We see this stress among
parents and students class 10th onwards towards career selection. There are
very few who somehow know even at his tender age what their life aim would me. The
rest keep dabbling with the available information swaying with the trends and
the social pressure.
I frequently meet students
of various professional courses who are not only finding it difficult to cope
up with the curriculum, but also find no interest in the subject matter at
hand. Also in later life there are many of us who are not really satisfied with
the type of work we do and though it ensures money, almost everyday to
workplace is filled with drudgery.
Today especially when the
new generation is looking for ‘personalized satisfaction’ in everything, using
them towards some fixed ‘success formula careers’ is back- firing. Many are
ending up with depression and chronic boredom.
us understand the common mistakes made in the process of career selection:
what is popular- may not essentially very best for your child
influenced by the success advertisements of the tuition classes- there are
successes and failures at every tutorial Institute
the class 10th marks to decide further career- these marks may not
be the real depiction of the students aptitude and capabilities
on popular institutes and the curriculum rather than on a suitable career-
remember that all the students of any institute do not achieve happiness and success
the personality, study habits, aptitude and abilities of the child while
focusing on popular careers
a forced decision on the career under the influence of admission pressure
created by tuition classes.
doing a thorough research on the available careers in the new world and forcing
the student to select so-called popular career.
Today, when innumerable number of
career opportunities are available for students it is rather sad that majority
of students and parents are making the career choices without trying to
understand the characteristics of the student or trying to find out various
career options available that can suit the particular student. Today’s youth is
not satisfied simply with being part of a popular career and earning regular
income. Hence, it is all the more important to explore various career options
and work with the counselor to understand which career options are most
suitable and matching to the personality traits of the student.
We live in an Era with wide
options for everything. Personal satisfaction and happiness can be matched with
diligent career planning. I believe every school should make scientific and
thorough aptitude testing with an experienced Career counselor mandatory
for all students. In the absence of the facility being available in the school
or around you it is highly recommended to contact a genuine Career counselor on
the Internet to avail the services of online aptitude testing an online career planning for each student.
Career or work amounts to a large
part of our life and thus its role is much more than just being a source of
income. Contentment, happiness, satisfaction and feeling of self-worth is
largely associated with our career. Hence the importance of scientific career planning for each individual cannot be overemphasized.