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Career After Plus Two, Success Factors
Plus Two is a
turning point in every student's life. They will have to decide on their
future career at this level. A career in IT with lakhs of rupees as
salary, a noble career in medicine or engineering, paramedical stream,
nursing - many courses to choose from. It has become a status symbol among
parents that their children are in good jobs. People tend to take courses
considering the marks their children scored in the exams and the job
prospects than children's taste and intersest in choosing careers.
A path to a good
career is not very flexible. We need to take good care when choosing a
career for our children. A decision once taken cannot be easily corrected
at a later stage. So one should think and decide on the future career.
- Mainly there
are many factors to be considered when selecting a career field.
Student's desire, interest, talents etc have to be taken into account
when selecting a career. Importance should be given for the interests of
the child than the glamour of a particular career. Otherwise, the child
may not be able to succeed in the chosen area.
- 1. Aptitude:
- Some children
are good at understanding the technical information; some others will
have a talent in Mathematics and so on. These types of talents the child
acquire from birth are known as aptitude. If a student who does not have
an aptitude for technology joins an Engineering course, he has a good
chance of spoiling his career. He may not be able to achieve any of his
goals in the Engineering career. One has to identify their own aptitude
and choose a career according to that.
- Aptitude is
only one side of a coin when selecting a career. The other side is the
student's Intelligence. It is not a measurement of what the student has
studied and scored. By Intelligence, psychologists mean behavior
adjusting to the situation and the personís ability to work for the
achievement of the goal. For different jobs, different levels of
intelligence are absolutely necessary. So before selecting a career,
this factor needs to be considered.
- 3. Interest:
- A person's
success in a job is determined by the interest he has in that job. This
is not a talent acquired from birth. Interest to the job has to be
developed by the candidate once they have identified their aptitude.
This is related to one's personality to some extent.
- A person's
personality or character is an important factor in the success of their
career. Personality will differ from person to person. Some people will
take things with a more realistic approach; some others will do their
job for any number of hours with out any problem. Some will be very
restless while some others will be too slow in doing things. Personality
is very much related to career.