In this episode, Ms. Suchitra Surve talks about importance of career counselling. Parents and students are getting information related to Careers, but the question is how to choose or select a career. We are living in time were there are a lot of assessments like online, psychometric or aptitude tests or interest test the list long and confusing. Psychometric assessment, interest test, Aptitude test for choosing a career, Test for recruitment, banking or taking up a course or job which leads to confusion. Psychometric assessments are developed by psychologists and standardized on certain population, validated and then gone to the public for use of assessments and there by career selection. These tests are very different from the popularly known as aptitude tests as these test focus on only one or two aspects. It might be related to that specific career or course they are offering or an industry that they are looking at.
Assessments that are done for career counselling have many aspects to it. It involves identifying intelligence, basic aptitude; it might be in numerical, mechanical, spatial or verbal skills and assessment of personality and also of your interest. After the assessments batteries are done the report is generated and interpreted by a counsellor. By counsellor we do not mean somebody who is selling a course. But somebody who is professionally qualified and has relevant degrees and the authority to under the results, interpret and match the results with personality with the profile. And that’s the team at Growth Centre focuses on, so that we can reach larger students and help students and enable them to make right career choices based on their profile. Step one of assessment is done be it online or offline but be sure that the right kind of professional is counselling you with that report. It is not a just a software generated report but report needs to be interpreted and spoken to you and discussed with you.
We at Growth Centre follow this process because we think a person is beyond just the profile. There are a lot of aspirations, expectations and a lot of confusion that are there in the minds of parents and students. So in counselling session all this is discussed. We do identify why a particular career will be more suitable, why not a certain career, what are the procedures that are involved, what are the possible entrance exam that need to be taken or what are the loop holes, what are the advantages of selecting a particular career. It’s all discussion based and information based and that’s how enabling the right career choice is easier. There are times a career counselling session ends at a thought process were we tell students to think about it as there are times when certain suggestions are given which you have not thought of. So take some time and get back to us.
We don’t just have a career growth channel but to offer Personal Counselling, Aptitude Testing, Coaching for Studies Abroad, Enrichment Programs, Workshop for Training and Development and study abroad counselling as well. If you need more information then please visit our website www.growthcentre.org or call us on below numbers. Mumbai: +91 22 25287474 / +91 22 25288844 / +91 96992 16857 Bengaluru: +91 78296 88844