Career Guidance and planning CGAP helps young people make informed choices about their future by actively engaging them in a process to understand their interests and abilities identify the right job opportunities within the local environment, and become better equipped to make decisions about which training or career opportunities to pursue. Career guidance should help youth ask and obtain answers to the questions: Who am I? What are my options? Where do I want to go? How do I get there? The ultimate goal of Career guidance and planning is a career plan that is chosen, designed, and carried out by the individual young person. However, for this to happen, programs need to be based on accurate assumptions about youth and youth behavior, have access to high-quality training and up-to date market information, and provide competent and caring adults to help youth navigate a path to success. With these elements, successful CGAP programs produce informed, inspired youth who feel empowered to pursue their career path.
Importance of Career Planning.
Planning a career is a lifelong process, which begins by choosing the course stream of your choice, getting a job and growing in the job. It is important to think wisely while selecting the right career and arriving at the right decision. The process of choosing a career is an introspective and important task. Here are some tips that will help you decide how to choose a career option that suits you:
It is the most important thing while deciding a career. When you study a subject and enjoy attending lectures, performing practical or doing the course work, etc. it will increase your chances of improved grades in colleges and further success in the profession when your work life begins.
Another important aspect while deciding a career to be taken into account is your skills set. Talk to your family members, friends and teachers to find more about your skills. Doing a course work where your natural skill sets utilized, increases your chances of success both in the academics and further in the profession.
Prioritize your choices; you will enjoy working if you are comfortable and have access to facilities you need. For example, if you hate traveling then do not choose a career which involves touring.
Work Environment Preference
Choosing work environment that fits your lifestyle including surroundings, people etc. and the sort of duties you will prefer your work life will be an advantage. Choose for a course where you may find suitable environment to work. For example, if you’re an asthmatic then do not choose for a course in civil engineering. A civil engineer requires lot of field work.
Satisfaction in work is very important. Choosing a career, which may give you a sense of satisfaction, is important and ultimate key to success. For example, if you enjoy design building then you may choose a course in architecture. Select a career options which you enjoy most like the sports, painting, designing etc.
Knowing Your Career Options
Make a list of the career options which you think suit bests to your personality and strengths. If you like working in the nonprofit sector? Maybe you’ll want to consider a career in social work. Do you like to create things? Maybe a job in engineering and development for a large corporation is in the cards. Are you inclined towards glamorous jobs? Maybe a career in films or aviation will be the best for you.