About Us

Career Pointer System

Career Pointer is brought to you by Carolyn Kalil, MA, college counselor and best- selling author of “Follow Your Inner Heroes To The Work You Love.” She has spent 30 years as an expert in the career counseling industry. Ms. Kalil is a former 2008 president of National Employment Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Ms. Kalil is in partnership with Dr. Emil Kalil, Ph.D., an educator, trainer, and scientist, and Moses I.M. Katakanya, a software engineer who spent many years consulting with schools.

Career Pointer is widely used across many industries

More than one million people have participated in Career Pointer’s self-assessment toolkit. It is used by counselors in high schools and colleges, and by companies such as Google, Cisco Systems, Warner Brothers, and Quest Diagnostic; it is popular in workforce centers, government agencies, and the military.


Toolkit for self-assessment/self-discovery

This toolkit uses the Psychology and Temperament Personality Model, which is back by research and it is regarded by many college counselors as a MUST HAVE toolkit. In 1988, Ms. Kalil started applying personality temperament in her work at El Camino College and other colleges where she counseled over 30,000 college students and adults helping them find direction in their lives. She discovered that counselors needed a system to efficiently help their students—and Career Pointer was born. This self- assessment provides guidance to help you better understand what motivates how you think, feel, and behave. “To have insight about thyself, it is to empower yourself with an understanding of your unique element because we are all different.”

Mapped on O*NET.

The self-assessment toolkit analyzes your answers and maps the answers with careers that fit the your unique personality leveraging O*NET (database from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This toolkit saves many hours of research time, and is a great tool for students and counselors because it generates an instant report of careers that match personality.

Toolkit used for Career Pathways

This toolkit maps occupations using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which contains current and predictive occupational market information on occupational growth. This database is used by high school career guidance counselors, college counselors, jobseekers, and companies. Occupations within a pathway share common skills, knowledge, and your interests.

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Career Coaches

Meet our Career Coaches

Fabiola Beck
Virtual Career Coach
Motti Mastour
Virtual Career Coach
Carolyn Kalil
Virtual Career Coach
Shirley Herwig
Virtual Career Coach
Irina Koundelova
Virtual Career Coach
DeWayne Sheaffer
Virtual Career Coach
Robin Robinson
Virtual Career Coach
Victoria Pamias
Virtual Career Coach


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