The Knowdell™ Career Assessments are universally perceived as nonthreatening by individuals at all levels and in a wide range of occupations. This is especially so in working with “test-shy” individuals who have not been very successful in school settings. Instead of seeing the sorting process as “a test that I will probably fail” they view the assessment as a “game” that is fun rather than threatening.
When asked to prioritise values by making lists or ranking existing lists, clients often become bored or disengaged. This sorting process has the opposite effect, actually engaging the client—even a sleepy client on a warm day right after lunch.
The sorting technique is unlike traditional psychometric instruments in that the client is very aware of the results as he or she engages in the process of sorting the cards. Consequently, the results are never a surprise and clients agree that they accurately describe them.
The Knowdell™ Career Values Card Sort is a simple tool that allows your clients to prioritise their values in as little as five minutes. Fifty-four variables of work satisfaction—such as time freedom, precision work, power, technical competence, and public contact—are listed and described. This is an effective tool for job seekers, those fine-tuning their present jobs, and career changers at all ages and stages. The report includes an overview of values, the role of values in career decision making, and supplementary activities for further clarification of career values.