the UK, career assessment has become increasingly commonplace, but not all is
as in-depth. In schools, there are a number of career questionnaires, and some
are better than others. Ideally, any career assessment test in UK schools would
involve measures of motivation, aptitude and personality.
pupil’s favoured subjects may be reflective of how much they like the teacher,
how many friends they have in the class and even how respected the subjects are
by others. A pupil’s achievements in subjects might equally be influenced by
the strength of the teaching or the level of motivation.
Scientifically-designed, psychometric measures try to look more at innate
potential and favoured behaviour and are, therefore, more valid, reliable and
scientific measures for career assessment in the UK. As business psychologists,
we are professionally- trained in psychometric assessment for career guidance,
selection and development.
is the combination of measures which is important. For example, if someone has
strong verbal reasoning, but shows on the personality as facts-oriented and
analytical, then Law may be a career option to consider. If, on the hand they
are strong verbally on the aptitude measure, but more feeling–driven and
creative according to the personality questionnaire, then English and literary
careers may be more suitable. Of course,
this is as true when selecting A Levels, as when choosing a degree or even a
using career assessment services in the UK, it is also important to remember
that interests, personality and skills develop and change over time. A regular
career development check is advisable, to ensure that one is still on the right
path and best playing to one’s strengths. Some clients return to us at regular
intervals to reassess their direction.
As a Chartered Psychologist with nearly 25 years experience in career counselling and literally thousands of satisfied clients, I know that the very best results come from a two way dialogue. I work with the client to find solutions and clarify thinking, considering career and lifestyle needs and matches.
Why choose me in
I am a Chartered Psychologist expert in career assessment, analysis and counselling - a proven Career Catalyst. Many clients are at very low ebb when they come and are often prompted by some personal trauma. Others may just be perfectionists seeking to check they are on the right track.
This comprehensive, professional and personal service includes thorough psychometric assessment, in-depth face to face counselling, practical advice and a personally-written report (not just a computer-generated narrative). I see just one client per day to ensure full attention is given to each case.
My model is appropriate for all and identifies the real you and matches your motivation, values, aptitudes, personality and personal circumstances to career areas, and to level, role and organisational type ensuring maximum fulfillment and potential is realised. The two way discussion and logical, objective style with results presented both visually and verbally, ensures total client buy-in, direction and confidence to act.
I have nearly 25 years experience, consistently positive feedback and a constant stream of recommendations (click on the main website link above right to see client comments).
Competitive fees (under 25 yrs 545; over 25 yrs 645 -no additional VAT - I am charged out at much more as a freelancer, but have low overheads when working from home!) These include lunch, taxiing from the station, and a two year contact period (should a reference for a course or comments on a CV etc be required).
I am a recognised career change expert often quoted in media (BBC News 24 and Radio 4, The Times, Red Magazine etc), and one of the few career consultants recommended in the career bible 'What Color is Your Parachute' . I have recently written a careers guide for Trotman Education, entitled Working in Accountancy.
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