Webinar urges students to build on strengths and explore new horizons
Know your strengths and make the most of them while choosing a career — this was the advice from experts at a webinar on How To Choose The Right Career.
The virtual session, part of the ABP Education Admission Fair 2021 powered by Anandabazar Patrika Online and The Telegraph Online, was held in collaboration with the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM).
On the panel were Srikanth Talluri, global educational leader, founder and chairman of soilcampus.com; Vivek Gupta, career coach; and Chittresh Coomer, assistant professor at EIILM.
The session was moderated by Surabhi Dewra, chief executive officer of Careerguide.com.
Excerpts from the session:
Srikanth Talluri, soilcampus.com
Explore, discover and then experiment when embarking on a career. The focus, while choosing a career, should be on identifying where to start one’s professional journey, not where to end.
New-age careers or “gig economy” jobs are fast-evolving. These are like micro MBA experiences that students can take on their own through entrepreneurship and learn on the go.
Pocket money start-ups can help every student understand the essence of entrepreneurship and problem-solving. Getting involved in problem-solving through internships, hackathons, bootcamps or volunteering will give more clarity on choice of career paths.
Psychological safety, social impression and return on investment are all important factors for parents. But parents should allow their children to experiment and struggle to prepare for and survive in the COVID-hit world.
Chittresh Coomer, Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management
Choosing a career is a high-involvement decision in which one must stick to one's strengths. The world is changing, and adaptability is essential for a successful career.
The advancement of technology is causing lower-level jobs to disappear while new opportunities such as YouTube marketing are emerging.
Learning skills is not difficult; all that is required is a strong desire to learn.
Students must consider what they want to do and comprehend the lessons learned without confusing between curiosity and passion.
Vivek Gupta, Career coach
Most of us are born with some talent, which we develop between the ages of 15 and 17. There are no wrong or right jobs. It is necessary to find a career that matches one's interests, personality and talent.
Choose a career that is in high demand, but it must also be a good fit for your personality and interests.
Students should consider new-age careers because they have no other options. Traditional careers such as engineering and management are highly competitive.
Parents must be aware of the current job market and refrain from pressuring their children to pursue traditional careers solely for the sake of societal dignity.
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