Some of the questions we have received from potential clients are included, for your information.
Will you be able to tell me what jobs I'm best suited for?
We wish we could, but the truth is, you know yourself better than we ever could. Even with doing a formal assessment, there is no tool designed to identify one job field in which you are guaranteed to be satisfied and successful. The idea is to generate some possible options, based on what you know about your likes, abilities, etc. We could not make that decision. However, we can serve as an objective observer as you go through the career development process. We can ask questions about things you may have overlooked or have not researched. We may be able to suggest other things you may need to consider before finalizing your decision.
What if I already did a formal assessment somewhere else?
Often an individual will have undergone some type of formal assessment while they were trying to decide on a career direction. Depending on what assessment you completed and how satisfied you were with how the interpretation of that material was handled, you may not need additional assessment. That would certainly be an area we would be willing to discuss with you. If you felt the information was on target and served to confirm what you already believed to be your strengths and preferences, additional assessment may not be necessary.
What if I know what I'd like to do, but don't know how to get started?
If you have already done a self-assessment and researched the area(s) you want to pursue, the next step is developing and implementing your career plan. It may be a matter of putting together a resume and identifying potential employers. We can start wherever you are in the process and help you figure out next steps.
I have done the same type of work for over 20 years. Is it too late to try to change careers now?
Research indicates, in general, we will be living and working later in life. Many companies have already realized the many benefits of hiring more mature employees. There are certainly some occupations for which you may not be well suited because of various qualifications, but most occupations would still be possible options. So much depends on what you are willing to do to get to where you want to go, but we can help you identify and analyze your potential options.
My job search skills are very rusty. How can you help?
If you need assistance with your resume, we have guidelines and samples to help you to get started. Once you prepared a draft, we can critique it for you. We have suggestions on preparing for job interviews and can conduct a mock interview with you. We can address most any issue you have regarding the job search process.
I have thought about starting my own business for some time, but can't make the move. How can you help me?
We can discuss your plans for your business and why you believe you have not pursued it. Perhaps you need information about becoming self-employed or more confidence in marketing your services, or a variety of other concerns. We can discuss your concerns and perhaps provide you with sources of additional information to help you determine if you are ready to start that direction now.
I'm preparing for retirement, but don't want to quit working completely. Do you have any suggestions to help me figure out what else I can do?
You may want to complete some career assessments, if you aren't sure what you would be good at and enjoy. This could be particularly helpful if you have done "the same type of work" all your life. We may need to do some brainstorming to develop a plan to implement to help you achieve the new goals you create.