Why take this assessment tool?

Because career decisions are the most important investment decision of your lives – in terms of self-development and potential success as well as financial progress.

A good start for young people –making early choices that match your talents and interests –leads to motivation, achievement and satisfaction.  The conditions for success!

Young people who choose well are likely to be five years ahead in their learning and career progress  by the age of thirty because they have been in environments where they have been motivated to learn, perform and work to potential. They have built their competence and confidence That’s five years ahead on productivity, income and all the satisfaction of getting somewhere you want to go. 

Poor choices lead to poor investment of time, energy, money and often bring a lack of confidence to make further choices.

The need for choice arrives for everybody at many stages. Early decisions are critical to set the platform for your future development. Then at later stages you might move happily for many years through roles that just turn up – until the moment when they don’t, and you are again forced to confront choices for your future. Lack of satisfaction, redundancies, new inspirations, later life change are all reasons to rethink your directions.
There are some simple rules that apply through all these stages - all they require is some good thinking, and this program helps you with this. It is based on this model:

Self + Skills = Possibilities


Good self-knowledge –what kind of person am I, what environments am I likely to thrive in?



What skills do I really enjoy using, or would love to learn, or become better at? This is an important clue as jobs are made up of skills you like using.



The job choices/areas I should explore for my best options.

LET’S NARROW IT DOWN so your exploration is in the best direction for you, where the odds of making the really wrong or dead-end decision are lessened. It is a much better option to start in the place that allows you adjustment and growth over time into the better roles because you have developed the right skills!

Choices Match offers a path through these three areas –

  • What kind of person am I?  Using a shortened and adapted form of the Self Directed Search, a highly validated self-assessment tool,
  • the skills you want to use now or in your future,
  • the industries/environments you are attracted to work in - where you are most likely to progress and be satisfied,
  • a chance to review and explore logical job choices in these areas for more directed decision-making.  

Throughout the program you will use a self-assessment process – NO long questionnaires are involved, and the program is colour coded to assist you to track your path. Notice your colours and follow them through.