Frequently Asked Questions
What are metaprograms?
The iWAM questionnaire, which is the foundation of each package we offer, measures your metaprogram patterns. These patterns are the series of mental filters which determine how one behaves based on how one thinks and what one pays attention to during observation. For instance: Do you focus on the information or on people? Do you like to look at the big picture or are you a detail-minded person?
Think of it like the wiring in your brain. Every person is wired a little differently, and this affects the way they see and act in the world. Understanding how you are wired can help you discover which careers would be motivating and satisfying for you. We know people don't just fit into 4 or 5 categories, so the iWAM measures 48 metaprograms, and the different combinations of results is more than the number of people on earth! If you want a truly personalized profile, choose My Career Discovery.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence (EI) indicates how good a person is at handling emotions. On one hand, EI is about a person's own emotions: Do people pay attention to their emotions? Can they manage them? Are they able to motivate themselves? EI is also about paying atttention to the emotions of others: Can they read the emotions of others? Can they use this knowledge to manage their interpersonal relationships?
EQ, or Emotional Quotient, is the measure of a person's EI. As a person's IQ measures how good the person will be at problem solving, the EQ predicts how well a person will be at showing some Emotional Intelligence. Once you understand Emotional Intelligence, you can begin to use it to your advantage. By increasing your EQ, you can find out what makes you tick, how to make yourself happier and more productive at work. Testing for Emotional Intelligence can eventually reveal who works best in a certain environment, how to stay motivated, how to find work that you will enjoy, etc.
How long do the assessments take?
The iWAM questionnaire, which is included in every package, takes about 30 minutes to complete. The test is online, so you can take it at your convenience. The COMET/EQ and the VSQ each take about 20 minutes to finish.
How does a career assessment help me?
A good career assessment can change your life. Isn't it about time you had the job you've always dreamed about? Isn't it about time you moved on to a better situation? Whether you are bored, frustrated, burned out, unmotivated, or just eager to learn more about yourself, My Career Discovery can help. Our career assessment gives you an objective, accurate psychological profile of yourself, and we even explain how you can use the profile to improve your career. No matter what your occupation, age, or education level, you deserve to be happy at work. Change your life by purchasing My Career Discovery.
What makes My Career Discovery better than the rest?
We offer more feedback about your profile than most companies do with their top-end products! And we do it at a fraction of the cost. My Career Discovery includes some of the most scientifically reliable tests you will ever find - why pay for a career assessment if you're not sure it is even accurate? We also offer a truckload of feedback: detailed test results explaining your score on each variable and what that implies about your career; descriptions of your work attitudes, motivations, emotional intelligence, and value systems; resume advice; interviewing tips; job-hunting strategy; an Attitude Sorter to rank your top patterns; discounts on other EQ-increasing products; and the rare opportunity for personalized 1-on-1 coaching (either online or over the phone). It is almost impossible to find all of this practical information in one package, but we have it - at a price that's unheard of!
How can I get 1-on-1 personal coaching?
No matter which package you choose, you get personalized career coaching beyond your test results! If you purchase the Student Profile or Career Discovery package, you get access to our online forum, where you can ask up to 3 questions to our professional career coaches. They will give you prompt answers about anything related to the assessments or your career. If you upgrade to the Ultimate Career Discovery, you will actually get a 20-minute phone call to one of our coaches! This is a very rare deal for any career assessment product, and we only have enough time for a few people to get this opportunity. Order yours today!
How do I get my test results?
Your test results are available immediately after you take the test. You can log in to our Web site using the ID and PIN code that we e-mailed to you, and from there you can take the test, generate the Profile with your test results, generate an Attitude Sorter, and enter our online forum to receive online coaching.
I lost my test results. Can I generate another report?
Yes. You can generate more than one report at any time. Just use our Web site, and each report you request will be sent to you by e-mail.
I don't agree with my test results. Are these really my traits?
We have found that most people agree with almost every item in their test results. If there is something you disagree with, it may be something you simply didn't know about yourself. We are all biased about our self-concept. You may also have answered differently that you normally would have because of something that happened recently or something you were thinking about while taking the test. Either way, people are often surprised how much they learn about themselves. If you have a question about test results, the best thing you can do is to address it during your interactive 1-on-1 feedback that comes with each package. Our experienced career coaches will know how to address your concern.
Will my test results be used for commercial purposes?
No. Your test results and personal information will never be sold, given away, or used for any commercial purpose. We compile all test results to keep our standard groups up-to-date, but your results will only be viewed by yourself and our trained professionals.
I am having a technical problem with the test or the feedback reports. How can I resolve it?
Our technical support staff are available to provide a prompt solution. The best thing to do is to e-mail them at support@MyCareerDiscovery.com.
Are these tests scientifically valid?
Yes. In fact, you would find extremely difficult to find another product with the scientific reliability of My Career Discovery. Our tests use objective questions and eliminate "right or wrong" answers. We eliminate scoring errors by tabulating answers and scoring tests using computer programs. Filling out the tests does not require an excessive amount of self-knowledge or work experience, either. To discover more about what to look for in an assessment, read this article by our leading researcher, Patrick Merlevede: How to Judge a Psychological Test
How can the test be so accurate with only 40 questions?
The 40 questions of the iWAM questionnaire compare to 200 test items in a conventional questionnaire. This is because one has to order 5 statements for each question, instead of scoring each statement independently (as a "classic" test does). Statistical tests have shown that the correlation between these 200 test items and the test parameters is very high, while the 48 test parameters are quite independent of each other.
Are the tests available in other languages?
English is the only language available right now, but other languages are coming soon!
Is the iWAM questionnaire used for anything else?
Yes, there is a worldwide network of companies using iWAM, COMET/EQ, and VSQ for HR purposes. They use these tests to evaluate employees and job candidates, and to figure out who matches up well with their top performers. Executives all over the world put their trust in our tests - shouldn't you?
Can I use My Career Discovery for my business?
Yes. If you are interested in using these assessments for your business or organization, you can find more information on www.jobEQ.com. These tests can be used for recruitment, teambuilding, coaching, management, outplacement, and more!
I would like to purchase My Career Discovery for myself and/or as a gift. Where can I do that?
You can use this Web site to purchase My Career Discovery.
I have a question that's not on this list. Where can I find the answer?
You can contact us any time at support@MyCareerDiscovery.com. We pride ourselves on fast response time, and we will try to answer your e-mail within 2 business days.
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