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Horizons

career guidance and development

Horizons is based on one of the most widely accepted models of career themes today: the Holland model of general career themes. As a career guidance tool, it provides individuals with insight into their interests and potential career paths.

Horizons

Horizons is based on one of the most widely accepted models of career themes today: the Holland model of general career themes. As a career guidance tool, it provides individuals with insight into their interests and potential career paths.

Career guidance can help individuals find more satisfying careers as well as understand what they need to equip themselves with in order to pursue their career of choice.

Our career-guidance tools are designed to help career-guidance counsellors, students, and job seekers alike. They can be used by students to help them choose a career and academic path, or help empower others to find more fulfilling careers.

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Horizons compare an individual’s preferences relative to each other to determine their top interests. It can be combined with Perspectives to provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s career preferences.

Sound career advice is based on having a solid understanding of an individual’s preferences, abilities, and goals.

Measures

  • Career Interests and Preferences

Administration

  • On-screen or via Email Invitation

Duration

  • 20 Questions Un-timed
  • About 10 Minutes

When to use

  • Career Guidance and Counselling

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About Horizons

Horizons career profile is based on one of the most widely accepted models of career themes today: the Holland model of general career themes. Summarised by the mnemonic RIASEC, the Horizons assessment measures the following six career themes:

Realistic: People with high scores on this scale are doers. They are down-to-earth individuals who enjoy physical activity and working with their hands.

Investigative: People with high scores on this scale are thinkers. They are inquisitive individuals who enjoy activities that involve though, observation, investigation, and exploration.

Artistic: People with high scores on this scale are creators. They are creative individuals who enjoy artistic expression and working with abstract ideas.

Social: People with high scores on this scale are helpers. They are caring and cooperative individuals who enjoy socialising and helping others.

Enterprising: People with high scores on this scale are persuaders. They enjoy taking charge, taking risks and competing with others.

Conventional: People with high scores on this scale are organisers. They excel in structured tasks that require adherence to rules.

Horizons supports development and career guidance for young people, school leavers, recent graduates, or general level staff.

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Overview

  • Based on widely accepted and used RIASEC model.
  • Quick to administer with only 20 questions.
  • Horizons has strong internal consistency reliability overall and across subsamples (e.g., gender and ethnicity).
  • Predictive models using Horizons scales and student academic achievement and career-interest ratings.
  • Self-referenced test format in which respondents compare and rank multiple preferences to help sort top interests.
  • Job recommendations built around the US Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) job database and other government job databases.
  • Can be combined with Perspectives to provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s career preferences.

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