Interpreting the JVIS Report

In this section, we will give you an introduction to the contents of the JVIS Extended Report and highlight what is and is not measured by the JVIS. Looking beyond career interests, we also provide examples of other things to consider to help make informed career decisions.

The following topics provide general descriptions of the Career Exploration Guide sections that show you how to interpret your report. Click on the heading for more information.

Key Definitions (raw scores, percentiles, work roles, work styles, comparison groups):

These are terms you should know in order to interpret your report. You will find brief definitions of each key term, both on the Extended Report and within the text of this Career Exploration Guide. Whenever a link is provided to a given term, you can get a more detailed definition just by clicking on it.

Basic Interest Scales

Each activity on the JVIS belongs to one of these scales. For example, the activity, Designing an Expansion Bridge is one of 17 activities on the Engineering Basic Interest Scale. The Basic Interest Scale profile summarizes your responses to the JVIS. These 34 scales are the foundation of your interest assessment.

General Occupational Themes:

This profile shows your interests in terms of fewer, but broader, categories than the Basic Interest Scale profile. This helps summarize your general work interests.

An example of a General Occupational Theme is Assertive. People with a high score on the Assertive G.O.T. may sometimes be seen as outspoken and direct with others, and will enjoy working with others, especially in a dominant role

Academic Satisfaction Score:

This measures how satisfied you're likely to be when doing traditional scholarly activities (research, writing papers, studying), compared to an average university student.

Similarity Overview:

General information on your Similarity to College Student and Similarity to Job Groups.

Similarity to College Students:

Shows how similar your JVIS profile is to university students enrolled in different majors and areas of study. It highlights the areas you'll be most interested in.

Similarity to Job Groups:

Shows how similar your JVIS profile is to people working in each of 32 different job groups.

Ranked Job Groups:

Sample job titles, professional organization websites, and activities are given for your top three Job Groups. Remember that the examples given on a JVIS Extended Report are not complete lists of all careers in these areas, but are intended to provide you with a starting point..

Where To Go From Here:

Lists books and activities related to the general topic of career exploration.

Administrative Indices:

These show how much confidence you can place in your JVIS results. They're based in part on how carefully you responded to the JVIS, and are useful to help find problems that may have occurred when completing or scoring the JVIS. Use caution interpreting any JVIS results if these indices fall outside the normal range.

EXTRA! Beyond Career Interests

Examples of abilities, skills, qualifications, and personal preferences you should consider when making decisions about your career or education.