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Halimah Bellows has created a great tool for career assessment which can be used by individuals or by an instructor with a group. It comes in a box of 20+ double sided 4×6” cards. The cards are color coded and divided into five categories: Getting Started; Reflecting; Defining; Taking Action; Bonus Cards (additional exercises). They prompt the user to reflect on strengths, values, personal traits and interests. Although the principles and activities are not unlike many career assessment books, the cards are a unique way to get people thinking about career transition in a fun and non-traditional way. I especially like the Job Quest/Career Quest pyramids and the SWOT Analysis cards which take a very strategic approach to job search.

Terry Pile, Principal Consultant Career Advisors