By John Liptak, Ed.D.
#1194 This is a brief, 32-item inventory designed to make job seekers more aware of their attitudes about their job search. A person’s attitude when looking for a job is the most important part of finding employment.
The JSAI asks job seekers whether they agree or disagree with statements about the job search process. Based on a numerical ranking, individuals then assess their attitudes, or profiles, in five categories: Luck vs. Planning, Uninvolved vs. Involved, Help from others vs. Self-help, Passive vs. Active, and Pessimistic vs. Optimistic.
The JSAI has been shown to be effective in numerous applications and settings:
- Outplacement counseling
- Employment counseling
- Job search assistance
- Career counseling
- Career development workshops
- Rehabilitation counseling
- Correctional counseling
- School-to-work transition programs
- College and university career planning centers