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Press Releases & Tip Sheets
New Personality-College Major List Promises Better Grades and Graduation Rates, Says Career Key 1/25/11
Career Key, the #1 Internet source for choosing careers and college majors, is pleased to announce that it is the first to classify all current college majors according to the Holland personality types. This will enable students to earn better grades and colleges to improve their graduation rates. Complete release.
Choose a College Major Based on Your Personality, Says Career Key Report 12/2/2010
The match between students’ personality and their college major predicts grades earned, persistence, and timely graduation. Career Key, the #1 Internet source for career guidance, has released a new report describing a decade of research on this match. It also provides valuable advice for students, parents, adults making a career change, and educators. Complete release.
New unique test matches Canadians with careers that best fit their personality and links them to comprehensive, accurate career information, May, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore., May 11, 2008 - Combining accurate, timely Canadian career information with an internationally popular and scientifically valid career test, top career choice expert, Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, and author of the popular Career Key® test, launches the Career Key Canada® test and website at www.careerkey-ca.org.
Career Key Canada® offers the only scientifically valid career test for Canadians that ... Click here for more via a Microsoft Word download.
New test matches potential entrepreneurs with businesses that best fits their personality, January, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore., January 31 - Based on new research linking personality to entrepreneurial success, one of the nation's top career choice experts, Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, and author of the popular Career Key Career Key® test, recently launched the Self-Employment Key Career Key® test at at www.self-employmentkey.org. This unique test tells people not only whether their personality fits self employment but also what type of business best fits their personality... Click here for more via a PDF download.
5 Tips for Job Seekers on How to Choose the Right Career Test, Click here to download Microsoft Word document.
3 Easy Tips for Using Job Outlook in Choosing a Career, by Juliet Wehr Jones, click here to download Microsoft Word document.
Getting the Best Career Information, by Juliet Wehr Jones, click here to download Microsoft Word document.
Money and Career Choice, 5 Questions You Must Ask, by Juliet Wehr Jones, click here to download pdf document.
5 Steps to Smarter Career Exploration: Leave No Stones Unturned, by Juliet Wehr Jones, click here to download pdf document.
Choose a Career First, Tweet Later, by Juliet Wehr Jones, click here to download pdf document.
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MSNBC's career columnist, Eve Tahmincioglu, wrote about The Career Key in her popular blog, Career Diva, listing our tips for choosing the right career test. Check out her post here. (7/2008)
"Caution: Internet-Based Assessments May Be Hazardous to Your Career," (7/2008) By Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC, Career Developments magazine, published by the National Career Development Association. Contact Juliet Jones, if you would like a copy.
In the Sunday June 29 column for Tribune Media Services, (6/2008) one of the U.S.'s most well-known career columnists, Joyce Lain Kennedy, wrote about invalid career tests: "Tests Just One Spoke on Career Wheel." Download a copy of the column here (please see copyright notice in the PDF).
"Special Report: Testing the Test; Harming Students by Using an Invalid Career Test," (5/2008) By Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC, Washington Counseletter, published by Chronicle Guidance Publications;
"Testing the Test: Career interest tests can be an important tool in a school counselor's repertoire. Not, however, if the tests aren't valid. Learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff." (12/2007) By Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC, School Counselor, American School Counselor Association (ASCA): 45:2, 44 (November-December 2007).
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Misleading Career Tests on the Internet (1/2008) By Lawrence K. Jones. Click here for article.
History and Mission of The Career Key
We strive to be the nation's source for professional help in making career choices -- affordable to all. Click here to view more. To download a PDF copy, click here.
History and Mission of The Self Employment Key
We strive to be The nation's source for professional help in making career choices -- affordable to all.
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Research Supporting The Career Key
For more information about the research supporting The Career Key, please read our professional online manual.
Research Supporting the Self-Employment Key
For more information about the research supporting The Self-Employment Key, please read this section of the SEK website. For a downloadable version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Career Key Fact Sheet
Lawrence K. Jones Dr. Jones is a professor Emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University; he specializes in the areas of school counseling and career counseling and development. He received his Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Jones was born in Fargo, North Dakota and raised in the Central Valley in California. His high school counselor told him that further education was not in his future. At the urging from a former teacher and after being held up at gunpoint several times in his part-time job as a liquor store clerk, he attended and graduated from California State University in Sacremento. He was the first in his family to attend college or graduate school. From 1963 to 1966, he was a secondary school teacher at Tarsus Amerikan Koleji, Tarsus, Turkey. He is married to a former school teacher and librarian, Jeanine Wehr Jones, and they have two children and three grandchildren.
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Reports & White Papers
Choosing a College Major Based on Your Personality: What does the research say? (2010) by Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC.