Reinvention / Get Direction
Any successful transition starts with knowing yourself and getting clear about what’s unique about your background, your experience and your brand.
How well do you know yourself? If you’re considering a career change or feeling called to reinvent yourself, you’ve probably been doing some self-reflection and self-assessment. That’s an excellent start, but you probably have some blind spots. You have natural aptitudes or strengths you take for granted, and areas of interest you assume everyone else has (they don’t!!).
If you’re curious about how your natural interests and personality type translate to career options, I am a fluent translator. Wondering if there are other careers better suited to your natural aptitudes? Let’s assess your strengths so we can brainstorm some unique career options. Bottom line: An assessment can be a great place to start when considering any type of career shift.
Here’s where you get to benefit from my obsession with all things career-related. I’ve studied the options and thoroughly researched the best career assessments. And because I love to dig deep – I’ve done advanced training to administer and interpret the results so you can get the most out of your investment.
Here are the career assessment packages I offer:
More information about YouScience®
The YouScience® assessment is built upon over 90 years of research by institutions and foundations across the globe. Now available in an online format, the assessment offers a reliable and valid measurement of natural abilities or “aptitudes” that align with satisfaction at work.
The assessment blends 16 dimensions across your unique aptitudes, interests and personality traits.
The reason why aptitudes are so important, and what distinguishes YouScience® from other assessments, is because while you may be interested in a particular career –such as being an orthodontist – you might lack spatial skills, which could limit your ability to do this career with ease.
What aptitudes are assessed? Many of these aptitudes describe how you think or solve problems such as inductive reasoning, sequential reasoning, numerical calculations and idea generation. Other aptitudes describe your leadership and team approaches such as generalist/specialist and timeframe orientation.
The YouScience® online profile takes about 2.5 hours to complete – with breaks in between the exercises so you don’t have to complete all at once.
More about Myers-Briggs®/Strong Interest Inventory®
The MBTI® and Strong Interest Inventory® Assessments are the two most valid and reliable psychological instruments used to provide you with a better understanding of who you are.
The MBTI® instrument is designed to help you understand your unique personality and the way you relate to others around you. It’s backed by thousands of research studies and has been found to be both reliable and valid in assessing personality.
The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work in jobs or at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. The SII takes about 25 minutes to complete and contains 317 items that measure your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities and types of people.
Your interests are compared to thousands of individuals who report being happy and successful in their jobs. Your personalized report identifies your optimum career choices based on your interests, and includes additional related occupations with concise job titles.
More about the Birkman Method® Package
The Birkman Method® combines motivational, behavioral and interest evaluation into one single assessment.
Unlike most other popular assessments, it gives unique insights into underlying motivations and needs. Knowing your underlying motivations and the consequences of unmet needs give you an effective way to evaluate career options and make better career decisions.
The comprehensive career report (40+ pages) includes such things as your usual behavior, your underlying needs, stress behaviors, interests and organizational focus.
The Birkman Method® online assessment takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and is divided into three sections.