Good effective career guidance is difficult to come by. So many schools and academic establishments scratch the surface but fail to offer useful direction and help individuals towards new types of work or careers.
Vocational assessments used as part of the guidance process can bring deeper personal insights and longer term benefits.
When I say career ‘guidance’, I am thinking that the term could be interchanged with advice, counselling or coaching. Integrating vocational assessment into career’s sessions ensure that there is a useful starting point for the individual.
Vocational assessment can be defined as a ‘global appraisal of an individual’s work/training background, general functional capacities and social/behavioural characteristics’ (Wessex & McFarlane, 1992)
If you want to work with a professional career consultant towards a realistic career goal then having a personal comprehensive insight into your own capabilities, values and personality is an invaluable place to start. The more information you are armed with, the more likely you are to be successful. Setting a realistic work/career goal is imperative if you are to be successful.
Vocational assessments may be formal psychometric tools, pen and paper exercises and / or electronic versions via web-based platforms. Understanding what makes you ‘tick’, how you relate to others, where you prefer to work and with whom are all areas of vocational assessment. It’s not just your ability either, it’s also about capability. You are more likely to prosper when you are confident in your skills, knowledge and experience and they are matched to the right opportunity.
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