The Star Malaysia

Free on-the-spot career test


KUALA LUMPUR: Explore your interest with a free career test at the CAREERsens­e@ HELP booth.

Results will be revealed on the spot on your mobile devices, said HELP University’s career developmen­t centre director Eric Bryan Amaladas.

“The test is not a crystal ball but it helps you to know yourself so that it is easier to make a career decision.

“The result reflects your answers so be as honest as possible if you want an accurate idea of where your passion lies,” he said, adding that the test would either confirm what you are already thinking of, or provide a direction to others who could be a little lost in what they wanted to pursue.

He said counsellor­s would be there to guide students in understand­ing the result.

“The test serves as a starting point of exploratio­n. You can then visit the relevant course providers to understand more,” he said.

Students, he said, must also consider whether the career they had in mind was suitable for their personalit­y and aptitude.

He said parents should not pressure their children into taking up a course that the student was not interested in.

He advised parents and students to do a reality check to prevent decisions from being made based on family or peer pressure, and lack of informatio­n of what the career entails. Some 500 visitors took the test yesterday. The 10-to-15-minute Interest Inventory (CASH-II) test is a homegrown psychometr­ic tool developed with the local scenario in mind.

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