Choosing the wrong career can be a challenging and frustrating experience for a student. It may lead to job dissatisfaction, a lack of motivation, and difficulty in achieving professional goals. However, it's important to remember that making a mistake is a natural part of the learning process.
There are steps that can be taken to address the situation:
One option is to seek guidance from a career counsellor or mentor who can provide insight and support in exploring new career paths. It may also be beneficial to conduct research and gain a better understanding of the career field in question, including job duties, salary expectations, and required qualifications.
It's important for students to remember that choosing a career is a journey, and it's never too late to make a change if they find themselves on the wrong path. By seeking guidance, conducting research, and being open to new opportunities, students can find a career that aligns with their interests and strengths.
According to survey
Survey on career option awareness among Indian students has revealed that 93% of students aged 14 to 21 were aware of only 7 career options.
The fact that only 3% engineers are suitable to be employed in the software and product market and only 7% in core roles reflects the acute problem of employability in our country.
We found that almost 60% of students were not sure of what technologies to learn and courses to enrol for to enhance their career.
The prime reasons for unemployability of students is the lack of clarity about the career options available to them after completion of their degrees.
Many just say they want to take up a Well-paying job and work in a reputed company but less than 10% have predefined career maps to reach their desired career goals.
Students do not fully appreciate the importance of careers
Lack of awareness of career options
Lack of self analysis
Lack of dedication
Parent’s limited awareness of careers
According to parents some jobs are reputable and some are disreputable
Forced decisions by parents
Want quick success and money
They follow the trend
Feeling of being Average
Fear of failure
For the same reason WhatIsMyGoal is has come up with the experience camps for this summer.
Choosing a wrong careers leads to job dissatisfaction
Job dissatisfaction is when an employee does not feel content in their job. This can be due to various professional and personal reasons such as lack of advancement, poor management, limited work-life balance.
According to a 2014 report, around 52% of Americans were unhappy with their job.
Having an unsupportive peers and hierarchy.
Limited career growth at an organisation.
Lack of meaning behind a role.
Lack of work-life balance.
Job dissatisfaction is a complex issue that requires attention and action from both individuals and organisations. By addressing the root causes of job dissatisfaction and taking steps to create a positive and supportive work environment, individuals and organisations can improve job satisfaction and overall well-being.
WhatIsMyGoal summer camps are starting from 8th of April.
With the 2 day camp on 8th and 9th of April - Euphoria.