By Shikha Sharma (Certified Career Coach & Soft Skill Trainer)
Globalization has turned the workplaces into fast paced scenarios- evolving every minute. Therefore, the need of educated and skilled people is absolutely indispensable. Work industry is going through a huge revolution with new technologies, offering jobs that didn’t even exist five or ten years ago.
This means, students have to be prepared enough to face the competition in the job market, by keeping themselves abreast with industry knowledge, learning soft skills, doing volunteer work or internships with companies to stay relevant.
Career Counselling is very effective and a helpful tool in such scenarios, it gives you a platform to understand yourself better, exposure to right career and learning opportunities and encourages you with right resources to develop professional skillsets for your brighter and positive future in the workplace.
Now, before you decide to take an appointment with a Career Counsellor let’s understand this more-
What is Career Counselling?
Career Counselling is a scientific process which involves making calculated moves, based on hard facts and methodical research. It focuses on – helping students understand themselves, as well as work trends, discovering their strengths and weaknesses so that they can take an informed decision for their Career and Education.
Why is Career Counselling so important?
When you know things beforehand isn’t easy to make decisions and move forward confidently?
It’s a similar phenomenon here, when you know where you are heading in your Life and Career, you feel more motivated, happier and ready to put in hard work to achieve your goals.
Career counselling is an unbiased scientific approach which provides you insights & clarity on your career, higher education, your interest, strengths areas and employment opportunities, etc. guiding you forward with complete information for a fulfilling career.
How can Career Counselling Benefit in your career?
Considering todays’ ever changing work scenarios Career Counseling is an effective tool for students and professionals when it comes to choosing higher education, opting for right career, career change, developing new skills and more. Let’s discover the benefits you will have from Career Counselling:
Choosing Your Right Career
Career Counsellor uses psychometric tests and assessments along with detailed counselling sessions to discover your innate abilities, strengths, weaknesses, personality traits, interests, and other aspects of you to help and guide you for right career options from all, in which you will do best and thrive.
Availing Expert Resources
Career Counselling provides access to the relevant resources, knowledge and information which only career expert possesses. Information on Careers, their scope and which path to pursue, this awareness is not easily available with parents, peers and relatives. Hence, it is important that you consult a career expert to choose the right options.
Gaining Self- Awareness, Confidence and Career Insight
Career counsellors work on understanding your confusion and pain areas to help you figure out the best possible way forward. Counselling also provides you with broader understanding of yourself and your career choices and thereby gives you confidence to work hard and breakthrough your hurdles to achieve more.
In Developing Fruitful Behavior Patterns
Career counselling helps you break unwanted habits which are bad for your career in long term like procrastination, not keeping update with current trends in your career, attention to emotional and mental health, loosing self-motivation, etc. It gives you the right resources and motivation to develop effective habits and skills to reach your goals.
Remove Career-Related Frustration
Choosing a right career can be very frustrating to students and parents. Career Counselling helps you re-direct your focus and reduce any career related stress. It brings more stability in your thought process and provide updated information to best career options available.
Plus, we need to understand that “Change Is The New Normal”. It is important that students choose the right career and keep themselves abreast in the field with new skillsets and industry knowledge. Career counselling makes your job way easier with an unbiased approach, helps you become career adaptable and most importantly, employable so that you flourish in times of change.