Holland And Super's Theory Of Career Choice

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A career is defined as the combination and sequence of roles played by a person during the course of a lifetime. These roles include those of child, pupil or student, worker or parent to mention but the few. Therefore making a career choice requires getting in touch with ourselves and our surroundings. Tapping into our intuition and really listening to our hearts will help us to better assess our life and create a vision of what we want to accomplish in the world. And as for learners to be able to make wise decisions with regard to their careers professional guidance by theories of career choice plays an important role in accomplishing this. Because these theories provide parameters within which we can understand and hypothesize about career behavior and choice. They allow us to predict career behavior and what may impact on our future career choice (Brown, 2002:10). In this assignment we will discuss Holland and Super’s theories of career choice, the application these in guiding learners toward career development, and finally conclude by explaining the influence that these theories had in our career choice. John Holland’s Theory of vocational choice proposes, "Birds of the same feather flock together" (Jones, 2002). In other words, people like to be around others who have similar personalities. In choosing a career, it means that people choose jobs where they can be around people who are like them. This theory is the best known and most widely researched theory on this

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