The Career Key® Career Test (English)

Career Key Career Test Paper Pencil

10 Pages (244 KB)
$4.95 each
$12.50 for 25 copies (Group License)
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Now available: Pre-printed, color Career Key Test and Activities Booklets for your next class or workshop.
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Newly designed and updated in August 2013, the Career Key test is a professional measure used with a variety of groups -- middle & high school and college students, as well as adults – in career counseling and career guidance programs and workshops.

To give users additional information to interpret their Career Key test scores, purchase the companion ePublication, "What Color Are Your Feathers?"

Individuals assess their resemblance to Holland’s six personality types and identify their most promising career options.

Features of this popular paper/pencil career test:

  • It takes about 20 minutes to complete and is self-scoring,
  • It uniquely organizes matching careers in an easy to use, practical way,
  • Updated in 2009 with new groups and additional occupations for the changing economy, the test uses The Career Key Holland Types – Work Groups Classification System, 2nd Ed.
  • To give users additional information to interpret their Career Key test scores, purchase the companion ePublication, "What Color Are Your Feathers?"
  • Numerous studies over the past 15 years support its reliability, validity, and helpfulness.
  • The recently updated professional manual may be purchased here at the Store for an affordable fee.
  • Interactive: The test contains a QR Code linked to the Career Key website so smart phone and tablet users can access online career information and advice.

Advantages of Ordering and Printing Paper-Pencil Version Instead of the Online Version

Individuals like it because it gives them a personal, hard copy of how they answered each test item to review later. You can take it as many times as you like and compare your scores and responses over time. You can also review how you answered it with others, perhaps with a friend or a counselor.

Helpers -- counselors, social workers, parent educators, youth leaders, and others -- use it with a variety of individuals/groups and situations: Students (middle, high school, college), workshops for adults, community colleges, Career Days, Junior Achievement, PTA, church youth groups, Scouts, 4-H, correctional settings, vocational rehabilitation and employment counseling...


  • Find it helpful to have a paper test that can be simultaneously taken, reviewed and discussed, and be reviewed later;
  • Are in situations where using computers and the Internet is unrealistic;
  • Work with clients who lack computer skills;
  • Like the control it gives them over the educational experience, often missing in a room of computers; and
  • Assign follow up activities at the Career Key website.
  • Customize The Career Key, adding value. For example, add an additional page(s) with suggested activities, educational programs, local resources, or other Career Key ePublications.

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Test + What Color Are Your Feathers (1 copy each): USD $8.90

Test + What Color Are Your Feathers: USD $17.45
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