Common Concerns About The Oxford Program
We understand that choosing a career coach or program is an important
decision that will impact how you spend your time and money. To help eliminate
your concerns, we've tried to address the most common questions we have
- It's on-line. With more traditional career counseling I can meet with
a coach in person. How is TOP better?
"I wonder how an internet course can help me with a seemingly
complicated issue. This is my life and financial security we are talking
- TOP is a guided process that puts you in full control of your
destiny. From day one you have a written plan with goals set to help
you find the answers you are looking for. Unlike traditional career
counseling, you have a flexible system that thousands have been
through successfully. You don't have to worry about what your career
coach is going to have you do next. You know and you have control!
By enrolling in TOP you instantly join a network of people who are like
you and are struggling with similar questions. You can look forward to a
community that will provide you with a wealth of information, answers, and
- Lastly, with the TOP process and plan being on-line you have the
flexibility to work on it any time, day or night.
"Being able to complete the program online makes this extremely
accessible, particularly when working full time." - A.J., Allentown,
- How much coaching do I really get?
Often we are too close to our situation to see things others can see.
An outside, expert opinion can make all the difference. TOP is designed to
be the ultimate career guidance program by combining multiple forms of
coaching to best meet your coaching needs at any time.
In the program, you interact with coaches on a weekly, and sometimes
even daily basis. Plus, unlike having to wait for a periodic session with
a local career coach, you have the flexibility to ask the questions when
they are in your mind. In addition, you have the option of interacting
with other TOP clients to receive their coaching on your situation.
If you sign up for a version of the program that includes telephone
coaching, you can receive even more real-time, private coaching to help
you with any obstacles or interpretations.
- It sounds like the program takes a lot of effort and time. How much
time and effort does it really take?
"I am 53 years old, and really need to make a change, but I
can't afford to waste money. How much time does it take to do the program
and finish it. I don't have a lot of free time cause I am always
One benefit of TOP is that you can fit into your schedule when you have
time. In general, we recommend that people spread the process out over 10
weeks. However, some clients with more urgent needs can complete the
program in as short as 2 weeks. On average, we recommend devoting 3 hours
per week for the program. In the end it depends on how much time you want
to devote to the exercises and thinking through your answers.
- I have unique needs and a special situation. Will TOP really work for
"I've tried books and tests, and I still can't figure out what
I want to do. I can't even think of what I like to do any more. I'm
nervous about spending the money and ending up with no result, as I always
have with books, etc."- Brooke
This is the most common question we receive. Most of our clients
believe that their situation is much more complex and pessimistic than the
average person's. One thing you will quickly learn in the program (and
actually be happy about) is that you are not alone. There are many people
with the same concerns and questions.
TOP has a proven track record of generating results and satisfaction
where other approaches failed. A lot of this is due to the fact that the
Oxford Program uses experience-tested technologies like "Whole Person
Technology" and "Career "Discovery Technology" and
that TOP is run by experts who have experienced career dissatisfaction and
made their own mid-life career changes themselves.
We do not have the power to guarantee that you will find your dream
job; however, we can guarantee that TOP will give you the utmost highest
probability of achieving all of your goals to find fulfilling work that
electrifies every aspect of your life.
Our promise: If you do as you are asked, it will work. If you don't do
as you are asked, it won't work.
- I've taken tests before, but I can usually sway them to achieve the
result I want. How can TOP ensure my results are genuine?
"The test I've taken have provided only general information
about myself. The coaching received gave me general directions but no
specifics, and no ways to find those specifics. I need real, practical
ideas about what's in the market and how to. Will you be just another
avenue of general information that leaves me with no real input about real
TOP involves the most complete analysis of your Vocational Identity
available. The testing and self-assessments cover every relevant aspect of
who you are from multiple approaches to uncover your natural abilities,
work values, motivated skills, work environment preferences, personality,
interests, and goals.
At the core of your Vocational Identity is the analysis of your natural
abilities with the Highlands Ability Battery. This test is impervious to
any attempts to influence it. Your results are an objective analysis of
your talents and abilities.
- What if I don't find something I like and can make money from?
"I have a dream of buying a house and have become accustomed to
a certain life style and budget. I watch my money very closely. I'm tired
of feeling like I'm working for a living, but I really doubt that there is
a career that I can make the money I want and feel like I can be happy. Do
I really have to work 50-60 hours a week in a job I hate in order to
provide for myself financially?" -Kim
Many people have fallen for the myth that work can't financially
support them and be satisfying. This is wrong. We believe that your career
must make adequate use of your natural abilities, satisfy your core needs,
and meet your financial/situational constraints.
The average adult has dozens of "Natural Vocations" that have
the potential to pay them the same that they are making in their
ill-fitting career. There are a select set of strategies (such as the
Trojan Horse method, Minipreneur and portfolio careers) which are focused
on increasing income and making a drastic career change. Another option,
by identifying and tapping into your Vocational Identity, you can achieve
much higher levels of satisfaction by making a few targeted modifications
to your job.
- What if, in the end, it is recommended that the job I am already in
is the best for me?
"I am currently working with [company name omitted] paying $3500.00 for a
program that I feel has really served to redirect me only back toward what
I have done in the past. I don't know that we have completely identified
career options and determined how the best way is to get me back on track
or on track to do what I really love."-Brett
Unlike other services that are focused primarily on job-hunting, T.O.P. is a complete, multi-dimensional process of career discovery and action.
If you are bored, depressed, or
frustrated with your job, that means there are sources of mismatch between
your Vocational Identity and your job. In our Visioncrafting process, you
will discover exactly who you are, what you need, and the type of work you
should be doing instead. Of course, we'll give you all the advice you need
on getting from where you are now to your ideal destination.
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The Oxford Program meets
the standards set forth by the National Board for Certified
Counselors for internet-based counseling.
"I had to seriously justify initially spending the
money to my wife. Considering the place I'm in now, its
easily paid for itself many times over.
|This is the
best program of its kind
that I have ever looked into. Thank you."
Oders, New York, NY