Career Planning: There's an App for That: A New App Launched by SHLPreVisor Helps Job Seekers Play to Their Strengths When Searching for the Next Step in Their Career Journey

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number of job openings in January was 2.8 million, with unemployed workers topping 13.9 million. Let me save you the math headache: This means that for four out of every five workers in the job market today, there are few jobs to be had.

With statistics like that, everyone needs an edge. Understanding your own value, knowing how to market yourself, and acing an interview are skills that have never been more important. It is with this knowledge that talent assessment solutions provider SHLPreVisor has developed the iPQ Career Planner app.

Of the new app, Robert Morgan, chief marketing officer at SHLPreVisor said, "The launch of iPQ Career Planner emphasizes our continued commitment to innovation, harnessing the talents of our global team to identify trends, leveraging new technology, and helping to shape the way the corporate world can utilize people intelligence to make better talent management decisions."

The free app, available on iTunes, is designed to be a compact career planner for recent college graduates, those seeking a new job, or those looking to change careers. The 52-question assessment simply asks job seekers to rank a set of statements that describe them "most" or "least," based on "how you like to work and your behavioral style." The assessment focuses on how you approach a job or task, rather than your competency level or ability to perform that job.

After completing the assessment, you can decide whether or not to pay 99 cents to purchase the results, captured in a personalized development assessment report. …