Importance of Career Counselling in today’s time
Career Counselling is a process that focuses on helping one understand one’s own self, as well as work trends, so that one can take an informed decision about career and education. Career Counselling helps manage a diverse range of problems such as low concentration levels to poor time management, trust issues with family to non-agreement between parents and children on which career to choose.
The process of career counselling involves creating a safe and secure environment, where the student feels at ease and is able to discuss his/her life and career, without any hesitation. A part of this secure environment is the assurance of confidentiality of the information shared by the student.
Career counselling is very much important because it helps to realize one’s strengths and weaknesses and interests, what are the various career options available. All of us require career guidance at some point in our life. It helps us get insights about ourselves, our career and what we can do to improve it.
Here are a few ways in which career counselling helps us:
- Helps in picking the right career :-
Career Counsellors are experts at assessing your aptitude, personality, interests, and other aspects of you. They use this evaluation to suggest the best career options from all the available and relevant options.
- Helps in providing expert resources :-
Career Counselling provides access to the resources and knowledge that a career expert possesses. This knowledge of Careers, their scope and the paths to pursue them are most important from the point of view of a parent and child, since most of the times, parents or guardians do not have that kind of knowledge.
- Helps in gaining confidence and insight :-
Career Counselling helps a counselee understand the hurdles in his/her career path. This knowledge helps to develop the confidence to overcome these hurdles. It is the duty of a good counsellor to provide such insight and confidence to the counselee.
- Helps in changing unwanted behavior patterns :-
Students and professionals have habits that are hard to break, such as procrastinating, not keeping updated on latest developments in their chosen career paths, neglecting emotional and mental health, not trying to self-motivate, etc. A Career Counsellor helps break such behavioral patterns that lead to unproductive activities, both at home and in school/college/work.
- Helps in removing career-related frustration :-
Choosing a career can be a demanding task for both parents and children. A lack of any source of venting out emotions and thoughts may add to the existing frustration. Career Counselling provides a platform where such frustrations can be reduced, and focus is re-directed to selecting the best career options.
In this time , Career Counsellors can helps one to remain calm when it comes to taking a career decision. Counselling helps bring about focus,
And maintain that focus throughout in our activities. Through proper scheduling and planning, they try and make one’s life more organized. Briefly, Career Counselling is extremely helpful to build a student’s career and is a very important part of education.