Career Development is a lifelong process that, whether you know it or not, actually started when you were born! There are a number of factors that influence your career development, and the choice of a viable option that includes your interests, abilities, values, personality and circumstances. Every day different careers and professional opportunities are emerging. No matter how much you want to do all of them you will have to prioritize and choose the best option for you.
Career Counseling is a process that will help you to explore and understand yourself and the “world of work” in order to make rational career, educational, and life decisions.
In very basic terms Career Counseling is finding the answers to some very common questions:
- What field of study should I pursue?
- What if I make a choice and then change my mind?
- What if my career goals are different from what my family thinks they should be?
- What type of work environment fits me best?
Ask all the grownups you know what they wanted to become when they were young. The probability is very few of them actually became what they aspired towards in childhood. This may not fundamentally be a reflection of their failure – but an important indication of change. Situations change, ideas change and so do people and their circumstances. This is the case for most people. Some of you may work in traditional professions and move along a
well planned path. But many could end up working in professions that you or even your parents may have never heard about today.
Career planning can be a challenging task as individuals are faced with choices, changes and obstacles; at an age where the knowledge and awareness is meager and wisdom yet not nature.