Category: Digital toolkit for career professionals

Area: Stereotyping, Gender inequality

Place/Country: The Netherlands

Date: Originally launched in 2011, with annual adjustments

Institutions involved: Various Schools

Target group: Career guidance counselors, mentors, teachers and finally students, who have to decide on their career

Goals / Objectives /Aims:

Guide students and individuals to unlock their selves, uncover their aspirations and explore their professional path. Support students to shape their career, according to their interests, freely from gender stereotypes.

Content / Structure / Description including strengthening action competence

For both the young person and the advisor, tools have been put together to support students in shaping their careers. The career pack consists of reflection cards with the following five career competences:

  • Motives
  • Qualities
  • Career Management
  • Networking
  • Work Exploration

Those five indicators shouldn’t function as a checklist, but more as a guidance map. Moreover, a career interview is necessary in order to identify gender stereotypes.

Results / Responses → Resulting Competences:

By using the compass students get to know their competences, while unlocking their stimulus for their professional path.

For students:

Since the “Career Compass” has been developed through research and practical experiences, it is essential to update it, based on the needs and the current challenges. Students and career guidance practitioners are excited to use this tool, which has been originally launched in 2011, but since then it has been significantly improved.

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