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Career development is often confused by students as well as parents. It is considered to be a one-time process when students have to select their career field in 11th grade. However, experts argue that career development is an ongoing process and students as well a professional need support at different stages of their career development. This has been defined as a continuous process of gaining knowledge and information while improving skills so as to establish a strong career path. These days it has become more necessary to support students in their career development plan since due to increasing competition, students often start following other students in order to succeed. Many students get tempted by the trends that have been set by certain students in their schools and colleges and they often jump into a career without thinking whether it will be good for them or not. Students often fail to get the motivation to explore their own skills and talents and just keep following what others are doing.
Why is career development plan needed?
Currently, it has been observed that students have lost focus in developing their career, instead, they get attracted to the careers where they find easy growth. Many times, teachers and parents are the major influencers for the students to select a career and students themselves mostly have no idea what they want to do in their career life. Some have hobbies but they are not very sure whether it is right to make it their career or not and eventually end up with what their parents and teachers select for them. This is also one of the reasons behind increasing drop-outs among the students. Students don’t find any motivation for their career and find it a waste of time. With increasing competition, it further becomes difficult for the students to survive when they are not the right fit in their selected career stream. This makes it important to have a plan for career development and take an expert help in preparing it. A student should be motivated enough to pursue a career for which he/ she is suitable as well.
Now the question arises why do all the students need to focus individually what career option they need to select. It has to be noted that once a student selects a career, he has to first complete his studies in the same field. Students can get through with the education even if they don’t like the subjects much but at the time of starting to work, it will be difficult for them to spend 40 hours a week in a field which is not appropriate for them. It has become a kind of trend these days, that many students do engineering, then jobs and after working for around 2-3 years, explore other areas where they can find satisfaction and which they can make as their alternative career option. This is not at all an easy way to get the things done. Instead of wasting crucial years of youth, a student should have a career development plan from the beginning.
Career decision-making process involves following stages:
Preparing a career development is not an easy task but a very important one for anybody who wants to grow in their career. Along with a career plan, a student definitely needs self-confidence, commitment, and sincerity. This can bring success to the student in his career life.
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