BARO TEST:Wheebox BARO is an online career interest test, that helps candidate identify interest areas in various domains, and career options that can help them take well-informed decision regarding their career. BARO is based on John Holland's RIASEC model of interest.
That is based on four main assumptions about people, occupation, interests, and careers:
1. Most candidates can be categorized into six types and each candidate may be characterized by one type or a combination of these types.
2. Occupational environments can be divided into the same six types, and a particular type of person dominates each environment.
3. During career planning and development, individuals seek occupations that let correspond with their skills, interest, and values, and obviously avoid work situations that are in conflict with their skills, interests, and values.
4. Behavior is determined by an interaction between a person's personality and the characteristics of their working environment.
How is BARO Different from any other Career Interest Test?1. We understand each individual is unique and hence their personality, behavior and interest hence we categorize profiles and suggest interests and occupational careers unlike other tests that suggest careers based the test code.
2. We suggest 2 complementing career interests (Codes) in order to give individual a choice based on their educational preferences and occupation interest.
3. It's online and on cloud hence can be accessed from anywhere, anytime.
4. BARO Report is generated instantly and sent on candidate's email.
5. Many Universities use BARO as Course suggestion tool.
Types Of Profiles: -
Broad Profiles:Broad profiles occur when the client has a high level of interest in at least four of the six interest areas. There are a couple of reasons why a person may get a broad profile. First, the individual may have a diverse range of interests. This means that they like a wide variety of activities, even though the activities are very different from one another.
Such candidates may feel uncomfortable limiting their options and want to keep all their avenues open. To combat this problem, individuals having such profiles can be counseled and briefed regarding the benefit of focusing on the highest areas of interest so more time can be spent examining occupations that fit best. In order to facilitate this process, the individual may need to retake the BARO and adopt a more discriminating approach when responding to the items.
Narrow ProfilesNarrow profiles occur when an individual's scores on most of the interest areas are quite low. As a result, it becomes difficult to clearly identify a group of careers and occupations that they may enjoy. BARO does provide a code based on the two highest scoring areas. However, if the scores for these interest areas are all low the individual may not like any of the jobs presented. The reasons why some individuals may receive a narrow profile are, the individual may have limited experience and thus feel reluctant endorsing items as "likes" when he/she knows little about them.
Also an individual may have low scores that indicate undeveloped or minimal interests or the presence of negative self-talk. Lastly to help the client better, he/she can be counseled to begin exploring careers in the interest areas that they think best represents their likes or dislikes based on their past experience.
High Flat profilesThis profile depicts the person has really high interests in all the six areas. It means that if the person has several strong areas of interest, then it opens the world of occupations for the person to work on.
Differentiated ProfilesDifferentiation simply refers to the shape of the profile of a person’s interest. If the person takes an interest test and by looking at the scores we can make out wheather the person has defined interest or not. According to Holland a well-differentiated profile is where the person has well defined interests.
Inconsistent ProfilesSome individuals may have an interest pattern that is which is varied. According to BARO, interests on opposite sides of the interest framework have little in common and may involve activities that are directly opposed to each other. When an individual receives a BARO code with opposing interests the greatest challenge is finding occupations that fit with the diverse interest pattern.
Since the interest areas are often contradictory, it can be difficult for them to identify matching occupations that require a worker to have both the characteristics of the opposite interests cited. This however, doesn't mean that they cannot find such occupations, it is just takes more effort on their part.
BARO Test SnapshotAdministration and Reporting: Online
Questionnaire length: 72 Questions
Tool: Multiple Choices
Administration Time: 15 Minutes