Individual learners with little-to-no college who still aspire to acquire a professional job can assess his or her job-readiness and subsequently acquire basic professional knowledge, skills, and behavior through boot camps or from college and university programs that adopt CarterRadley undergraduate and graduate programs.
Job Readiness Assessments
Self-assessments are a critical tool in the Career Launch and the Career Care product lines. They are designed to help individuals become honest with themselves about where they are and what must be done in order to successfully transition to another role.
CarterRadley advocates the use of professional taxonomies and job descriptions as the starting point for assessments. We envision careers as a progression of individuals through a sequence of roles. Each role consists of a context with a set of responsibilities and competencies to perform activities producing various artifacts and providing various services.
When CarterRadley works with employers to produce these assessments, we focus on the firm’s jobs, work settings, work products and services, and processes in order to establish a concrete set of actors, activities, and artifacts used and produced. From these, it is then possible produce assessments that can be used to evaluate both one’s self and others.
Colleges, universities, and employers should all be concerned about assessing the extent to which a specific individual is job ready, depending out the mission, goals, and outcomes for each organization. CarterRadley has found that model- and data-based assessment tools can be used to guide continuous improvement efforts when they are properly used by qualified professionals.