It’s a challenge. Students today are faced with rapidly increasing options and tracks for careers. It can be confusing and overwhelming and hard to even know where to begin. There are so many questions.
How do you know what you will want to be doing when you are 30?
What interests can you turn into a real career?
What jobs are good choices in this rapidly changing techno world?
How do you choose a major?
What if you just don’t know what you want to do?
It’s perfectly normal to feel stressed or confused about which major to choose or what career path to follow.
It’s okay to change your mind - even several times. It is estimated that 70% of college or university students change their major at least once.
Before spending thousands of dollars on university tuition, room and board and other fees, take some time to figure out what it is you want to do. It’s worth spending a few dollars now to get yourself headed in the right direction.
Career assessment is the first and the most important step in choosing an occupation or major, planning your career, or even starting a job search. The process of identifying and articulating your interests, skills, achievements, and values is helpful in finding a major or a career that you will enjoy and that will offer a solid path for your future.
It’s time to SOAR™ and discover your best career options.
SOAR™ is a comprehensive career assessment for students in Grade 11 and 12 and for college and university students. It’s one of the most comprehensive assessments you can find anywhere.
SOAR™ is also available for adult career changers. Contact Anita here for info about SOAR™ for adults.
SOAR® is designed to help you identify interests that can help choose a major and career path. It is an excellent career resource for high school or college/university students and even for young adults who are struggling to find their path in the career world.
SOAR® helps you look at the things you enjoy doing and subjects you enjoy to help you find your way through the crazy making career decision maze. We look at what you’re good at and where you would like to develop real skills. We talk about your preferred work environment and personality factors that influence your career choices.
Our personality assessment is an in-depth look at how you process information, make decisions and interact with the world around you. Our values questionnaire helps you clarify your personal values and make the deep connection to the kind of work you really want to do. Our interest inventory offers a broad ranging look at career interests and options to consider.
It’s a great place to start.
Three Steps to a Good Career Decision
Step 1: Complete a pre-assessment interview (really, it’s just a “get to know you” conversation) with a Blue Sage Career Specialist. You will answer questions about your interests and hobbies, favorite and most hated subjects, dreams and hopes and you will have have the chance to ask any questions you might have.
Step 2. Complete the assessments at our online assessment site. You will complete 2 assessments online and fill out the Skills and Values Questionnaire and email it back in.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (High School Career Edition) or
MBTI® Global Step II for college/university students.
Strong Career Interest Inventory (High school or University Edition)
Blue Sage Skills and Values Questionnaire
Step 3. Meet with your Blue Sage Career Specialist via phone or video chat for a 90 minute in-depth review of your results and career possibilities. Create an action plan for further exploration of career/ study options.
The Blue Sage Student Occupational Assessment and Report® (also called SOAR®) is comprised of 3 assessment components followed by a 90 minute feedback session. Each student will complete an initial “get to know you” conversation (pre-assessment interview) and 3 online assessments.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (High School) or
MBTI Global Step II + Career for College or University students.
Strong Interest Inventory®
Career Skills and Values Questionnaire
What happens when you purchase SOAR®?
Within 24 hours, you will receive an informational email from Blue Sage detailing the process for completing the online assessment and scheduling your pre-assessment interview with a Blue Sage Career Specialist.
Consultations will be completed by phone or video chat. We work with clients all over the world so location is not an issue. If you are local, consultations can also be completed in person.
Confidentiality is taken very seriously at Blue Sage Career Strategies. Your information will never be shared with anyone without your written permission.
In that same vein, all conversations with students are confidential and will not be discussed with parents unless the student gives written permission. Another option, if the student agrees, is for the parent and student to both be on the consultation calls.
The Student Occupational Assessment and Report is an excellent resource for high school students in grades 10 through 12 and for college or university students. It is also helpful for any young adult who is struggling with finding a career path.
It’s a great value as well, combining the best in career assessment with two individual conversations with a professional career consultant.
The assessments can be completed at any time and we offer evening and weekend options for the consultation session as well.
Are you an adult looking to make a career change or still struggling to find out what you want to do next? Contact Anita for more information on SOAR™ for adults.
Any questions? Contact Anita for a free informational phone call to get all your questions answered.
Click the “ask questions” button below or simply email Anita at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the SOAR® process work?
After registering for SOAR®, you will be contacted by a Blue Sage Career Specialist to schedule your initial “get to know you” conversation. After this pre-assessment interview, you will be emailed links to complete the assessments at the Blue Sage Online assessment site. Once you have completed the assessments, you will meet with your career specialist to review the results and to create an action plan for further career exploration.
Can parents be involved?
Yes. With the permission of the student, parents may receive the completed assessment report and can even be on the phone call to receive the feedback and results.
How old do you have to be to participate in the SOAR® assessment?
We prefer that students be enrolled in grade 10 or at least 16 years old to complete the assessments.
How long do we have to complete the process?
Once you complete registration for SOAR®, you have 6 months to complete the assessments and feedback session.
My university also offers the MBTI and Strong Inventory. Can I complete the assessments there?
Most universities offer the most basic level of the MBTI. For university students, I prefer to use the Global Step II which offers a more in-depth personality analysis with 20 facets. If you have completed the Strong Inventory, we can use those results and you will receive a $20 discount. Contact Anita for more information.