“New career avenues are coming up every day. You need to keep yourself continuously upgraded with latest information so that you can guide effectively and accurately” -Tushar Vadera
Tushar Vadera, a versatile team player with over 8.5 years of experience across a wide domain range (General Administration, Information Technology, Education, Corporate relations, Marketing and Brand Management) Currently, Co-founder and CEO of Innolat Technologies Pvt Ltd, an innovative Startup in Education Technology space focused on Mobility and Skill Development based out of Raipur, a city with immense potential. Specialties: Corporate relations, Talent development, Career counselling, Branding, Marketing, Recruitments, Trainings, Skill Development, General Administration.
He speaks about his career and career counselling in an interview with Vivek Negi.
Vivek: Please brief us about your Educational background.
Tushar: BE in Electronics and Telecomm, PGDBA in Marketing Management from SCDL, Pune.
Vivek: What has your time as a Career Counsellor meant to you personally and why?
Tushar: It is not easy to mentor and guide someone especially for their career choice. I have personally mentored, conducted career counseling sessions to guide 1500+ students in the last 5 years. It really feels great and inner satisfaction when students thank you for the suggestions and guidance.
Vivek: How did you get into Career Counselling? What interested you into Career Counselling?
Tushar: I always felt that students in non-metro cities are not exposed to the plethora of career options available and due to absence of proper career guidance choose the wrong path and regret later.
Vivek: Which tools do you use for guiding careers?
Tushar: In the past, mostly face to face sessions but now more efficient and better options are available. Thanks to internet and Careerguide.com
Vivek: Why do you think it’s important for students and parents to undergo Career Counselling together?
Tushar: Parents need to explore the new arenas and see what best suits their wards. Career counseling is very much needed in the hour of competition and ever changing world. You should be aware of the future scope of the career you are opting. Many times, parents have one career plan in their mind and the student desires for something else. It is very important that the parents and students together discuss all the available option in detail in the presence of a career counselor.
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Vivek: What are the top 3-5 skills you should have to become an effective Career Counsellor?
Tushar: Good Communication Skill is a must.
- Knowledge about new career streams and their future scope
- Problem solving and persuasive skills to understand the student/parents mind and guide them
- Patience and Listening skills to understand the concern
Vivek: What is your advice for newbies, who are looking at building a career in Career Counselling industry?
Tushar: New career avenues are coming up every day. You need to keep yourself continuously upgraded with latest information so that you can guide effectively and accurately.
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?
Tushar: Internet is the best medium today to keep yourself updated.
Vivek: Which are the Career Information resources (i.e. newsletters/ blogs/ websites/ apps) you visit regularly?
Vivek: Share the names of 3 people you respect when it comes to Career Counselling?
Tushar:To start with, Surabhi who is doing a great job for career guidance
- Naveen Goyal, Director at Career360
- Mr Nishant Tripathi, my Mentor and Guru
Vivek: Would you like to share few words/suggestions about the work we are doing at CareerGuide?
Tushar: You are doing a great job by providing such a wonderful career guidance platform. I also tried the Ideal Career Test and I must say that it is awesome and very accurate.
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