The article presents The Multiple Intelligences Developmental Assessment Scales (MIDAS™) elaborated by C. Branton Shearer and makes an analysis of their usefulness for Career Counselling, with focus on 10-14 year-old children. More than 20 years of integration of multiple intelligences theory into career counselling process proved that clients might get several benefits of its application such as the improvement of career decision-making process and enhancement of personal development. This tool has proved to be very useful but one must keep in mind that the results must be understood not as a label but as a starting point for future exploration. At the same time, it is compulsory to compare the information got by MIDAS scales with the information obtained from other sources like school records, hobbies or in-depth interviews with the pupils and knowledgeable persons like parents , teachers or other reference persons.
Key words: assessment, career counselling, Gardner, MIDAS™, multiple intelligences, Shearer