Dear Students | Choosing a career path after Class 12th | Neeraj arora
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Choosing a career path after Class 12th.
Most of us just choose without proper guidance and research. We go for traditional courses like for commerce students, the most common choices are CA, CS, CMA or BBA, etc thinking that they are our career, let me break it to you, they are not, they are the ways to reach your career goals.
We just don’t do enough homework, and when we ask someone we get a very stupid answer
“Interest dekho kaha hai wohi karo”,
bhai interest pata hota toh main khud hi kar leta.
My humble suggestion is to explore as much as possible, make it a small research project, and jot down the pros and cons of every course or career path you are looking at.
Accumulate more and more data,
just don’t fall for
is course ki bahot ijjat hai, isey karna bahot tough hai, bus naam ke age ye degree lagani hai” Etc etc.
Listen to true thought leaders of that particular course/career path. Not just the people sitting at the top of the regulating body because for obvious reasons they won’t tell you the ugly side of the courses offered by that body.
One more thing agar kisi course ya career path ka jyada hi gungaan ho raha ho toh there is always a flip side too, find it out and look what are you signing for.
Another thing that should be kept in mind while choosing a career path is that the end goal is a career not a course. For example, you can make big in Financial reporting by doing different courses like CA, ACCA, CPA, etc. The same is the case with a Career in auditing or finance. You can different courses to achieve the same career path
Rather than choosing a course, choose a career path and then choose a course to reach there as per your research.
How to choose a career?
There are no fixed guidelines for this. The best way is to explore and research, talk to different people and try to filter their biases for the courses.
Talking to different people is a double-edged sword, some are too biased to believe so you have to keep it in mind.
You have to prepare two documents to choose a career, one is research on the self, another is research on different career paths you have in your mind.
Research on self is like your career journal, write as much as possible about yourself, and try to remove external influences of people specifically from the internet, because you don’t know what they really are.
Read more about different careers and visualize yourself doing the same things, you will gradually start finding where are you inclined.
One more suggestion for finding the right career path. Nowadays there are services where you can experience a glimpse of a career you would have in a particular field by doing 20 to 25-hour courses.
One of my students discovered that he loved audit as a subject of CA Intermediate (Obviously, he took audit classes from :-)), but he is not interested in building a career in the same. How he discovered the same? He did a 25-hour course on practical auditing.
Now he is exploring more domains.
Nobody talks about choosing a career, everybody talks about choosing courses. Find a career to be pursued, you will find many courses to reach there.
Few things to be kept in mind while choosing career
Whatever career path you are choosing, get as much exposure to the outside world, in the form of going to a good regular college, doing internships, participating in public events related to those careers, attending workshops and courses, etc.
Be super active in the real world, rather than in the reel world.
Do justice with your graduation, that will help you pursue your career path for sure. I know orthodox gyaan hai but abhi toh India mein important hai.
Don’t stick to a course, if it is not working, choose another way to reach your career goals. Give ample time and dedication and you will be able to observe, whether it is working for you or not.
Don’t for career counseling to your local coaching wallahs.
Never underestimate the power of Incentives. They will misguide you in most of the cases and will allure you for their classes for sure.
I have seen cases where students scoring above 97% were guided to drop the best of the colleges in DU so that they can take both group classes at “Coaching wale bhaiya“ This also reflects the need of finding and appreciating good mentors in life.
Don’t fall for ads or “#partnership” posts on LinkedIn etc, as most of them are paid and the person promoting them in 99% of cases have no personal hands-on experience neither with that career path not with the service provider. (Shame on them for playing with the career of their hard-earned followers)
Saw someone promoting a Course and a Coaching centre on linkedin and the same person told me in person that he/she will never suggest the same career to his own younger brother (Saga bhai)
Also, stop reading random gyaan chat gpt generated threads and posts on linkedin (Even on my profile), Fun fact, I rarely use LinkedIn and twitter myself, If you see a thread from my twitter handle, 99% chance are that it is written by my team. Same is the case with linkedin posts on my handle. I am not a “threadboi” or Linkedin “GYAANER” for sure.
I hate writing for feeding the stomach of the algorithm, I write unfiltered.
All the best. God bless you
❤️ Neeraj Arora
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