Providing positive direction!
This is my goal for my business – CareerSTRONG. It means that I want to help people better understand their strengths and potential blind spots. By knowing yourself, you can ask better questions and truly understand your personality preferences.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most widely used personality assessment in the world today. It can provide insight as to how you take in information and make decisions, how you get your energy, and how you deal with the outer world. As an MBTI Master Practitioner I help my clients understand how their unique personality fits into a variety of situations; the work world, home life, school and relationships.
The Strong Interest Inventory provides insight as to interests and work environment. How much do you have in common with individuals in certain occupations that are happy in their work? How do your basic interests fit into the various occupational themes known as the Holland Hexagon?
If you are struggling with self-knowledge and want to end the cycle of never really figuring out what you want to do with your life, contact me at CareerSTRONG. I would love to help you begin to figure it out!
What does the college experience mean to you?
I’ve gotten many different answers when I ask this question – sometimes, the person who is going off to college (usually the child) has a completely different definition from the parent.
The parent may be envisioning increased personal development and responsibility, the ability to handle pressure and stress and the opportunity to do his or her own laundry. All good things that blossoming adults need to know, for sure.
The prospective student may be envisioning increased opportunity to meet new people (freedom) , live away from home for the first time (freedom) and (eventually) get a well-paying job (freedom AND money). Again, all good things…
What I have learned is that the college experience has become a term that encompasses a life that doesn’t fit everyone. Some students thrive in an on campus environment; some do not. Many prospective students get caught up in the stream of “what everyone else is doing”, and they think they’re going to be missing out on something BIG if they don’t experience…whatever it is that everyone else is experiencing.
Have a conversation. Have LOTS of conversations about what it means to live independently and take responsibility for your classes, your grades and your future.
Consider what is best for you and your family and talk about what the college experience really means…you’ll be glad you opened the door to future conversations about experiences and life!
Far too many people are dissatisfied with what they do for a living. Why is that? They make mistakes when choosing a career and end up in an occupation that isn’t a good fit. That’s not surprising since going through the career planning process, including the four steps one should take when choosing a career, is difficult. It may seem like it would just be easier to pick an occupation out of a hat.