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Weak School Career Guidance Leads to Poor Career Choices

22nd Sep 2009
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Are you faced with a great deal of anxiety around your career choice? If you are, you are not alone. Many students and fresh graduates are equipped with little knowledge about career guidance. It is no wonder that the majority of students and graduates often decide to join and follow the crowd and pursue careers that seem to be popular among their peers. The popularity of the chosen career is often driven by perception rather than fact. These decisions are often based on how much money one will derive from a chosen career to the exclusion of the most important criteria which is personal fulfilment. The second criterion of personal strengths and weaknesses is rarely taken into account when a career decision is made. The third criteria to take into account when making a career decision is to understand the socio-economic and political environment and identify opportunities and threats that exist. While unemployment may force some students and graduates to accept any job opportunity, some may often look at short-term gain instead of long-term value. This action does not only have a detrimental effect on the youth but it also means that they will not add much value to the organization for which they work nor to the economy.

To read the full details on how to go about job –hunting and choosing a career that matches your skills and talents visit: http://www.mystudent4life.com. The book “What they didn’t teach you in school: Life long learning tips to land a job straight out of school” by Justice Mandhla can be ordered on request (POD) in any bookshop or in any international online bookstore including Amazon.com.

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