What is vocational guidance?
Vocational guidance is a set of different activities that enable individuals to identify their own opportunities, competences and interests at different times of life, to make decisions regarding education, training and employment and manage their own professional careers.
Why is vocational guidance important?
We spend one third of our lives at work, 7 to 8 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week, 35 to 40 years. Doing the job that makes us happy as well as being successful at it is of immense importance to human happiness. Therefore, choosing a right career is one of the most important life choices.
When to opt for vocational guidance?
When you want to find out which career is right for you
When you want to choose the appropriate high school / college
When you want to confirm your choice
When you want to find out which of your skills are most advanced
When you want to change your career
Get in charge of your career development
What does vocational guidance include?
Psychological testing of different intellectual abilities – verbal, numerical, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning as well as knowledge of grammar and spelling linked to activities within different professions.
Testing personality traits – dominant personality traits, common patterns of behavior and responsiveness, interest in learning and acquiring new knowledge. If you are closed, withdrawn, and do not enjoy the company of a large number of people, dealing with tasks which have to be performed independently and which do not require lots of interpersonal contact will suit you better.
Testing of professional interests – interests are related to what we like, what we enjoy. Exploring our interests helps us to get to know ourselves better and to make a better decision about our career.
Interview with a psychologist – counseling regarding choosing a career.
Vocational guidance report – consists of interpreting the psychological assessment to the client.