CareerSmart; a comprehensive and holistic career assessment that helps students imagine a future they want to live and work in

CareerSmart offers careers advisers and practitioners a framework for career conversations. It is an online tool designed specifically for college students, years 10 – 13, and University students. Its simple and engaging self-evaluation format helps build self-awareness and clarifies career direction, learning, and development needs. The assessment integrates, values, whanau, and cultural influences with an evaluation of career motivators, career interests, and career development skills in a way that is relatable.

CareerSmart is designed to help students navigate a future with ever-present global challenges and social and technological change. It helps them to imagine a world they would want to work in, encouraging agency and a sense that they can make a positive contribution to that world – within the context of what they know. Check out these slides from the CATE Conference about how we can help students have hope for their future; ‘CATE Conference presentation

The CareerSmart proposition

CareerSmart can be used in classroom settings effectively as well as when providing one on one career guidance.

Students can complete the assessment prior to a session with their careers adviser, simplifying the exploration phase of career decision-making.

To be a licensed administrator of CareerSmart you will have your own confidential assessment portal where you can send out, edit and manage student assessments.

Like all other career assessments, CareerSmart is not a stand-alone assessment, rather the conceptual framework of CS is designed to lessen the burden of making career decisions by improving self-awareness and thereby enabling agency.

Being a licensed CareerSmart Administrator you will have:

An online career assessment that is used one-on-one with students or in a classroom setting.  A comprehensive assessment that takes students and young clients through a process where they can evaluate their values, interests, skills, and career aspirations in a safe way that encourages self-awareness and agency. You will enjoy:

  1. autonomous access to your own assessment portal on our assessment platform
  2. an online career assessment that is well-researched and offers a holistic approach to career or study decision-making for young people
  3. a career assessment that incorporates six comprehensive inventories taking students between 40 and 60 mins (approx.) to complete
  4. an assessment report that is ideal for one on one, classroom, or remote career learning when necessary
  5. a PDF report that
    1. is self-evaluated data providing evidence to support and enable clear action steps
    2. is a visually well-structured and colourful report that a student would want to refer back to
    3. a report that accurately “mirrors” how your student sees themself
  6. a cost and time-effective process for private practitioners, schools, and universities.

Check out sample student reports here.

Full training is provided when you register to be a Licensed Career Intelligence or CareerSmart practitioner or educator.

Becoming a CareerSmart Licensed Practitioner

CareerEQ wants all career specialists who use the assessment to understand the integrity and theory behind the content of our career development tools and to be trained in the correct and ethical use of them. Although every practitioner has their own way of working, we endorse professional standards of practice in order to protect the clients you work with and the integrity of the assessments.

career-SMART licensed practitioner

For more information and to register for our next Licensing workshop please visit here:
For more information or a full list of references to the research that sits behind the assessment please email me:
The CareerSmart assessment journey is an adventure worth taking – do join us!

Kaye Avery, Director, CareerEQ, 0064 21474765