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What is career guidance?

 

Career guidance is the counselling given to individuals to help them obtain the information, knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to identify career options and limit them down to make a career decision. This decision then results in their financial, social, and emotional well-being throughout.

It is the process of helping individuals (professionals/college/school students) in making adequate occupational and educational choices and in making career decisions based on the requirements and demands of the future of work. Career guidance helps individuals make a change from the general understanding of work and life to a more specific understanding of the practical and realistic career options that are available to them.

The process of career guidance for school students involves assisting them to accomplish their identified career options or obtaining their professional goals. The role of a career guidance expert ranges from acting as a counsellor to leading the complete course of options.

Importance's of career guidance for school students

  • Career is a much significant and larger part of our lives today and any decision taken in terms of career planning must be done with utmost care and attention. With enormous colleges, certifications, courses, and job opportunities available, choosing the right career path could become challenging for students.
  • An appropriate choice of career will not only provide an effective job opportunity but allows a student to hold a respectful and satisfactory lifestyle. Moreover, the desired career path engages an individual making them more confident, informed, and dedicated. So, the importance of career counselling and guidance cannot be ruled out.
  • Personality and lifestyle are the reflections of one’s values and the professional life which an individual leads are the most important one. When people grow up, their personal goals, choices, and future plans start revolving around the kind of job that they have and the flexibility it can offer.
  • India is a developing country and its potentiality lies in the minds of young people. They must understand the significance of career guidance to make the right decision regarding their career progressions. So, this is where the needs of career counsellors come up in helping class 7th, 8th, 9th students reach their maximum potential.

What is the difference between career counselling and career guidance?

The difference between career guidance and career counselling is that on unaided guidance in assisting individuals in accomplishing their desired career goals which include leading, acting as a guide, and setting up a course of action whereas career counselling is a process that helps individuals in understanding and knowing themselves through psychometric tests or career assessment tests.

In the career counselling process, an individual’s personality, interests, aptitudes, and abilities are evaluated through a psychometric test and the individual is guided towards a particular career path or direction based on the report generated. While career counselling is mostly suggested after the schooling or graduate level, individuals can go for career guidance anywhere in their lives either to understand the likelihood of the career they are currently pursuing or to discuss their career aspirations and goals or for other reasons.

Objectives of career counselling and guidance for school students:

People must focus on the fact that students need not be convinced into any one specific field. Instead, they should always and be guided in the right direction based upon their personalities, interest areas, and aptitudes.

A career counsellor must offer unbiased career counselling and guidance to all students in need of clarity and guidance. 

There are four key pointers to define the overall goals or objectives of career counselling which are as follows:

Focus:

Trusts run most of the managing bodies and educational institutions that have specific objectives to fulfill. So, by using career counselling and guidance sessions, it is possible to give a much-desired focus to students in general.

Moreover, it is possible to mold the students as per the requirements and needs of the society as the case might be. Rather than trying to effect sudden change in actions or thinking of students, a gradual process that involves a continuous interaction would bring about a much better result most of the time. 

With young class 7th, 8th, 9th standard students, it is that they need to be given a general sense of direction and the right way to do this is to have productive interactions that are aimed at accomplishing the desired results. 

Control:

Educational institutions and schools need to keep especially the class 7th, 8th, 9th students under their control. Control can mean the need to accomplish the goals of the institutions in terms of educational outcomes or a disciplinary one. Career counselling and guidance in education are aimed at keeping the students aligned with the possibilities of careers and higher education.

Understand:

It is not that career guidance sessions are meant just for the students alone. A good career counselling session is the chance to understand the requirements of the students so that the counsellors can offer the right attention.

Data Use:

Often when a career and educational opportunities are discussed among people, the role of data in coming to certain conclusions cannot be disparaged. A good guidance session must be able to support the students so that the counsellors can offer the right attention.

Thus, career guidance for school students can be taken appropriately by reading all the above information and it can be followed accordingly according to each one’s convenience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why career options for school students is important?

    It is obvious that schooling is the major phase of every student’s life. So, choosing the right career option during this phase is important as the career comes into the main picture depending upon the course chosen after the 10th board examinations.

  • Can you recommend career counselling for school students?

    Even though there are many career counsellors present across the globe, one will benefit from the counsellors at Mere Mentor. All the professionals at Mere Mentor are reputed members of the National Career Development and they will help you to gain a new vision in your own professional life.

  • Can I get face-to-face career counselling in India?

    Candidates can get their virtual or face-to-face career counselling in India with Mere Mentor. They have the option for personal meetings with them so that candidates can explore their career options available and can get the best guidance that will help them step forward in their lives.

  • In what way the Career Counsellors will help you?

    A career counsellor has vast knowledge regarding thousands of career options. A brief interview with them will be sufficient to assess your dreams, interests, and personality to give you great career advice that will help you reach job satisfaction.

  • How do I find a good career counsellor in India?

    A good career counsellor will assist you to assess your interests, values, skills, and your overall personality to determine which profession will suit you the most. The credentials of a counsellor are the right starting point when you look for someone to help you regarding your career.