Career Guidance

A unique 4-phase Career Guidance Program

Core Themes is a proven career development program that utilizes a unique four phase methodology to help people of all ages and types find their true passion and purpose in their career and life.

A person's Core Themes are those essential values, needs and interests that define you personally and professionally.


Phase 1: Assess

The key objective of Phase 1 is to help you know and understand yourself at a deeper level than you now do (career exploration). Phase 1 consists of two critical building blocks that provide the foundation for identifying your CoreThemes so that you can experience career happiness.

Building Block 1: We believe that each person is unique, and therefore, their personal history is unique. Each client’s personal history is recorded in great detail. This career exploration starts with a discussion of where you were born, your early childhood years, family make-up, the personalities of your parents and siblings, etc. As a career coach, we believe that the early years, your foundation, often provide important career development clues, helping you discover how you got to be the person you are today. The history-taking continues, and we gather information about your adolescent years and your education. We want to know what sort of kid you were and how you thought of yourself when you were just 16 years of age. And we progress through all the stages of your life right up to the present time, examining your college and young adult years and your career direction, including career satisfaction or dissatisfaction.

Building Block 2: The second component to Phase 1 includes a comprehensive career guidance assessment. Our career advisors administer approximately 12 different tests, questionnaires and various career assessment tests designed to examine you from several perspectives, as shown in Fig.1 below. A thorough analysis and discussion of the assessment findings provides more insight into your key areas of strength, personally and professionally as shown on the diagram below:

Time involved in Phase 1: Approximately three career guidance and counseling meetings lasting two to three hours each over a period of two weeks.

Result: We now have a volume of data both objective and subjective covering nearly every aspect of your life and career. The formal career guidance assessment has provided objective data as to your strengths and limitations. The foundation for the career planning process has been formed.