Career Decision Making

My mission is to educate and motivate clients to manage their careers through competent individualized service.

Step 1: Self Assessment

Self Assessment is a “tool” that examines personality traits but is the foundation of career exploration. With the completion of The Type Focus, The John Holland Code and/or the COPS (Career Occupational Preference), we can determine suitable career sectors to warrant further exploration and research for a secure future in an ever-changing marketplace.

It’s important to understand you, where your strengths and abilities lie by committing to this valuable exercise.

Step 2: Research

Matching your interests and talents to discover career opportunities.

Job Search:

Employment trends
Labour market information
Social media presence
Volunteer and internship opportunities
Informational interviews and job shadowing

Education:

Grade 11/12 class options – specifics regarding minimal entrance requirements
Review of recent transcript and GPA
Post secondary choices – trades, community colleges/universities, gap year
Scholarships and academic awards
Volunteering, involvement in sports and the arts, leadership

Step 3: Career decision making

  • Set short and long-term goals based on your research and labour market review
  • Create an action plan to strategically balance life and career goals
  • Provide follow up support and resource material

Step 4: Self Marketing

Network with contacts, friends, family and community members
Create targeted résumés and cover letters based on job postings
Portfolio with examples of projects and examples of previous work
Personal brand – business cards, follow up communication
Highlighting skills and abilities to prepare for interviews
Mock interviews with commonly asked questions