Career Guidance

Helping your child choose a career can be a complicated and confusing process.

The world of education and employment is changing so fast, many parents are overwhelmed by the opportunities available to their children and some prefer to stick to “what they know.” Career guidance brings together your child’s interests, skills, personality traits and characteristics to highlight the most appropriate career orientation and options suited to them.

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Career guidance is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist students in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. A career guidance and counseling program develops a childs competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning. It will educate the student about how to explore occupations that are most suitable and based on that information ultimately teach them how to decide which one is the best choice.

On completion your child will have information on subject selection, tertiary qualifications and institutions relevant to the recommended career opportunities, as well as access to the job library for them to conduct additional research. Ensure you give your child the head start, knowledge and opportunity of owning their learning and career journey.

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Career decisions are not one-off affairs. Good career choices are made over a period of time as you mature personally and develop career maturity. The two do not necessarily happen simultaneously. Some people have a level of career maturity and insight to enable them to make sound career choices in their mid-teens while others might make them a fair bit later. Many people try out a number of options before finding out their real career niche in midlife. Effective career guidance is essential if you are to make wise and informed career decisions. Career guidance involves a combination of psychometric testing with lots of discussion. While the psychometric tests give one valuable insight in a variety of areas, it is the time spent talking about these results, as well as one’s dreams and aspirations, with a trained and experienced counsellor, that enables one to derive the maximum benefit from career assessment.

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An aptitude test is designed to assess what a person is capable of doing; to predict what a person is able to learn or do given the right education and instruction. It represents a person’s level of competency to perform a certain type of task. Such aptitude tests are often used to assess academic potential or career suitability.

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To find out more, contact the practitioner Stephanie directly on cell 083 200 1568.