A career guidance program serves students who are unsure of their career path and often settle for a career they are not inclined to. Getting into the wrong career does wastes time and resources and is a source of frustration. The career guidance program helps students to plan their career based on their interests, competence, and personality. It will help them focus and see their talents and then make an informed career choice.
This guidance program helps students measure their interest and explore possible options that may be available for them. It gives the students reliable and scientific information rather than placing their choices on personal observations. It also helps them consider options that they may not have thought of before.
Career guidance helps students avoid these common mistakes when selecting a career:
Only relying on advice from others.
Following in someone else’s footsteps.
Ignoring who you are and what satisfies you.
Not looking beyond, the popular jobs list.
Not considering the location where you intend to find work.
Ignoring the future growth of the career and where the job is likely to lead.
Not talking to those who know, that is professionals in your chosen field.
Benefits of career guidance:
- Teaches students to focus on the patterns of interest that are important in making educational and occupational choices.
- Identify career directions and major areas of study for high school and college students.
- Advise individuals who are re-entering the workforce, considering a career change, or who have been displaced.
Who is it for?
This guidance program is beneficial for students considering all types and levels of study – academic, vocational, or technical.
The career assessment used here can also help students to identify vocational options for those who are struggling with academic programs.
It is also suitable for adults considering a career change, or for older adults to find areas of interest after retirement. It can also be implemented in the HR function for employee screening or hiring.
What does this guidance program include?
A personal interview to understand students background and educational history and areas of hobbies and interest.
An assessment procedure using Career Interest Assessment ( CAI – enhanced version) inventory by Pearson that evaluates students’ interest, personality and compares individual’s occupational interests to 100+ specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and professional positions in today’s workforce.
Career assessment reports provide a graphical depiction of the individual’s score on each scale, a list of occupations to investigate, and a page of career resources. These Interpretive reports present students with several pages of graphs and narrative statements that explain the significant score elevations on each scale of the assessment.
A guidance session with me that includes discussion and explanation of results. Helping the students to firm their decisions based on their results and sharing of resources and advice.