Career Guidance should start young!
The youth of our country and our state is not getting the much-needed advice that will help them land jobs. Conversely new emerging sectors are struggling to find the requisite talent!
Career Counselling is the only way to bridge this gap and to tackle the problem of unemployment and job dissatisfaction among the youth.Career Counselling by qualified coaches help empower students to make the right career choices by helping them strike a balance between personal career interests coupled with helping them gain the knowledge to assess industry trends and job markets.
In current times, career counselling is a need as most students pick commonly known domains as their career option. Career counselling is an effort for students’ career guidance right from their school about the available career options as per their interest and stream of academics. Through career counselling, an analysis can be done for students which will help them find out their interests and also their strengths and weaknesses and also guide them on the job market based on his career options.
Academic excellence is often a pursuit that puts students in the race to get good grades, making them so engrossed in their activities that they dangerously ignore the importance of orienting themselves towards a career path. Due to the preconceived notions students have regarding the career path that will be best for them in their professional lives, most students tend to enroll in programs that are biased towards those career paths.
Career counselling should be done in the school itself for class 9-11 students specifically because these are the levels where students choose a particular stream as their specialization and also, it will be helpful for them to decide the stream they should opt for. This is because many students are not satisfied with the stream they choose and tend to change it; this happens in absence of proper guidance about options available as per their interest and different education stream.
Nowadays, many counsellors prefer psychometric tests to analyze interests of students because generally, students are confused between their various interests but these psychometric tests help figure out students’ capabilities towards each of their interest.
With career counselling, students would be able to know –
- Their aptitude and interests
- Strengths and weaknesses of a particular interest
- Making choice of stream for education after class 10
- Career options available in market as per their academic choice
- Career options available as per their interest
- Some alternate career options if they decide to change their stream in future
- Everyone is not a qualified career coach – Parents, Teachers, Siblings, and Friends etc.