Guidance and counselling for teens and tertiary students
Uncertain about next year’s school subjects, confused about where they will lead?
Disengaged, lacking in motivation, interest and energy for school?
Overwhelmed about the next step from school to tertiary study or work – too many study and career options?
Wanting to change courses or drop out of tertiary study, uncertain about making the best decision?
Carey Careers specialises in providing comprehensive guidance and support to secondary and tertiary students. We offer:
A range of age-appropriate assessments so students develop an understanding of their Career Identity – their key work interests and skills, and can then articulate confident self-awareness of these strengths and preferences.
Follow-up guidance and counselling supports students in making sense of their profiles from a visual summary, so they progress to make informed study and work decisions, supported by an action plan of next steps.
Your 21st Century Career author Dr Heather Carpenter (www.thecareermaze.com) observes that developing self-knowledge and identity acts as a compass, pointing a young person in the right direction and helping them to say, “I know how I tick and what suits me”.
What kind of person am I – what is my Career Orientation?
What skills do I want to use now and develop for the future?
What kind of industries and work environments am I attracted to?
A thorough assessment profile leads to self-understanding – “I know what suits me” – and then a review and exploration of aligned work and study options for more directed decision-making: self + skills = possibilities.
Dr. Carpenter comments: “career decisions remain the most important investment decision of our lives – in terms of self-development as well as financial progress. A good start for young people – early choices that match their talents and interests leads to motivation, achievement and satisfaction. Young people who choose well are likely to be five years ahead in their learning and career progress by the age of thirty, because they have been in environments where they have been motivated to learn, perform and work to potential. They have built their competence and confidence. That’s five years ahead on productivity, income and all the satisfaction of getting somewhere you want to go. There is a success cycle at work with careers – good choices bring about better chances and these produce the best career opportunities. Poor choices lead to poor investment of time, energy, money and often bring a lack of confidence to make further choices.
Good self-knowledge – what kind of person am I, what environments am I likely to thrive in?
What skills do I really enjoy using, or would love to learn, become better at? This is an important clue as jobs are made up of skills you like using.
The job choices/areas I should explore for my best options.”