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The Career Planning Process

Courses available after 12th class – Career options for you after 12th

There are usually three streams that students always look for and these are Art, Science and commerce. Apart from these general streams, there are many other new courses available in the schools like electronic science, computer science. If we talk about the vocational courses after there is a long list for that. There are n numbers of courses available after 12th class with good career opportunities and jobs. We can categorize these courses as per the streams.

  • Courses available after 12th Commerce
  • Courses available after 12th Science
  • Courses available after 12th Arts

Science and Engineering
Most percentage of students thinks for engineering as their career options after taking science. Few of the engineering courses after 12th are Mechanical Engineering, Electronic engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic and communication, Medical courses, Teaching courses, B.E etc. There are lots of good career options and high paying jobs available after these courses. If you done your engineering from IITs, NITs or from other top engineering colleges than the changes are more to get you placed in big companies and MNCs from campus recruitment.
Computer course BCA and MCA are the most suitable courses if you want to make you career especially in computer field. In BCA and MCA you will learn the basic and advance programming languages, computer concepts, theory of computers etc. You will be finally achieved degree of Master in computer application. There are various universities like IGNOU, Delhi University, Sikkim Manipal University, Symboisys etc which provides these courses. know more about courses after science.
Commerce and Finance
Student with commerce background generally enters in financial sector unless they have changed their line. Commerce and finance is co-related. Student who have studies commerce at 10+2 level generally choose the following courses
B.Com(P), B.Com (H)
Diploma or certification course in Banking and finance
B Com (Honors in Accounting and Finance)
B.Com (Banking & Insurance)
B.Com (Financial Markets)
B. Com (Banking and Insurance)
B.B.M (Bachelor of Business Management)
Know more about career options in commerce
For those who have taken Arts
Having academic knowledge is not enough now days, we are moving to completive age and there is too much competition in the market. You need to prove yourself in every possible space, apart from your academic strength. One should have the basis knowledge of computers which is most desirable eligibly criteria in almost all the jobs. So if you are in college and have arts, commerce, science or any other subjects, you must go for basis computer course. There are lots of big and small institutions like NIIT, Aptech, Arena, Heights and many more to name which provide basis and advance computer education with practical’s.
Here are some of the tips that can help you to choose the right career:
1.      Ask yourself what you are passionate about. If you can turn your passion into a career then you have a satisfying work life ahead of you.
2.      Ask yourself what you think needs to be changed in the world. Sometimes it’s tough to figure out what you are truly passionate about. It may be easier to identify where you would like to see change in the world. Then you can choose a career through which you can help create that change.
3.      Consider what you are good at. Honestly assess what tasks you excel at. Choosing a career that utilizes those skills is a smart idea since you will naturally be successful in the work.
4.      Ask yourself what you would like to be the best at. One great tip is to ask yourself what you would like to be better at than anyone else. This is something that you’d be driven to do well at in your career.
5.      Take a career test. There are many tests out there to help you choose the right career. Although they may not provide an exact answer, they can be a useful tool for narrowing down your options and seeing what might work best for you.
6.      Speak to a career counselor. These people are available to assist you in figuring out what career options are realistic for you.
7.      Consider going to therapy. Many times the reason that you’re stuck when choosing a career is related to unresolved issues from your past. Work with a therapist to unblock yourself and select the career that is truly in line with your heart’s desires.
8.      Brainstorm a list of careers you may enjoy. Go through the list and prioritize them. Take the first three and do further research into them to choose the career path that seems right for you.
9.      Shadow people in various careers. It can be tough to choose a career based only on theory or academic interest. Shadow people at their jobs, interviewing them about the nature of the work. This gives you a realistic picture of what the career will be like so you can get a sense of whether or not it’s right for you.
10.  Attend career talks and lectures. Learn firsthand what people are doing in different careers. Ask questions about the experience. This information is invaluable when making a decision.
11.  Ask your friends, family, teachers and employers what they think would be a good career for you. A third party perspective can be very helpful. Make sure that you take what they say with a grain of salt and make the final decision yourself but use their advice to explore options you may not have considered yourself.
12.  Ask yourself if there are any volunteer activities or classes you’ve really enjoyed in the past. Can these be turned into a career plan?
13.  Reflect on the difference between a career and a job. A career is a lifelong plan that isn’t limited to working for a specific company or in a specific position. Sometimes people make the mistake of choosing just a job that sounds good and thinking that’s a good career plan. Choose a career path first then find a job in the industry that is relevant to your career ideals.
14.  Review the educational requirements for your career. Some people think a career path sounds great but then see how much schooling is required and change their minds. Do your research to choose a career that will be realistic for you.
15.  Consider the leading “hot careers”. There are a vast array of different job opportunities within these careers so if you’re completely stuck for a path to choose then consider these.
16.  Think about the financial aspect. Many people try to choose a career based solely on their personal interests. If that can’t support you financially then you may end up disillusioned with your decision. Ask yourself honestly how much money you need to make annually and find a career that meets that need and satisfies your personal interests as well.
17.  Consider the non-financial perks as well. What great perks would you love to have from your career? Would you prefer a flexible schedule or the ability to work from home? Do you want a job that allows you to travel the world? Identifying these perks can help narrow down your options so that you can choose the right career path.
18.  Explore what you’ve loved and hated about past jobs. This will help you to identify what you are truly seeking a career.
19.  Remember that you can always change your mind. This is an important decision and you should give it a lot of thought but it’s not a permanent decision. Be willing to take some risks.
20.  Trust your gut. Your head may not know what you want to do but your heart probably does!

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