When I ask about the career advice available in schools/universities or even for people looking to find a job, change direction, I am often confronted with two polarised groups of responses: one camp talks about a sophisticated range of services, the other one calls it ‘a waste of time’. There is no guessing as to who says what, but the interesting factor is that that are both correct.
It is true career advice has become highly sophisticated offering a wide range of approaches; from personality and ability questionnaires (otherwise known as psychometrics) that help you understand what you might be best suited for, to personal support. However, no matter how excellent these services are, they will not be of any use unless they are meaningful to you.
Without understanding what we are looking for most of us will feel unable to make the most of the information that is on offer.
Hélène created the FunShop to help those at crossroads personally or professionally find a sense of direction and increase in self confidence. www.thefunshopway.co.uk