional

12 12 Work Interest Areas R R IASEC Realistic:  Construction Workers  Automotive Mechanics  Electricians and Technicians  Engineers and Architects

13 13 Work Interest Areas R I I ASEC Investigative:  Computer Systems Analysts  Archeologists  Forensic Science Technicians  Psychiatrists and Surgeons

14 14 Work Interest Areas RI A A SEC Artistic:  Floral Designer  Graphic Designer  Actors and Musicians  Creative Writers

15 15 Work Interest Areas RIA S S EC Social:  Crossing Guards  Physical Therapists  Teachers  Psychologists

16 16 Work Interest Areas RIAS E E C Enterprising:  Door-to-Door Salespersons  Real Estate Sales Agents  Chefs and Head Cooks  Judges and Lawyers

17 17 Work Interest Areas RIASE C C Conventional:  Clerks and Secretaries  Computer Operators  Accountants  Actuaries

18 18 Work Interest Areas RIASEC Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional

19 19 O*NET Occupations Master List After self-scoring, find occupations in “Master List.”

20 20 Sample of Master List Note: Job Zones

21 21 Computerized Version Results

22 22 What Do You Value? The Work Importance Profiler

23 23 Work Value Areas A A IRRSW Achievement:  Fire Fighters  Police Officers and Detectives  Airline Pilots  Surgeons Seeing the results of your efforts Lets you use your best abilities Feeling of accomplishment

24 24 Work Value Areas A I I RRSW Independence:  Sales Representatives  Talent Directors  Training and Development Specialists  Astronomers Doing things on your own Make you own decisions

25 25 Work Value Areas AI R R RSW Recognition:  Models  Athletes  Education Administrators  Music Directors Good possibilities for advancement High prestige jobs Potential for leadership

26 26 Work Value Areas AIR R R SW Relationships:  Child Care Workers  Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistants  Librarians  Athletic Trainers Co-workers are friendly Service to others Jobs that do not make you go against what you think is right

27 27 Work Value Areas AIRR S S W Support:  Office Clerks  Retail Salespersons  Machinists  Loan Officers Company stands behind it workers Management style is comfortable Jobs in companies with a reputation of treating employees well

28 28 Work Value Areas AIRRS W W Working Conditions:  Telemarketers  Agricultural Inspectors  Desktop Publishers  Actuaries Pay, life style, work style (busy all the time, work alone, etc)

29 29 Work Value Areas AIRRSW Working Conditions Working Conditions Achievement Independence Recognition Relationships Support

30 30 Work Values Master List Computerized version gives occupations automatically

31 31 Computerized Version Results

32 32 Combined Master List Job ZoneInterestWork Value

33 33 The Ability Profiler What Can You Do? What are Your Work-Related Skills? Paper-based instrument

34 34 Eleven Subtests Non-PsychomotorPsychomotor Arithmetic ReasoningMark Making (paper/pencil) VocabularyPlace Three-Dimensional SpaceTurn ComputationAssemble Name ComparisonDisassemble Object Matching PowerSpeeded

35 35 What is Measured? (1) 1. Verbal Ability – understand the meaning of words and use them effectively in good communication when you listen, speak or write (Vocabulary) 2. Arithmetic Reasoning – use several math skills and logical thinking to solve problems in everyday situations (Arithmetic Reasoning)

36 36 What is Measured? (2) 3. Computation – use arithmetic operations of additional, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve everyday problems involving numbers (Computation) 4. Spatial Ability – form pictures of objects in your mind; easily understanding how drawings represent real objects and correctly imagining how parts fit together (Three- Dimensional Space)

37 37 What is Measured? (3) 5. Form Perception – quickly and accurately see details in objects, pictures, or drawings (Object Matching) 6. Clerical Perception – see detail in printed materials (Name Comparison)

38 38 What is Measured? (4) 7. Motor Coordination – quickly and accurately coordinate eyes with hands or fingers when making precise movements (Mark Making) paper/pencil 8. and 9. Manual Dexterity – quickly and accurately move hands easily and skillfully (Place and Turn) 10. and 11. Finger Dexterity – ability to move fingers skillfully and easily (Assemble and Disassemble)

39 39 Automated Scoring Scoring program can be downloaded from Individual score report provided Occupations for all 5 jobs zones are provided for the person’s profile

40 40 Job Zone 1 Occupations

41 41 Job Zone 2 Occupations

42 42 Job Zone 3 Occupations

43 43 Job Zone 4 Occupations

44 44 Job Zone 5 Occupations

45 45 Ability Profiler Supporting Materials Online Self-Assessment Quiz ! Gauge your understanding of what it takes to successfully administer the Ability Profiler. Downloadable Lunch and Learn Training Packet Includes PowerPoint Slides, FAQs, Administrator Checklist, and Scenarios for Group Discussion Available from

46 46 Exploring an Occupation Select occupation to explore – based on INTEREST, WORK VALUES, OR ABILITITES Example: Carpenters Go to O*NET ONLINE –

47 47 O*NET Online

48 48 Search for Occupational Information

49 49 Get List of Possibilities

50 50 Comprehensive Information

51 51 Match to Interests and Values

52 52 QUESTIONS ??

53 53 Supporting Webinars How to Download and Use the O*NET Interest Profiler and Work Importance Profiler AP Webinar Series Whole Person Assessment O*NET Tools for Job Seekers and Students O*NET for Military in Transition O*NET for the Older Worker in Transition Linking Education, Occupations, and Pay Behind the Scenes: Updating O*NET Information

54 54 Opportunities for You Spotlight – Podcast – audio interview –Contact

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