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Maree Career Matrix (MCM)

Assists in the career journey of individuals by assessing and charting career interests and skills confidence.

The Maree Career Matrix (MCM) reflects individuals’ attraction to 19 job categories by asking them to rate their interest and skill levels in 152 different occupations. The results are then combined and represented on the Maree Career Matrix. The Matrix comprises four quadrants, namely: ‘Go for it’, ‘Bottom of the pile’, ’Use it, don’t lose it’ or ‘Upskill yourself’. The language has purposefully been kept colloquial and approachable. An individual’s total scores (interest and confidence) on each category are then plotted on this Matrix to provide them with insight into possible career paths. Together, the two types of information provide comprehensive, rich data that are invaluable as part of a career process.


The MCM consists of 19 categories, namely:

  • Practical-Technical

  • Executive and Management Practice

  • Practical-Creative and Consumer Science

  • Research

  • Musical

  • Sport

  • Arts and Culture

  • Engineering and the Built Environment

  • Word Artistry

  • Medical and/or Paramedical Services

  • Office-based (Administrative, Clerical, and Organisational) Activities

  • Entrepreneurship, Running and Maintaining a Personal Business

  • Marketing

  • Legal Practice and/or Security Services

  • Information and Communication

  • Technology

  • Adventure, Plants, Animals, and the

  • Environment

  • Social, Caregiving, and Community

  • Services

  • Tourism, Hospitality, and the Tourist

  • Transport Industry

  • Mathematics and/or Accounting Industry


The MCM is used predominantly in educational and career counselling settings, however, it can also be used to ascertain a candidate’s fit to a job role or occupation.

The MCM can be useful in the career journey by:

  • Exploring new avenues in career development for clients.

  • Pinpointing areas of academic study that can build skills, and as a result increase career options.

  • Supporting personal counselling by identifying career areas that can be explored to help meet individuals’ career journey needs.

  • Examining individuals’ career-related self-concept and self-efficacy.


MCM Individual Profile Report: Provides a graphic presentation of a participant’s interests and their confidence or ability to succeed in certain careers.

Product Info



Age range

Individuals 14 years and older

Administration time

25-35 minutes


SA Norms


English and Afrikaans

Administration Platform

JVR Online/Data capturing by Client Services

Integrated reports



J.G. Maree, DEd, PhD, DPhil (Psychology)


JVR Psychometrics

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