A professional one-to-one support service to assist with career progression, Career Guidance is a core part of the BJC Client Support Services, and provides clients with the opportunity to identify their own innate abilities.
As individuals become aware of their own abilities, labour market possibilities open up.
Career Guidance Steps
who is it for?
This service is useful for individuals who are unsure about the type of job they would like or are unsure what type of work they would be good at. It provides individuals with an opportunity to explore the education, training or employment choices open to them.
It is also valuable for people with patchy work record, lack of experience or qualifications, interest in training, wanting to explore literacy issues and addressing barriers to employment, e.g. substance abuse, disability, criminal record, childcare issues and so on.
one to one service
This is a one to one service offering appointments that suit the client’s needs. Clients can avail of career guidance for in-depth assessment using occupational interest inventories and aptitude tests where appropriate, using fun tools to help establish a suitable career.
The service provides a friendly, welcoming and confidential setting where you can discuss and develop a career path with one of our guidance officers, through a series of one to one meetings.
career guidance exploring options
Career guidance tools
Our guidance staff are trained in the use of guidance tools and these are used as aids to assist the client identify their interests, aptitudes and preferred behavioural style for the career of their choice.
Through our involvement with EU funded programmes we have developed a number of audio/visual, web based career guidance tools. The tools were developed from our work with our clients where it was found there are significant numbers of unemployed individuals, who are unaware of their own interests, specific aptitudes and personality style, and how this lack of self – knowledge can inhibit the individual in accessing appropriate vocational training and subsequently fulfilling employment.