Trying to decide on what you're going to do after high school can be such a challenge! Should you go to college? Should you go to a trade or a technical school? Or should you look into an apprenticeship and consider a career as an electrician or a plumber or something else? Making these important decisions about your future can be daunting, especially when there are so many options and you have no idea what you want to do. Learning about your natural abilities and becoming more aware of who YOU truly are can set you on a path to career happiness and success!
College Students, do you know what you will be doing after you graduate? Research shows that more than half of all college students change their major at least once and many do so three times or more with the average college student taking six years to complete their undergraduate degree. Approximately 67% of college graduates will end up in a career field unrelated to their college major.
A lot of time, money, and effort is invested into your career development and with all of the available options and so many decisions to be made, there is a lot at stake. Making these decisions armed with the proper information and guidance can save you a lot of heartache.
Finding a fulfilling career that will provide you with meaningful work is important and will lead to greater job satisfaction and happiness in life.
The First Step in making these important decisions is self-awareness.
Through Aptitude Testing and Career Assessments, we can help you identify your own special gifts and unique abilities. We will help you to clarify your occupational interests and values and find out what your career motivators are.
If you are a college student who is still undecided on a major, or if you've already chosen a major and now realize that you're probably not in the right place, now is the time to learn what your natural abilities are and clarify your career values and motivators so that you can move forward with confidence and make decisions based on who you truly are.
If you are a high school student trying to decide on a college major or are considering a different approach to your future career, we can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and clarify your interests and values so that you can make decisions about your future with confidence.
Below are descriptions of some of the assessments we use to help you learn more about your natural abilities and unique personality traits so you can discover who YOU truly are!
Discover your own special gifts and unique talents.
Clarify your interests and career values and find out what motivates you.
Save money on educational costs by eliminating trial and error.
Find out how you learn best and what educational and work environment you are best suited for.
Choose a career that incorporates your interests and passions and utilizes your skills and aptitudes.
Find happiness and satisfaction in a career that is a best-fit for who you truly are.
“I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” ~ Helen Keller
The Highlands Ability Battery is the gold standard among career assessments and can help you discover your unique pattern of aptitudes. The more knowledge and information you have about yourself, the more effective your decisions will be. The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) can help you to understand:
The HAB is a four hour assessment that is taken online (although it doesn't have to be done in one sitting) and results in a 30+ page report that identifies your natural abilities and offers potential career matches for you to explore.
THE STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY® is a valuable assessment tool used to identify your interests and shows you how they relate to different careers and various work tasks. It is the most widely used career planning instrument by colleges and universities in the world.
THE MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR® (MBTI)® is an assessment that helps you understand your personality traits and shows you how that impacts your communication style and fits with different careers.
CARD SORTING is an assessment tool that helps you clarify your career values and motivators. It is especially effective because it engages with hands-on activity.
The Workplace Excellence Series was created in collaboration with business owners and business leaders and is designed to help people understand and deliver the essential skills that are in demand in the workplace today.
This ten-module program offers a better understanding of the employer’s perspective, practical skills, and the “bottom line” of an organization in ten important areas.
Designed for employees, students, and job seekers, the program offers current employees the skills and tools needed to produce greater value in their work, and greater opportunity for career and company success. Students will get an early start on building habits necessary for future career success, and job seekers will learn to show true value proposition increasing their chances of getting hired sooner.
Maximize the power of your employees by giving them the skills and tools needed to get your company a competitive edge in the in the evolving economy. Help your learners understand their true value in the workplace and translate it into real-life, long-term outcomes.
Dr. Don Clifton, an American psychologist and educator, posed the question, "What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what's wrong with people?" Focusing on Strengths rather than weaknesses are fundamental to CliftonStrengths® philosophy.
Dr. Clifton, considered to be the grandfather of Positive Psychology, began his research into human Strengths, eventually discovering over 430 different talents. These were condensed into 34 themes, each of which falls under one of four domains: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking.
Also a part of the Positive Psychology movement, The Values in Action (VIA) Inventory is an assessment that measures 24 different values and ranks them according to how you answer each question. Your top five values reveal your core Character Strengths.
The CliftonStrengths® and the VIA Character Strengths assessments will help you discover the essence of who you are. Your top five Strengths in each of these assessments are you Signature Strengths and are fundamental to who you are.