Career Solutions Career Software

CAREERWORKS PROFESSIONAL

Integrated suite of Career Guidance/Career Counselling tools (including New Directions/CareerMate, Career BuilderPlus/Career Builder), Goals/Planning tools and Self Marketing (WinWork) tools.

Note: CareerWorks Professional includes all tools included in CareerWorks, plus the New Directions/CareerMate and Personality one-on-one career counselling tools, and New Directions/CareerMate career counsellor training.

Career Guidance tools (included in CareerWorks Pro)

  • New Directions
    • The most powerful tool available for working with difficult and/or "at risk" clients.
    • In addition to career development pathways linked to client age and circumstances, New Directions has additional pathways for redeployment, self employment, rehabilitation and retirement.
    • Very comprehensive report, provides a shared focus to broaden and deepen understanding and to create a learning and positive break-through environment.
    • Includes personality, personality, education, work history, values, skills, work and leisure interests, special talents, personal circumstances and career dreams linked to exploration likely compatible industry, career cluster and occupation options.
    • Career combinations (unique to Career Solutions software) that satisfy the person's unique combination of career preferences is the ultimate feature that ignites the flame in even the most difficult clients.
    • The ultimate tool for the discerning career professional, as it includes multiple pathways for all clients from teenagers to twilighters.
    • Different pathways are automatically activated to best suit the client's age and circumstances.
    • Education, experience, skills and leisure interests are automatically transferred to relevant sections of the user's CareerWorks resume.
    • No data is lost. The program can be stopped and started when required.
    • Reports can viewed and printed, and saved as PDF documents.

  • CareerMate

    • Powerful, holistic, fully integrated one-on-one career guidance and counselling process for "at risk" high school students, school leavers, and young people who need the best career guidance available.
    • Very comprehensive report, provides a shared focus to broaden and deepen understanding and to create a positive break-through environment.
    • Includes personality, personality, education, work history, values, skills, work and leisure interests, special talents, personal circumstances and career dreams linked to exploration likely compatible industry, career cluster and occupation options.
    • Career combinations (unique to Career Solutions software) that satisfy the person's unique combination of career preferences is the ultimate feature that ignites the flame in even the most difficult clients.
    • Education, experience, skills and leisure interests are automatically transferred to relevant sections of the user's CareerWorks resume.
    • No data is lost. The program can be stopped and started when required.
    • Reports can viewed and printed, and saved as PDF documents.

  • Career Builder/Career BuilderPlus - integrated career guidance tools for use with groups and individuals.
    • Includes education, work history, values, skills, work and leisure interests, personal circumstances and career dreams with likely compatible industry, career cluster and occupation options.
    • CareerBuilderPlus has additional pathways for outplacement, rehabilitation and retirement clients and those interested in exploring self employment options (included in CareerBuilderPlus not Career Builder).
    • Relevant strengths/achievements are automatically transferred to relevant sections of the user's CareerWorks resume.
    • No data is lost. The program can be stopped and started when required.
    • Reports can view, printed or saved as PDF documents.
    • Does not include new Directions/CareerMate personality measure or training.
  • Skills/Strengths - great for clients who lack confidence or don't think they have a lot to offer.
    • Select from the conveniently grouped database of Skills, Personal Qualities, Leisure Interests and Industry Knowledge from the huge database.
    • A Skills/Strengths report is automatically generated. It lists the categories and items of selected skills, personal qualities, leisure interests and industry knowledge from the huge database.
    • The report can be viewed, printed, re-ordered (like a card sort) and edited.
    • Skills/Strengths elections are automatically transferred to relevant sections of the client's CareerWorks resume.
  • Personality -
        access the Personality measure with or without career exploration.
    • The same personality measure included in New Directions and CareerMate can also be accessed separately. It is a Jungian Type based measure with 625 different profile descriptions. Reports can be viewed, printed or saved as PDF documents.
  • Work Interests - access the Work Interests measure with or without career exploration.
    • The same Work Interests measure included in new Directions, CareerMate, CareerBuilderPlus and Career Builder can also be accessed separately.
    • Select Work Interests or Work Interests with Career Exploration (which includes exploration of likely compatible industries, career clusters and occupations).
    • Reports can view, printed or saved as PDF documents.
    • If user decides later to complete Career Builder/CareerBuilderPlus, an option automatically appears enabling the user to upgrade to those programs and the Work Interest data will automatically be transferred into those tools.
  • Job Search - a quick way to find out about 1,000s of career options.
    • Includes job task descriptions, related occupations and specialisations.
    • View or print individual or multiple job descriptions.

Goals/Planning Tools (included in CareerWorks Pro)

  • Action Planner - detailed action plans and To-Do-Lists for career and life transitions and goal achievement enhancement.
    • Action Plans which are comprehensive and commitment enhancing are easily produced by selecting from the extensive database of goal related benefits, tasks, resources, timelines, barriers, contingency plans and progress review options.
    • Action Plans facilitates planning of work, learning, leisure, health, wealth and relationship building goals.
    • Goals from Career Builder/CareerBuilderPlus are automatically transferred to CareerWorks Action Planner for detailed planning.
    • Action Plans can be viewed, printed, edited and updated.
    • A To-Do-List is automatically generated to facilitate achievement of goals. The To-Do-List integrates the timelines of multiple goals into chronological order. To-Do-Lists can be viewed or printed.
    • Action Plans facilitates planning of work, learning, leisure, health, wealth and relationship building goals.
    • Goals from Career Builder/CareerBuilderPlus are automatically transferred to CareerWorks Action Planner for detailed planning.
  • Portfolio Planner - a database driven management system to help organise and manage evidence related to career development
    • Includes work, learning and other career development evidence and planning documents.
    • Also includes a database of options to enhance interview success.
    • Job specific portfolios can quickly be prepared by clicking on relevant job search documents and evidence and selectable interview questions and interview preparation steps.
    • CareerWorks resumes, letters and competency examples are linked to CareerWorks Portfolio.

Self Marketing Tools (included in CareerWorks Pro)

  • Resumes - winning resumes that meet today's recruiter requirements and highlight unique achievements and job suitability.
    • No more standard templates or copies of someone else's resume examples.
    • Professionally presented and individually tailored.
    • Easy to use selection and edit options. No data is lost if the computer is closed down part way through. Name and data of birth are used as user's unique password. History files of all previous selections automatically available to user when preparing new resumes. All documents can be viewed, printed and saved to floppy, hard or removable disk in Word, RTF or HTML format.
    • Quick and Easy and more individually and job targeted resume options.
    • Extensive database of job specific achievement statements and job tasks to select and edit in experience section of resume.
    • Large database of education achievement statements from which to select and edit (includes sport, social, creative, community, as well as academic achievements).
    • Education, experience, skills and leisure interests are automatically transferred from CareerWorks Career Guidance tools to relevant sections of the user's resume.
  • Letters - winning job application letters that highlight unique achievements and job suitability.
    • No more standard templates or copies of someone else's letter examples.
    • Professional presented and individually tailored.
    • A variety of job application, follow-up and thank you letters, with associated databases of sentence options, can be selected.
    • Job application letter database options are tailored to the user's age, circumstances, and whether the letter in response to an advertised position (solicited application) or a position has not been advertised (unsolicited application), and whether the user has already made contact with anyone in the organisation.
    • There is a huge database of age relevant job application letter sentences from which to choose. The user is stepped through and easy process of selecting suitable experience, education and personal accomplishments and qualities to demonstrate how they meet and exceed the job requirements, are motivated about the industry and job, fit with the culture of the organisation and have potential to make a valuable contribution.
    • Multiple letter styles are available.
    • Edit, reorder and add own sentence options are provided.
    • No data is lost. The program can be stopped and started when required.
    • All documents can be viewed, printed, saved to floppy, hard or removal disk.
    • History files of all previous selections automatically available to user when preparing new letters.
  • Competency Examples - winning interview job competency examples or responses to Selection Criteria in formal written job applications.
    • A huge database of competency related options (appropriate for the age of the user) are presented in behavioural interviewing format (STAR- situation, task, action, results). The user just selects relevant competency options.
    • Edit, reorder and add own options are provided.
    • Multiple examples for each competency can be generated.
    • There is also an option to add a general paragraph demonstrating overall competency with relation to a specific competency, prior to adding several specific competency examples.
    • No data is lost. The program can be stopped and started when required.
    • All documents can be viewed, printed, saved to floppy, hard or removable disk.
    • History files of all previous selections automatically available to user when preparing new competency statements.

TOOL FOR THE CAREER PROFESSIONAL TO TRACK CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS OF CLIENTS, LINK CLIENTS TO OPPORTUNITIES AND TO PRODUCE CLIENT DESTINATION REPORTS

  • Career Development Tracker
    • Easily update student/client progress and generate automatic destination reports.
    • Access student/client career development history, career program and action planner reports.
    • Create lists of students/clients filtered for multiple criteria.
    • Maintain contact lists for employers, industry groups etc.
    • Link students/clients with contact people and organisations.
    • Have your own To-do-list automatically generated to ensure efficient self management.

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