Career Counselling has always been important but only recently, got the recognition it deserves. Earlier, people sought out career counselors, for a change in careers, only after they got a job and were unhappy with it. Now, people recognize that this isn’t ideal. What is noteworthy, is to consider why people change careers.
Many students make career choices based on the most picked career among their peers. They don’t, for once, consider what they like until it’s too late.
Picking a career usually, comes after picking a course. If a student doesn’t pick the right course, it would inadvertently affect their career choice. A recent study showed that 1 in 3 students are unhappy with the course that they picked. That is nearly half a million dissatisfied university students! Such figures only point to one clear truth - The importance of career guidance in schools.
CBSE has made it compulsory for schools to have counsellors, there still needs to be a distinction made as to what kind of counselors are required. Many of the counselors already present are life skill counselors and although life skills are important, the number of college advisors (counselors) are low. Ultimately, college advisors are what students need most to be successful. To highlight, the urgent requirement for career counselors recent stats show a whopping 92% of students who don’t get any career-related guidance from their schools.
Decisions made in High School often make or break a student’s career.
Experienced career counselors are trained to understand students thinking and their potential. Once a student’s potential is understood, the counselor is able to guide the student to the best career suitable to him/her and help them make the decisions that ensure career success.