Having a career gives us a sense of direction to our life. It provides a sense of purpose in life by deciding on different career goals and also helps us make more acquaintances and friends in life whom we meet in our chosen profession (career).
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. It's much more than deciding what you will do to make a living. The importance of selecting a career with which we are satisfied cannot be overemphasized.
With a view to enable the students and their wards/parents understand more about the various career opportunities available in the current job market scenario and to choose the appropriate career they are interested in, Gyan Vitaranam Media Pvt. Ltd., is publishing a Career special 2019. This supplement to be released along with GYAN Vitaranam Magazine of January 2019, will carry details of different career opportunities, career paths, Job profile, Skills needed, Employment opportunities, names of Recruiting companies, Best institutes in India and abroad for acquiring required educational qualification, etc.
The supplement can be accessed free of cost (for the aspiring students of 12th for the academic session 2018-19) online or the hard copy can be obtained through Indian post at given address. Institutions are advised to register the 12th appearing students with us by filling the form available at online for getting printed copies. Students who are undergoing 12th can also directly apply.
Important Points Of Gyan Vitaranam Career Guidance
A genuine Career Counsellor is the essence of right guidance, which is why he/she is the most important element of any career counselling process. Career Counsellors are experts in psychology, which means that they should hold at least a postgraduate degree in Psychology/Applied Psychology, and/or a diploma in Counselling Psychology. Career Counsellors who give guidance for a particular field, such as engineering, management, hospitality, etc., must be experts in the concerned domain.
A good Career Counsellor is a problem solver, a keen listener and observer, and has sufficient knowledge of various fields to guide you in your career decisions.
All of us require career guidance at some point in our life. It helps us get insights about ourselves, our career and what we can do to improve it. Here are a few ways in which career counselling helps us:
Helps Pick The Right Career
Career Counsellors are experts at assessing your aptitude, personality, interests, and other aspects of you. They use this evaluation to suggest the best career options from all the available and relevant options.
Helps Provide Expert Resources
Career Counselling provides access to the resources and knowledge that a career expert possesses. This knowledge of Careers, their scope and the paths to pursue them are most important from the point of view of a parent and child, since most of the times, parents or guardians do not have that kind of knowledge.
Helps Gain Confidence And Insight
Career Counselling helps a counselee understand the hurdles in his/her career path. This knowledge helps to develop the confidence to overcome these hurdles.
Helps Change Unwanted Behavior Patterns
Students and professionals have habits that are hard to break, such as procrastinating, not keeping updated on latest developments in their chosen career paths, neglecting emotional and mental health, not trying to self-motivate, etc. A Career Counsellor helps break such behavioral patterns that lead to unproductive activities, both at home and in school/college/work.
Helps Remove Career-Related Frustration
Choosing a career can be a demanding task for both parents and children. A lack of any source of venting out emotions and thoughts may add to the existing frustration. Career Counselling provides a platform where such frustrations can be reduced, and focus is redirected to selecting the best career options.
Provides A Role-Model
Career Counselling helps students connect to experts who have enough life experiences to share. They are role models who have accomplished much, and helped people in their life. This is why Career Counselling can serve as an inspiration to those who require it.
Helps Bring Stability In Thought
Career Counsellors can help you remain calm when it comes to taking a career decision. Counselling helps bring about focus, and maintain that focus throughout in our activities. Through proper scheduling and planning, they try and make your life more organized.
Most of our parents are actively involved in shaping our career, in fact at least 51% of Indian parents’ priority is their child’s financial success (Survey by HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management in a report titled “ The Value of Education: Learning for Life”). We can safely assume that our parents follow a hands-on approach when it comes to making career decisions for us. Sometimes, it works and many a times, it does not. We can attribute this to the fact that every child is unique, and it is extremely hard for parents or teachers to always recognize the child’s strengths or weaknesses, and his passion or dislikes. This is another reason why career counselling is needed.
For students in college, who are still confused about what they want to do, as well as for professionals who want to transition from their field to something they love, career counselling helps in the following manner:
Career Counselling helps them understand the career options that they have, and how to pursue them.
Career Counselling helps them understand their own strengths and weaknesses with regard to their present course or profession, and lets them know what career they would be suited for.
Career Counselling gives them a platform to voice their opinion about what they would like to pursue, as well as discuss the obstacles that they may be worried about.
Career Counselling makes the transition from one field to another a non-stressful event.
Career Counselling helps give them the required confidence to change their domain, with the support of an experienced mentor.
You must choose your career cautiously as various aspects of your life are attached to it. Take your time, explore all the options, seek advice from those who are experienced and then take a decision. Once you choose a career, work hard so that you are able to get into the field of your choice successfully in every aspect. Gyan Vitaranam team help all the aspiring students of 12th to acquire the knowledge of different type of careers available so us to choose a better career.