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Question Number 1
In theory, devised by Gottfredson, he mentioned four stages of Circumscription in which he also described the orientation according to sex roles. The distinction made on the bases of gender according to our society and culture defines the self –image (Sharf, 2016). As a girl I was trained by early age how and where should girls be positioned in society, mostly by parents and the school. I wanted to be an aeronautical engineer, but this was least accepted by the norms and values of my society, so I ended up choosing majors such as social sciences. In this way, I learned the circumscription (restrictions) and compromised based on my gender in this society. Being a career counselor it would be my duty to make the students focus on their innate capabilities regardless of society-defined gender roles, and expand the career building options for them.
Question Number 2
The career maturity depends on the two important factors of knowledge and attitude according to the vignette of stage four Gottfredson’s theory (Sharf, 2016). The attitude further relies on career decidedness, and in the case of Mia, she is uncertain about her career as she has many ideas and no planning in her mind. She wants to be a painter and travel Europe, nurse, computer engineer, and journalist. All these occupations are not possible at the same time. As a career counselor, I will assist her in choosing a career according to her capabilities and competence, not just due to the grieving and confused state of her mind. Firstly, I will do a screening and asses her over the levels of career maturity and decidedness. Also, the decision making capability in Mia will be assessed. Then I will provide her with proper career opting strategies and plans according to her school grades and level of career maturity.
Question Number 3
My life4-career rainbow at the current stage of my life would look like a complete rainbow with extended colors in some stages than the others. The top three current roles currently in my life are of the student, worker, and leisurite (Pant et al., 2017). The least salient life role at this stage of my life is of a parent or spouse. However I expect that to change in the next five years to be engaged to my life partner, and then in the next ten years, I aspire to be a mother of two or three children with a successful life with my husband. This activity is helpful in future practice as I will comnapre4 the rainbow charts with my current to my ideal chart in the next five to ten years.
Question Number 4
One of my cousins was working as a skin-care associate and was on the verge of his career in dermatology, and he got fired from his workplace over a minor mistake of ill-advising a client of a medicine. That was the turning point of his life, and he quit the profession of dermatology over this issue, and now he is a successful chartered accountant as he was best at finance and economics. His career crises turned out to productive for him as described in the Hopson and Adams, and it was an involuntary transition as he was fired from his job. He dealt with his shortcoming and focused on his strengths and then entered what he was best at.
The cruses fit perfectly in the Hopson and Adams seven stages of adult transition, and firstly in the state of shock, my cousin got immobilized totally as he became hand to mouth (Leybourne, 2016). Secondly, he dealt with the stage with resilience and made himself understand that this loss is not more than the loss of someone's well-being just due to his incompetence. He further searches for the meaning and importance of things in his life and what he can do better than being a dermatologist. Lastly, by internalization, he developed good coping with the situation and chose the better option, i.e., CA.
Leybourne, S. A. (2016). Emotionally sustainable change: two frameworks to assist with the transition — International Journal of Strategic Change Management.
Pant, D., Nagpal, S., Joneja, G. K., Brar, R., & Joshi, V. (2017). Unit-11 Career Patterns.
Sharf, R. S. (2016). Applying career development theory to counseling. Nelson Education.
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