Career Planning for adults of any working age begins at IESolutions with a comprehensive assessment of the client. We administer to clients the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a powerful and versatile tool which has been used by millions of people seeking to better understand themselves, how they interact with others, and how they might intersect with specific careers. IESolutions also administers the Strong Interest Inventory, a leading assessment which provides insight into interests, professions, and personal styles. (For pre-college students, we use the Strong Inventory, which is useful for class selections, as well as thinking about internships and eventual careers.)
We use outcomes of these inventories, accompanied by in-depth counseling, to guide clients towards thinking about careers that fit their strengths, not just "getting a job." We work extensively on resume development, interview skills, and networking. Clients communicate regularly with us throughout the process, and many end out with multiple attractive options from which to choose.
"What Color Is Your Parachute" is recommended reading for those working with us on Career Planning. It outlines an empowering approach to seeking the right job, and delivers its message clearly and specifically.