Rohit Dubey

I have taken a different stream/ course/ subject - but my career test is giving me career recommendation which is not related to my stream/course/subject choice - what should I do now?


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RE: I have taken a different stream/ course/ subject - but my career test is giving me career recommendation which is not related to my stream/course/subject choice - what should I do now?

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Contrary to popular perception, a career path does not necessarily need to be directly linked to a particular course of study. This happens because workplaces evolve much faster than educational institutions. In your case, you should be thankful for stumbling across this harsh reality of life. This is a golden opportunity for you to re-assess your career plans and make a correction in your perception.

For any Confusion Regarding Career Paths – Take here: Psychometric Career Tests including Ideal Career Test

Take for instance administrative service aspirants. They come from a wide array of educational backgrounds and all of them have an equal chance of being successful as long as they demonstrate their commitment to and understanding of this tough job.

Another similar example is of lawyers. You will meet lawyers who have studied science, arts or commerce in their bachelor’s education. Later, once they gained exposure and decided on becoming a lawyer, they enrolled in the relevant program.  The point I am trying to make is that there are no pre-determined generic paths to success. It completely depends on your personal level of clarity on what you want to do with your career.

Private companies are even more open minded about people’s educational and work experience. They never differentiate among candidates just based on the educational path; it is the skill set of an individual that matters. Also, they look at the evolution of your skill set through multiple lenses such as volunteerism, part time jobs or full-time jobs. You should utilize all these opportunities as and when they are available to showcase your intent to contribute.

One of the articles I always recommend my students to read is from Wall Street Journal by Jane Hodges. She had penned it in 2010 but its idea is timeless. To understand the psychometric testing fever that had gripped the US at that time, she takes on multiple career tests herself and finds that all of them broadly come up with similar observations! That is the reason why we should use these assessments as mirrors and not as fortune-tellers.  Do go through it at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704133804575198011745918470

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you! 

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