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Career Guidance/ Assessment Cape Town

Career coaching cape town

Making a career decision can be a daunting task with so many changes in industry and the advancement of technology. Given that this is such an important decision to make, as career satisfaction impacts all aspects of our lives, it is understandable why so many young adults and adolesents experience anxiety regarding the next step after school. 

Numerous scholars and researchers have suggested that the most effective intervention with an adolescent is to do a career assessment. This is because it creates meaning, a sense of "I know why I am doing this, because I want to one day be able to do that." As Victor Frankle stated "If we ascribe meaning to our suffering, our suffering loses it's unbearable quality."

Using reputable psychometric assessments, one can make an informed decision regarding this fundamental aspect of our lives. 

 

These assessments can provide an accurate description of our abilities, strengths and weaknesses, personality preferences and interests. It helps guide career decisions according to our capabilities and whether or not it would suit you as a person. The career assessment process involves an intake session/ interview with the client, in order to gather essential background information and also to orientate my clients to the assessment process.

The assessment entails a choice between the Differential Aptitude Test which measures our competencies with specific tasks geared toward career guidance, or to do the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). The WAIS-IV is the international IQ test and can provide information on a person’s level of abilities and represents a more in-depth look at intelligence and ability.

Several personality assessments are then administered which are cleverly designed questionnaires aimed at identifying a person’s personality profile. Using more than one assessment, the results are richer and more reliable. The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the 16PF can both be completed within an hour.

Interest is the final piece of the puzzle which needs to be assessed when making career decisions. Using assessment tools such as the 19FII and the SAVII, correlations can be made regarding specific vocational interests.

Once the assessment has been completed, a feedback session is then booked. Within this feedback session all the results of the cognitive/ intellectual, personality and interest measures as well as the background information are integrated in a holistic approach and involve a discussion regarding potential career fields. An optional report can be requested that details all assessment findings. This process takes a few hours, where the intake initially occurs, then several hours of assessment is booked, which can be spread out, and finally the feedback session. Reports can be expected two weeks after the feedback appointment. Please find the costing below:

With report: R3200  Without report:R2700