A basic vocational
assessment involves 3 aspects, these being interview, formal assessment
and review of results.
The interview is used as a means of obtaining information
about an individual’s:-
- educational and occupational experiences;
- perceived interests, strengths and weaknesses;
- thoughts regarding occupational change and/or
impact of study demands.
The formal assessment involves a completion of formal
questions that relate to:-
- occupational interests and work values and attitudes;
- attitudes towards interpersonal interactions;
- temperamental qualities relevant to study and/or
This information is then reviewed as a means of helping
the individual examine options in an organised and critical manner;
of intellectual and memory efficiency:-
This type of assessment can also be undertaken when
there is a need to establish:-
- appropriate training level;
- specific weaknesses which might impact upon study
and/or work performance.
After reviewing the information obtained counselling
is sometimes suggested to address:-
- anxiety which may impair study and examination
- classroom and study focus;
- study and organisational skills;
- self esteem and assertion skills beneficial
in work situations.
identifying lifestyle changes people identify the specific behavioural
changes such as:-
- over eating;
- poor anger control;
- lack of assertion;
in fact the list is never ending because as
any behaviour or attitude you hold is amenable to change and can
therefore be addressed through life coaching.