iPQ Career Planner iPhone App Gives Job Hunters an Inside Edge to Determine Their Best Career Match

SHLPreVisor Puts Corporate HR's Top Employee Talent Assessment Test In The Hands of Applicants, Helping Identify Personal Strengths, Key Skills, and Most Suitable Careers - To Improve Success Rate of Applications and Interviews

Mar 23, 2011, 08:34 ET from SHLPreVisor

ATLANTA, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHLPreVisor, the global leader in talent assessment solutions, today released iPQ Career Planner, the first truly behavioral science-based personality and career assessment of its kind available on iTunes as a free downloadable iPhone and iPad app. Job seekers simply rank sets of statements that best describe them, and for $0.99 the iPQ Career Planner will quickly generate a report which identifies the most suitable careers for that user, as well as summaries of their key skills and strengths. This tool is a compact, mobile version of the same science and technology that corporations worldwide rely on SHLPreVisor for providing the "people intelligence" to help make decisions for recruiting and hiring, as well as executive development and succession planning.

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"In today's ultra-competitive job market, everyone needs an edge to help them stand-out and secure the job that's right for them," said Paul Levett, Chief Product Officer, SHLPreVisor.  "The iPQ Career Planner gives users personalized development assessments and advice to improve their chances of success with the application and interview process. People need to know what their strengths and weaknesses are in order to address them, and match their skills to the right job."

SHLPreVisor is renowned for providing companies with the edge in selecting and retaining the best talent for their organizations, ensuring employees are the right fit for their job roles as much as for each company's unique corporate culture. Now, with the iPQ Career Planner, SHLPreVisor is giving job seekers the ability to assess themselves, and gain that same insight – prior to any application submissions or interviews. The results of the iPQ Career Planner report will enable users to create more compelling cover letters and customized resumes, referencing their assessment results. Additionally, candidates will be able to provide accurate answers when asked typical interview questions such as strengths and weaknesses, rather than opting for clichéd or generalized responses – setting the stage for a more engaging and successful interview.

While the iPQ Career Planner can be used by anyone, the report is particularly ideal for recent graduates, those in the early stages of their professional careers, or those considering a career change, as it helps to pinpoint:

  • Jobs most likely and least likely to be enjoyed
  • An assessment of an individual's key strengths and skills, to highlight during the recruitment and application process
  • Aspects of a user's personal style that will help or hinder during interviews, or in fulfilling a particular job role

Although friends and family may be willing to offer advice, the iPQ Career Planner is guaranteed to provide job seekers with objective responses to critical career questions, and unmatched insight on what type of career would best suit them, and how to get it.

"Our research shows that a positive recruitment experience is central to building and maintaining a good employer brand. So offering the convenience of mobile assessment tools to our clients and to their candidates is a way to amplify both sentiments," said Robert Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer of SHLPreVisor. "The launch of iPQ Career Planner emphasizes our continued commitment to innovation, harnessing the talents of our global team to identify trends, leverage new technology, and help shape the way the corporate world can utilize people intelligence to make better talent management decisions."

About SHLPreVisor

SHLPreVisor is the global leader in talent assessment solutions, driving better business results for clients through superior people intelligence and decisions – from hiring and recruiting, to employee development and succession planning. With a presence in over 50 countries, SHLPreVisor delivers more than 15 million assessments annually in over 30 languages – allowing clients to benefit from both global expertise and local insight. Along with its world-class consulting practices and 24-hour support center, SHLPreVisor clients can access over 1,000 assessments through an easy-to-use technology platform. Headquartered in London, UK, the company has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA and Australia/New Zealand. www.shlprevisor.com.