Career Counseling and Planning
– A little bit about “career”
– Career planning
– Career counselling
– Career guidance through toll-free helpline
What is meant by “Career”?
These days everybody talks of “career”.. But friends, what does it really mean?
It’s not just about getting admission to good college, passing with great marks and getting a job or setting up a business. There is much, much more to it. It is a never ending, life-long process. Career development involves all this and more!
” M4F counsellors, mentors and resources can help you to understand and prepare for a career you deserve. “
Getting the ‘right’ education. That is, learning through a course which suits your aptitude and interest.
Studying hard, not just for exams, but to understand what you learn in college or institute.
Being updated about what is happening around.
Learning to communicate well. You should be able to express your thoughts clearly.
Collaborating and learning together with all we know – our teachers, friends, colleagues, experts in the field you choose.
Learning new skills useful for the field you have chosen.
Engaging in extracurricular activities – participating competitions, sports, etc.
Working hard to excel at what you do.
Earning well to progress in life.
Taking good care of your family, keeping them happy
What is Career Planning?
It’s about what is to be done to be successful in the field of interest and understanding how you go about it.
- Identifying a field of interest, for example, teaching, art, engineering, medicine
- Finding out if you have qualities required for being successful in the chosen field
- Identifying education required for getting into the field
- Arranging for fees for education
Why is Career Planning important?
Because it gives clarity about ‘what’ exactly should be done to develop your career over next 5 to 10 years.
Career Planning plays an important role in achieving your goals and dreams. Also, with proper planning, you can improve your personality, sharpen skills and take the required training.
There are many factors that influence career planning. This includes your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and circumstances. Career planning will helps you to meet your interests, opt for education of choice and prepare for your dream profession.
How to plan for Career Development?
What is Career Counseling?
It is a process of:
- Aptitude testing
- Selecting field to learn and work
- Selecting right stream of education and courses
- Professional counsellors help with these.
Career counsellor talks to you, shares your ideas, thoughts, feelings and dreams with an open mind.
A detailed aptitude test is conducted to find out best suitable career option for you.
Based on discussions and score of aptitude test, best suitable stream of education is recommended. Guidance is provided about scope of career, opportunity for progress, admission procedures, fee structures, etc.
Guidance through toll-free helpline
Not able to find a counsellor in your city or town?
You may talk to counsellors at Vocational Guidance Cell in Pune at Maharashtra State Council for Education Research and Training (MSCERT) set up by Shyamchi Aai Foundation.
You can call on toll-free helpline 000000. The counsellors here will guide you over the phone!