Why should I invest in my career?
Ann Werner heads up Career
Creations, which originated from the need to provide a better fit through
holistic exploration of candidate’s history, unique strength and abilities and
the current market place.
Whether you are:
entering the job market for the first time,
returning to the workplace after starting a family,
experiencing ‘quarter life’ or ‘midlife’ crisis, or
seeking post retirement occupation;
The same practical application applies and rests on the
development of accountability, responsibility and understanding of the self in
order to discover your most suitable career.
South Africa is dynamic and diverse and our constitution, associated labour laws
and affirmative action requirements create opportunities and challenges for
school leavers, students, employees and retirees across the board. Hence finding
your niche in such an environment can be a daunting and onerous task.
The key to being able to channel your choices in the right direction is an
awareness and understanding of self, including interests, abilities and
This is achieved by the Career Creations process incorporating:
Understanding the candidates’ ‘career story’
Exploring unique strengths and abilities
Completing selected psychometric assessments (should they
Processing the ‘Virtual Career Tool Kit’, which enables
career transition at any stage through the career cycle; and finally,
Making the connection between self and career
Pivotal to the success of Career Creations approach is the
integration of all aspects of the individual into the current market
place, bearing in mind the risks, challenges and opportunities that current day
South Africa offers.
What others say about Career Creations
"I am so glad I invested in these sessions- it has been a very enlightening process for me"
"It was great to meet with you, and the time spent was well worth it. It has really opened my way of thinking "
"Thank you for the way you made my son feel secure and comfortable enough to share so much of himself with you, something he finds quite difficult."
"Thank you very much for the session. It was very informative and helpful "
"Thorough, informative and amazingly accurate
assessments that are of remarkable value. "
Monique Nyback & Nils Nyback
your ingenious integration of policy and test results, you may well have
saved her career."
Catherina Myburgh – Clinical psychologist
"Thanks so much indeed for the 'Know yourself – Know Your Market' talk
last Thursday! Mr Cameron & I thought it was excellent - and so did the
girls judging by the response and spontaneous applause."
Morag Scordilis - Clinical Social Worker, Springfield Convent
"She was amazed at how
well you understood him, and there has been quite an improvement in his
mood and his organising of his life since he saw you first."
"My daughter is more relaxed and sure
of herself as she has been given direction and hope and peace of mind."
"I wholeheartedly agree
with your assessment and my husband came back hopeful and excited about
Maya Snijders - Naumann
are extremely grateful and pleased that you were able to clearly
identify those careers that were suited to her interest, skills,
ability, temperament and talent, and then to highlight that career path
to which she is best suited.
Thank you for your
excellent advice and assistance."
you so much for always going the extra mile in your job. I have yet to
find a person like you."
"What I so admire is the caring you show through your work"
"Thank you for being such an extremely helpful resource to my adult and adolescent clients"
Dr Sandy Hoffman (Counseling psychologist)
"Not only did you allay all our fears that she may have taken on the wrong course but you also took on the ‘establishment’"
"I thank you for the wonderful presentations! Your calm and collected way of bringing over info is very soothing and reassuring"
Counsellor, St Georges Grammar School
"How well you read him! I must thank and applaud your approach to this young man – it is quite remarkable what an impact you had on him."
Joy Van Loggerenberg
"Thank you, Ann, for your warm, focused, practical and insightful guidance"
"Dear Ann, I came to you as a confused teen who was in distraught because I was not too sure of what career I wanted to pursue. Since then, I have gone through a process of metamorphoses and have become more confident in my abilities thanks to your advice and guidance…. "
"Ann, huge thanks to you for assisting Giorgie
by clarifying the direction that she should pursue, career wise. You
provided us with a calm, gentle space to 'put it out there''
Giorgie Mitton - grade 11 St Cyprians School; Yolande Mitton - principal of Design Time School of Interior Design
“Just a quick note of thanks, as I believe
that the time my son has spent with you has certainly played a
significant part in him having a more focussed view of his future"
'I met Ann when I was going through a very
dark time in my career, and she helped me get through it and to
understand myself better."
Quote of the Month
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“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
- Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.