will help you to decide which are some of the viable options for you.
This process of career planning is vital for your success.
Self Assessment: The entire process of career planning should be
ideally done in conjunction with your career counsellor, such that you have professional help at every step.
A trained career counsellor can help you identify several professions
in which you can be good. Even if your test indicates your aptitude
in medicine - lack of half a mark can prove to be an obstacle and
thus makes it vital that your list of possible professions be long.
When I took my test, the long list of professions included being a florist, teacher,
counsellor, doctor, shop assistant etc. The thought that I have
aptitude to be something other than a career counsellor is very
comforting. When students get tired of me I can always be a
Let no person ever tell you that you are good for nothing. Each one of
us have talents, it is important to identify them & then work
hard to develop them further.
Self Analysis: Another equally important aspect of self assessment
is self analysis or soul searching. We are the best judge for
ourselves. If you concentrate and decide to be honest with yourself
the self analysis can project remarkable results.
Need for Planning: Ask all the grown ups you know what
they wanted to become when they were young. The chances are very few
of them actually became what they aspired towards in childhood. This
may not essentially be a reflection of their failure - but an
important evidence of change. Circumstances change, ideas change
so do people. So it will be for many of you. By the time you grow up
you will end up working in professions that you or even your parents
have never heard about today. Some of you may work in traditional
professions and move along a well planned path.
In the words of Henry C. Link "
the truth about making a plan: It never works (not in the way you
plan it, that is). If, however,you do make a plan,the chances of
getting what you want significantly increase."
Let me share with you a conversation
girl: You've been a dog all your life, haven't you?
girl: I have often wondered what made you decide to be a dog.
dog: I was fooled by the job description.
But one thing
is quite definite that only those of you who will work hard towards
your studies, acquire new skills as you move along in life, involve
yourself in cultural/sports activities and attempt to plan your life
will be successful.
Career Counselling at Career Track
- Choosing the right career option
or the appropriate course to your aptitude
- Identifying your values,aspirations and goals
- Scope of a course or a career that
you are pursuing or planning to pursue in India or abroad
Let your imagination soar and plan your career such that it integrates your
strengths, values and your hobbies. Success can be smoother in life
for those people to whom work is not a chore but a joy.