Aspects of career guidance work at school
The article presents some aspects of vocational guidance work in the institutions of general secondary education. It highlights and actualizes career guidance activities as a component of the educational process, which should provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for self-determination in their future actions, develop the skills necessary for professional development and creativity. The goal of career guidance is to find the optimal balance between abilities, personal desires, capabilities, and the needs of society and its development. This is how the career guidance component of the future is characterized and should be fully integrated into the educational process of the institutions of general secondary education. Provided information on the importance of changing the paradigm from simply using career guidance, as a component of the educational process, to the active use and involvement of students in career guidance work as a means of self-knowledge, the possibility of self-development. The analyzed new types of employment and skills are needed for successful career advancement in the future. The importance of forming a positive attitude towards the process of self-discovery among students of the general secondary education institutions is indicated, which is an integral part of the career guidance process in general. Emphasis is placed on the need to use modern techniques and cases from life, to attract students to the ideas of active career guidance, including through the use of projects. Suggestions for improving career guidance in the general secondary education institutions by integrating it into the educational activities of the educational process participants are formulated.
Key words: career guidance, skills, knowledge, career component, self-development, self-efficacy.