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Self Directed Search Gets an A+!

Special thanks to MW, an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor for a product review on the Self Directed Search –

Rating of the product: *        5

Was the product easy to use? *      Yes

Did you like the product? *        Yes

Why did you like or dislike the product? *

It’s easy to understand and provides a solid foundation for informed and realistic career planning.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I used the SDS for over 30 years for career exploration with college students in higher ed settings and with experienced professionals dealing with career transition challenges in the corporate sector.

I retired four years ago and recently started to work with high school juniors and seniors beginning to explore colleges, majors, and occupational options.

I was pleased to see the SDS still offers the same benefits to its users and at a very reasonable cost.

Read more about the Self Directed Search

All in 1 Career Resource!

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The Career Social Media Resource Center is an All in 1 Resource that is open to anyone who

wants to identify their interests, discover their purpose and gather information about careers, colleges, motivation, inspiration, and social media




Members get access to –

1. Blog

2. Expanded Free Download Library

  • Free Career Assessments, e.g. Know Your Holland Code
  • Free Career Guides
  • Free Presentations
  • Resume Writing Resources
  • Interviewing Tips

3. Low Cost Downloads

4. Member Web Pages

5. Store (Product Discounts)

6. Social Media Resources –

  • Resource One: Blogs – Blogger and WordPress
  • Resource Two: Facebook
  • Resource Three: Linkedin
  • Resource Four: Pinterest
  • Resource Five: Twitter
  • Resource Six: Slideshare – document, PDF, video and webinar
  • Resource Seven: Infographics – highly visual presentation tool
  • Resource Eight: Word cloud generator software
  • Resource Nine: Powerpoint
  • Resource Nine: Powtoon

8. Videos

  • 10 Top Tips
  • Test Drive Your Career

9.Digital Course – Build My Career Test

Take a look

Sign up here!

Destiny and Purpose for 2012

Use Destiny Development Diaries in your search for destiny, purpose, and significance.

Destiny Development Diaries  come with variety of assessments –
  • Interest inventory
  • Value assessment
  • Transferable skill assessment
  • Personality type or trait cluster inventory
  • Motivational gifts inventory

Start the Year Off Right!
 Use the Destiny Development Diaries to –

  • Identify Steps in the Career Planning Process
  • Identify characteristics of interests, transferable skills, values, personality type/ trait cluster, or motivational gifts
  • Explore occupations and occupational web sites
  • Sort/ match occupations according to interests, transferable skills, values, personality type/ trait cluster, or motivational gifts
  • Explore career and college major web sites
Build Your Destiny Development Kit


Here are some popular combinations! Or build your own

Destiny Development Diary!


To get more information, contact us or call us at 877-667-6565.


Destiny Development Kit #1
Career Interest Inventory The Destiny Development Kit #1 has –

  • Career Personality Inventory
  • Career Interest Inventory
  • Transferable Skills Scale
  • Values Inventory
  • Unlock Your Potential Diary

Cost: $50

Destiny Development Kit #2
RIASEC Inventory  The Destiny Development Kit #2 has –

  • Career Personality Inventory
  • RIASEC Inventory
  • Transferable Skills Scale
  • Values Inventory
  • Unlock Your Potential Diary

Cost: $50

Destiny Development Kit #3
Self Directed Search  The Destiny Development Kit #3 has –

  • Career Personality Inventory
  • Self Directed Search
  • Transferable Skills Scale
  • Values Inventory
  • Unlock Your Potential Diary

Cost: $50


Destiny Development Kit #4
Strong Interest Explorer  The Destiny Development Kit #4 has –

  • Career Personality Inventory
  • Strong Interest Explorer
  • Transferable Skills Scale
  • Values Inventory
  • Unlock Your Potential Diary

Cost $50

Create Your Own Kit!
Strongs Interest Inventory Spice up your kit with the following items –

  • Strong’s Interest Inventory
  • Myer-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Motivational Gifts Inventory


Herd on Campus:Career Services Offers Find Your Purpose Lunch & Learn Sept. 13

Submitted by Zane Ewton on September 10, 2010 – 11:14 am
By Zane Ewton
Communications Staff

“We have received seeds of destiny, seeds of purpose. When we are born, each one of us possesses seeds – interests, abilities, skills and talents.”
–       “Seeds of Destiny” by Dr. Mary Askew

Dr. Mary Askew, GCU’s career services adviser, found her purpose in helping others find their own. As a nutritionist, a homemaker and now a career adviser, she has worked to provide people with all the food they need to fulfill their purpose.

“I believe everyone has a purpose and a destiny and it is important to discover it,” she says. “This is an important time for young people to find what they want out of life. It’s not what you do, it’s who you are.”

Dr. Mary Askew and Jacqueline Smith

In 2004, Askew helped pilot the Career Services Center at GCU. She earned degrees in nutrition at Hampton (Va.) University and Howard University (Washington, D.C.). She earned her doctorate in career development at Logos Bible College (Jacksonville, Fla.).She believes she found her destiny and purpose at GCU.

Askew will be the presenter at the first Career Services Lunch & Learn on Monday, Sept. 13. The event will follow Chapel and will be held in McKinley Hall in the Student Union. The topic: Find Your Purpose.

Career Services will unveil the FOCUS-2 program, an interactive online tool to help students evaluate their interests, values, preferences and skills, then measure that against college major interests and career goals.

Career Services Director Jacqueline Smith says the in-depth program will be an invaluable tool for all students at GCU, both on campus and online. According to Smith, the program is much deeper and broader than the Holland Codes and other similar career-guidance tools.

“FOCUS measures a person’s readiness,” Smith says. “Students can make sure they are on the right path. The more they know about themselves, the more they can feel confident in their decisions.”

Career Services Lunch & Learns are currently capped at 70 students. They are first come, first served.

Upcoming events include:

  • Sept. 20 – Creating a personal mission statement with Robin Hanson
  • Oct. 4 – Social media tips with Robyn Itule
  • Nov. 8 – From Rags to Enrichment with Brenda Combs

For more information, visit Career Services in the Student Union, or call 602.639.6606 or toll-free 877.610.5506, or email careerservices@gcu.edu.

Follow Career Services on Facebook at Facebook – Career Services.

Visit the Career Services website at www.gcu.edu/gcucareerservices.

Contact Zane Ewton at 602.639.7086 or zewton@gcu.edu.

Source: http://herd.gcu.edu/2010/09/career-services-offers-find-your-purpose-lunch-learn-sept-13/

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