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Looking at the Strong Scales as Puzzle Pieces

04 Feb 2016

Written by Cheryl Hollatz-Wisely, MEd, Lead Trainer,   GS Consultants           It is nice when our students and clients take the Strong Interest Inventory and their GOT, BIS and OS results align.  The interpretation is straightforward when there are thematic patterns across all the scales and the Basic Interests are reflected in the top 10-20 Occupational Scales.  It is like a jigsaw puzzle where all of the pieces fit and deliver that satisfying “snap” that comes ...

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Gender and the Strong Interest Inventory®: Two of the Most Common Questions

19 Jan 2016

Written by Cheryl Hollatz-Wisely, MEd, Lead Trainer, GS Consultants Gender and the Strong Interest Inventory®: Two of the Most Common Questions QUESTION #1:  “Why does the Strong still use gendered reports??!!??” I get this question all the time, and I can absolutely see why people might ask.  Back in the 70s when I first took the Strong Interest Inventory, I remember being a bit offended that my gender seemed to matter.  As a Title IX girl, I felt like someone was trying to put me into a box...

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