The Knowdell™ Career Assessments are universally perceived as non threatening 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.
High face validity
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™ Motivated Skills Card Sort is a quick and easy way to identify the motivated skills that are central to personal and career satisfaction and success. Based on experience, feedback, and instinct, the client uses the cards to assess his or her proficiency and motivation in fifty-one transferable skills areas. The online client report includes an overview of achievement motivation and its role in career decision making, along with a series of supplementary activities for further clarification of one's motivated skills and achievement patterns.