Have you ever found really interesting materials whilst searching the internet and then lost them again? This used to happen to me a lot and lead to a great deal of frustration and a waste of precious time. You may, like me, have watched young people, colleagues and family members making ‘friends’ on Facebook and sharing images and wondered who was really reading and looking at these ‘posts’. It is a fact. The internet has quickly become an integral part of our lives. Is there a way we can take advantage of it on order to develop and manage our career?
When five people were to tell you the same story, it would never be the same. Each person has his or her own version how and why the events occurred. This is the reason why we really like working with stories of clients in counselling. What is the advantage? Stories can be retold and clients’ perspectives can be changed. Once a client tells a different story, he or she sees a new perspective not just in the story itself, but also in his or her own life situation. And that is our goal.
In our multimedial CD you will find an Interactive book "Getting to know the world of work" and a Video about career counseling in EKS. This book is intended for those who are looking for work, thinking about changing job or seeking balance between work and personal life.The book could also be used in counseling practice and it is available also in Czech, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese versions. In the short movie you will find out what career counseling is and more about our courses.Video presents popular methods used by career advisors in EKS.
What was the impulse that led to the creation of a career counselling program? Why do we have this course in our offer and what can participants learn? Helena Košťálová, supervisor of the career counselling program, describes the path and explains the background to the courses.
A Ukrainian engineer working as a laborer – this is a widely spread phenomenon on many building sites in the Czech Republic. Employers just waste human potential when highly skilled migrants work in low-paid, unskilled and precarious jobs, some at the limits of the law. How can we help migrants in their quest for a skilled employment? We’ve introduced our unique methodology which helps skilled foreigners to adequately put to use their education and practice on the Czech labor market.
When a small child sees a fallen tree in the forest, it wants to walk on it. If the tree is too narrow or too high, the child asks to hold hands. When the child jumps back on to the road, it doesn’t need help anymore. Career counselling works in a very similar way. People nowadays often need to move forward, to explore other job opportunities, whether out of curiosity, a desire for further development or necessity. And if the new situation is difficult, they will gladly use the help of career guidance during part of this journey.
Getting an education doesn’t always need to be boring or just pure theory without a clear link to everyday life needs. There are courses where you can learn useful and interesting information that you will be able to utilize the very next day at work. Courses, where you can meet interesting people who have a similar experience as you have. Courses, where you will be drawn into the teaching process so that you won’t even realize how fast time goes. EKS offers such courses. Eva Kavková, supervisor of our vocational program, is sharing her tips on how to prepare truly practical trainings.