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1 Career Planning

2 What do you want to be? Pilot Fashion Designer Engineer Economist

3 What do we want Respect in society Money Fame Satisfaction Security Happiness and Joy

4 Dont we want all or some of these for ourselves while thinking about a career? Respect in society Money Fame Satisfaction Security Happiness and Joy

5 What leads to lack of career success? Career not matching with ones interest Career not matching with ones potential Career not matching with ones personality

6 Why does one go for a career thats not a good match? Opportunity Perception Parental influence This is a growing field, many opportunities This will ensure a good job I have read that it is a very good career Opportunity perceptions My Dad is an engineer My sister has done biotechnology and she has told me about it My brother is also an engineer and I also want to do it Parental Influence

7 Peer pressure Lack of knowledge or information Parental pressure Lack of resources My friends would go for this All of my friends will prepare for MBBS Peer Pressure My Parents say I should go for MBBS My Parents want me to take care of the business Parental pressures

8 The Need of the Hour…. Effective Career Management. which should be: a systematic approach an objective an individualized

9 CAREER MANAGEMENT The Three step Mantra

10 CAREER MANAGEMENT Know yourself Career Awareness Take ACTION

11 Know yourself… How to evaluate yourself ?..

12 Know yourself… What are your interests & talents? Note down at least 5 interests & 5 talents on a piece of paper Exercise

13 Know yourself… Exercise Do not proceed till you have finished the exercise

14 Know Yourself… Identification of Interests Inclinations Talent Skills Strengths Areas to improve upon Personal Characteristics How? Inputs from friends, family Hobbies Extra-curricular activities Career assessment program

15 Examples of interests & talents Writing Reading Communication Listening Painting Sports Singing Dancing

16 What aptitude is Viswananth Anand gifted with? Mukesh is gifted with this talent

17 Every professional who is successful in a certain career, possesses certain aptitudes that increases his/her effectiveness

18 Viswananth Anand is gifted with Numerical aptitude Successful Designers are gifted with good observation & visualization ability

19 PERCEPTIONS ABOUT EXPLORING CAREERS Looking only at 2-3 careers… Limited awareness of other avenues Perception about those 2-3 careers There are more opportunities in this career There is more status & prestige in this career - Social acceptability Apprehension to try new things Do we know there are 100+ possible career options today?

20 Pointers for Exploring Careers… Know more about the career of your choice Nature of work Work roles Emerging trends Career path / Study route Prospects Related careers/ back-up options How? Reading Surfing Career Talks Seminars Self Awareness Workshops Career Exhibition Career Guidance

21 Some Career Options Engineering Architecture Medicine Para-medicine Pharmacy Nursing Biological Sciences Physical Sciences

22 Merchant Navy Defense Commercial Pilot Product Designing Some Career Options

23 Psychology Economics Languages Social Work Chartered Accountancy Company Secretaryship Cost Accountancy Some Career Options

24 Management Journalism Advertising Fashion Designing Commercial Art Hotel Management Law Civil Services Some Career Options

25 Offbeat Careers Nutrition & Dietitics Broadcast Journalism Fitness Training Animation Game Designing Instructional Designing Merchandising Cinematography RJ, VJ Training

26 Taking Action… Which career is most suited Best route to reach there Develop required skills needed Develop the right attitude for Success

27 Taking action… School Class X School Class XII Graduation Post Graduation Selecting the right stream Professional programs after XII Exploring talents Developing confidence Public speaking Identifying degree options Preparing for Entrance exams Using talents Setting goals Effective Time management Developing critical thinking skills Communications skills Interpersonal skills Enhancing creativity Taking initiative Identify PG options Part time job / project options Preparing for entrance exams Leadership Planning and organizing Getting placements with best companies Making the right decisions Honing key skills

28 Aids in all 3 Stages Know Yourself Exploring Careers Taking action CAREER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

29 Our Career Planning Approach Know Yourself (Knowing Interests, Aptitude, Personality) Exploring Careers (Based on Interests, Aptitude, Personality) Taking action (Planning Education and Skill development )

30 Focuses on identifying ones strengths, potentials, ones areas of interest and personal qualities. Intensive career guidance and counseling is done to aid the student in making effective and informed career choices. The various aspects covered are: Short-listing of Professional Options (Engineering, Designing, Medicine), which facilitates the process of planning their careers Career Information about the options recommended to the students. This information would cover Premier institutes and the eligibility criteria Work roles Important personal skills and qualities required Future prospects Information about entrance exams and scholarships CAREER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

31 BENEFITS Awareness of ones strengths and potential. Clarity regarding the areas of interest and personal qualities Focus on the career front and motivation to explore the career process on the basis of guidelines provided Charting a clear career path for the students Charting a clear career path for the parents to enable them to act as facilitators in their childs pursuit for achieving success in the chosen career CAREER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

32 Areas Assessed Interest Aptitude Personality

33 Evaluating Interest… Things that grab your curiosity; activities that give pleasure Need to assess the interests and match them with job profiles to see how they can be incorporated into a professional career Output of Career assessment Interest Test

34 Evaluating Interest… Working with Numbers8 Health & Science2 Music & Arts8 Writing & Mass Communications2 Commerce5 Helping others7 Engg. & Construction5 Protective Services8 Law & Politics1 Teaching & Training3 Business, Sales & Marketing8 Office & Project management6 Working with Computers3 Nature & Outdoor8 Output of Career assessment Interest Test 14 Areas marked on a scale of 1 to 10

35 Aptitude… Every job requires a specific set of skills / abilities to perform them effectively Output of Career Assessment Aptitude Test Closure ability Clerical ability Mechanical ability Numerical ability Reasoning ability Spatial ability Verbal ability

36 Aptitude… Closure ability Clerical ability Mechanical ability Numerical ability Reasoning ability Spatial ability Verbal ability Every job requires a specific set of skills / abilities to perform them effectively Output of Career Assessment Aptitude Test

37 Personality… Motivational drives, needs and attitudes are important factors in determining career choices Output of Career Assessment Personality Test 14 personality factors marked on a scale of 1 to 10

38 Personality… AReserved, critical,Outgoing, easygoing BConcrete ThinkingAbstract Thinking Ceasily upset.Emotionally stable DComplacent, undemonstrative,Excitable, impatient, demanding. EObedient, conforming, humble.Independent, competitive, stubborn. FSerious, introspective, taciturn,Cheerful, enthusiastic, expressive, alert. GEvades rules, quitting, feels few obligations.Conscientious, persevering, moralistic, HShy, restrained, hesitant.Venturesome, socially bold, impulsive, ITough minded, self reliant, realistic.Tender minded, dependent, sensitive. JGoes readily with the group, zestful,Individualistic, inhibited, reflective. OPlacid, self- assured, complacent, sereneApprehensive, easily troubled, Q2Group dependent, a joiner & sound followerSelf sufficient, prefers own decisions, Q3Undisciplined, self conflict, follows own urgesControlled, socially precise, self-disciplined. Q4Relaxed, torpid, unfrustrated.Tense, frustrated, driven, overwrought Motivational drives, needs and attitudes are important factors in determining career choices Output of Career Assessment Personality Test

39 Ensuring Extra Edge! Academics – top priority Extra – curricular activities Foreign Language Maths & English concepts Development of right set of skills Communication Public Speaking Interpersonal Skills Life Skills (handling pressures, managing stress, effective management of time, creativity…)


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