Self Service Resources
Your ideal career possibilities revealed. The IDAK Career Match is a computer scored assessment tool which evaluates your career interests and values along with your natural talents. The assessment results then are matched to over 90,000 career options including ministry service, business, industry, government agencies, military departments, education and nonprofit organizations. It even includes an Employer Search Guide to help connect you with career and employment opportunities in cities of your choice.
You receive two detailed printout spreadsheet reports along with an Employer Search Guide to help you locate organizations in your city which match the report results. (It takes approximately 6-8 hours for completion. Allow time to mail in answer booklet for computer scoring).
The printout reports list your aptitude results and list your top 10 recommended career matches. Your interpretation of your spread sheet reports is enhanced by an audio CD step-by-step guide to help you with the interpretation of your results. This tool does not include any counseling or advisement of your results by a counselor. This self service process is very valuable to help discover your full range of career possibilities, particularly at midlife and beyond. It is not recommended for individuals who are attempting to resolve a current job problem (such as stress, boredom or lack of advancement). It is also not recommended for unemployed individuals seeking a new direction for their job search. This self service can be upgraded to either Full Service Options: Mid-Career Advancement Assessment or IDAK Complete Job Search.
Everyone has natural inherent talents and abilities. The IDAK Online Talent Discovery Guide is perhaps the most effective resource available to identify and evaluate your natural talents and match them to the ideal job positions. This service is a based upon the talent assessment approach described in IDAK founder, John Bradley’s ground-breaking book, Discovering Your Natural Talents.
The IDAK Online Talent Discovery Guide™ leads you through the highlights of your life to evaluate your most consistent patterns of natural talent behavior. This is a four-step self-assessment exercise which is valuable for personal awareness and as a tool for future career and volunteer service decisions. Plan to spend about 90 minutes performing this assessment. (It can be completed in multiple sessions.)
Go to our IDAK Online Talent Discovery Guide Take the test today!
By President Dr. John Bradley
Discovering Your Natural Talents published by NavPress in 1991, co-authored by LA Laker basketball pro, Jay Carty. This book guides the reader to identify his/her talent strengths and how to apply them at work, home, and in ministry service. Although out of print, used books may be available at Amazon.com.
Switching Tracks published by Baker Book in 1994. This book guides the reader through the five stages of one’s career life explaining the importance of honoring one’s natural talent strengths. Although out of print, used books may be available through Amazon.com.
Follow Your Calling published by NavPress in 2011. This book assists the reader in identifying his/her talent strengths and then applies those to volunteer non-profit and ministry service opportunities. The content is co-authored by Nelson Malwitz founder of the Finishers Project, which assists those in retirement to have a meaningful next career. The book is available through www.Finishers.org .
A Practical Theology of Assessment published by The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination in 2015. This text provides a thorough research of the Biblical text for the evidence of natural talents including discussion of spiritual gifts and one’s calling. The book is available through www.thealliancestore.com, search box: ww031512.