Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. It's about so much more than deciding what you will do to make a living. To start with, think about the amount of time we spend at work. We are on the job approximately 71% of every year. Over our lifetimes, this comes to roughly 31½ years out of the 45 years most of us spend working, from the beginning of our careers until retirement. The importance of selecting a career with which we are satisfied cannot be overemphasized.
While some people are lucky enough to just know what they want to do and end up in satisfying careers without giving it much thought, most of us are not. Many people don't put enough effort into choosing occupations or pick them for the wrong reasons. Maybe they choose careers that seem secure or pay well. They then end up unhappy. The best way to make sure that doesn't happen to you is to make a well-thought out decision.
Career Counseling or guidance is a lifelong process since the individual choose an occupation, prepare for it, and make progress in it. Career Counseling has to do with knowing their interest, selection of their subject, formation of their study habit and make them progress in those subject and activities and attain the ultimate aim of getting good career as per their wish.
Tawi Career mentors helps the student to evaluate their abilities, interests, talents and personality characteristic to develop realistic academic and career goals. We also helps the individuals make career decisions after exploring and evaluating their education, training, work experience, interest, skills and personal traits and arrange for aptitude and achievement tests.
Finding true career direction does not have to depend on luck and trail and error. We can take a much more direct path. Something with less risk and more certainty. Something that gets us there quicker. We are guiding the students in broad terms how one occupational field differs from another how different personalities work differently in a professional setting.
Important factors in career planning.
1) Interest - What Careers Will You Be Passionate About
Doing things that you can be passionate about and excited about is probably the most important key to creating the perfect career for yourself.
1. Peer pressure
Most of us do understand what peer pressure is. Sometimes the fact that as experienced as we are, peer pressure does get to us. The same illogical situation arises many a times with these tiny little friends of ours. Students are forced into making decisions that they ideally would not want to make. For example, taking up a wrong course of study. This would then lead to choosing a career which would not suit him or her basically because one would not have enjoyed working through the course. So basically, when your graduation certificate certifies you in a certain stream of education that you originally didn’t want to be a part of, then one will quite naturally get interview calls for the same line of work that you had studied for. So then at the end of the day, career is not in the path that one had wished for. So, there goes the first way of making a wrong career choice.
1. Lack of passion
When you first took up the job, the initial orientation is to be able to pay the bills, feed yourself, and survive the harsh economic condition in the country. All these were just a short term consideration with very little long term coloration. Although your immediate needs may be fulfilled but on the long run the passion you once had on the job declines because the job has little to do with your passion, you took up the job simply to survive and now you want more than that, you want that fulfilment and satisfaction but it would have been more easy to achieve if it were a job or a career you love.
2. Lack of interest
At a point when the passion for the job diminishes, the next thing that suffers is the interest. Nothing is more boring than doing a routine we have lost interest on. With the job becoming uninteresting, efficiency and effectiveness on the job suffers.