Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay for the evaluation exercise and report?
Yes, the cost is R350.00 (excl Vat) which gives you access to complete the evaluation exercise and receive an individual comprehensive career guidance report, containing recommendations on subjects selection, tertiary qualification/institutions as well as the most suitable career options, based on your ideal career orientation. You will also have access to our jobs library and tools & support resources to assist your career journey.
How does the Online Career Guidance evaluation exercise work?
Once you have registered and made the online payment, you will complete an evaluation exercise. The process will identify your ideal career orientation, based on your interests, skills and personality characteristics to help guide your career path. A comprehensive report will outline all the information about the careers, what and where to study and recommended subjects. You have indefinite access to your personal profile (My Profile, My Desk), the Jobs Library, Tools & Resources necessary to manage your career journey.
About the Online Career Guidance evaluation exercise?
The evaluation exercise was developed by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Lee Conway and is loosely based on the work of psychologist, John L Holland. Holland's research shows that people seek out and flourish in the career environment they fit - their ideal career orientation. The Online Career Guidance evaluation exercise is a tool designed to assist teenagers and young adults to refine and focus their career search. This tool is not registered as a psychometric test and while it has been designed not to be prescriptive or prevent the possibility of considering other career choices, the Online Career Guidance evaluation exercise is designed specifically to serve as a starting point for career guidance and self discovery.
How does this process benefit me?
With limited resources within the current education system, The Career Guide offers reliable, extensively researched and up to date information on to-days career guidance techniques and information. The process will add value to your career path by establishing what is best suited to you specifically, to enable you to make informed decisions when choosing a particular career direction. In addition, this tool will continue to support you through your decision making processes on subject choice, further studies, and general career guidance throughout your studies and ultimately into the working world.
How long will it take to complete?
The evaluation can take anything from 25 minutes, but there is no time limit.
Can I complete the online evaluation over different times?
Yes. Should you have time constraints, you are able to return at any time to complete the process. All you need to do is login using your username and password, to return to the evaluation exercise, the system will take you to your last completed question and you can continue from there.
What happens if I forget my username or password?
All you need to do is use the "Forgotten password" link on the login page to reset your username or password.
Why is My Profile page so important and why should I complete all the information?
Your profile page (My Profile, My Desk) will essentially become your personal profile page which will support you through your education and study journey. This tool can be used from high school through tertiary studies, and access to a general information bank of tool and resources which will guide and support you. The information you provide will be critical in ensuring that we get you the perfect fit.
Is it possible for me to learn about other jobs on this website?
Yes, once you have completed the evaluation and received your report, you will have access to all jobs in the Job Library to research other careers.
What happens if I change career choice or direction?
For various reasons, people do have a change of heart when it comes to matters of career direction. This tool aides in making the right choice from the word go. Should you decide you want to pursue a different direction, the site offers resources, in terms of researching other careers and even speaking to experienced hires in current real time jobs so you are better prepared for the reality.
Who do I contact for technical issue resolution?
Please use the "Contact us" link on the website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I able to research different learning Institutions?
Yes, once you have completed registration, online payment and your evaluation exercise you will receive your report and are also able to conduct a search using the "Search" function on the site.