Job Survival and Success Scale (JSSS) (2nd Edition)


This instrument measures the job survival and success skills that employers want most.

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By John J. Liptak, Ed.D.

#4187  Measures the job survival and success skills that employers want most. According to recent research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers seek soft job-retention skills more than job-related knowledge. These skills include:

  • dependability
  • responsibility
  • human relations
  • ethical behavior
  • getting ahead

Taking just 20 minutes, respondents to rate themselves on 60 statements divided into five sections: dependability, responsibility, human relations, ethical behavior, and getting ahead. The JSSS is self-scoring and self-interpreting. It includes suggestions with check boxes for job success, and provides writing space for “My Success Plan.”

The JSSS is helpful for people with and without work experience, including those currently employed, people who want to get promoted, those who feel stuck in a job, and people who have problems succeeding in and keeping jobs.

It also helps educators, counselors, trainers, and other professionals to provide more focused job retention training and instruction.

Opens to six panels. Each package includes a free Job Survival and Success Scale Administrator’s Guide. Grade 8 to adults. © 2009.

PRICE: One package of 25 instruments for $64.95. SPECIALS: 10 packages (250) for $619.50; 20 packages (500) for $1,199.00; 40 packages (1,000) for $2,359.00; 60 packages (1,500) for $3,479.00; 80 packages (2,000) for $4,559.00; 100 packages (2,500) for $5,599.00.

Suitable for use by:

  • Job training programs
  • Workforce development agencies
  • Career guidance programs
  • College and university career offices and counseling centers
  • Middle and high schools
  • School-to-work programs
  • Vocational programs
  • Rehabilitation agencies
  • Agencies that work with clients or students looking for employment
  • Programs or schools that measure job retention

To download an Administrator’s Guide, click here.

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1 package (25), 10 packages (250), 20 packages (500), 40 packages (1,000), 60 packages (1,500), 80 packages (2,000), 100 packages (2,500)


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