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Career cruising Matchmaker
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learning styles inventory
Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work.
Review discussions regarding Matchmaker (Career Cruising) are limited.
Labor Market Information
Reference Reviews: Career Cruising
Summary Evaluation: Strengths
Criterion-based interest survey designed to match users with a list of viable occupations based on user responses.
Summary Evaluation: Weaknesses
Administration Time: large group, 45-90 minutes
individual, 20-30 minutes
Career Cruising has exclusive rights
in the North American market
Matchmaker is not a normed instrument
. allows the questions to be straightforward, transparent, and client-centered. There is no need to ask obscure or difficult questions in order to test for internal consistency.”
updates/modifications can be made quickly to the occupation database (updated as needed )
occupation profiles developed based on user responses
Cannot be used for benchmarking, or cross-institutional comparisons
Demands expertise in measurement
objectivity is questioned
Gore Leuwereke, CECS (2004)
reliability coefficient .068
more reliable if tested within shorter frequency
39 core matchmaker items = more stable measurement
Remaining 77 questions
significantly more valid if all 116 items were answered
distinct pattern of validity appeared through construct validity analysis
ease of administration: relatively uncomplicated
questions written in clear, simple language
additional information is provided
potential difficulties=navigating the site, locating remembering usernames/passwords
Brown and Len (2012)
Provide reviews on interest assessments such as the O*Net ability profiler
Matchmaker is the foundation for Career Cruising assessments
Matchmaker is unique: linkages between assessment results and occupational recommendations are based on detailed job analysis of primary occupational activities
John Anagnostopoulos, Reference Librarian
St. Xavier University (2004)
“I found Career Cruising to be a wonderful experience. Career Cruising s organization is intuitively designed and very user-friendly. Easily identified tabs and buttons facilitate navigation, which allows users to concentrate on using the database.”
“When factoring in the ease of use, scope and volume of content, and price Career Cruising is a very attractive package. I readily recommend this service to any institution that has a constituency that is looking for a one-stop career or education research tool.
Bezanson, O Reilly, Hopkins,
Assessments were chosen to assist the career counselor when providing labor market information.
A majority of participants indicated that “quizzes” (i.e., Matchmaker) were extremely useful
frequently mentioned specific
transparent to users
occupational database integration
re-test ability (users can take multiple times)
doesn t require extensive training
web-based, global access
promotes discovery active learning
requires some training/familiarization
username/passwords are difficult
answer skew based on obtaining certain results
unrealistic results based on immature response
limited scholarly reviews
not a norm-referenced assessment
(no cross-sectional references)
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labour market information on career decision-making. Canadian Career Development Foundation
Canadian Research Working Group for Evidence-Based Practice in Career Development.
Brown, S. D. Len, R. W. (2012). Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work. John
Wiley Sons, 245-247
Career Cruising. (2014). Overview of career matchmaker. Anaca Technologies Ltd, 1-7
Dayan, A. (2014). Personal communication.
Gore, P. Leuwerke, W. (2004). CareerCruising matchmaker: Reliability and validity analysis. Career and
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