Career Adapt-abilities Scale
The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale is a helpful way for students to gain personal insight into the process of and readiness for making career choices. The CAAS includes a series of 24 questions and is most often recommended to students enrolled in the First Year Experience course, Career Navigation: Constructing Possibilities course, or upon recommendation by an advisor or career counselor.
CAREER ADAPT-ABILITIES SCALE
This assessment is based on "career construction" theory (Savickas, 2005) whereby students should approach career decisions with certain adapt-abilities, including:
- A concern for their futures (choosing to become aware of how satisfying career choices are made),
- A sense of personal control over their careers (choosing to seek advice from credible sources but recognizing YOU are your own best-expert),
- The curiosity to experiment with possible selves and opportunities (choosing to seek information about different occupations), and
- The confidence to engage in designing their occupational futures and executing plans to make them a reality (choosing to believe in your ability to make the best choice for yourself).