Achieve your pro goal!
Achieve your pro goal! is a program of 5 two-hour workshops through which it will be used tools from the fields of coaching, gestalt psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and mindfulness to raise awareness professional vocation of young people, strengthen self-confidence, encourage their proactivity, improve their communication and presentation skills and gave them specific knowledge about writing a resume and preparing for a job interview to help them in better competitiveness in the labor market.
Project coordinator: Life Potential
Duration: 7 September 2020 – 21 December 2020
Financing: Project Achieve your pro goal! was financed by the City of Zagreb in the amount of 10,000.00 HRK.
Through professional work and monitoring the development of society, but also private interaction with young people in their twenties in Croatia, we notice 2 main issues that they most often encounter, most often deal with and that burden them the most:
1) What do I want to do?
2)What do I want to dedicate my professional career, my life to?
3) How do I achieve that?
Many young people find it difficult to cope with the possibilities of the modern age supported by the development of technology, the rapid global exchange of information and the flourishing of social networks, and globalization in general. Under the pressure of choosing the best options, they do not know which of the thousands of affordable ones to choose for their professional path and even remain indecisive for years, becoming susceptible to frequent bouts of anxiety and sometimes clinical depression.
Some young people who are aware of their vocation often encounter intrinsic obstacles to self-realization such as lack of self-confidence, development of feelings of inferiority (compared to, for example, seemingly successful people unilaterally portrayed on social networks), excessive influence of close opinions the person should have had a general pessimism instead of the one she chose.
The third group of young people are those who know what they want to do, but have difficulty finding a way to become financially independent by doing what they want and love.
According to data from the CES Monthly Statistical Bulletin for March 2018, 39,154 unemployed persons in Croatia are between 20 and 29 years old. Compared to employees, the unemployed are more prone to depression, anxiety, tension, dissatisfaction with life, feelings of hopelessness (lack of vision and life perspective), low self-esteem, lower activity levels, reduced motivation to work in the profession and higher levels of social isolation.
In order to reduce the likelihood of entering a state of long-term unemployment, it is necessary to react in time. Formally education that gives young people a quality background in the profession and develops memory skills, concentration and acquisition of jobs habit, but does not place as much emphasis on developing clear visions of individuals ’self-realization and their communication skills, recognizing labor market needs and presenting oneself in the context of those needs and job search. That shortcoming he also recognized the National Youth Program which emphasizes the importance of improving the existing formal system education with an emphasis on non-formal education and the development of the field of youth work. Encouraged by good results and positive feedback from the participants of the workshops Youth and personal development (2017), Youth Go self – confidently forward!!” (2018/2019) and Find your potential! (2019), the Life Potential association decided to make its contribution non-formal education of young people this year through the project Achieve your pro goal.
Objective of the project
Strengthening the capacity of young people for employment and self-employment in the desired profession.
Specific objectives of the project
(1) Awareness of the professional vocation of young people
(2) Acquisition of skills necessary for employment or self-employment
(3) Increasing the employability of students and young unemployed
- Students and young unemployed people
The central activity of the project Achieve your professional goal! is a program of 5 two-hour workshops through which it will be used tools from the fields of coaching, gestalt psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and mindfulness to raise awareness professional vocation of young people, strengthen self-confidence, encourage their proactivity, improve their communication and presentation skills and gave them specific knowledge about writing a resume and preparing for a job interview to help them in better competitiveness in the labor market.
15 students and young unemployed people became aware of their own professional vocation, acquired skills for overcoming intrinsic obstacles to self-realization, developed the so-called soft skills, increase self-confidence, improved psychophysical health and ultimately strengthened the capacity for employment and self-employment in the desired profession through 5 educational workshops held in the period from September to November 2020.
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