CareerGPS was developed by two HR professionals with over 50 years of collective experience in some of the world’s most iconic companies. The founders have deep expertise and experience in the science and best practices in a variety of areas such as career development, employee engagement, manager quality, and human resources development – just to name a few.
What inspired us to develop CareerGPS was a simple insight: Organizations and managers spend an inordinate amount of time conducting career discussions. Yet employees feel dissatisfied. It is our passion to empower employees to understand the key drivers of their own career and truly put them in the driver’s seat.
What aspects of the employees’ current life stage might help or hinder their career flexibility?
What aspects of their personality might impact their ability to advance in their career?Includes 4 sub factors.
Does the employee have the right networks to facilitate career growth?Includes 3 sub factors.
Does the employees’ purpose align with their career and role?Includes 3 sub factors.
What experiences has the employee had that can facilitate career growth?Includes 3 sub factors.
Employee completes a self-assessment in 25 minutes and gets a comprehensive report to understand the 14 key ingredients for long-term Career growth.
The personalized report contains insights to help the employee prioritize and focus on the most important aspects affecting their career growth.
The tool also comes with a free resource library with books, videos, articles to help increase understanding of developmental areas.
Pavan is the Ex SVP HR for Asia Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo. He was part of the global HR executive team.
In 2020, he started a social impact venture called GenWE that pairs young adults from different backgrounds to help them step out of their social bubble and build key leadership skills.
In 2021, Pavan started his second venture. He has always been very passionate about talent and careers. To help organizations and employees, he has worked with his Co-founder and a team of global experts to develop CareerGPS. It is the most comprehensive career tool.
Here are some career learning’s from the CareerGPS founders….
Select the area where you think you need the most improvement.
To grow in one’s career, consistency of performance are “proof points” that you can perform your role really well and therefore you are ready for the next role. If your performance is inconsistent, then there is high probability you will lose out on career opportunities. In the CareerGPS assessment, we do not evaluate your performance. You already have a good idea about your own performance.
As you become more senior, functional capability is a given and this does not come in the way of career growth. Your leadership skills and experiences become more important. It is important to continuously invest in keeping up to date with what’s happening in your functional area. In the CareerGPS assessment, we do not evaluate your functional capability.
People who typically score low on Experience Factors limit their learning and future career potential. Critical experiences or portfolio of experiences are important to develop new muscles, new learning's and therefore help you to get considered for more senior roles. In the detailed career assessment, we further provide you insights and suggestions on 3 sub factors of Diverse experiences.
Aspiration is an important fuel for career growth. In some situations, you could be seen as blocking others who need to sit in your role to progress beyond. Looking at other factors and co-relating it to ambition can help understand if there is a gap between what you can achieve (potential) and what you want to achieve (aspiration). In the detailed career assessment, we further provide you insights by comparing your overall career score to your aspiration.
Flexibility is a personal choice that each one of us makes as we go through various life and career stages. People who are low on Flexibility Factors limit their future career choices to optimize family needs. Flexibility can help you get new experiences, new learning's and new perspectives. In the detailed career assessment, we further provide you insights and suggestions on how flexibility can play a role in future career growth.
Your networks help you in various aspects of your personal and professional life. This is an area not very well understood by most people. If you feel networking is a development area, it means when it's time for a career transition, you may fall short in being able to use a network for finding new job opportunities, getting career advice, as well as coaching and mentoring. Networking is an investment and your networks represent you in meetings where you are not present. In the detailed career assessment, we further provide you insights and suggestions on 3 sub factors of networking.
If this a development area, you are likely to find work to be an energy drain, which may impact your happiness both at work and at home. You may be less likely to "go the extra mile“. Overall, you are likely to have low levels of work engagement and low commitment to your organization. In the detailed career assessment, we further provide you insights and suggestions on 3 sub factors of Purpose.
Personality Factors demonstrate low levels of the traits identified as critical for career success. These are traits such as ambition, self-confidence, openness to experience, and adaptability. This means that one or more aspects of your personality might make it more challenging to succeed in your career. In the detailed career assessment, we further provide you insights and suggestions on 4 sub factors of Personality.
Hopefully the quiz got you thinking a little bit, but there’s a lot more insights that you’ll get in the CareerGPS tool. CareerGPS is the most comprehensive career tool out there. Developed by HR experts with over 50 years of experience, CareerGPS is used by thousands of employees in leading companies around the world.