CAREER GUIDANCE is an inclusive term that has been used to describe a range of interventions including career education and counseling, that help people to move from a general understanding of life and work to a specific understanding of the realistic life, learning and work options that are open to them. Career guidance is often thought to incorporate career information, career education and career counseling.
The definition of career guidance and counseling includes the creation of information on labour market, educational options, as well as employment options and their accessibility for the interested parties, at any moment. Also, it includes the presumption that individuals can receive professional help in defining areas in which they can realize their aspirations, interests, competencies, personal traits, qualifications and abilities, and to connect them to available training and employment options.
The need for informed career choices becomes vital in conditions of social and economic crisis.
Program for Career Guidance and Counseling
The program is mainly addressed to adolescents aged 14-17. However it is common for high school graduates, students or even older individuals seeking a change of undergraduate studies or a choice of graduate studies to ask for help.
The Career Guidance process consists of the following sections:
Professional Interests Questionnaire
Professional Personality Attributes Questionnaire
Work Values and Tendencies Questionnaire
Mental Abilities Tests
The time necessary for completion of the whole test battery is about 3 hours.
Two (2) 60min counseling sessions with the student and his/her parents. The sessions cover all aspects of the test results, self-awareness issues, career counseling and the provision of all relevant information.
Individual report with all the test results, conclusions and specific proposals, not only about certain professional options, but also about alternative study opportunities and future personal and career goals.
Continuous free phone – email – Skype support for answering future questions and providing further information.
Possibility for additional counseling sessions in the future, should further need arises.