“Passion is very important along with to do something for the welfare of society, especially for the student fraternity”
– Jayanta Ghosh
Jayanta Ghosh is Co-Founder and Chief Mentor at Waymark Learning Solutions LLP, Kolkata. He carries varied knowledge of different career fields. He loves to help student community in order to choose the right career path. He speaks about his career and career counselling in an interview with Vivek Negi.
Vivek: Please brief us about your Educational background.
Jayanta Ghosh: I am MBA ( Finance ) by qualification and completed “Senior Management Program” from prestigious INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT – CALCUTTA.
Vivek: What has your time as a Career Counsellor meant to you personally and why?
Jayanta Ghosh: To help the student community about their career opportunity was my cherish desire with proper guideline and direction.
Vivek: How did you get into Career Counselling? What interested you into Career Counselling?
Jayanta Ghosh: I always wanted to do something for future career aspirants. I have noticed that, there are many students pursuing careers which they are not passionate about, because not many students in India are blessed to have a guide or have tools to assess natural inclination and identify strengths and weaknesses in making career related decisions.
Vivek: Which tools do you use for guiding careers?
Jayanta Ghosh: Apart from counselling sessions, psychometric career assessment tests of different categories or segments are predominantly very important.
Vivek: Why do you think it’s important for students and parents to undergo Career Counselling together?
Jayanta Ghosh: Definitely, Career counselling addresses the dilemma of parents compelling their children to go for a career of their choice, ignoring their child’s aspirations and inclinations.
Vivek: What are the top 3-5 skills you should have to become an effective Career Counsellor?
Jayanta Ghosh: First of all thorough knowledge and studies of various career options. Secondly, dedication and passion of the same direction. Finally, utilization of respective tools with effective presentation skills.
Vivek: What is your advice for newbies, who are looking at building a career in Career Counselling industry?
Jayanta Ghosh: Passion is very important along with to do something for the welfare of society, especially for the student fraternity.
Vivek: There are many new career options that have come up over the last decade which was not heard of before, how do you stay updated on the latest trends in Career?
Jayanta Ghosh: One must be voracious reader with latest updates and trends of periodicals, journals etc. about the same and with attending career fair and workshop also.
Vivek: Which are the Career Information resources (i.e. newsletters/ blogs/ websites/ apps) you visit regularly?
Jayanta Ghosh: NICEC Journals, CareerGuide.com, American council association journals, Career option magazine/ blog, etc.
Vivek: Share the names of 3 people you respect when it comes to Career Counselling?
Jayanta Ghosh: Swami Vivekananda, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and My Mother.
Vivek: Would you like to share few words/suggestions about the work we are doing at CareerGuide?
Jayanta Ghosh: CareerGuide is doing commendable work in the field of career counselling .The way they are serving to the career aspirants of our country that is simply incredible. I personally feeling very proud to be associated with CareerGuide.com