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What is a Career Guidance and Counseling Program? What is offered by Map My Career?
As suggested by different national and international forum career guidance and counseling forum, the good program develops competencies in self-knowledge of an individual and guide him/her to explore educational and occupational possibilities and opportunities and plan his or her career.
Map My Career offers a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choice. The key of the program is administration of the standardized psychometric tests which evaluate your aptitude, personality traits and interests followed by a comprehensive report describing your strength in aptitude, personality and best suited career/s suggested by experts with a clear cut career paths.
Why is Career Guidance and Counseling Key to the Delivery of Vocational-Technical Education?
Career guidance and counseling programs help individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to identify options, explore alternatives and succeed in society. These programs better prepare individuals for the changing workplace of the 21st century.
How does an Aptitude-personality and interest Tests help in selecting a career?
These are scientific tool that measures your natural ability in various aptitudes, your prevalent personality traits. To be successful in any career you need to have matching aptitude combination as well fit personality trait to adjust and do well in work place environment. These test evaluate your strength in aptitude and personality and experts analyze and tells you your suitability for certain career it may or may not match to your interest.
Will the tests of map My Career really portray my true abilities and aptitudes?
Certainly! Provided you attempt the test with complete sincerity and commitment.
Can I be happy taking up a career if I am not interested in?
You may be very happy only if you choose career matching to your aptitude and personality type. Interest changes with your experiences and maturity. In addition if you explore well or listen to the expert carefully you interest will definitely change. For a moment think, from where you develop your interest? Probably answer would be-you heard some positive experience, or you know somebody who is very successful in that career or may be from friends or relative or may be simply you get influence by watching some film or got to know some option by media. If these scenario changes your interest would change. What is relatively permanent is your aptitude and what has little flexibility is your personality. Thus it is advisable to emphasized on aptitude combination and personality type not the interest.
Who are the experts at Map My Career?
Psychologist and management graduates with minimum of five years of experience are experts at Map My Career.
How counselor at Map My Career can help you?
Career counselor at Map My Career can help you look into your own life and your own experiences by providing a process that can allow you to gain insight into your own individual abilities, interests, and personality traits. These key factors can relate heavily to what the future, as it relates to work, may hold. The process can provide information about self-evaluation and about the best suited option but ultimately you make your own decisions. You are entirely responsible for the results of your choice and any decisions you make along the way.
Who Benefits from Career Guidance and Counseling Programs?
Everyone benefits - youth and adults, male and female, disabled, disadvantaged, minorities, limited English proficient, dropouts, teachers, administrators, parents and employers.
I am not so good in studies. Will this affect my performance on the aptitude test?
Not necessarily. An aptitude test does not measure your curricular knowledge, it provides information about where you stand on various aptitudes. Every person is usually best at some or good at some or not so good at some of the aptitude, in fact the aptitude test will help you discover what your aptitude is.
I am not so good in studies. Can I still have a successful career?
You may be successful. There are many career options available to you, you just need to know which one is the best for you. This is where an aptitude test will help you. If you know your strength you can accordingly choose subjects and put efforts.
Do I need to prepare for the test?
No. These tests are designed to measure aptitudes, not learnt information. No prior preparation is necessary.
Where are Career Guidance and Counseling Programs offered?
Everywhere--since it is an online portal anybody studying in school and college can take the program.