Not all jobs are the same. At Kudoz, we’re all about meaningful jobs. You know, the kind of jobs where you feel jazzed to spend your time; where the people, the place, and the work is your kinda thing. It’s work that’s neither too challenging nor too boring; it’s just about right.
So, how do we find work that’s just about right for us? Enter Social Cognitive Career Theory. This theory says that in order to secure a meaningful job, we first need to know our interests. And to have interests, we first need great learning experiences.
Great learning experiences give you hands-on exposure to what’s out there, and help you discover more about yourself. In the absence of learning experiences, we can fall into faulty thinking and foreclose on options too soon. In other words, we needlessly narrow our viewfinder or end up pursuing options that we’re not really excited about. And when we’re not all that keen on stuff, it’s hard to overcome barriers or follow through. Motivation and interest are strongly linked.
Employment services for people with and without disabilities often work in the opposite order. Sometimes they ask individuals to set goals and name their fields of interest without establishing a wide enough experiential base from which to choose. Kudoz offers this experiential base, giving individuals, families, and services stronger starting points for employment!
Want to know more? Here’s a paper we like on the topic!volume_up