The importance of career guidance in young people

Youth is the step before adulthood. Little by little the future of every person is taking shape from the decisions that are made in these ages. A good example is the choice of employment to be developed long-term. While there is still a lot of time to make this decision, at this stage you can begin to define this path.

In this sense, the figure of the work counselor is very important in this regard. A person who can begin to define his path from the Compulsory Secondary Education. A very important point that involves the change from one educational stage to another in which the future begins to be fixed with an educational itinerary that will have a lot to say in your work life.


Important decisions

After the last ESO course, students can choose between continuing their studies in high school or a training cycle. The difference between one option and another can affect the future of the students. As indicated from the Junta de Andalucía the decision that is taken will have to take into account the following factors:

- Academic trajectory.

- Intelectual skills.

- Interests and vocational preferences.

- Educational offer existing in the area.

- Degree of agreement and family support.

The figure of the work counselor should be the support and never the decision. It must be the student who in the end thinks which way is the best for him. For this the student will receive information about the possibilities of their future. For his part, this professional should invite reflection on the possibilities of student and how could I develop it in this potential.


The reasoning must also be for foresee and plan the future. At this moment the careful and careful selection of all the data that enables a correct answer and the logical argumentation of the answers given is used. These are some of the points that must be considered when thinking about:

- If the activity you do not like anything.

- If you like the activity a bit.

- If the activity you like to regulate.

- If you like the activity enough.

- If you like the activity a lot.

Choice of the future

How to decide the professional future? Here are some tips to begin to define the path, first the race:

- Get to know each other Students should be aware of their abilities, what they are good at and what they are not. The strengths and weaknesses must be taken into account.

- What do they most like to do and what is the student's passion?


- Where does the student look in the future? Would he be happy in this scenario?

Damián Montero

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