Counslr Career Guidance system

The Career path dilemma

What branch should I choose in graduation ? Which post-graduation to take up ? How to prepare for entrance & competitive exams – JEE/AIIMS/GRE/TOEFL/NEET/UPSC/Banks ? Is a job in X field better than a job in Y field for my education ? Which technology should I learn to get a job in IT ? What books are good for CA exams ?

Students- Aren’t these some of the most common concerns you have about your career path?

But the answers you get from people around for these questions are very limited – based on your access and the perspective of whom you asked. The confusion is more if you are in a rural area or smaller town.

Counslr: The technology enabled Career Guidance System

So how should you get help to decide ? You should talk to a small but diverse set of people who have knowledge and expertise and whom you can contact. So how do you get the best set of suggestions from one place ? And how do you learn from what other students have asked ?

Need guidance to help define career path

Now comes something that was never before and nowhere. Addmylearning.com, the country’s top aggregator for skill development & training courses now launches the technology enabled online platform to post and manage Career queries at one place -the Counslr: Career Guidance System.

Ask all your questions related to career decisions on the Counslr system. In just one go, you get to post them to a wide cross-section of people for their suggestions. View and manage all responses at one single location.

Your guidance sources

The sections of society whom you can post your question to are:

(i) Training Institutes or Trainers registered in the selected question area.

(ii) Career Counselors, Working professionals, Business Leaders, Executives, Trainers, your Seniors, Teachers, Friends.

(iii) All your contacts on Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

(iv) Other students registered with similar interest areas.

Except (i) and (iv) categories, they need not even be registered on the system! This is as much as it can get. Any of them can respond to your query online anytime. So you get the best suggestions and guidance that is possible. You can also view what queries others have asked and learn from them.

While the final decision is totally yours, you get guidance to take a learned, informed and more confident decision. Counslr is the breakthrough technology platform to assist all students choose the best career path options.

Now on before taking any important career decisions or when in confusion, don’t miss out on the guidance from the right people through Counslr on Addmylearning.com.

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AddMyLearning.com provides you

  • Discovr: A comprehensive directory of Training courses in any skill or location
  • Counslr: A system for online guidance in making Career decisions by connecting you with experts.
  • Fulflr: A chat & bid based Learning needs Fulfillment system.

We are in a non-stop continuous improvement mode ourselves to enhance your knowledge, skills and career, in every domain of knowledge. Be it IT, Software, Hardware, Managerial, Personality, Business, Vocational, TuitionsEntrance Exams and Competitive ExamsSports, Music, Dance, Arts, Cooking, anything, everything.

Happy Learning!

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why does everyone need continuous training ?

 What is continuous learning

We need to consciously identify areas to improve our hard skills (related to the technical and functional aspect of work we do) and soft skills (behavior, personality, communication, responding to scenarios, social integration, problem solving, managerial etc), and work constantly towards improving our skills and knowledge in such areas. There is no end to it. There is no point where we can claim that this level of knowledge, skill and capability is enough.

We need to keep sharpening our saw all the time. Continuous learning of new technologies or skills is the only solution for a long, growing and successful career. Remember that a rolling stone gathers no moss.

This applies not just to students and professionals, but to each and every one in every imaginable field. The most successful people are the ones who are most agile and nimble when it comes to applying themselves to handle any type of change and challenge. Know more about what training you an choose to take up.

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The knowledge that we gain in our education system is hardly sufficient to excel in our jobs. Most of us rarely find a direct correlation between our study and work.

That means what we have studied during our education years does not convert into delivering quality work output.

Globally, industry leaders have complained about lack of direct employability in our university graduates.  Not only in terms of the technical knowledge and skills, but also in terms of the right personality, professional behaviors, presentation and communications skills needed. They see a need to invest heavily in training before putting people on the job.

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Importance of Continuous Learning & Training

Continuous Learning & Training tends to bridge this gap and puts us ahead of competition, given that our uncontrolled population growth only adds to uncontrolled competition. Organisations which are learning oriented and continuously make investments in training (Corporate Training) have seen considerable improvement in productivity and reduction in overall costs.

Some of the world’s best sportsmen have sustained such long careers because they never stopped training and learning new techniques, as hard as when they started their careers.

Including superstars like Sachin. The day they think they don’t need to learn anymore, they cannot sustain success. Similar is the need in all professions through it does not show up so apparently to people around.

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Don’t be a “somebody” – stand out from the crowd

We have seen many people just go to work and do it very mechanically, doing the same thing in the same way everyday, just waiting to go home. But if you are choosing to be among the ones who want to grow to the peaks of your career and differentiate yourself through fair means, then learning new jobs, skills and techniques is mandatory.

If time is a shortage, pick the range of online and elearning courses available these days in several fields.

skills to stand out from the crowd

Start today – learn a better skill

Start this endeavour by proactively finding the right Mentors, Tutors or trainers or coaches. A mentor is a senior & respected person who can help you identify your shortcomings, your goals and choose the best career options. They usually do not impart training. Tutors, Trainers and coaches actually help you improve on the skill that you want to gain.

Plant the seeds for a better life and career through by enhancing your knowledge and skills, and be ready for better opportunities.

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We are with you at AddMyLearning.com

AddMyLearning.com provides you

  • Learning Discovery: A comprehensive directory of Training courses in any skill or location
  • Counslr: A system for online guidance in making Career decisions by connecting you with experts.
  • Fulflr: A chat & bid based Learning needs Fulfillment system.

We are in a non-stop continuous improvement mode ourselves to enhance your knowledge, skills and career, in every domain of knowledge. Be it IT, Software, Hardware, Managerial, Personality, Business, Vocational, TuitionsEntrance Exams and Competitive ExamsSports, Music, Dance, Arts, Cooking, anything, everything.

Happy Learning!

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training courses for a better career

When, what, where and how of learning

Once we decide we want to take up training to build or enhance our career, we are also beset with a question around what to learn, and in what sequence. A student coming fresh out of college faces an uphill task of trying to figure out what is the hottest and quickest skill to learn to enhance chances of a good job. For a working professional, it is about switching career or trying to grow at work.

what to learn, when, where and how to learn for career path

Select the right skills to learn for a top career

Nothing wrong in this. After all, everyone wants to earn and grow and build a successful career. But to avoid a waste of time and money, you should take prudent decisions about learning choices. There are many who take a course after course as they fail to get a job each time. To choose the right training, your education background, the marketability of the skill, your analytical skills and your attitude are key.

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Take the course that compliments your strengths. Be honest about your analytical skills, comprehension skills, communication skills, and your attitude towards working in teams.

Formal Studies – as long as you can

Also, before going ahead to take a plunge into training and looking for a job, study university education as much as you can. You don’t want to repent later in our life that we should have gone for Masters or higher degree when you were young and sharp at mind.

A career in Entrepreneurship

If you have an excellent idea for an industry, do also consider training in the technical areas that can help enrich and implement the idea. These days, it is worth trying to setup a startup with low capital and pursue, if it clicks, nothing like it. It doesn’t matter much whether you are young or old, except in terms of maturity in handling money & people around.

poor education results in poor skills

Opportunities and challenges

The recent and emerging industries like IT, Finance, Banks, eCommerce, Internet based ones  etc are the ones which give the best opportunity for an early job, that too at the top cities. These careers also give better paychecks and flexibility. Of course, working hours are more and stress levels are high. And job security, don’t ask!

The more the competition and money, the more the stress – basic principle. It is like equity vs bonds. The other industries like manufacturing have a more even and consistent sort of intake and life with less of ups and downs. Jobs in Government & PSU sectors have increasing competition year on year. The high end civil services careers are still much sought after by the cream of students. The spikes and troughs in the emerging industries are inciting a significant lot of students to prefer Government, PSU, Civils  etc jobs back again.

work smart not just hard

Getting to work in the intended industries most often needs you to do a lot of unlearn and learn. And the farther you are with respect to your background, the more learning effort you have to put to close the skill gap to avoid being frustrated later. For e.g. you would find people from every branch of engineering and other degrees in IT-Software jobs, although unrelated to their field of study. Industry experts also want to join as Business Analysts into IT. If you like travel, have a skill of easily getting along with people and being able to convince them, a marketing career is a good option.

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Continuous learning and skill development

Hence there is no doubt continuous learning and re-skilling is necessary for a long and successful career. Right Training in the right mode solves the problem. One important point here- If you need knowledge about a new skill from scratch, don’t just get plainly swayed by the brand of the training provider. Rather pick the one where the trainer is approachable, understands your strengths and weaknesses and teaches to a limited size class, as in the earlier article about different modes of learning. Otherwise you are lost out and end up without any benefit. Like this…

uninterested class

Importance of Soft Skills

But one set of skills that are necessary for success in all corporate jobs but ignored commonly are soft skills like good communication, articulation and presentation!!! And most of us Indians are naturally low in them because of the style of our education, which focuses only on maths and science at schools or the core subject at college. Soft skills are unfortunately left out. This leaves us with less armory as compared to others who are good at these globally. You feel like you are attacked with guns while you are only equipped with spears and arrows. Our education is like in this cartoon.

our education system

When you grow higher and higher up in the ladder, these skills become more and more important. At the lowest level, it is about 80% of technical and 20% soft skills. But it just reverses at the highest levels. So don’t complain if you are not able to grow in your jobs. One key reason could be that you underestimated these strengths that you were supposed to have!!!

Conclusion

Hope this guides you into identifying areas that you need to up-skill. Further, get inputs and guidance from experts, not just by randomly asking people around you. The Counslr Career Guidance System at www.AddMyLearning.com is one such tool to get good quality guidance from people who are really knowledgeable.

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AddMyLearning.com provides you

  • Discovr: A comprehensive directory of Training courses in any skill or location
  • Counslr: A system for online guidance in making Career decisions by connecting you with experts.
  • Fulflr: A chat & bid based Learning needs Fulfillment system.

We are in a non-stop continuous improvement mode ourselves to enhance your knowledge, skills and career, in every domain of knowledge. Be it IT, Software, Hardware, Managerial, Personality, Business, Vocational, TuitionsEntrance Exams and Competitive ExamsSports, Music, Dance, Arts, Cooking, anything, everything.

Happy Learning!

You are also invited to post guest articles on our blog.