CAREER GUIDANCE

ACUMEN ACADEMY

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OBJECTIVE
 WHAT IS EDUCATION?
 WHAT IS CAREER?  CAREER CYCLE

 CAREER OPTIONS

WHY CAREER GUIDANCE?  PARAMETERS TO BE CONSIDERED BEFORE CHOOSING A CAREER  PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT  CAREER OPTIONS AND SELECTION

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CAREER v/s

EDUCATION

EDUCATION
Degree or Qualification required to pursue a „career‟

CAREER
Profession or occupation with opportunities for advancement
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Career – What role does it play in your life
Vision Society Family Education

Self

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Crucial Success Factors:

 Know Yourself  Facts

Know Yourself
• Get the Facts right • Evaluate your Choices

 Plan
 Commitment  Confidence

Plan
• Ensure Commitment • Maintain Confidence

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Why should you “Select” a Career ?
We are born only once
We have been created Unique [Ex. Fingerprint] We spend almost 40 years on our work means over 80,000/- hrs we “work”

Ask yourself a billion Dollar Question “How should I spend these 80,000 hrs before I die ????? ”
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Better an original cow than a duplicate Tiger

Planning your Career
 Planning must be done when students are at 9th - 10th standard.  Goal - How to reach it?, Risks Involved, Alternate Options

 Check your academic performances.
 What do you want to study and where?

 Job Expectations: To be decided on Money, Status, Discipline,
Command, Challenge (Keep in Mind your Interest)

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Time for Some Action!!!

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Career Guidance

Obstacles In Right Career Choice
• • • • • Attending too many coaching and tuition classes. Not aware of various educational openings present. Not aware of good institutes like IIT, IIM, NIFT, NIT, IIIT, BITS, BIT, etc. Not aware of various disciplines present. Thinking that +1 standard is the right time to play after 10th standard. Remember that for all India entrance exams require you to know 11th and 12th standards. • Not planning their time. • Selection of courses/colleges due to impact by friendship.

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Career Guidance

Obstacles In Right Career Choice
• • • • • Attending too many coaching and tuition classes. Not aware of various educational openings present. Not aware of good institutes like IIT, IIM, NIFT, NIT, IIIT, BITS, BIT, etc. Not aware of various disciplines present. Thinking that +1 standard is the right time to play after 10th standard. Remember that for all India entrance exams require you to know 11th and 12th standards. • Not planning their time. • Selection of courses/colleges due to impact by friendship.

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We commit these mistakes because we are using linear or ‘learned’ thinking. We are reading from memory. Our dominant left brain is controlling us.

We should develop Creative Thinking : Lateral thinking

How to choose a career???
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Myths About Choosing a Career
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Choosing a career is simple A career counselor can tell me what occupation to pick

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I cant make a living from my hobby
I should choose a career from a “Best Careers‟ list Making a lot money will me happy

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Once I choose a career I‟ll be stuck in it forever
If I change careers my skills will go to waste If my best friend (or sister, uncle, or neighbor) is happy in a particular field, I‟ll be too

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Points to Avoid when planning your career
Many students pass out of school, go to college, and more than a year into it, opt out of their courses. They’d realize they were either not interested in what they were studying, or that their courses were too complex for them! The result – the complete waste of a vital year, and, more importantly, more confusion about what to study thence!

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To avoid that you SHOULD NOT  follow the crowd.  choose by influence of others.  accept the parent’s verdict by force  get tempted by current trends.  get influenced by media.  Select a career in dejection.  Jump into any career.

CAREER GUIDANCE through Aptitude Test
An aptitude test is probably the single-most effective tool to make an informed decision about one’s studies and career. You may think you are very good at Maths at school, which you may well be, but making a career choice on that is unwise. Will you be able to cope with maths at the college level? Does a career in maths even interest you? So many questions can be answered by taking an aptitude test. It has answers that will give you an accurate idea of your interests and strengths. Many time the results may surprise you, because what you had planned for yourself and what the test shows can be quite different. But it is important because it removes the guess work out of the equation
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BASIS TO CHOOSE A CAREER

INTEREST

PERSONALITY

APTITUDE

INTELLIGENCE
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PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT

 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE
 LEARNING STYLE  INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT (IQ)  COMPLETE APTITUDE  BIG-5 PERSONALITY  CAREER INTEREST INVENTORY

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FOR TESTING & PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE!!!

Acumen Academy
Assessment Centre: Ground Floor, ‘Yashashree Apt’ , Mayur Colony, Paud Road. Pune-38
Contact: 9819901581

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