Interview with a School counsellor

*The interviewee wishes to remain anonymous

Organisation responsible for the interview: Eurosuccess Consulting

Country: Cyprus

Occupation: School counsellor

Date of the interview: 12.05.2023

Short summary of the interview

During this interview the interviewee highlighted the importance the family environment plays on the career path the young individuals will follow. In addition, the interviewee noted three stereotypes that young people have about certain professions.

Statements of utmost importance – top statements/ information

“The family environment plays a very big role in the direction the learner will take. There are parents who are interested from an early age and inform their children about different career options, there are families who have their own business. But as social situations change, we see a tendency for young people’s preferences to change. For example, because of the pandemic, there has been an increased interest in nursing”.

“Parents often unintentionally pass on to their children their desires and ambitions and raise them in such a way that they orient them in one direction”.