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Parent's Guide to College and Careers by Barbara Cooke

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CHAPTER 4

Assessing for Strengths;Researching and Interviewingfor Information

There is no one test that can tell your child what to be. But there are a number of career-interest inventories available in print and online to help you guide your child with career planning.

What Is a Career-Interest Inventory?

A career-interest inventory is a questionnaire your child completes to identify the pattern of his interests according to the framework of the test. Your child answers a series of questions about school subjects, activities, occupations of interest, and other preferences. The answers are scored and your child receives an interpretative report that includes a list of job titles. These job titles provide a starting point for career research. ...

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