Career Design

Choosing a career is more than just deciding what I like – it entails understanding that this continuous activity called WORK, has everything to do with individuality and application of personality in a specific place and time. What you like to do today cannot be isolated to today – we need to think how this came about?

Career counseling/ design can be described as a multi-facetted exercise to determine how individuals choose and use work. This investigation looks into constructs like aptitude, interests and goals as important parts of a person’s personality and expression of self – concept (Holland, 1997; Savickas & Spokane, 1999).

In the world of today, we are confronted with choice and adaptation in the world of work. It demands of us to take cognizance of:

  • What different people prefer to do?
  • How individuals cope with vocational development tasks, occupational transitions, and work traumas;
  • The dynamics by which life themes impose meaning on vocational behavior and why individuals fit work into their lives in distinct ways.

This can occur right through a person’s working life and is not limited only to end of school decisions that are made.

Dr. Tienie spends time to:

  • work through psychometric assessments: Cognitive, interest, personality, aptitude, values
  • invest in self-defining stories about vocational development tasks – the narrative
  • to facilitate occupational transitions,
  • work through career traumas that an individual has faced.

Career design starts the day of birth…and somewhere before leaving school (at a very young age) everyone has to make an informed choice……and this choice determines your career happiness and success…. it touches values and preferences …..and challenge you with constant dynamic change.

Onderhoud 22 Maart 2016: Die Groot Ontbyt

A message from Dr Tienie Maritz


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