Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Brief Guide to Career Guidance


Brief Guide to Career Guidance

A career counselor must keep the following points in mind when guiding students to plan a career.

Relevant factors
Social and financial position
Life events like parent’s death, illness in the family
IQ levels, special abilities, special needs
Learning experiences

Helping to make career choices
Identify and evaluate abilities and aptitudes – consider average marks in subjects and overall performance in academics
Find out out about non academic talents
Ask the student’s interest
Help the student understand his/her choices in view of information
Help clarify indecision through rational thinking
Keep relevant factors like financial status and family circumstances in mind
Provide detailed information regarding careers
Set a roadmap for goals and motivate the student
Develop strategies to overcome barriers

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