"The complexity of our society today presents significant challenges for those seeking purpose and career direction in their lives. In 2001 Oral Roberts University launched an initiative taking an intensive strengths-based advisement approach in assisting college students and graduates with the process of making these life-sized decisions. After an exhaustive search, we determined the Career Direct System provided the best balance of resources necessary to address these needs. Over the past four years we have been blessed with the opportunity to administer several thousand applications of the Career Direct Instrument. Through the use of Career Direct we have noted a dramatic improvement in the quality of our advisement process, a greater satisfaction rate in the selection of academic majors, and a marked emphasis on purpose and long-term career selection."
"My own high school experience with aptitude tests soured me on their benefit. But as a dad of a teenage son trying to get a sense of direction in life, I was introduced to Career Direct.
After my son completed the questionnaire we received a detailed 24-page report of the results, which our Career Direct qualified consultant went over with us in a two-hour coaching call. When I asked my son, ‘What did you think?’ after the consultation, he replied without hesitation: 'I have never been so happy. I finally understand how God made me and what to do next.'
I would have paid almost any amount to see him so energized! The Career Direct fee was so reasonable (if it helps a student avoid even a single “off-track” college class, the tuition savings alone will offset the cost many times over)—and the service so personal—I now recommend Career Direct with confidence."
"Liberty University is very grateful to have Career Direct as part of their career assessment system. Career Direct is a great tool to show students and those entering the professional field the importance of looking at the four areas to consider as they are looking at choosing what industry and company they want to pursue. Career Direct is a vital part of assisting students in making career and life decisions."
"Wheaton College selected Career Direct after utilizing and evaluating most of the career assessments available in the marketplace. Only Career Direct incorporates the Values component so critical to our students and graduates. Whether for students or alumni in mid-career transition, Career Direct is an effective and invaluable tool for helping them discern who they are, as well as what God calls them to do."
"Career Direct is the one best assessment because it covers four key areas - Skills, Personality, Interests and Values - and then connects specific Interests with matching Occupations in one click.
Even better is the consultant training that equips me to facilitate clients’ discovery of their best, and who needs it most. The bonus I did not consider when I signed up was multiple languages. Already I have served clients from Brazil, Russia and China, and I don’t even speak the language!
Finally and most importantly, Career Direct technically and practically does a great job of revealing how people are God’s masterpiece created for good works. In business and ministry, it is my mission to help people find jobs, careers and God’s calling, which Career Direct helps me accomplish."
"After extensive research for a biblically based self-assessment for our freshmen, we selected Career Direct. Since 1998, our freshmen have been encouraged and challenged by their results, and we are confident that we are ministering to our students through the use of these biblically-based materials."
"We love Crown Financial Ministries' Career Direct! We use it as our main tool of personal assessment because it combines so many aspects into one. As a busy office, it is much easier to work from one tool than many. Students appreciate the thoroughness and depth of the results as do their advisors. We value its usefulness so much that since 1999 we have encouraged our entire freshman class to take it before classes even begin! It is a great foothold as students are deciding or confirming their major."
"It is my privilege to endorse Career Direct wholeheartedly to any parent, student or organization. I have been using Career Direct for the last 7 years in my own life, my family, my practice and my ministry.
All thee my sons have benefitted tremendously from the product. As an Industrial Psychologist I use this tool extensively in working with individuals that I coach and in companies where I work hand in hand with Human Resource Departments. Career Direct is comprehensive, very accurate and reliable as an assessment but what makes the tool very powerful is the consultation process where you get the opportunity to work with individuals, families and companies.
Career Direct has enabled me to bring breakthrough and healing to many clients, families and organizations.
Thank you Crown for equipping us with great tools and making us effective in our ministries."
I met Jan & Alet Strydom (Global VP for Career Direct) in Budapest, Hungary in January 2011. Shortly after meeting them, my wife and I were invited to help with the first Career Direct training (doing the translating) in Burkina Faso in the French language. During this time we were introduced to Career Direct and we loved the product. It helped me to understand my wife and myself much better. The assessment also helped me to give direction to my children.
After this I also realized that the tool would be extremely valuable to the students at the YWAM, Burtigny base. Many of them need a breakthrough in understanding their own calling and ministry. To date we have done three Career Direct trainings at the YWAM, Burtigny base. We have trained 56 consultants from as far as Norway, France, Hungary, Burkina Faso and Switzerland. These consultants are having a big impact in the lives of our students and in the community where they live.
I had the joy of doing 49 consultations to date and have seen tremendous results. We endorse Career Direct with great confidence. It is a reliable tool that will help you on many levels.
"Career Direct has been a great help to me personally and also with my family. We used it ourselves and with all of our children.
Career Direct is more than a practical tool. It helps build relationships in the family. It not only reveals the specific design of a person but help each participant and parents to understand their partners and children much better. Nothing is as helpful as understanding the true design and function of a person.
Both my wife and me are trained consultants and to date I have done more than 40 consultations. Career Direct is an extraordinaire tool with practical and spiritual application for life. Thank you Crown for a great product and giving us wonderful opportunities to help and grow people."
"I have been using Career Direct for the last 3 years and have seen amazing results in people’s lives. On a personal level I am a Career Direct consultant and have done more than 200 consultations. I could help 99% of my clients to experience break through in their lives. Only a handful of clients had problems with depression and some experienced hormonal problems.
I am not also a Network Leader and Master Trainer in Poland and have trained numerous Career Direct consultants to use to product in their practices, organizations, and churches. I support this product because it is enabling ministry and the development of leaders.
Thank you Crown for a wonderful product that gives hope and transformation to people around the globe."
"Coming into college as a freshman, I did not have a clue as to what I wanted my major to be. I had many interests but knew I could not pursue all of them at once. Career Direct affirmed my strengths and interests while helping me understand myself better by showing my weaker areas. I could narrow down the broad interests I had into what most inspired me. Career Direct was a very positive, helpful experience."
Amanda L., Junior, Belhaven College, Mississippi
"This analysis helped me to further understand my personal skills and talents. I have always been taught that God fulfills the desires of the heart. God gave me these particular skills in order for me to use them in my profession and in my life."
E. Fagin, Freshman, ORU, Oklahoma
"This assessment is evidence that my desires, personality, skills, and values work in the perfect harmony that only can be accredited to God."
M. Weidman, freshman, ORU, Oklahoma, High School Career Guidance Counselors
"I switched to Career Direct because it combines four vital areas of assessment—personality, interests, skills, and values—into one inexpensive tool. With the Career Direct® Institutional version, you get a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report and a package of resources to guide students into sound vocational and educational decisions."
Stella P., Counselor, Christian High School
"Please accept our heartfelt thanks for providing our students with the opportunity to complete the Institutional version of the Career Direct® Assessment. This program has certainly been a blessing to our seniors. I personally found it to be an excellent tool for helping students find their God-directed paths for life. I wish that this type of Christ-centered instrument was available when I was in high school."
Pauline J., Counselor, Christian High School
"This is one of the rare career planning or testing services that takes into account the believer's responsibility to and reliance upon God. Although you can get other assessment instruments to use on your own fairly inexpensively, Career Direct’s in-depth analysis and Christian perspective is worth the extra cost."
Cathy Duffy, Reviewer, Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual: Junior/Senior High
"For the Crossroads Career® Network of churches, there is no better assessment than Career Direct for discovering your God-given design for educational and vocational planning – the only program of its kind that covers the four critical areas of skills, interests, values, and personality in one easy-to-take and understandable package."
Brian Ray, Founder, Crossroads Career® Network
"Since 1991, I have used the Career Direct® Assessment in a career coaching practice while working with more than 1,000 individuals from Georgia to California to the United Kingdom. I use the Career Direct® Assessment because it's very accurate and detailed. It provides clients with a foundational understanding of their God-given strengths. Career Direct is both comprehensive and an excellent value. It's exciting that the launch of Internet-based Career Direct will make this outstanding tool more widely available."
Alan McTier, Principal, LifePurposes Leadership & Career Development, lifepurposes.com
"Career Direct is the result of a combined ten years of extensive research and development, with testing of more than 120,000 people to produce this extraordinary product. This four-part assessment provides a thorough and clear picture of an individual’s talents and interests for work. Most importantly, these materials provide a solid foundation for career planning."
Dr. Ron Braund, President, AlphaCare, Professional Counseling Group
"After seeing the results of the Career Direct® Assessment, I was shocked. I felt as if someone had truly read my mind and heart… It was the leading of the Holy Spirit that has brought me back to ORU to continue my nursing degree with an emphasis on missions."
Donna S., R.N.
"My wife, who works as a talk show host on a Christian radio station told me about your Career Direct system. What a blessing! I ordered it and, after completing all of the questionnaires and obtaining the results, I found that real estate financing was right up my alley. I also possess strong biblical teaching traits (like a pastor). So, since I am in need of finishing up my Bachelor’s degree anyway, I have decided to enroll in the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. Who knows what else the Lord has in store!"
Tyler L., Business Firm Partner
"I took the assessment 14 months ago and it helped me decide to go back and get a teaching certificate. It delineated several things I had suspected for a long time. Thanks!"
"I am going into full-time Christian service after I retire from the Military. I give your program at least some of the credit for steering me that way. I knew God was tapping me on the shoulder, but I didn't realize that I was so well suited for it until I did the Career Direct® Program. Praise the Lord."
"Thank you for the excellent Career Direct® Assessment program. I received this as a gift from my mom and I have found it to be really helpful, both for guidance and for reconfirming some realizations about myself."
"I really enjoyed the Career Direct program. It's exciting to find out more about myself and to be able to focus on a specific career."
"The Career Direct® Assessment helped me to understand myself as well as why I am dissatisfied with my current position."
"Career Direct pulled everything together into one 'package' so I could conduct an objective analysis."
"Every person should have a Career Direct® Assessment done! It really helped me organize what I expect from a job and from my life."
"I thought the personality profile part of Career Direct was pretty much right on the money. It was 'me.'"
"Overall, I felt the entire Career Direct® Assessment was very helpful and well designed. I thought it was definitely worth the price."
"The Career Direct® Assessment helped me realize that through the years I took whatever job came along and I built up a number of skills, but I didn't pursue my heart's desire and interests that matched my personality."
"Thanks so much for the confirmation of who I am and for helping me get organized for the future!"