"Jopsy", an app developed by the Austrian Arbeiterkammer (Chamber of Labour) guides you through the jungle of training paths and helps you discover your interests in just a few minutes. The language of the app is German.

In the Jopsy app (or on the website http://www.jopsy.at/) you will find 60 pictures of different activities that you can rate on a scale - depending on your personal interests. After just ten minutes, you will receive your own interest profile and matching career suggestions - from apprenticeships to academic professions. To get feedback and further suggestions from people close to you, the results can also be sent to parents, friends or teachers.

Scientists, web designers and education experts from AK Vienna and AK Upper Austria jointly developed the easy-to-use app to support young people aged 13-18 in such crucial decisions as choosing a career.

Jopsy, a play on the words ‘job’ and ‘psychology’, is based on the Occupational Themes (RIASEC) developed John Holland. It assigns people groups on the basis of their suitability for six different occupational categories, the basic premise being that one’s occupational preferences are an expression of underlying character.

It is very important to point out that there is no pure representative of one type, they all correlate to each other. Whenever Jopsy is used with pupils in a counselling session, it has to be emphasised that the results that Jopsy offers are just a snapshot.

Jopsy can be used as a starting point or perspective from where educational journeys could possibly begin, such as starting conversations with students on their career plans, about their skills, talents, abilities and to get them thinking about their interests in the first place.

  • Author / Originator: AK – Chamber of Labour (Vienna & Upper Austria)
  • Country of origin Austria
  • Resource launch date June 24, 2021
  • Main focus Career Development
  • Modality Remote
  • Context Schools, Youth Work,
  • Type Tool
  • Target group Secondary School Students, Post-Secondary School Students, Parents
  • This practice developed through Erasmus+ No
  • Website https://www.jopsy.at/