Predicting Career Success

Career Navigator is a highly accurate, job-centric assessment that provides personalised career reports – predicting career success with 85-90% accuracy.

For both employers and job seekers predicting career success and job satisfaction are crucial.

Harrison Assessments Career Navigator

Predicting career success has never been so critical for talented people looking for jobs, organisations looking to recruit them and career advisers who support the process job search process. 

Unlike other assessment tools Career Navigator is a job-centric assessment. It measures 175 individual factors, including greatest strengths, task preferences, motivations, work environment preferences, interests, communication and decision making styles. It goes far beyond old-style psychometric tools or personality assessments that try to label people and stick them in a convenient box.

Old-style assessments like Myers Briggs (MBTI), 16PF and DiSC,  were developed in the late 20th century when the world of work was very different. They can provide useful insights, but the convenient labels they produce are no indicators of job success in today’s world.

Today’s employers prioritise competencies and emotional intelligence over personalities and grades when hiring people. Career Navigator provides these insights and personalises information and reports for exploring career options and on going professional development.

Career Navigator runs securely in the cloud, so you don’t need to buy any software or additional hardware; you just need a PC, tablet or smartphone with a modern browser. It uses a simple credit system so you pay for only what you need, when you need it, and there are no contracts, no commitments – just pay as you go!

Discounts are available for UK education providers, public sector organisations, charities and professional bodies.

Used by over 2.2 million people around the world, Career Navigator is the preferred assessment for both individuals and organisations to predict job success.

85-90% Accuracy

Harrison Assessments Career Navigator is the result of  25 years of research into what makes people successful at work.

Fast and Convenient

Career Navigator’s online assessment takes less than 25 minutes to complete, yet asks the equivalent of a full day of multiple-choice questions.

Job Satisfaction

Rather than guessing which jobs people enjoy, Career Navigator measures 175 factors to identify the key elements for your job satisfaction.

Personal

Each individual’s profile details strengths, work preferences, decision making and leadership styles and how they align with different job roles.

Predicting Career Success

Research shows if you enjoy at least 75% of your job you are THREE times more likely to succeed!

Career Navigator Reports

Career Navigator provides you with online career advice that is personalised so you can really tailor your job search.

Whatever career stage you are at don’t be tempted to start your job search until you have done some career planning and know what factors contribute to a job you’ll truly enjoy.

Your Greatest Strengths

Developing your strengths is far more productive than correcting weaknesses, so an obvious building block for a successful career.

Most people have a rough idea of what they are good at, however Career Navigator provides a  detailed description of 5 to 7 of your greatest strengths.

Being able to clearly identify and articulate your strengths helps in:

Writing a clear and concise personal statement which demonstrates self-awareness

Job applications and interviews to provide examples of previous achievements that utilised your strengths

Making it easier to explore and select suitable career options

Create a reinforcing cycle: when you enjoy what you do, you’re motivated to continue learning, gaining new knowledge and skills and getting recognised – and rewarded – for your performance.

Career Development

Often we are not aware of our work preferences, motivations and communication styles, and how these effect our job enjoyment and performance.

This online career advice provides a clear insight into the important factors needed you need when looking for a job or change in career.

Career Navigator will identify:

Your preferred work environment – as part of a team or alone; repetitive tasks or need variety; structured work or comfortable with ambiguity, etc.

Your interpersonal skills – level of interaction with others; positivity; what stresses you and how you deal with it; direct or tactful communication, etc.

Your motivation – what are you motivated towards or away from; easy or challenging work; happy to take the initiative or want to be directed; need for regular feedback and recognition, etc.

Career Options

Career Navigator identifies suitable Career Options to explore, each with a detailed Career Enjoyment analysis explaining how and why you would enjoy it.

It will show you the areas where you are likely to succeed in that role, and what factors might trip you up or need further development.

This online career advice is very comprehensive, comprising of:

A summary description of the suggested career, possible educational requirements and the areas of knowledge required.

A look at your decision making style – the degree you analyse facts or use your intuition; whether you work best when collaborating with others or going it alone, and your approach to risk taking.

Some observations around yourleadership style – do you want to lead others or not; how you plan and set goals; how you influence others, and your openness to other viewpoints.

Where are you on your career journey?

 

Early stage careers

You have a good understanding of the educational requirements, basic skills and relevant experience for your chosen career, but perhaps lack the actual skills and experience.

It can be very useful not just for yourself but also to demonstrate to employers, how you intend to develop yourself with a coherent career plan.

Developing your career

By now you will have some work experience behind you, but you’re feeling restless or just more ambitious.

Firstly, identify what’s making you think about developing your career now. s it the job itself or the environment? Are you over or under performing? Does your manager take time to understand your development needs, and provide the right support?

Changing careers

It’s quite normal at later stages of your career to want a complete change.

Perhaps now is the time to find some work that is more meaningful, has a better life-balance or is closer to home.

General experience and and transferable skills aren’t the issue, but how do you identify suitable options and then go about exploring them?

Career Navigator will help you:

  • Describe in detail how your strengths have helped you in your academic, extracurricular or work achievements to date.
  • You should be able to demonstrate the link between strengths and achievements, this will give you the confidence to explain how you can apply the same strengths to the a new role.
  • Demonstrate great self-awareness by describing your interests, motivations, work preferences and interpersonal skills, and how these lead to great job performance in a new role.
  • Ask who would they hire – someone with the skills but no passion; or someone with passion, enthusiasm for this job and the desire to learn and grow with this organisation?

How Career Navigator will help:

  • Quickly help you do an audit of your skills, strengths and preferences and how well are they utilised in your current role? If they are not being fully used, can they be? Or could they be used somewhere else in the organisation?
  • If it’s time to jump ship, you want to find a role that can fully use your skills, strengths, preferences and inter-personal skills.
  • Career Navigator will run your profile against a database of over 6,500 job success formulae to make sure you have a realistic view of the factors that could hinder your job satisfaction or derail your career success going forward.

How the Career Navigator system can help:

  • From your profile a list of suitable career options is created for you to explore in detail.
  • This will show how your strengths, preferences, values and transferable skills can be successfully applied in a new role, even without industry specific experience.
  • You will be able to tailor conversations, applications and interviews to demonstrate how well you fit with the role and organisation.
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