FAQ for Targeted Career Solutions

​​​Targeted

Career

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​​​​Why Targeted Career Solutions for Career Counseling? 

Our consultant has over 25 years of Human Resources experience specializing in Talent Acquisition and Career Development in the corporate world.  Suzanne is a certified consultant in the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Predictive Index assessments.  


High School Students:

We provide career assessments for each client and help them identify careers and majors they should explore and research.  We will help them by providing online resources for them to research and conduct Information interviews with professionals in their interested fields. We understand the stress and challenges these young adults face and help them navigate the challenging college application process.


Second Career Professionals:

Suzanne utilizes her many years of Human Resources experience to provide meaningful direction for those who are ready to make a career change and explore other opportunities.  This includes identifying interests and strengths, preparing for your job search and accountability.
 

Who should participate in Career Counseling?

  • High school students who are exploring their interests and career choices; whether vocational school, skilled apprenticeships, or college bound.

  • College Students who are rethinking their major and would like to explore other options.

  • First Career professionals who are looking for that first job after college.

  • Second career individuals who want to explore other career options or opportunities.

  • Anyone who is looking for direction in their career or educational options.


How long will the entire Career Counseling process take?

Targeted Career Solutions prides itself by using technology based assessments and scheduling consultations as promptly as possible so the client can get the results to better as​sist them in college or career search. Clients are sent the assessments via email and are provided links to take the Strong Inventory Assessment and the MBTI Assessment.  Clients will take the assessment at home on their computer.  Once the client completes the assessment, results are sent immediately to us and a career counseling session is scheduled to meet.  


What is the average time it takes to complete the assessments?

  • 35-45  minutes for the Myers Briggs (MBTI) Assessment

  • 35-45 minutes for the Strong Interest Inventory assessment


How long and who should be involved in the meeting?
Usually an hour will be given to go over the Strong Inventory and MBTI results.   For high school clients, the child and at least one parent will participate in the session.  Both parents are encouraged to attend, however, optional.

What is the role of the Student, High school and Career Counselor throughout the college exploration/application process?

There are several stakeholders in the college exploration and application process. The student, parent(s), school counselor/guidance office and the private career counselor. Each student is responsible for knowing their specific high school application process and items that need to be completed for their own school. There is a universal process for college applications however each high school may have their own internal process for ordering transcripts, letters of recommendations and timing of these actions. 

*This is the responsibility of the student and they must be aware and stay up to date of high school information. Students are encouraged to check out their high school guidance page on their school’s website and attend information meetings provided by their counselors.


What other services do Targeted Career Solutions provide?

  • Behavior based interviewing training  
  • Mock interviewing for positions
  • Interviewing prep. for Medical, Physician's Assistant, and OT graduate school interviews
  • Extra-curricular/high school resumes
  • Shadowing opportunities 
  • Career counseling workshops.