Career and Business Consultant. A 23 year Navy veteran with 20 years of progressive experience in brand marketing, career counseling, world travel and veteran consulting. Founder and Co-Owner of MVOSS Creation LLC who manages and directs the following organization - serving the community of Virginia Beach and around the globe: • Mvoss Creation Promotional Products • LifeWise Consulting • Chiefpreneur

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NOTE: Many well-known, reliable, and valid assessments are currently available online from their publishers. Therefore, we have not included all assessment tools on this page, but invite readers to reference the NCDA publication “A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments, 6th Edition” (Wood & Hayes, 2013) for more complete information and reviews. This short list of primarily free resources includes tools potentially suitable for youth, young adults, and older clients, but it is necessary for the practitioner to review each prior to using to determine the suitability for their clientele and appropriateness to their scope of practice.

This site provides a “personality” (or preference) assessment that returns a 4-letter code similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Users will answer questions and be provided with detailed free information about their type with the option to explore all 16 types. There is a strong “Our Theory” page that describes how the assessment was created and where to go for additional information.
The MAPP is an interest survey designed by the International Assessment Network in Minneapolis, MN. A free sample MAPP Career Analysis is provided to help individuals identify their preferences for working with people or things, and other job characteristics; it also suggests some occupations that match these preferences. The resulting report is sent to the user via e-mail, outlining his or her “natural motivations and talent for work” and matching these to five occupational descriptions from O*NET.
The Department of Defense provides high schools with the Career Exploration Program as a career planning and exploration program. This is free to the schools and students and can provide career path information that students may not be considering. It includes an aptitude and interest assessment with links to occupations.
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About Tony Astro, PhD and CareerWise

*Tony Astro Bio

Brief Bio:
Tony Astro, PhD -  owner and co-founder of Mvoss Creation LLC, a career and business consulting company.  Tony is a 23-year Navy veteran with over 20-year experience in career counseling and educational services and 10 years of Marketing experience in private sector.  A graduate of University of Santo Tomas in Business and Economics and Master of Science in Organizational Marketing and Management from University of LaVerne.  Earned PhD in Counseling and Human Services from Capella University with his research including:  Career Counseling Using Facebook.  He is a Career Management Fellow (CMF) certified as well as Career Counselor, Dale Carnegie Graduate Coach Certified and Department of Labor Certified Career Counselor with over 20 years of career development competence / experience.
He speaks on various topics and write articles and blogs about Career, Culture and Commerce published in LinkedIn and  He grew up in the Philippines, lived in Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, Connecticut and California.  He travelled extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa.

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Welcome to CareerWise by Tony Astro, PhD


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Bring your Personal Brand to Life.
Express your brand and get vibrant on what is exceptional and different about what you have to offer the world.

The CareerWise Personal Branding Portfolio Folder / Box
Developed by Dr. Tony Astro, a 20-year career development counselor and 10-year marketing director, the CareerWise Portfolio is a personal branding toolkit. Following a proven system, it was designed to help you evaluate your skills, identify your unique areas of opportunity, and develop a plan to put yourself out there in the digital age.
Connection.  Communication.  Culture (Branding).  Commerce (Marketing) – these 4 Cs are crucial to your personal branding and career or business success.
Building your career or attracting new partners or clients, the 4 Cs are the you’re your first impression can be misunderstood because of poor communication, connection, branding or marketing yourself.
In whatever field you are in like military or corporate or an artist or a CEO, the right personal branding establishes you as the leader in your chosen or current field, CareerWise by Tony Astro will be able to guide you or your team to stand distinctly from the competition.

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