Everyone has their own idea of a perfect career. You may be starting out in life, wanting to change careers, or have lost your sense of direction. The job market has become increasingly demanding and people change careers without knowing about additional qualifications, costs, and demands.
You learned in school, your teachers or professors sold you on how exciting your career was going to be, but you’re unhappy. Here is a startling statistic of my own. Seventy-five students started in a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation Program, at the University of Liverpool in 2013
Six graduated on our expected graduation date and two of the six graduates are working in the field of Forensic Psychology. Statistically eight percent graduated and three percent are working in their field. Further to undertaking and graduating with a Master’s, I invested more time and money to develop recognized competencies in Forensic Contexts, Educational Assessments, Specialist Educational Test User, and Occupational Assessor. These are additional psychometric qualifications with the British Psychological Society. If I did not possess these qualifications, I would not be working in my field. My
training has continued and I have taken an additional 108 plus Continuing Professional Development Courses including; “How to Set-Up a Career Coaching Practice.”
Why Do People Give Up On Their Careers?
They might not be the right personality type; their personal strengths and capabilities might not be a good fit with the organization; their contributions may not be recognized or they are unwilling to invest more time into training. Everyone has their own legitimate reason for not attaining their goal. Have you ever been offered career advice or sought out a professional advisor?
A Career Coach specializes in assessments, educational guidance, career development, research, counselling, interviewing skills, acts as a mentor, and consults with other professionals. When was the last time that you reflected upon your competencies; had your skills assessed; formulated a personal development plan, and taken action?
Do you have a two-year plan, a five-year plan, or a ten-year plan? If a hurdle gets in the way, what will your backup plan be? When your plan is put in writing it is easier to stick to it and achieve your goals because you have made a commitment to yourself.
What To Expect?
Initially, the client will provide his or her reasons for calling. The career counselor will explore areas such as; education, skills, dreams, goals and personality. During the initial contact, fees will be discussed and payments scheduled. The second phase includes assessments, testing, questionnaires, information gathering, discussion, and coaching. The third phase sees a completed action plan and time frame. A professional report will be provided for the client.
Examples of Assessments: Aptitude testing, personality profiling, values and emotional intelligence, skills assessment, career interest assessment etc.
The Career Options Program for Youth
- Administration Of An Occupational Interest Inventory
- Administration Of Ability Tests
- Administration Of A Personality Profile
- A Professionally Written Report
1 hour of 1:1 feedback and coaching session which will enable you to make the correct career choice or choose the correct university.
*Monthly payment plans are available.
Professional Coaching Service
A career coach can help you find your sense of direction. Whether you are currently under-employed or a new graduate, a coach can help you achieve your objectives.
A coach will help you to determine your strengths and skills. They assist with modifications to your CV and help you land an interview. A great coach will provide you with interview techniques and will role-play to help you feel at ease for an upcoming interview.Price: $100.00 per hour