Follow your heart but take your brain with you
Whether it is the selection of stream after 10th grade, or choosing an ideal major after 12th, discussions about such topics relating to careers have become commonplace. Also, with overseas education becoming a popular trend, often students are confused about whether to study in India or abroad. Unfortunately, due to lack of proper guidance, they arrive at career decisions based on anecdotal information or peer pressure, often steering them in the wrong direction. In this maze, an experienced and well-qualified counsellor who has in-depth knowledge of career counselling process, psychometric testing, test preparation, and study abroad consulting, could play a vital role by helping students discover their true potential and directing them towards the right career path. Remember, while a good decision at the right point of time can make an individual’s career journey smooth, a wrong one can bring about distress! If you are embroiled in a similar situation, you’ve knocked on the right door!
Our Career Counselling Service is meticulously designed to help students and future professionals set a career direction with confidence. We employ a battery of globally renowned psychometric instruments such as MBTI, DAT, Holland codes etc. Psychometric tests are a standard and scientific method used to measure the unnoticed skills which cannot be accurately evaluated during a face to face interview. The results help us understand the personality and interest of the candidate as well as assess their skills set.
Manish Mittal, Chief Counsellor and Director, with a profound understanding of these psychometric tests, has successfully guided thousands of clients over the course of his career.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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.
What is the eligibility criterion?
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.
What kind of preparation is required before attempting these tests?
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.
What if my scores are low?
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.
How long does it take to complete the testing and get the final results?
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.
CHIEF COUNSELOR AND 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
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.
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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