Online Career Guidance.

What is the Career Confidence 'Online' Program?

We are indeed in changing times and so have taken the opportunity to design an innovative ‘Online Career Guidance Program’.

The program seeks to be individual, inclusive and work with and for you. It will assist you to identify a career plan you can be confident with.

Your program will involve information gathering using especially designed forms and some testing.  But more importantly, it will facilitate an online engagement with a professional career guidance counsellor.   Payment is due in advance via the web payment system.

So how does this work?

You first set aside a date for an online meeting – this takes place at the end of a process of testing and history gathering. It is designed this way so you can  engage when works for you while also setting a deadline – all of the stages contribute to the program.

The program takes place over 4 stages.  Prior to each stage, you will receive a clear outline of what to expect by email.  The aim is for you to have a useful, flexible and enjoyable experience of Career Guidance.    The online tools at each stages are especially selected for you; so as to help determine careers and areas of study, learning and work you are most likely to enjoy.

  • The program will involve setting aside some time – to work on your own.  
  • It is preferable that you use a PC / laptop and not a phone or tablet for the program.  I am just an email away if you run into difficulty.  There is an online consultation after you have completed your online work.  During this session, your career guidance consultant will bring you through results and give advice on your decisions,  courses, and career and employment options. 
  • Also –  nothing is set in stone.  If you believe something needs to be different to optimise your engagement – it will happen.   Everything is designed with you in mind.

 

Fees: 

Online Program – €600 to include

  • Preparatory work and preliminary engagement – an Introduction to the new Online Program ( approx 15 mins)
  • Online Guidance – a guided process through some testing and information gathering (approx 2 hours)
  • Online Consultation – to explore further and using all results – design your career plan  (up to 2 hours)
  • A Comprehensive Report – so you can have a record of your plan.

Payment is due in advance of your consultation via the web payment system.

 

More detail – how does it work?

 

The program can be booked and paid for via the website – by you or a parent/advocate. 

The program is then initiated and you are guided through each of the stages.  There are 4 stages in total.

Stage 1.

The first step is learning “how” to go through this program; a program designed with you in mind.  

The aim is to keep it uncomplicated, stress-free and almost fun!  You choose when suits you best to engage with the program.  The first stage involves setting preliminary expectations while also making a plan about how and when to engage!

Stage 2. 

This part of the program explores your career journey up to now, including your interests and experiences.  The aim is to appreciate what you have already achieved.  This takes approx 30 minutes.

It can be taken in the comfort of your own home, in a setting that works best for both you.

Stage 3.

The assessments or tools used to explore your occupational abilities, interests and personality traits are next explored.  Tests are chosen that will work best for you.  Online career tests can be useful for guidance and contribute to the analysis and individual profiling that career guidance offers.  The objective is to collect a learning about “you” –  that is unbiased and scientific. 

All tests are suitable for a wide range of people and will be clearly explained.  If you have any concern – please contact me.  This takes up to 2 1/2 hours – but can be taken over periods of time

Stage 4. 

The process will involve a consultation with a Professional Career Guidance Counsellor, where all results are explored and explained-  and a plan outlined.

What assessments are used?

To learn more about options that match your personality type, a HPI Personality Profiler may be used.  The HPI Personality Report will set out the careers that suit your personality type and learn about your preferred work tasks and ideal work environment. 

Other online interest and exploratory tests may also be used.

Innovative Online Program. 

The online program has been specifically designed for those who are unable to work face to face, and will be continually developed and re-evaluated.   Career Confidence is seeking to ensure that you can access and engage with a high quality personal career guidance service at the current time, when so much learning and engagement is moving online. 

The process is taking a blended approach so we can stay distant, engaged and continue to offer a personalised service.  We are committed to ensuring a quality accessible service and will continuously evaluate the process.

Follow-Up Consultations – Optional (1 hour): €200

If any follow up consultations are required they can be booked.  This I can be very useful if there are new decisions to be made or further clarity is needed.

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ONCE AGAIN - HOW IT WORKS

  • 1. Make an appointment and commence engagement with the process
  • 2. Initial consultation exploring where you are at now
  • 3. Complete assessments over an hour
  • 4. Engage in a second online session to discuss your results and options with the consultant.
  • 5. View feedback via email and evaluate the process.

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