Decision-making for choosing a professional profile I have to decide!
The decision making process aims to make students aware of the need to stop and reflect on the immediate academic and professional future. It aims to provide tools to make a proper decision making, we can distinguish the following stages:
1.- My personal situation. To know
We must know ourselves and our personal reality to make a good decision. Knowing our skills, competences, interests, strengths and weaknesses.
We must think about our study habits, our level of effort, our fears.....
We must focus on two types of factors:
a) Personal (intrinsic) factors, including:
2. Interests and motivations.
4. Physical capacities and limitations.
(b) External (extrinsic) factors:
1. Training opportunities: consider the economic aspect of your studies (tuition fees, books, means of obtaining grants and scholarships, existence and location of centres close to your home, possibility of pursuing higher education, etc.).
2. Current labour market situation.
2.-What can I study? What can I do for a living? Browse for planning
Analyze the academic and professional opportunities after completing the 4th ESO, FP, baccalaureate and university degree.
Know what options exist, what is being studied, where..... what job performance they have, what career options they offer.
3.- Integrate to commit yourself
Time to integrate personal identity with academic and professional possibilities. The student has a pre-selection on his/her preferences taking into account his/her abilities, competences and personal interests.
4.- I have to decide. Assessment and final decision.
After completing the above steps we must make a final decision. If the decision is not yet clear, we must collect more information.
If the decision is between two or three alternatives we can make a comparison between the selected options and see the pros and cons of each of them.
The final vocational decision involves offering a particular choice between alternatives, where you must then select the one that best fits the set of factors and interests discussed above (the best decision is the one that best helps us achieve our goals).
Sometimes the decision depends on the reactions of others, sometimes random factors are involved, and very often, making a decision is accompanied by a mixture of successes and failures.