Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


New teen online career tool hits the bulls-eye

New teen online career tool hits the bulls-eye

One of the hardest issues teenagers face today is knowing what they want to do. An innovative new online tool, originally used by school career advisors, is available to help Kiwi parents and teenagers directly, identifying which career, degree, study path or job is right for them. Bulls-eye is an online tool that helps secondary school students identify their career options using quizzes and personality theory to match interests and strengths into a career direction.

Programme developer and HR professional Kate McBeath says, “Easy-to-use and 100% confidential, bulls-eye offers low-cost career planning to help with the challenge all teenagers face – working out what they want to do and how to get there. Bulls-eye is essentially a one-stop-shop that helps teens set off onto the right career path, detailing industries, job sectors and learning pathways suited to them based on international career and personality theory.”

“It’s not necessarily about finding the one job, but learning about your teenager’s personality, interests and strengths and what types of career paths they could follow. Working in the HR sector, I’ve seen so many people who don’t enjoy what they do because they are simply ill-suited or even uninterested in it. I want to empower teenagers into channelling their strengths and aptitudes into a career or industry they love and in which they will thrive.”

“As we head into the school holidays and the third term, it’s the perfect time for teenagers to sit down with their parents and discuss subject selection for next year. To get this right, you need to have an end goal. That’s where Bulls-eye comes in.”

The Bulls-eye experience starts with two quizzes. The first of these, focus on me, builds a profile of an individual’s interests, skills and personality. The second questionnaire, focus on my future, creates a picture of an individual’s vocational aptitudes and the kind of career they might be interested in.

The results of these quizzes, along with career matches, are then provided. Bulls-eye also provides subject selection suggestions, links to New Zealand study options and specialised information about roles in the New Zealand market and employment trends and statistics. Bulls-eye members can update their profile and goals over time, and has handy tips for parents on how they can support their teenager’s career exploration.

Established in 2012 with an initial focus on high schools and youth programmes, the tool is available to all kiwi parents and teenagers and can be purchased directly from the website by the public. Bulls-eye has over 1,400 individual users and is working in partnership with schools and youth leadership groups around the country.

A six-month membership for bulls-eye is only $29.00. For more information check out www.bulls-eye.co.nz. Click here for a short demo video.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Obituary: Andrew Little Remembers Murray Ball

“Murray mined a rich vein of New Zealand popular culture and exported it to the world. Wal and Dog and all the other Kiwi characters he crafted through Footrot Flats were hugely popular here and in Australia, Europe and North America." More>>

ALSO:

Organised Choas: NZ Fringe Festival 2017 Awards

Three more weeks of organised chaos have come to an end with the Wellington NZ Fringe Arts Festival Awards Ceremony as a chance to celebrate all our Fringe artists for their talent, ingenuity, and chutzpah! More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Wellington Writer Wins $US165,000 Literature Prize

Victoria University of Wellington staff member and alumna Ashleigh Young has won a prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize worth USD$165,000 for her book of essays Can You Tolerate This? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: We’re All Lab Rats

A couple of years ago, there were reports that Silicon Valley executives were sending their children to tech-free schools. It was a story that dripped of irony: geeks in the heart of techno-utopia rejecting their ideology when it came to their own kids. But the story didn’t catch on, and an awkward question lingered. Why were the engineers of the future desperate to part their gadgets from their children? More>>

  • CensusAtSchool - Most kids have no screen-time limits
  • Netsafe - Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Education
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news