Developer: Franklin Covey Co.
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★½☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

GC1Great Career feels like the opening day of career development at both my high school and my University. It provides a questionnaire based on many of the leading personality tests on the market, and provides assessments of those answers in the form of qualities that you exhibit professionally. Based on those qualifications, lists of possible careers that meet those strengths are provided to help get you started on a career path.

Additional features for Great Career include a “build your village” option which boils down to a networking assistant application. Through a set of questions, build your village helps to construct professional emails that can be sent out through the email client in your iDevice to ask for assistance, or provide interest, for various career specific questions or requests. There is additional “find resource” option which helps identify challenges the individual is having, and iron out solutions for those challenges.

I’ve taken a lot of these career development courses, and even helped to run one or two. This app does help someone identify their strengths and weaknesses, and even lays out some possible career opportunities, but I’ve never been a fan of the cookie cutter application of standardized criteria for job placement. Users of this app need to be weary to follow this as a how to guide for career placement, and need to follow their own aspirations, even if this app can be a guide to those aspirations. I don’t believe this is a $4.99 poorly spent, I just warn people that this shouldn’t be the end all to their career searching.

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