Self-knowledge: the individual’s awareness of his/her own values, tendencies, skills, abilities, strengths and weaknesses
Knowledge about the occupational world: the individual’s acquaintance with the world of work (different professions and their characteristics, such as compensation, work environment, and required skills and abilities) and with the requirements for different careers and the ways to meet them.
Relation to social mobility
Self-knowledge: the individual's self-knowledge allows him/her to modify the hierarchy of activities in his/her life. This enables him/her to plan a future that stems from authentic expression of self-perception, and not of external narratives and stereotypes.
Knowledge of the occupational world: familiarity with the world of work and employment, as well as general knowledge and abilities relating to conduct in adulthood, allow ypre-adults to adopt an appropriate, realistic, and attainable plan for themselves.
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