The Job Seeking Index (JSI™) assesses the fear of self-promotion in job seekers. 

Based on the pioneering sales Call Reluctance® research of George W. Dudley and Shannon L. Goodson, the JSI is designed to measure attitudes toward contact initiation in job seekers. The hesitation to initiate social contact can hamper a wide range of job-seeking activities. The JSI goes beyond blanket concepts like “shyness” and “timidity” to uncover specific strengths and weaknesses when it comes to self-promotion.


  • Measures foundational social contact initiation issues, including available energy for job seeking and current desire to network
  • Reports on 15 separate areas of inhibited contact initiation, including, but not limited to:
    • Telestress: discomfort using the telephone
    • Social Deference: discomfort contacting “upscale” individuals
    • Over-Preparation: needing to feel totally prepared before initiating contact
    • Image: letting concern over persona and outward appearance get in the way of meeting people
    • Disputing: reflexive need to criticize and argue with others
  • Comprehensive narrative report outlines presence, severity and possible behavioral consequences of each measured behavior
  • Part of the ROSE™ PsychScore® suite of computer-scored assessments