Transitioning to Work Fourth Edition

About the Inventory

Author: John J. Liptak, EdD
© 2025

With this best-selling, easy-to-use inventory, individuals with little or no work experience can identify their job options and make their career transitions more effective and rewarding.

Individuals will review a list of 96 non-work activities and rate how much they like each one. Simple self-scoring allows them to connect their answers to the 16 career clusters, which then lead to a list of related jobs, self-employment options, and paths for education and training.

New This Edition
In its fourth edition, Transitioning to Work Inventory stays up-to-date with today’s workforce. You’ll find:

  • Additional resources for exploring occupations
  • Recognition of the gig economy and new career pathways
  • SMART goals to assist with more focused transition strategies
  • And more!
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Transitioning to Work Inventory

Key Features

  • Helps individuals weigh the pros and cons of jobs that interest them.
  • Gives individuals opportunities to create a career plan that outlines educational and occupational goals and how to overcome barriers to these goals.
  • Works well with a variety of populations, including:
    • Job seekers and career changers
    • People returning to the workforce
    • Clients in rehabilitation-to-work programs
    • People with little or no work experience
    • Students in school-to-work programs
    • Clients in welfare-to-work programs
    • People transitioning from military to civilian careers
    • Returning citizens
  • Includes self-employment options.
  • Can be given to groups or individuals.
  • Includes a free Administrator's Guide.

The Workbook

Looking for more? We've expanded one of our best-selling inventories into a comprehensive workbook so you get the best of both worlds. Keep the assessments and dive deeper into discovering untapped strengths, finding a job that resonates, and implementing your career goals.

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