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 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.
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.
The popular notion of reconciling work and family can be heard nowadays from all parts - the media, politicians, as well as employers. Everyone talks about it, theories and proposals for action abound, but how does it work in practice? Ivana Šindlerová, supervisor for the work-life balance and personal development program, explains why this subject is so close to her heart and why we focus particularly on women in personal development courses.
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.
There is a large Bangladeshi community living nearby Brick Lane Street since the fifties of the last century. This street is surrounded by City, heart of the financial world, and by historical fortress Tower. The area is a rich mix of exotic restaurants, shops and alternative culture. In the same place you can meet a veiled woman in traditional dress as well as Youth in “emo” style. „ In the sixteenth century the first refugees found their shelter here and since then foreigners have always lived in this area “says Vaughan Jones, director of community centre Praxis, which offers services for migrants for more than 30 years. New migrants are settling in this district every day, mostly from Asian and African Muslim countries.