Each one of us has been bestowed with different capacities, strengths and weaknesses. We keep on hearing this over and over again with a little or no effect on our conscious mind. The story remains the same. Parents pressurize their children into competition, to ape someone else. While having its obvious benefit that it might boost confidence, it has far reaching long term negative consequences. These include development of jealousy, low self esteem, the need to always be right, thrust on winning always, poor performance, few friends, falling grades and the list is endless.
Career counselling helps you decide the options that are most viable for you.
It lets you explore options; review your strengths and weaknesses so that you can make a prudent choice for your career.
If you are right out of your school or your college, you’ll have a number of confusions regarding your career, which stream to pursue and which course to undertake. A number of people around you tend to clutter your mind with a word or two from their personal wisdom, but at the end it is you who has to make the right choice for yourself. Do not let peers or parental pressure ruin your future prospects!
Being updated is the key! There are a number of new trends that are emerging these days. From careers ranging from those in photography, robotics, automobile engineering and space sciences-there is a plethora of new options to explore from. Career counselling does not just mean to consult a career counsellor; you could counsel yourself with the help of journals, magazines, internet and other recourses. The thing is just ‘to make the right choice’- the recourses you used do not matter.
Attending a Career counselling program ensures:
The entire process of career counselling ensure that your counsellor ideally brings out your strengths and qualities to your front. A trained career counsellor can help you identify several professions in which you can be good.
From the very start, it is good to have a plan for what you want to do later. Circumstances change, ideas change so do people, therefore sticking to your goals ensures that your path is not affected by these changes. Do not just go in the flow, if you want to pursue something unconventional, have a proper planning and go for it!
Scope of a course:
A counsellor updates you with the scope of your degree or course within as well as outside your country. Whether or not you should pursue foreign education. One gets a full view of the pros and cons of undertaking a degree, so that when you are done with it, you could use it in the right place.
With a proper counselling body the essential answer to career confusions is given by considering one’s natural potential, personality, interest and study habits, apart from marks scoring trends in the last three academic years. If the individual studies a course without the ability to match, interest to pursue, personality to suit the job profile, marks to support the decision, the success probability therefore, goes down considerably. Career counselling thus aims at providing right guidance at the right stage for the right questions!