Frequently Asked Questions about the Career Resources Questionnaire
What is the Career Resources Questionnaire?
The Career Resources Questionnaire is a scientifically developed simple and fast way to assess employability and resources for career success. The results provide a personal profile of existing resources.
How can I take the questionnaire?
For whom is the questionnaire?
The questionnaire is for employees of all age groups and professions as well as for university/college students. Please choose the right version before you start the questionnaire.
What is assessed by the questionnaire?
The questionnaire is a self-assessment tool that identifies important resources of employability and career success. The resources can be divided into four broad domains: (1) knowledge and skills; (2) motivation; (3) environment; and (4) activities. The four broad domains consist of 13 different components ( 12 different components for students). Further details can be found here.
What happens to my data and how do you guarantee data security?
Your data are treated strictly confidential and are not distributed to third parties. Your anonymous answers in the questionnaire can however be used by the research team at the University of Bern for scientific research on the Career Resources Questionnaire. Your data are saved on servers in Switzerland in some of the most secure datacenters in the world. All traffic between you and the servers is transferred via certified encryption.
How much does it cost to take the questionnaire?
Taking the questionnaire and a basic report of your results is free.
After completing the questionnaire, we also offer the option to purchase a Comprehensive Personal Report which gives you an additional, more detailed profile where you are compared to other people who took the Career Resources Questionnaire. The Comprehensive Personal Report also gives more background on each career resource as well as suggestions about activities to use and develop each resource more fully. The Comprehensive Personal Report can be purchased for CHF 15.- for the employee version and CHF 10.- for the student version by a secure credit card payment after you have completed the questionnaire.
What is the Comprehensive Personal Report and which additional value does it provide?
The Comprehensive Personal Report allows a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of your career resources. The report gives you an additional, more detailed profile where you are compared to other people who took the Career Resources Questionnaire. This allows you to see which of your career resources are stronger or weaker compared to others. The Comprehensive Personal Report also gives you more background on each career resource, explains why each is important to achieve career success, and suggests activities to use and develop each resource more fully.
Why do I need to pay for the Comprehensive Personal Report?
The cresogo website is not profit oriented and we are offering much of the content for free. With your purchase of the Comprehensive Personal Report you are supporting the maintenance and further development of this website. All earnings from the sale of the Comprehensive Personal Report are used to maintain and further develop this website and for further research on career development at the University of Bern.
Can I use the questionnaire for my professional practice / in my company?
Yes, the questionnaire can be used in counseling services, for professional coachings, and for HR development activities. Clients can directly take the questionnaire on our website www.cresogo.com/CRQ and forward the report with the test results to you.
For professional use, we recommend to consult the Comprehensive Personal Report of your client because this report provides a standardized profile of the questionnaire results. If you would like to have a tailored solution to meet your individual requierements, please contact us. Email
Can I use the questionnaire in my research project?
Yes, we provide the questionnaire for free for use in scientific, noncommercial research projects. Please contact us. Email
Who is behind the questionnaire?
The Career Resources Questionnaire is based on international scientific research on career success and employability. It has been developed and validated at the University of Bern, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology by the research team of Prof. Dr. Hirschi.