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Guide for counselors to help students understand their career assessment results and career recommendations
We have put together a guide to assist counselors in helping students to understand and get the full experience of the Traitify Career Assessment. Each step can be broken down into a one on one meeting or session with the student.
Prior to administering the Traitify Careers Assessment, you may or may not have established a relationship, and a therapeutic alliance, with the student. In order to establish or strengthen such an alliance, and to obtain information so that you have contextual information and goals for the assessment, you should conduct an exploratory psychosocial assessment to determine the student’s:
What themes are emerging from the material you have gathered so far and how might they help you anticipate what might emerge from the results of the assessment? How much self-awareness does the student seem to have about her/his personal attributes and interests? What are his/her expectations for her/his assessment results and your career counseling sessions together?
Have the student take the Traitify Career Assessment and complete the Self Discovery Guide in preparation for the next meeting or session.
Discuss the experience of taking the assessment with the student:
Delve deeper into the results of the assessment with the student, keeping in mind the results of the psychosocial assessment you did beforehand:
Discussing personality results could lead to a discussion of coping difficulties (more primitive defense mechanisms like projection, avoidance, substance abuse and so on) or attachment problems (insecure attachments evident in failure to initiate relationships or failure to sustain long term relationships). You might then find that the focus of your sessions would need to address more fundamental issues, in addition to career counseling. These issues of fragile ego strengths could interfere with the student’s ability to pursue a career path, if the student’s intrapsychic (i.e., identify) or interpsychic (i.e. relational) strengths are compromised.
Prior to today’s counseling session, give the student the following “homework” assignment:
Share your Self Discovery Guide with two people whose opinion of you, you trust: (1) a friend or family member you’ve known for at least five years and (2) a friend of any length of time. Ask each to identify at least three personality characteristics that they think DO sound like you and three characteristics that DO NOT. Write them down with a description of why. Do the same thing with the list of traits that describe you.
Use this to begin the counseling session, focusing on how much disparity there is between how the student sees him/herself and how others see him/her now. Consider the following:
Look at the results of the Careers Assessment.
Discuss with the student:
Help the student investigate majors at the college previously not considered. Compare requirements, consider double majors, help the student to make appointments to discuss options with faculty in those departments and so on.
To learn about one career, the student will be given a worksheet and the responsibility to research a career using the resources of his or her choosing. The student might then discuss the findings with the counselor, or students might be combined into to groups to share their findings. To obtain maximum value from the research, group activities, including interviews with professionals engaged in the careers would be considered optimal.
Summary of the questions a student will ask: