This website is dedicated exclusively to helping you discover a
career direction that best matches your personality style. As I've
done for thousands of clients over my 40 year career, I'll guide you step-by-step in finding
the occupation that
best matches your personality style - specifically, the occupation that
best matches your interests, skills, values and behavioral traits.
I will help you discover your career direction by guiding you
through a program we call the "Career Selection and Planning
Who can benefit from our program...
Our career guidance program is ideal for high school and college
students who are struggling trying to select their first career direction;
and adults interested in making a mid-life career change,
but who are unsure of a career direction.
How the program works...
To help you select a career direction and develop a career
plan, you will be guided in completing five exercises generally
considered by most career guidance counselors to be necessary
steps. These steps include:
flowchart for a
graphic overview of our
If you don't
know where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Watch for these icons - they'll guide you through our program:
This icon indicates that
a "checklists of things to do"
is available to guide
you through the current step.
This icon indicates important
information. Please pay special attention to
This icon indicates that a
form is available to record your results of the
This icon indicates that an
example of the concept being discussed is
available for viewing. Just click to view
Self-instructional in design...
Our career guidance program has been
carefully designed to allow you to complete it without the need for
direct, face-to-face guidance from a professional career counselor.
Simply carefully follow our directions found on each checklist. Think of our program as a
independent study project!
Well tested and perfected over the last 40
Our program has been in continual development over the last 40 years
and has been
refined and improved from feedback submitted by millions of users. For
example, during the period of 1989-2000, components of this program were
used by millions of AOL members in the Gonyea Online Career Center found on America Online. Their feedback has helped to refine this program into what it is today.
Time to complete...
How long it takes to complete the program varies from person to
person. However, most people report that they worked on it
part-time and spent approximately
1-3 hours per week over a 3-4 week period to complete the entire program.
Depending upon your motivation and schedule, you may elect to complete
the program in less or more time. It's totally up to you!
The important thing to remember is that
career decision-making and planning takes time - it can not be done
overnight! Do not rush through the program, take your time and
enjoy the journey. Dedicate yourself to completing the program.
For the few hours that it will cost you to complete the program, you can
gain years of enjoyment and rewards if you choose the right career.
There is no charge or fee of any kind to use our program. After
40 years of experience in the career guidance field, this is our
way of giving something back to the profession that has been very good
For your personal use only...
Legally, you may use this program for your personal use only.
You may download or print any of the information found in this program as long as it
is for your personal use only. You may also refer others to this
website and they may use the program for their own personal use. However,
it is a violation of our copyright for you to download or print any
information from this program for use by individuals other than yourself. You may not incorporate any
part of this program into any publication, either in print or electronic
format, without prior, written permission from the copyright owner. Please
contact us if you wish to obtain the rights to
use this program in an manner other than for personal use.
While every effort has been made to
create a truly self-instructional program, it is possible that you may
have questions or concerns while attempting to complete the program.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Internet, the fact that
thousands of individuals will use this program each month, and our personal
and work schedules, it is not possible for us to respond to unsolicited
email questions about how to complete any step in this program. If you have questions, please first refer to our FAQ page for
answers. If you would like personal assistance from us in completing
this program, please refer to our
Support page for more information.
How to begin...
To begin our program, please print a copy of the
Master Checklist and then follow the directions on the checklist
to complete the five steps in the order presented.