Learning - Careers | 13-18 yrs

Finding Your Dream Career

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A famous saying by Gautama Buddha goes like this: “If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking. But how does one figure out if he is facing in the right direction?” This is quite true for most stages of our life, especially while choosing a career. Trying to figure out whether our choice is right and whether we are heading in the right direction is very important. 

When it comes to children, parents and teachers should guide them in the process of choosing a career that would suit them the best. Both the child's interest and aptitude should be kept in mind while deciding on which career he should choose. The Harvard Business Review, in its article, ‘The Key to Choosing the Right Career’, cites the findings of a research which revealed that human beings are remarkably bad at predicting how they will feel when doing something in the future. 

While choosing a suitable career is a challenging task for any child, parental pressure to choose a particular field can only make the situation worse. So, let your child follow his dreams. After all, he has the right to decide what he wants to do and what he wants to be in future.

This ClipBook is a collection of articles which will help you guide your child choose a satisfying and successful career path.

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The Key To Choosing The Right Career

We all want to choose a career that will make us happy, but how can we know what that will be? Research suggests that human beings are remarkably bad at predicting how they will feel when doing something in the future. It’s not hard to find someon...

Your Career Road Map

Whether you are a first year student interested in learning how majors relate to careers, a senior contemplating graduate school or an alumnus considering a career change, it is crucial that you first identify your interests, values, skills and pe...

Career Test Center - Discover Your Ideal Career

Type theory suggests that human behavior is not random but predictable and classifiable. What type you are says quite a bit about you -- your likes and dislikes, your likely career choices, your compatibility with others, and so on...

How To Choose A Career

Rather than trying to decide on your entire career, mainly focus on your next step but be guided by a broad vision of where you’d like to go in the next two to ten years. Detailed long-term plans usually aren’t helpful, and might even be harmful b...

6 Things To Consider

Too often, career choices are based on salaries or earning potential. But will choosing a career based on this criteria determine your success? And, what about the fact that few jobs or careers offer stability. The world of work is changing at lig...

Create A Successful Career Plan

When you think about mapping out your career it is always tempting to say you will do it next week, but next week turns into next month and next month into next year. Yet, taking the time to map out a great future for yourself can really pay off l...

Career Goal-Setting

One of the toughest issues in making a good career choice and career goal setting is identifying what you want. Even when it seems that you know what you want, you may still have doubts as to whether your career choice is the right one for you.

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Career Paths

Failures are the stepping stones to success. You may choose a career path, but it may not really be the best choice. However, there is always a second chance. A young man tries, fails at every job he tries, until he finds his dream position...

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