Career Coaching Tools

Are you considering a career change?

Do you want to explore career options  and establish a plan to get you there?

Are you a parent that is financing the cost of your child’s education and want to ensure that your child is going in the right direction?   

Are you unhapppy about your current employment situation?  

Are you a “counselor” and want some insight into today’s workplace?  

Vision Qwest Solutions offers  customized  career coaching sessions uniquely  designed for your needs.  And I truly mean “customized”.  As an HR professional,  I have amassed considerable experience recruiting, sourcing, and making great hires.  As an HR professional, I have worked in several industries, and have recruited for positions across the organization.  As an HR professional and recruiter, I innately understand people.  As an HR professional,  I understand the innate skills needed to be effective.  Combining  these skill sets, I understand “good placements” and viable career paths.

Vision Qwest Solutions has partnered with some of the best assessments providers available to give insight into your “calling”, and /or, your leadership style.   As we work together, there will be no “pre-conception” as to what tool will work best for you……it will all depend upon what your specific needs are.

  • You will agree on the path that we will take.
  • I will be there to provide the insight needed to help you “envision your possibilities”.

Career Assessments

(Right click on the links below to view assessment summaries.)

Assessements for High School Students and College Students:

Some assessments are designed to assist this population to identify college majors and to ensure that there is some focus before declaring a college major.  The asssessments are designed and will be evaluated based on the level of how in-tuned you are to your strengths, whether you have had any exposure to the world of work, and wether there you have had any specific technical training that fits into the equation of “you”.

The Strong Interest Inventory® instrument 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 Strong Interest Inventory® instrument takes about 30 minutes to complete and contains 291 items that measure your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities and types of people. The newly revised assessment includes jobs in the fast-growing of computer hardware and electronics, marketing and advertising, finance and accounting along with traditional jobs. 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 descriptions.

The Strong Interest Inventory® will tell you your top 10 careers based on your interests.  It helps high school students explore various fields of study from biology to business, medical technology to marketing. If they are available, it helps them to seek possible work-study, volunteer or summer job opportunities. The overview summarizes occupations and educational programs linked to the student’s interests, and incorporates his or her personal work, learning, leadership, and risk-taking style preferences. Complete with action plan, this profiles offers students a tool kit for exploring choices and planning for the future.

Strong and MBTI ® Combined Reports

Strong and MBTI ® Career Report
Strong Profile plus Strong and MBTI ® Career Report
Strong College Profile plus Strong and MBTI ® Career Report

Strong ReportsiStartStrong™

Strong Profile, StandardStrong Profile, College

Strong Profile, College + Strong InterpretiveStrong Profile,

High SchoolStrong Profile, High School + Strong Interpretive

Strong Interpretive Report

Assessments for Professionals in Transition:

The world of work is changing. You, as an individual, (not an employee) need to ensure that you have a full understanding of what inherent skills you bring to your employer’s table to be able to make decisions for you.  Whether it is enhancing your skill set via additional training or potentially changing industries or jobs all together.

The MBTI®, Myers Briggs Type Indicator® will indicate your top 24 careers based on personality type.  The MBTI® instrument is designed to help you understand your unique personality and the way you relate to others around you. The MBTI® assessment is backed by thousands of research studies and has been found to be both reliable and valid in assessing personality.

Unique reports are available for adults and college students.

MBTI ® Complete (Form M)
Profile + Best Fit Type Description

Step I Reports (Form M)
Profile
Profile, College Edition
Personal Impact Report (based on reported type)
Personal Impact Report (based on verified type)
Career Report
Interpretive Report
Interpretive Report, College Edition
Interpretive Report for Organizations
Team Report (Sample of an Individual Client Report)

Re-purposing You  and/or A Second Career:   

There are times in our lives that, sometimes, we are ready for a change.  The path could have been shaped by the need for stability in the family, following the footsteps of someone near and dear to us, or maybe, just a bad career decision based on numerous factors.  One day, we wake up, and we decide, i want to build my dream doing whatever feels “right”.  Having a holistic understanding of what that “right” represents is critcial to being “true to you”.

The MBTI®, Myers Briggs Type Indicator® will indicate your top 24 careers based on personality type.

Unique reports are available for adults and college students.

 MBTI ® Complete (Form M)
Profile + Best Fit Type Description

Step I Reports (Form M)
Profile
Personal Impact Report (based on reported type)
Personal Impact Report (based on verified type)
Career Report
Interpretive Report

During our intial free 30 minute consultation, we will discuss  your current situation which will allow me to ascertain the assessment that is the best alternative for your current career situation.  You will be taken to a secure site where you will provide your personal information and then you can immediately take the assessment you ordered and/or will also receive an email if you’d like to complete the assessment later. The initial results of the assessments will be sent to me.  This way, I can review the results and prep for our career coaching sessions.  All career and personality assessments are affordable, statistically reliable, valid and available online with several personalized reports to choose from.

Coaching prices of VQS include the cost of the assessment, report  interpreatation, and telephone counseling session.  And because our sessions are customized to you, you don’t have to worry about sessions designed to waste your time and money.