Did you know that across America, less than half of workers feel satisfied with their jobs? That is an unfortunate statistic, but research has shown that the more people are interested in their work, the more they feel satisfied with work. However, the challenge for many is figuring out a career path that will align with their interests based on their specific skills, abilities, and personality traits.
Through a comprehensive career assessment, I can provide valuable insights into the professional achievements and challenges you encountered in the past as well as other motivating factors that can guide your career decisions in the future.
What to Expect
The first part of the career assessment process is an interview to learn more about you. This interview would be one-on-one and my objective would be to understand more about your background to uncover any hidden motivations. For example, I might ask you to tell me about your family’s career background, your dreams about work when you were a child, your current daydreams about career, what you value most as it relates to work, and your educational and work history. Knowing all of these details will enable me to better evaluate your past decisions while helping to set your next career goal.
The second part of the career assessment process would be to administer a variety of paper-and-pencil and computer/tablet delivered standardized tests and activities. These tests will allow me to understand both your ability and thought process.
The third and final part of the career assessment process involves my interpretation of the data and a written report to share with you. I give two feedback sessions that will enable us to discuss the assessment and for you to ask me questions about the findings. I may also invite you to return for a follow-up at a later date (e.g., three months) so that we can gauge your career progress in light of the assessment.
The time commitment for the career assessment process will depend on many factors including the time you take to complete tests and your availability and openness to the process. However, in general, an assessment could involve up to 10 hours of face-to-face time for interviewing, test administration, and feedback.
For more information about the career assessment process and its value, see my blog posting on the New Frontiers in Learning website: Helping Young Adults Explore Career Options.
Please note, health insurance will not likely cover the cost of a career assessment, also sometimes referred to as vocational testing. If you would like more information about pricing for a career assessment, please contact me.
 The New Employee/Employer Equation Survey was conducted by Harris Interactive, Inc., a leading market research firm, and included responses from a nationwide sample of 7,718 American employees 18 and over.