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Energy is the core concept that links your enthusiasm, motivation, interests and emotional resilience. It is both the ‘fuel in your tank’ and ‘your direction of travel’ and ‘your ability to take knocks’ on the way.
Explore your deeply held values: this is like the ‘fuel in your tank’ -it is what helps you get out of bed in the morning feeling excited or purposeful. It is linked to your values – the things that are most important to you. Values have been dominated by models that were developed last century which emphasised the concerns of the times – tradition, security, pleasure etc. The VbIM (Values-based Indicator of Motivation) provides a fresh approach with a comprehensive values framework that identifies what is important to people today. It measures them using innovative ways that uncover what you really mean by challenging what you think you are saying. This is a surprising and powerful instrument.
Explore your career interests: this gives you your ‘direction of travel’ at least in a work context. It identifies the kinds of jobs and careers that hold particular interest for you – and by narrowing that down to 24 job families it allows you to explore jobs and careers that have similarities that you may not have thought of or known existed. The CII (Careers Interest Inventory) – identifies which of six broad work themes make the best fit for you and then helps you to explore the kinds of jobs that may suit. The CII-Dodec adds another level of detail by identifying twelve work themes thus enabling a more specific focus on job areas. Both questionnaires have live links to a website designed to help you explore further.
Explore your emotional resilience: this measures five key elements that are affected by the challenges of everyday life and identifies those that are your strongest or weakest thus allowing you to identify areas to work on if you wish to build your resilience and ability to deal with difficult situations.
This questionnaire identifies five key areas that are recognised as fundamental components of resilience – Self-Belief, Optimism, Purposefulness, Managing Situation and Emotional Tolerance. Unlike other querstionnaires, it does not simply obtain a person’s typical response but also how they react to pressure. This adds a depth to the questionnaire which is then presented both with graphs and with narrative descriptions that interpret the differences that have identified as typical, when stretched and when under stress. In addition there are questions that probe each area in greater depth as well as giving development suggestions for those who wish to build greater resilience.
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This questionnaire identifies the career themes that interest you the most. There are 6 broad themes which have been extensively researched and most jobs have been carefully classified under each. Originally developed by John Holland who labelled them RIASEC, the CII describes them in clear and meaningful language as follows: Doing & Implementing; Thinking & Investigating; Creating & Expressing; Communicating & Helping; Persuading & Influencing; Planning & Organising. There are two possible reports – a short summary with graphical profiles and career suggestions and a more extensive report that encourages more reflection. Both reports contain hyperlinks to the Team Focus Careers website which provides a wealth of information describing more than 700 jobs in detail.
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This questionnaire identifies the way a person balances their values across four overarching areas broadly emcompassing ‘What I want for myself’, ‘What I want to become’, ‘What I want from others’ and ‘What I want for my community’. Each area comprises of 6 values and all 24 values are presented in rank order – but using sophisticated methodology for identifying areas that challenge the person’s ‘conscious beliefs’. In fact 3 different methods of scoring allows the person to consider values they espouse which may be less important than they originally believed and others that are more important. This helps overcome the issue that what people say is not always what others perceive. To make this even more challenging it can also be completed as a ‘paired process’ whereby you invite another person to complete it with their perception of you. This makes it a much more powerful tool with an intimacy that is often much more effective than such questionnaires that rely on 360 feedback.
This questionnaire identifies the career themes that interest you the most. There are 6 broad themes but each is subdivided thus providing 12 themes that can give a more detailed and useful picture than the typical 6-factor model. The report shows the level of interest in the original six themes as proposed by John Holland but then shows the balance between each of the sub-themes. This then identifies more specific career options which can be explored directly by clicking on the hyperlinks in the report leading directly to the Team Focus Careers website which provides a wealth of information describing more than 700 jobs in detail.
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