Do you want better career
choices? Do you know what career will suit you?
There is no other aspect of your life outside
family and friends that is more important than your career. Yet people make
career choices and find that they are in a career that they
are not suited to.
new global economy where some occupations are disappearing and new areas of
work are opening up, people are questioning their career paths and the meaning of work.
Have you been passed over for
a promotion you feel you have earned?
Are you bored in your job and
want more challenges?
Do you want to earn a higher
Are you returning to the
workforce and are unsure of the relevance of your skills and how to
You want a career change and don't know how to go about it?
These scenarios are very common. There are many reasons people
want a career change. Some people will spend a lot of time trying to
make sense of where they fit into the workforce and become more confused about the options. They may find something
that interests them but can't take the next step.
Many people seek the help of a career guidance counsellor or a
career coach, while others use a number of
online career tests. First of all let's look at career coaching.
A career coach's role varies, Some work within companies and others work
with individuals and groups. Most would say they focus on what is important
to you now and assist you to identify what you want in your career. A career
coach will assist you to focus on your priorities in life, to gain clarity and
ultimately to unlock your hidden potential. It is action orientated. It has
to be if you are to move forward.
How to choose a career coach?
No doubt there are many good career
coaches - but how do you find them? What do you look for?
Credentials: Choose a coach who has some
recognised training and belongs to an industry accreditation that adheres to a code of ethics.
Credibility: Is the coach
recognised within the industry? Has he/she got a active presence in
the industry? Have they published or sought out as an expert?
they been interviewed by the media?
Life experiences: Can they relate to your issues? Have they had
real world experiences?
is a career coach who
can fulfill all this criteria.
She is a Career and NLP Coach, a
Certified Reach Personal Branding Strategies and Certified Reach Online ID
Strategist and Workplace Counsellor. She is also a member of many industry associations including Career Development Association of Australia, Career
Directors International, and Career Management Alliance. She also has tertiary qualifications and has spoken on ABC radio,
published career books and has a high profile within the industry.
You need to see
her incredible credentials yourself.
Annemarie has also overcome personal hurdles that have
impacted on her career and formed her career choices. She can
certainly relate to her clients.
See her personal journey.
Careers Individual Silver Quest one-to-one coaching program
includes, in Annemarie's words, demystifying the career planning
process; support you in gaining clarity around your talents, values and
purpose; and allow you to design a career path that is in alignment with
your lifes calling.
The last criteria to choosing a coach is to
contact them and speak about what you hope to achieve from working with
a career coach.
Other Career Support Services
Many people are locked into a
job that lacks job satisfaction but don't know what type of
work they are suited to.
Finding a career that will fill you with passion involves
career assessment. If you want career direction and don't want
to use a career coach, online career assessment tests
can provide you with many career options you had not
considered based on a range of factors such as interests,
aptitude, knowledge and a range of other factors.
Career Planner's online career tests are used around the world in
Education, business and other institutions.
Career values test The Knowdell
Career Values Card Sort will evaluate your personal values
to help you make a career decision based on your belief
Online career test and report
In just 15 minutes you
can discover the type of work
that will fulfill you. If you are just starting your
career or want a career change. The Career Test
will provide you with career choices that are in tune with
your interests, values, personality and skills.
Free Personality Test and Report
Creating awareness of your personality
type will assist you in
career choices and your workplace
Other online career resources
career guide - eBook for immediate download
Written by a career coach, this
book helps you to put your career back on track.
Career Magnifier provides career advice and career counselling to help you make a career change. This online career test assesses your interest in over 170 occupations to determine the career and course that best suits you. The assessment is based on extensive research and provides guidance to people of all ages.
This is a reasonably new area of job search and there are
several resources available
career development resources