Every year, whilst thousands of students set foot in Belgian universities for the first time, the concern of failing the first year of higher education becomes apparent. This academic year is no exception.
We always recommend that we should discover our strengths and make the most of them rather than deal with our weaknesses. It is the most productive, most efficient, and especially, the most satisfying thing for us.
But what happens when because of personal decisions that we have prioritised, we are in an environment that is not conducive to express our strengths but rather tends to expose our weaknesses?
You are concerned about your future, and that concern is a first needed step. But it’s not enough. Now you need to do something about it. And not just anything, but the thing that will assure you a great professional future: to have a Personalised Career Guidance process!
Unless you are one of those very young entrepreneurs that have their own income at very early age, you still need to ask your parents for this investment. That’s why we came up with this guide to help you convince them, so that you can benefit from this great process.
A love of a different kind. The love of your working life.
OrientaEuro Belgium is a career guidance and coaching non-profit organisation. OrientaEuro helps people find the intersection between what they want to do (passions), what they can do well (talents, skills) and what others value. It is a life-long opportunity. Any age, any situation – we can help you.
During our studies, at school, college or university, we were usually forced to focus on correcting our weaknesses in order to succeed. But gradually there is more consensus that it is much more effective to focus on taking full advantage of your strengths than investing scarce resources in correcting weaknesses.
What do we mean by strengths?
The concept of ‘strength’ is commonly understood as a set of salient features and activities that we perform well. But here we will think about strengths in a more comprehensive way: