career aptitude test – MAPP

The MAPP career test is an example of an assessment that is rooted in personality psychology. It delves deeply into identifying personal motivations beyond that of most career tests we reviewed. However, we found the accompanying personalized report difficult to read and interpret, as it does not include an introduction or summary.

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The MAPP report recommends 10 careers which it believes offer you the highest potential, but it does not provide job descriptions. Although MAPP is not based on the Holland Code or Jung theory, MAPP considers itself to be a formal test. The career assessment test uses population statistics and does offer general career advice. Based on your personality preferences, it describes the kind of work environment where you will best thrive.

MAPP consists of 71 questions. Each consists of three statements, and you are asked to select one statement with which you most agree and the one with which you least agree. You will leave one statement blank. MAPP compiles your answers in a report for a modest fee.

The MAPP report is divided into five sections; however, it contains no introduction or summary. The first section, called the Narrative Interpretation, is separated into nine worker trait codes, including interest in job content, temperament for the job, aptitude for the job, people, things, data, reasoning, mathematical capacity and language capacity.

MAPP’s assessment takes only about 15 minutes to complete, which we liked. However, ads are present during MAPP’s career test, a factor that is a professional no-no among assessment and survey builders and give the test more of the appearance of a job quiz. Researchers have found ads to be a distraction and have even found them to bias participants’ answers.

Unfortunately, we also found the report to be difficult to read and interpret, and it refers to the test taker in third person. For example, The first sentence in the sample report that MAPP provided us says, “Preferences for Allison fully support being perceptually, subconsciously and consciously aware of fantasy, symbols, symbolic relationships, abstract ideas, options, and choice of options as they relate to creative or innovative activities.”

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Such sentences are common throughout the MAPP report, and we found the text to contain a lot of repetition. Because the report format doesn’t include an introduction or summary, it is difficult to draw correlations between the various findings that the report discusses.

MAPP is managed by Assessment.com. Its website includes contact information, answers to frequently asked questions, and career-related resources. Its staff members also respond to inquiries within 24 hours. Although MAPP doesn’t list a sample report on its website, its staff provided us one upon our request.

MAPP is managed by Assessment.com. Its website includes contact information, answers to frequently asked questions, and career-related resources. Its staff members also respond to inquiries within 24 hours. Although MAPP doesn’t list a sample report on its website, its staff provided us one upon our request.

Because of its roots in personality psychology, MAPP’s career test provides intuitive information about personal motivations, preferences and interests. Because the report it provides doesn’t include an introduction or summary, we found it difficult to read and interpret. However, the report does recommend a short list of careers that match your personality, and it contains insightful information that will likely help you in selecting your career path.

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