It is a true challenge to choose a future profession. Here are several useful tips that, we hope, will help a future specialist in making the right decision at the very initial stage of building a career.

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Environment and Family Are Important Factors in Choosing a Future Profession

Robert Pene Zor, the psychologist at the National Hero Maks Pečar Primary School, states that the decision of a school leaver to choose a future profession is primarily influenced by the social environment, and especially by the family. At the same time, the choice of a place for further study is largely determined by the influence of external factors including the existing reputation of a particular profession in society, the level of its prestige and relevance.

When Choosing a Profession, You Need to Learn More About It

At the stage of deciding on the choice of a future profession, students need as much information as possible,” the psychologist explains, complaining that parents often give children the freedom to choose a profession (on the principle of “he is an adult – he will decide”) and provide them with too little data for decision making. Meanwhile, to make the right choice, it is important to listen to your desires and understand well the specifics of a particular profession. According to the psychologist, it is not out of place to organize a conversation between a school leaver and a representative of a profession he or she is interested in. This way the student will be able to receive the first-hand information and understand whether this profession meets his or her expectations.

Take into Account Your Interests and Hobbies

It is important for a school leaver to think and discuss with parents (who are well aware of his/her inclinations) whether the child has suitable personal qualities in order to work productively and with pleasure within a particular profession. Defining the focus of interest, you can write on a piece of paper a list of tasks that you absolutely do not like to perform – this will help to exclude professions that are associated with an unloved affair. It is also worth thinking about the subjects that a school leaver is more interested in at school and discussing career prospects in this field of studies with teachers. You can also visit a professional psychologist who will help you decide on the part of career guidance.

Think about Job Prospects

I often see, and tell parents about it, that students sometimes choose professions that are not particularly demanded in the labour market,” says psychologist Pene Zor noting that interest in vocational education, especially in scarce professions, is decreasing from year to year. Therefore, parents should explain to their son or daughter that the future profession should not only be interesting, but also provide high chances for employment and stable earnings, and after analysing all possible options, make the best choice.

It should be added that when deciding on the choice of a profession, you should not limit yourself to the educational institutions of your country – it is possible that a suitable study programme can be mastered abroad. Our company is ready to provide you with qualified assistance! Write to us at education@2tm.si, and we will tell you about interesting and popular study programmes offered by universities and colleges in Slovenia.

We wish you good luck!

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