Life is not just about building a resume but also loving what you do. More than 42% people don’t enjoy their job and quit within few months.
When it comes to buying a gadget, car, or even clothes, we consult as many people as possible. When it comes to deciding one’s career path, a lot of people rely on themselves, and fall into the trap of “I know it all” and, thus end up choosing a wrong career for themselves. While they say you should always choose what interests you, it is also important to understand and assess if you have the right set of aptitude to pursue that career; this is where a career counsellor plays a pivotal role. A career counsellor is a professional who provides guidance to students/professionals so as to help candidates achieve success in various fields, such as academics, career, etc.
Consulting a career counsellor can help in many ways that make it easy for you to choose the right career. From giving you career options that you may not be aware of to giving you a push in the right direction and motivating you, career counselling is here to help!
Importance of Career Counselling
Here are the top 5 reasons why career counselling can steer your career in the right direction!
When you Need Someone Who Knows it All
Career Counsellors are aware of the jobs in the market and the skills that are required for specific fields. For instance, there are rewarding fields such as bar tending, ethical hacking, astrophysics, etc. that are still un-tapped and many people are not aware of. There also may be careers such as Aviation and Defense, which you may not know how to get into. Hence, by making use of their experience and knowledge, a career counsellor helps you explore and discover various career opportunities for career selection and growth.
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When You Need to Broaden Your Perspective
Career isn’t like a buffet where you can go and taste a little bit of everything. It is a process that requires you to make decisions once, or maybe twice because such decisions are irreversible. A good counsellor not only breaks your set mindset for different careers, but also brings right facts using your case history and tools such as aptitude test, personality tests, etc. and thus enables you to make the best career move.
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When You Need a Clear Road-Map
Desire and willpower are important, but a right roadmap can help you stay focused, and achieve your career goals faster. A career counsellor does more than just asking a student what he/she wants to do. They help you in strategize your career, and provide a futuristic perspective on your career. This helps you to stay on track by making you more confident and master your goal, thus bringing you career satisfaction.
When Dealing With Parents Becomes Difficult
Often, one gets to see parents-child conflict when selecting a career path. Parents claim they know their child and understand them the best and push their children to select a career path of their choice. While on the other hand, the child feels their interest is not being taken into account and feels suffocated. Such opposing ideas impede child’s progress. While none are wrong, interest alone is not enough to pursue any career nor is half knowledge. In such a situation a career counsellor can come to the rescue, who is an expert and understands human behaviour. While remaining objective they balance the opinion of both the sides and strive to achieve a middle ground.
At times, it is not just conflicts of career, but also personal nature that can lead to miscommunication. In such instances, it is always better to have an unbiased perspective of someone who has adequate knowledge on the subject. This helps in resolving the conflict and bringing out the best outcome.
When You Need to Talk to Domain Experts
Even if you are someone who is clear about your career path and plan on not taking a counsellor’s advice, I would urge you to think again! The kind of experience and network a career counsellor has enables you to make use of it for your own good. From creating multiple career options and plans to connect with industry experts, a career counsellor empowers you with all the resources you need to get started in a career.
Now that you have understood how important career counselling is, it is time to solve the career dilemmas you have been facing. After all, your career is only for life!
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