• Syeda Mohsina Abidi
  • Anila Amber Malik
Keywords: Career Assessment, Personality Testing, Interest Inventory, Indigenous Career Theory


Assessment in career counseling is an essential part because it helps counselors to identify individuals’ unique characteristics which assist in making educational or vocational decisions, having lifetime implications. Using interview technique, this article aimed at examining the existing practices of Pakistani career practitioners about their use of assessment tools with their counselee. Career counseling appears to be a neglected area as scant evidence can be found related to its development, particularly with regard to career practitioners’ training and development of assessment tools. Yet, some practitioners are fully aware of its importance and utilize psychometric assessment tools mostly for helping students for making academic or career related decisions. However, dependence on internationally developed theories in practice and research is a matter of concern. It indicates career assessment and career counseling at large needs policy makers’ and academicians’ attention to address the gaps through policy and indigenous theoretical framework.

Author Biographies

Syeda Mohsina Abidi
Research Scholar, University of Karachi, Karachi.
Anila Amber Malik
Professor, University of Karachi, Karachi.


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