career path

Career guidance can be defined as a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. In simple words, it is a journey on which people develop to make mature and informed decisions.

1. See Your Career as a Set of Stepping Stones, Not a Linear Path

Of course, all these plans and ideas are never set in stone. Your career is a marathon, not a sprint and it can turn out to be a very winding road indeed, knitted together from all of your experiences into, hopefully, a career worth having.

2. Make a Career Plan

As with most things, your career will benefit if you have goals and a plan for it. Maybe you think you want to be a writer, but the next step after that is editing. (Do you really want to do that?) Or maybe you want to transition from being an editor to a restaurant owner. (How are you going to get there?) Map out where you want to go, with concrete milestones, as if it were a four-phase project.

3. Use the G+P+V Formula

The perfect career for you would most likely fit the G+P+V formula, which stands for Gifts + Passions + Values. Consider your strengths and passions, as we’ve noted above, and your values—what’s nonnegotiable about the way you work?

4. Ask Other People

Perhaps the best way to discover a new career is to ask other people about theirs—assuming you come into contact with people who don’t all work in the same field. Your LinkedIn network (or other social media sites, but especially LinkedIn) might be a good place to start mining for information. Also, don’t forget your local library’s reference librarian can point you to career resources.

5. Explore Unconventional Careers

We all know the popular careers available to us—doctor, lawyer, teacher, computer engineer, police officer, store owner, etc. If you feel uninspired by the typical choices, know that there are thousands of unusual jobs you might not have heard about, hidden, perhaps, in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Handbook. Mashable has a list of six dream jobs that pay well (panda caretaker! Chocolate inspector!), Thought Catalog highlights 10 more (sex toy testers?!), and Chron lists a couple of others (along with related articles like “Unusual careers with animals” and “unusual accounting careers”).

If there’s a career you’re interested in, you might also check to see if any companies or people in that line of work would let you shadow them for a few days to see what it’s really like.

6. Find a Mentor

A mentor could help you take your career to the next level and give you the insider insight to help you make sure you’re on the right path. Here’s how to ask someone to be your mentor.

7. Try an Internship

If you have flexibility when it comes to salary, an internship could be a great way to test out an industry or type of career—and eventually, get a full-time job (especially if you have no prior experience). Even if it doesn’t turn into a job or you find out it’s the wrong career for you, an internship can help build your network—from which you can get career and job advice. (Not all internships are just about picking up coffee. For example, Google internships, while hard to come by, put you to real work.)

8. Take a Test

Well, you say, what if you don’t know what you’re good at or even what you’re interested in? Career assessment tests in college or even high school help narrow down a field (perhaps with the Myers-Briggs personality index), but if it’s been a while since you took those tests, there are other kinds of assessment tests you can take. This one from Rasmussen College matches your self-reported skills and interests with potential jobs. (And they also have a salary and job growth interactive chart.) For potential programmers, Switch recommends a coding career based on your preferences. About.com’s Job Search site has a collection of other career tests.

9. But Also Keep in Mind What You’re Good At

Maybe you don’t feel that passionate about any specific career—or you love multiple areas and can’t decide on just one. Then it’s time to think about your personality and focus on the skills you have“Don’t do what you love. Do what you are.”

10. Think About What Excites and Energizes You

This one’s the first obvious step—we all want to enjoy and actually like our careers. (Perhaps the biggest sign you’re on the wrong path is if you dread talking about your job.) While passion isn’t the only requirement for being content in your career, many would say it’s still essential, if only because passion is what keeps you going even through the tough times. Is there a job you would do a job for free?

As we know more than 60% of graduates in our country have no jobs, this situation is very disappointing because we are a young country and our youth need a certain direction in their careers and life.

Mylocalgenie has made it a mission to provide free career guidance to all those who register on our website and seek career guidance.

We wish to provide career guidance based on the qualification, interest, and area of expertise of the candidates.  We propose to develop the most fruitful and beneficial career strategy for each and every student and unemployed candidate.  The idea of career guidance at mylocalgenie is nothing but smooth transition and transformation of our students under a well mutually devised career plan.

Most of the time without any proper direction and because of the multiple choices available to students, they fail to identify the correct career path and thus waste their precious time.

We can see many stressed faces nowadays and they are desperate too in search of a proper career option.  We believe once you are in the path of self-awareness coupled with education, there is nothing really to bother about career. 

Career Development    (Understanding the process)

  • Personality: Who am I?
  • Interests: What do I like (and dislike)?
  • Skills: What am I good at?
  • Values: What’s important to me?

We at mylocalgenie are fully equipped and prepared to address the above issues and make you feel home in every step, from identifying your talent and potential to nurturing you to a complete professional.

Our unique one to one method of resolving career issues is one of the best approaches wherein our primary objective is to make you competent in your own areas of interest.  Mylocalgenie wishes to collaborate with educational institutions, like-minded professionals, and voluntary organizations to help gain access to our esteemed students and unemployed youth the hidden treasure of knowledge. 

Our approach is simple, we first identify and notice your area of interest and further hone your skill sets, we have various online evaluation tools to ascertain your competency level in every step of your career development.

Since English is a universal language and this language has enabled many of us to explore and exploit the world of internet wherein many online free resources are available,  it is our endeavor to provide free English coaching to our students so that they can also take advantage of the same.

Career guidance is important not just because you need proper direction but we at mylocalgenie will help you understand what is best for you and why?

It is not that by overnight something drastically will change in your career and we will make you an expert.   We will help you identify the areas to focus on with a systematic plan and strategy most beneficial for you in the long run.

We believe confidence comes from the power of knowledge, be it a knowledge of a particular language.  We will not only help you understand the importance of the English language in career development but make you strong enough in the English language.

You must be aware that most of the resources which are called the powerhouse of knowledge are in the English language and many of our Hindi speaking students and youth are denied that knowledge due to language barrier.  Fully understanding this issue, we at mylocalgenie are committed to unleash those powerhouses of knowledge present in the internet for you through language training.

The hidden treasure of the internet can be exploited fully only when your comprehension level of the English language is outstanding.  We at mylocalgenie are committed to providing you the same through free English language training thus opening the flood gate of career opportunities for you.

We believe every students or individuals are unique and possess unique capabilities, all it takes is to identify and nurture the same.

We strongly believe and propagate our students to hone their skills through knowledge and self-awareness and there are plenty of books available in the internet which can help you exploit your potential.

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