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Campbell™ Interest and Skill Survey: Individual Profile

 


Report For:

Billy Bob

Date:

28 October 2002



Copyright © 1989, 1992, 1994, 2000 David P. Campbell, PhD. "CISS" is a registered trademark and "Campbell" and the Campbell logo are trademarks of David P. Campbell, PhD. The NCS logo is a registered trademark of National Computer Systems, Inc.

Your vocational interests and skills are important components of your personal characteristics. What you like to do and what you are confident that you can do play an important role in your future career satisfaction and success. The CISS profile analyzes your self-reported interests and skills and shows how you compare with people in general and with happily employed people in a variety of occupations.

The purpose of this report is to help you find a career in which you will be happy and productive. For adults, responses to this survey are stable over long time periods, even over many years. For teenagers and young adults, responses can shift somewhat as they gain work experience, although the shifts are seldom extreme. At any point in time, the results are stable enough to help individuals plan their next educational or career choices.

If possible, you should discuss your CISS profile with a skilled career counselor who is specifically trained to help you better understand your results.

The following pages report your scores on three kinds of CISS scales.
Orientation Scales cover seven broad themes of occupational interests and skills
Basic Scales are detailed subscales of the Orientation Scales
Occupational Scales compare your interest and skill patterns with those of workers in a wide range of occupations
For each CISS scale, two scores are calculated, one based on your interests, the other based on your skills. The interest score (I) shows how much you like the specified activities; the skill score (S) shows how confident you feel about performing these activities.

 

Four patterns of combinations of your interest and skill scores are also reported. Your interest and skill pattern is more important than the numeric value of your score.

Pursue - (I >= 55, S >= 55) When your interest and skill scores are both high, this is an area for you to Pursue. You are attracted to these activities and confident in your ability to perform them well. These Pursue areas should be the major focus of your career planning.

Develop - (I >= 55, S < 55) When your interest score is high and your skill score is lower, this is a possible area for you to Develop. You enjoy these activities but feel uncertain about your ability to perform them. Further education, training, or experience with these skills might lead to better performance and greater confidence. Or you may want to simply enjoy these areas as hobbies.

Explore - (I < 55, S >= 55) When your skill score is high and your interest score is lower, this is a possible area for you to Explore. You are confident of your ability to perform these activities, but you do not enjoy them. With some exploration, you may find a way to use your skills in other areas that interest you more.

Avoid - (I <= 45, S <= 45) When your interest and skill scores are both low, this is an area for you to Avoid. You neither enjoy these activities nor feel confident in your ability to perform them.
No pattern is reported when both of your scores fall into the mid-range or when one score is mid-range and the other is lower. Mid-range scores are less important in career planning because they indicate only an average level of interest and skill.


Orientation Scales

Your CISS profile is organized into seven Orientation Scales covering important areas of the world of work. Each Orientation is identified by an underlined capital letter.

Influencing

 influencing others through leadership, politics, public speaking, sales, and marketing

Organizing

 organizing the work of others, managing, and monitoring financial performance

Helping

 helping others through teaching, healing, and counseling

Creating

 creating artistic, literary, or musical productions and designing products or environments

aNalyzing

 analyzing data, using mathematics, and carrying out scientific experiments

Producing

 producing products, using hands-on skills in farming, construction, and mechanical crafts

Adventuring

 adventuring, competing, and risk taking through athletic, police, and military activities

 

This profile shows your scores on each of these Orientations. For each of the Orientation Scales shown below, there are two graphical bars. The top blue bar represents your reported level of Interest. The bottom purple bar represents your reported skill level. To the right of the bars is your Interest/Skill Pattern (Pursue, Develop, Explore, or Avoid) for that scale.

 

Standard
Scores

Orientation Scales

Interest/
Skill
Pattern

Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High

I

S

30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70

Influencing

74

73


Pursue

Organizing

78

76


Pursue

Helping

76

78


Pursue

Creating

72

81


Pursue

aNalyzing

75

77


Pursue

Producing

77

80


Pursue

Adventuring

76 78
Pursue
 
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
 

 

Scores: I () = Interests; S () = Skills

Your Orientation interest and skill scores fall into the following patterns:

Pursue
Influencing, Organizing, Helping, Creating, aNalyzing, Producing, Adventuring

These are activities that you enjoy and feel confident about your abilities in performing. Areas for which your interests and skills are both high are prime candidates for your future. Pursue these areas in your career planning.

You can learn about how to use your highest Orientation scores in Activity 1.


Basic Scales

The following profile takes you one layer deeper into the basic scales under each Orientation. Basic Scales reflect types of work and activities within each Orientation.
 

Standard
Scores

Basic Scales

Interest/
Skill
Pattern

Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High

I

S

30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70

Influencing

74 73
Pursue
Leadership 67 69
Pursue
Law/Politics 71 74
Pursue
Public Speaking 66 68
Pursue
Sales 79 69
Pursue
Advertising/Marketing 70 71
Pursue

Organizing

78 76
Pursue
Supervision 78 67
Pursue
Financial Services 78 76
Pursue
Office Practices 84 70
Pursue

Helping

76 78
Pursue
Adult Development 69 69
Pursue
Counseling 69 69
Pursue
Child Development 73 72
Pursue
Religious Activities 71 74
Pursue
Medical Practice 77 77
Pursue

Creating

72 81
Pursue
Art/Design 68 75
Pursue
Performing Arts 70 79
Pursue
Writing 67 68
Pursue
International Activities 65 73
Pursue
Fashion 80 77
Pursue
Culinary Arts 70 70
Pursue

aNalyzing

75 77
Pursue
Mathematics 72 75
Pursue
Science 74 74
Pursue

Producing

77 80
Pursue
Mechanical Crafts 78 77
Pursue
Woodworking 68 72
Pursue
Farming/Forestry 73 77
Pursue
Plants/Gardens 68 75
Pursue
Animal Care 74 76
Pursue

Adventuring

76 78
Pursue
Athletics/Physical Fitness 71 73
Pursue
Military/Law Enforcement 77 74
Pursue
Risks/Adventure 71 72
Pursue
 
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
 

 

Scores: I () = Interests; S () = Skills


Your Interest and Skill Patterns

The following table organizes the Orientation and Basic Scales according to interest/skill patterns.

Develop

Pursue
Influencing
Leadership
Law/Politics
Public Speaking
Sales
Advertising/Marketing
Organizing
Supervision
Financial Services
Office Practices
Helping
Adult Development
Counseling
Child Development
Religious Activities
Medical Practice
Creating
Art/Design
Performing Arts
Writing
International Activities
Fashion
Culinary Arts
aNalyzing
Mathematics
Science
Producing
Mechanical Crafts
Woodworking
Farming/Forestry
Plants/Gardens
Animal Care
Adventuring
Athletics/Physical Fitness
Military/Law Enforcement
Risks/Adventure

Avoid

Explore

 

Consider this... Activity 2


 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Scales by Orientation

The next section of the report presents the Occupational Scales in each of the seven Orientations. Your scores (represented by the solid blue and purple bars) are compared with those of people who are successful and satisfied in each occupation. The lighter shaded bars reflect the range of scores for the middle 50% of people employed in that occupation. If your interest and/or skill results bars overlap the lighter shaded bars, it means that you have interests and/or skills that are similar to those of people who are happily employed in that occupation.

Activity 3 will help you evaluate the following occupations. You may want to print your report and Career Planner for reference as you look at these occupations. Then check out these additional Career Resources.

 



Influencing Orientation Occupational Scales

 

Standard
Scores

 

 
Orientation Scale

Interest/
Skill
Pattern

Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70

Influencing

I 74

Pursue

S 73

 

 

Orien-
tation
Code

Standard
Scores

 

 
Influencing Occupational Scales

Interest/
Skill
Pattern

 

 
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75

Attorney

I

I 52


Explore
S 84

Financial Planner

IO I 73
Pursue
S 89

Hotel Manager

IO I 75
Pursue
S 81

Manufacturer's Representative

IO I 49
Explore
S 98

Marketing Director

IO I 74
Pursue
S 87

Realtor

IO I 75
Pursue
S 91

CEO/President

IOA I 72
Pursue
S 90

Human Resources Director

IOH I 52
Explore
S 83

School Superintendent

IOH I 88
Pursue
S 87

Advertising Account Executive

IC I 45
Explore
S 87
Media Executive IC I 52
Explore
S 85

Public Relations Director

IC I 57
Pursue
S 84

Corporate Trainer

ICH I 48
Explore
S 76
 
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
 
Scores: I () = Interests; S () = Skills
Range of middle 50% of people in the occupation: = Interests; = Skills
Orientation Code: I=Influencing; O=Organizing; H=Helping; C=Creating; N=aNalyzing; P=Producing; A=Adventuring

 

Your Influencing interest and skill scores are both very high. People who have scores as high as yours typically report very strong interest and very substantial confidence in leading, negotiating, marketing, selling, and public speaking.

Pursue some of these Influencing activities in your career.



 

Organizing Orientation Occupational Scales

 

Standard
Scores

Orientation Scale Interest/
Skill
Pattern
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70

Organizing

I 78 Pursue
S 76

 

 

Orien-
tation
Code

Standard
Scores

Organizing Occupational Scales Interest/
Skill
Pattern
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75

Secretary

O I 60
Pursue
S 81

Bank Manager

OI I 53
Explore
S 82

Insurance Agent

OI I 59
Pursue
S 83

Retail Store Manager

OI I 76
Pursue
S 78

Hospital Administrator

OIH I 82
Pursue
S 81

Accountant (CPA)

ON I 55
Pursue
S 98

Bookkeeper

ON I 65
Pursue
S 75
 
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
 

 

Scores: I () = Interests; S () = Skills
Range of middle 50% of people in the occupation: = Interests; = Skills
Orientation Code: I=Influencing; O=Organizing; H=Helping; C=Creating; N=aNalyzing; P=Producing; A=Adventuring

 

Your Organizing interest and skill scores are both very high. People who have scores as high as yours typically report very strong interest and very substantial confidence in planning, scheduling, supervising, budgeting, and monitoring.

Pursue some of these Organizing activities in your career.

Refer to the table of Related Occupations and Fields of Study at the end of your report.



Helping Orientation Occupational Scales

 

Standard
Scores

Orientation Scale Interest/
Skill
Pattern
Very Low Low Mid-Range High Very High
30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70

Helping

I 76 Pursue
S 78

 

 

Orien-
tation
Code