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How to take an informed decision in educational and career life?

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Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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Career Counselor / President at Foresight Foundation
  • Kolhapur

Decision-making ability is something which everyone must possess it for the effective personality. Without exception, we all are needed to take an informed decision in our life may it be regarded the educational phase of life or a career phase. A Sound and informed decisions help dictate the things in your life easily and that too according to your wish. Right from a school child to a mature person everyone will make their all supposed tasks and goals easy to achieve type when they will be able to take informed decisions.

Importance of decision-making ability

We come across the circumstances like at some point of time in our life where we are needed to choose the right stream of academic education for higher secondary education and the decisions like we need to take while opting for the right career options. Some would be needed to make choices for a various reason and some would even be needed to take serious decisions which may have the risks of monetary loss, waste of recourses and the efforts of all types. Really, the decision-making ability has acquired the greater importance in such a neck to neck competitive world. It’s like you fail to decide and bear the losses or even miss the opportunities. The person who is good at decision-making and can take informed decisions will obviously achieve more and can reach the life goals very easily without many efforts.

Just for an example, we can easily understand the importance of decision-making abilities by learning to the situation given here. Two examples we can see here – A school student who needs to choose the right stream after 10th and opt for the Commerce, Science or Humanities should go carefully while choosing the streams otherwise random decision may harm in further higher education and it may have far-reaching negative effects in career life. Another such example we may see in the corporate world there every single decision has much more importance as every single mistake may incur the great loss in terms of money and resources to that concerned organization. Thus, to err means missing opportunities and bearing losses on many fronts.

Factors those help you take informed decision

  • Family and friends: Family has always been in first place to guide you when it comes to taking decisions in your life – be it for career and educational purpose or in general purpose. Family cares for you so obviously the advice and guidance by the family will always help you take informed decisions. AS family does help you taking informed decisions so do friends. You can always bank on Family and friends for informal advice.


  • Resource person: Having a resource person helps you keep on track. The term Resource person can be understood as a person who has the expertise and the knowledge of the field and who has been chosen by you for guidance. The resource person can guide you exactly as that person/expert will have knowledge of the things in detail. The abilities of the resource person for differentiating things well will help you take informed decisions flawlessly.

  • Internet: The treasure trove of the information as it has been referred; the Internet has revolutionized the world from within and has given a great resource at our disposal. The Internet will help you to a great extent as you will find diverse information on literally any topic – be it scientific and sophisticated or career and education related information, there will be a solution for sure. Just search the web for what you need an information and get umpteen number of recourses of the info. Just be selective and refer quality websites on the internet. This way you will at least find a direction to go toward. Jot down important points and try to connect the dots and have an outline ready for your further voyage.


  • Your own knowledge of the thing: Everyone out there will be having the knowledge of the things and aspects related to their field. Obviously, we possess basic knowledge of our arena of the activities so we can bank on it to predict and chart out the ways. Our own knowledge of the things let us be confident to go ahead.


  • Your own Conscience will be the mainstay: Your own conscience will help you to judge the things well and come to the right decision. After having informed to the many possible paths you can ask yourself simply what to do next and you will get the personalized solution for sure.

This was the brief about how we can take informed decisions in our career field. For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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