Vocational counseling is the cornerstone of the counseling sector. Smart Umbrella expert consultants provide to the mentee knowledge, tips, challenges, guidance and support in its effort to join professional life. Mentoring integrates several functions: teaching, counseling, tutoring, friendship, guidance etc.
The objectives of Vocational Counseling and Mentoring provided by Smart Umbrella are:
• Development of a clear understanding of themselves, talents, skills, interests, resources and constraints.
• Development of knowledge about the requirements and conditions of success, advantages and disadvantages, earnings, opportunities and prospects in different business fields.
Smart Umbrella, in the framework of vocational counseling and mentoring, provides the following guidance:
• Cooperation in the implementation and interpretation of formal and informal assessments to help those receiving consulting to clarify and identify personality traits (such as values, interests and skills).
•Prompting for exploratory activities based on experience (as a working visit, internships and interviews for taking professional information).
•Use of career planning and career information tools to help people to better understand the working world.
•Provide opportunities for improving decision making skills.
•Support the development of personalized action plans.
•Teaching job search techniques, interview skills and assistance in preparing a CV.
•Support to resolve potential personal conflicts at work through developing interpersonal skills (such as training for gaining momentum).
•Support the understanding of integration, correlation interaction of labor and other roles in a person’s life.
•Provide support to people experiencing work-related stress, job loss and / or career change.
The executives of Smart Umbrella provide counseling related to:
- Entrepreneurship(support for the development of entrepreneurial activity).
- Vocational informationfor specific sector of economic activity.
- Information about specific job profile.
- Information about a particular body(such as information about a company, organization, ministry, etc.).
The advantages of Vocational counseling and mentoring provided by Smart Umbrella are:
- Use of experiences, knowledge and good practices developed in one area or in a business group.
- Contributes to engage in a learning process.
- Contributes to the dissemination of best practices that promote entrepreneurship.
- Shapes and strengthens the network of relationships among entrepreneurs.
- Strengthens and develops new and SMEs locally.
- It is a valuable tool to support change processes.