To build a prominent career one should take action at the right time with proper guidance. And this guidance holds huge significance in student’s life while they are unable to identify the most reliable way to find out their career passion. This guidance appears like career counselling which is provided by a counsellor who is a problem solver, a keen listener, and observer and has sufficient knowledge of various field to guide one in his/ her career decision. Career counselling is a way of engaging students about their careers while they are confused to make decisions on how to study and what to study. It moulds students to make the right decision and to make plans so they can go ahead in life. As Warren Buffett said “an idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan “. Therefore one should always have a plan in life. And Career counsellors exactly ensure about this plan or guidance.
Why we need counselling and counsellors:-
Most of our parents are actively involved in shaping our career. On the other hand, 49% of parents are unaware about their children’s future or career. They don’t have proper information about that field where their child is passionate for. In this situation, aspirants obviously need career counselling to blend their passion in their career path. Albert Einstein said that, “everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” It is not necessary to take everybody the same exam for a fair selection. Every person is unique. And to understand a once unique ability the concerned person needs a mentor or counsellor. Every person needs guidance to improve his/ her performance.
Benefits of counselling:-
* Career counselling gives aspirants the required confidence to change their domain, with the support of an experienced mentor.
* Career counselling helps students connect to the role models who have acquired much which can serve as an inspiration to those who require it.
* It also provides a platform where frustration can be reduced, and focus is redirected to selecting the best career option.
Right time for counselling:-
There is no certain time to take counselling. As the word, counselling is very vast in itself, it actually simplifies to give guidance for making plans. Though the perfect time for students to seek career counselling is after 10th 12th and even after graduation. After completing 10th most of the students get confused about what to choose next which education stream will lead them to the best career? After completing Higher Secondary examination students feel a little bit confused. Do they need to acquire a College degree or some other course? So in those cases career counselling helps students to make a right decision for their future accommodation according to their passion or ability. On the other hand, after pursuing a graduation degree students get frustrated thinking about where they should go and for what examination they should prepare. In this stage also a counsellor tries to give guidance in which path will be best for the aspirants. They also analyse a student’s criteria by some methods and advise them where they should go for making their career better.
Now-a-days especially like Covid pandemic, in such a harsh time a career Counsellor or a mentor can boost the confidence and they can also help the person to adopt the best practice which can help a person to get success in achieving their goal. They use various logical methods which can be extremely beneficial to build Carriers of students and it is equally important in the education system.