What is Career Guidance?

Career guidance is the activity and service carried out with the intention of assisting individuals across the age spectrum to make informed educational, training and professional choices. These services and activities ideally should be found in the school set-up i.e. schools, colleges and universities. However, they can also be found in the workplace, both in the public and private sectors. Every school should have a fully fledged Career Guidance office and a trained career teacher! Caree...
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How do I choose a career?

This is a crucial question that every young adult must answer. However, studies have shown that it is the least addressed! Worrisome!  This is because there are far-reaching consequences the answer has on an individual’s life. What are the factors that dictate the choice of career? Frequently money, peer pressure, imagined status, family tradition and influence by films and radio dictate the answer. What many young people forget is that the future belongs to ‘me’ not ‘us.’ That whatever you a...
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What career is best for me?

Every year, when Kenya Certificate Secondary Education results are out, we get mixed reactions. Some are celebrating. Others are miserable. Others are not sure where they truly stand. Heart-moving stories of learners who overcame great personal odds and emerged victorious splash the media. Last year, part of the media reports said that one out of every four candidates who sat Form Four national examination did not get grades to qualify them to enter a ‘professional course’. It went on to say ...
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What is career guidance?

Career guidance is the activity and service carried out with the intention of assisting individuals across the age spectrum to make informed educational, training and professional choices. These services and activities ideally should be found in the school set-up i.e. schools, colleges and universities. However, they can also be found in the workplace, both in the public and private sectors. These activities may take place on an individual or group basis. It could be traditionally face-to-fac...
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Demotivated? Align your passion with your true career

We all know workers that are extremely disengaged and demoralized; workers who spend half their time chatting on Facebook, sending job applications and gossiping about last night’s soap opera. Probably you are one of them or have employed some. These are employees whose mood only improves as evening draws near and won’t hesitate to call in sick at the slightest of headaches. Employees who hate job targets or any measures put in place to measure efficacy, yet are most eager to receive their p...
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Hate your job? Discover your career

He sat there dejected, thinking, having not come to terms with his current job as a trainee teacher. It was terrible as far as he could tell. He had been staring at this pile of books for the last 10 minutes and still wasn’t sure he would manage to mark them all. “Life as a teacher is difficult,” Kalulu thought. “Kindly hand me that log table,” shouted one Mr. Chege who was shuffling about preparing for his mathematics lesson. “This is a queer man”, thought Kalulu as he handed over a log ...
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