Good career choices are made over a period of time as you mature personally and develop career maturity. The two do not necessarily happen simultaneously. Some people have a level of career maturity and insight to enable them to make sound career choices in their mid-teens while others might make them a fair bit later.
Many people try out a number of options before finding out their real career niche in midlife. Effective career guidance is essential if you are to make wise and informed career decisions.
Most career guidance involves a combination of some psychometric testing with lots of talking (narrative). While the psychometric tests give one valuable insight in a variety of areas, it is the time spent talking about these results, as well as one’s dreams and aspirations, that enables one to derive the maximum benefit from career assessment.
Measurement of seven areas of core aptitude; personality; interests; and values plus in-depth interview. This takes about 6 hours. Followed on later dates by a profile review session, a parent interview and a one-hour feedback appointment with printed report.
Measurement of personality, interests, and values plus in-depth interview. This takes about 4 hours. Followed on later dates by a profile review session, a parent interview and a one-hour feedback appointment with printed report.