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Now, an assessment tool to help map your career path

Monday, 12 November 2012 - 7:23pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
CareerMap in association with Talent Smart have introduced online behavioural psychometric tool for students and corporates.

What if students are able to identify their traits, abilities, behavioural tendencies, aspirations and ambitions, and based on these assessments choose their education and career path? The choice will surely be financially rewarding and driven by passion.  

To gain the same deeper understanding of one’s abilities and opportunities, city-based CareerMap, an education and career guidance organisation in association with Talent Smart, a staffing and HR solutions company, have introduced a comprehensive online behavioural psychometric assessment tool ‘CareerMap’ for school, college students and corporates.  

Announcing the launch of the psychometric tool at a recently held press briefing, CEO and founder of CareerMap, Hassini Krshna said, “The tool gauges behaviour variables and suggests the best match for studies and career choice. The psychometric test indicates the intelligence and emotional quotient of a student and assess their behaviour traits and skills, matching it with their career preferences.”

She informed that the tool is developed by US experts and is based on three decades of research and development, continually reviewed and normalised.  

The CareerMap online test measures 33 behaviours of a student and compares his/her unique behavioural blueprint to their five career choices. The assessment is available in the form of online test. Krshna said that once students take the 30-minute online test, their certified counsellor provides a one-on-one 45-minute session and prepares a 22-page comprehensive report, charted uniquely for each student.    

Chief operating officer of World Logic Corporation, Paul Silverstein, who was also present at the press meet, said that the comprehensive psychometric test is already localised for the Indian students, making it easily affordable. He informed that the same assessment test costs over $100 in US, but in India it is only for Rs2,200, which includes the analysis, counselling, suggestions and tips.

On the tools validity, Silverstein said, “No two reports are the same. The test involves 220 questions as there are so many behaviour variables and factors, which is followed by an extensive report and personal coaching sessions by our certified counsellors.”

He said that any career involves lot of failures from which one can learn valuable lessons. He added more than making money, it is important to enjoy the job. The CareerMap has its India base in Pune with franchisers in six major cities in the country.
 

Scholarship & talent reward opportunity for students
Educational institute Resonance has announced a nationwide academic scholarship and talent reward test (STaRT-2013) for the students of standard V to XII. 

The STaRT-2013 is a two-stage test, wherein stage-I will be conducted in both offline and online mode. The offline test will be conducted in schools and at 65 Resonance test centres across the country while the online test will be conducted on www.resostart.in. The stage-II test will be conducted in offline mode only at 65 Resonance test centres for the shortlisted students from stage-I. STaRT-2013 is also rewarding the winning students.

The stage-II will be followed by a three-day champions’ camp and felicitation function at Kota, Rajasthan. The camp will be conducted for the top 100 students of all standards except  XII. A total of 800 students will be invited for the camp. The registration for STaRT-2013 closes on November 18. Apart from all the schools, Pune is among the 65 test centres for stage–II. For details on registration, time schedule and awards, log on to, www.resostart.in.

An educational institute based in Kota, Resonance has multiple programmes and coaching for various  competitive and specialised examinations.

Mindscape conference on live case studies
The annual event ‘Mindscape’ was recently organised by city-based ASM Group of Institutes on its campus. The event, in its 9th edition, for the first time included live case studies from Mexico. The overall winner of the Mindscape award was M/S M&M Nashik, closely followed by Siemens from Nashik, winning the Live Case Trophy. M/S Fiat India Automobiles won the Special Jury Trophy.

Also, ASM faculty team won the runners-up for the Live Case Study. The event was inaugurated by Asha Pachpande, founder secretary of ASM Group of Institutes. The chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony was Amrut Rath, VP HR, Bajaj Auto.




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