career capital

Investment in Career Capital as an Important Factor in the Individual’s Employability Development: Educational Challenges

Author: Lucyna Myszka-Strychalska
Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2973-1379
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 60-79
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2020.04.04
PDF: kie/130/kie13004.pdf

The increasing flexibility and uncertainty of permanent employment as well as the complexity of career paths in the modern labor market makes the ability to acquire, maintain and change employment in the long term critically important. In a situation in which a professional career is perceived as a status owned by an individual, it is worth looking at factors determining employability in the individual and social dimension. All the entity’s activities aimed at investing in shaping their professional future have measurable value for increasing its competitiveness on the labor market, which is not without significance for building career capital. The aim of the article is to present the assumptions of the modern concept of employability and its importance for the individual’s career capital. The article also attempts to analyze the tasks set for education in the area of employability development of young people preparing to take up professional activity.

Objective and Subjective Effectiveness of Students in the Context of Their Activity Level

Author: Łukasz Jach
Institution: University of Silesia
Year of publication: 2014
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Pages: 265-276
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.14.35.1.21
PDF: tner/201401/tner3521.pdf

Within recent years the percentage of students in relation to the total population of young adults has been increasing in Poland. In search of the psychological consequences of this situation a study has been conducted on the relation between the level of activity of students and both the objective and subjective indicators of their effectiveness and the level of autotelism/calculation of the initiated activities. The study in question has been performed among a group of 473 students of the University of Silesia, and the results thereof indicate differences between the non-active, averagely active and above-averagely active students in the scope of grade point averages, the amount of granted scholarships, subjectively perceived attractiveness for colleagues as well as for the potential employer, the level of identity integration and the position in group hierarchy. The theoretical concept for analyses is constituted by the concept of emerging adulthood, the evolutionary approach and the concept of career capital.

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