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Follow your heart but take your brain with you

Introduction

Career decisions based on anecdotal information or peer pressure can lead you to a cross roads in your career. With varied career options and opinions, it is most likely that you’re not sure how to take charge of your academic life.

Illume – a Career Counselling Service of Global Careers – has been designed to help students and future professionals set a career direction with confidence. We assess your aptitude, personality and interest using world’s most credible psychometric tests that can help you make an informed career decision!

WHAT ARE PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS?

Traits such as personality, aptitude, interest, and values are important characteristics and can be extremely handy when one wants to make an important career decision. This can be done through Psychometric tests which are tools for measuring the mind (‘metric’ = measure; ‘psycho’ = mind) . In other words, Psychometric testing refers to the process of measuring a candidate’s relevant strengths and weaknesses.

HOW ARE THESE TESTS HELPFUL?

These tests can be used to help an individual in the following ways:

  • Choose among educational and career options based on his natural talent, interest & personality
  • Help an individual understand why they do well or poorly in certain subjects.
  • Can suggest new career options not previously considered.

WHAT SETS US APART IS OUR METHODOLOGY

Step 1: Psychometric Testing

Complete Assessment using psychometric tests

Career Counselling

Step 2: SELF –ASSESSING YOUR PERSONALITY

Presentation is conducted to help the students self-assess their personality

Step 3: CAREER REPORT

A comprehensive report is prepared which not only depicts your aptitude, interest but also helps you understand your personality.

Step 4: Counseling

This entails using your career report to help you find a career path that is suitable for you

Final Step: Illumination

Congrats! Now you have been empowered to identify your major/career path and make an informed decision!

Battery of Tests Employed

Breaking from the common practice of using unbranded sub-standard tests, we assess your aptitude, personality and interests using a battery of world’s most credible psychometric instruments such as MBTI, used by the career centres of renowned universities including Harvard, OXFORD, Cambridge etc.

MBTI (Personality Test)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument is the most trusted & widely used personality assessment test in the world. Knowing your personality type, as measured through the MBTI instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage: from your choices of subjects and majors in school to choosing your first career, to changing careers later in life.

INTEREST INVENTORY

An interest inventory is a testing instrument designed for the purpose of measuring and evaluating the level of an individual’s interest in, or preference for, a variety of activities. Based on the Holland Code or RIASEC system, which was developed by Dr. John L. Holland, the tool is widely used to assess one’s interest

APTITUDE TEST

The test we use is of international standard. The tool gauges a person’s ability in manifold areas such as verbal ability, numerical ability, spatial ability, closure ability, reasoning ability and lastly, mechanical ability.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How reliable are the tests and the results?

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The tests employed by us are globally recognized. These tests are constructed by experienced psychometrician and psychologists and your result is assessed by an experienced and certified counselor. Please peruse the details provided to learn about the credibility of the tests and the counselor.

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What is the eligibility criterion?

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A student can take Aptitude Test, only if he has completed 8th grade or is at least 13 years old. MBTI (Personality test) could be attempted by only those who are at least 14 years old.

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What kind of preparation is required before attempting these tests?

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No preparation is required. It is just an assessment that brings out your innate strengths and weaknesses. However, to ensure best results, while taking the test you must be honest and stress free.

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What if my scores are low?

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It is important to remember that low, average, and high scores on a personality test or interest questionnaire are neither intrinsically good nor bad. However, the results of your aptitude test depict how you did in the tests compared with other people similar to yourself. Our counselor will explain to you what your results mean and how an understanding can help you in choosing a career you are suited to.

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How long does it take to complete the testing and get the final results?

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The entire procedure generally takes a week. The student needs to visit our centre twice to take the tests following which the student attends a presentation that helps him to self-assess his personality. Once the results are prepared, the student along with his/her guardian is called to discuss his/her results.

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Study abroad

MANISH MITTAL

CHIEF COUNSELOR / DIRECTOR

The decision to embark upon a global career is ultimately in your hands; we can however ensure that the choice you make is an informed one

Manish Mittal, the founder of Global Careers, is an accomplished educational consultant and has set new benchmarks in the field of career counselling, training and study abroad consulting in India.

Along with a degree in engineering, Manish has also received a postgraduate diploma in Career Counselling. Additionally, he is among the select few counsellors in the world, holding a college counselling certificate from the prestigious New York University. Besides being accredited by National Academy of Psychology, India, he is a certified MBTI & Strong Interest Inventory (globally recognized psychometric instruments) practitioner. Moreover, he is an ETS, British Council and PTE certified trainer. Forby, he serves as a career advisor at reputed schools in the town.

With almost two decades of experience, Manish has a first-hand understanding of career counselling, overseas education consulting and training in the true sense. As an on-going effort to keep himself abreast of developments on college campuses, he has personally visited several colleges and universities both in India and overseas, and continues to do so.

TESTIMONIALS

A Satisfied Student Is Our Best Advertisement

  • Dr Manish Jain

    Dr Manish Jain

    Pediatric Surgeon, Surat (Father Of Praachi Jain who is Pursuing undergraduate degree at New York University)

    It was a walk in visit to global careers many years back and that started my relationship with Mr Manish Mittal and his passion of mentoring and guiding aspiring students to various global educational avenues. USP of this place is the unbiased well researched and meticulously customised advice you get from all the counsellors. Thorough knowledge of Mr. Manish about various global career options and understanding the mind and psychology of parents as well students makes the recommendations very useful. Another important aspect is well experienced and seasoned faculty members for preparations of various entrance tests. Never ending quest of Manish sir for learning new things keeps the analysis and suggestions very much up to date. Starting from Career counselling, training to Study abroad consulting , I used their of entire gamut services for my daughters’ undergraduate admission and it worked out very well and I strongly place Global Careers as numero uno among career counsellor as well as study abroad consultants in Surat. Highly recommended for all those who want to study overseasand are looking for transparent and well researched, yet thoroughly professional coaching and counselling services !

  • Samiksha Nandwani

    (Pursuing Liberal Arts in Mcgill University,Canada)

    Until few months ago I had many career options in mind and was very confused. Fortunately, I got to know about illume, a career counseling service based on psychometric tests that takes into consideration one's career interest , aptitude , & personality. The outcome of these tests and the valuable counseling by Manish sir has helped me choose a career path which is meant for me . I would definitely recommend every student, caught in the dilemma of selecting the right career to seek the services offered by illume! A heartly thank you to illume Global careers!

  • Pratham Ghael

    Former student of DPS, Surat

    Illume has really helped me to know my inner self so that I can choose a perfect career for my life The results of the tests gave me a list of careers that I would excel in. Not only that , after the test , I was given a detailed account of the careers to which I should apply so that I can enjoy my careers. I would say that illume psychometric test has helped me to find a career that was made only and only for me.

  • Shaan Munshaw

    Shaan Munshaw

    Former student of EKLAVYA SCHOOL, Ahmedabad

    I came all the way to Surat in a hope that you guys would mitigate my confusions and I must congratulate you that I was not at all disappointed ! I loved your approach, your report and of course your counselling. Finally I have got the solution and I am very relieved!

KEY POINTS ABOUT PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING

  • These tests do not make final decisions for you but are great indicators
  • Honesty of the test taker is important for best results
  • Results need to be supported by adequate professional guidance and counselling
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