Career guidance assessments
Below I will try to answer some frequently asked questions about career guidance assessments as done by an educational psychologist.
What is a career guidance assessment?
A career guidance assessment is a formal assessment, done by a qualified person, (usually an educational psychologist), to assist the child or young adult in finding an appropriate career or field of study.
How is a career guidance assessment done?
The assessment usually starts with an initial interview with the parents, thereafter testing is done, during which time a series of tests are used. These tests explore the person in totality, and includes looking at his school subjects, interests, personality, value system and likes and dislikes. It also includes an informal interview with the person.
How long will a career guidance assessment take?
The career guidance assessment will take approximately 3 - 4 hours. The assessment is usually done in the morning.
What kind of feedback can I expect from the educational psychologist after the career guidance assessment?
Parents and child/student will receive a written report, but also detailed verbal feedback on the various aspects of the career guidance assessment. The report will highlight possible career choices, possible fields of study as well as details of institutions where the subject can be studied.