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Professional Identity

Choosing a profession

  1. What is your profession? What personality traits one should have to get it?
  2. What influenced your career choice? By what criteria did you make a choice?
  3. What kind of talents does a person need to be a professional in your field of work?
  4. What are your talents? How do you utilize your potential at work? Which of your talents do you develop just for yourself as a hobby (if you have one)?
  5. What did you want to be when you were a child, a teenager?
  6. Since what age should young people think about choosing profession?
  7. Should we help youth in choosing profession? If so, what are the best ways to do it?
  8. Did you attend career guidance programmes ? If so, what is your opinion about them?
  9. What do you think about career guidance tests?  
  10. Do you know any interesting books about self-determination and career guidance?

Getting a profession

  1. What ways to get a profession are good in your field of work?
    • Educational facilities/institutions (higher and secondary education);
    • Private schools, courses etc.;
    • Private lessons;
    • Probations, volunteering;
    • Self-education;
    • Working as an assistant of a professional in the studied area.
  2. Can working experience replace higher education? Why or why not?
  3. Are there people who are not created for higher education? If so, why?
  4. Are there any professions where you can get a good salary without university diploma?

Working

  1. Do you work in your degree field? If so, was it difficult for you to find this job?
  2. Is it possible for people of any profession to find a job in their degree field?
  3. Do you like your job? Is it possible for you to do your job well if you don’t like it?

Changing a profession

  1. What makes people change professions? Do you consider it a risky step?
  2. Do you know many people who changed their professions? Why and how did they do it?
  3. In what cases is it necessary to get the second higher education?
  4. What do you think about retraining courses? Did you or your friends attend them?

 

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