Saturday, October 30, 2010

Your Motivators and Job Profile Must Match Each Other For A Succesful Career

There are certain areas where we feel more inclined to perform better than others. This is mainly because our motivators are present in these areas. When we are young we are not aware of these motivators. As we grow older we become aware of these factors and identify them more by trial and error method. For example –If a person who is a people oriented person, chooses mechanical engineering because of interest in that subject and gets into a job which requires him to be working on machines more. After some time he may find certain amount of dis-satisfaction creeping in slowly. This may be inspite of a high salary and a reputed company. This is because he needs to interact with people to derive energy and the absence of it can be quite stressful. So it is important that which ever field one chooses, the motivators should be present in the job profile. The presence/ absence can make the difference between job satisfaction and dis-satisfaction. Before choosing a course a student must find out the High Motivators present within himself. Once the high motivators and the course matches with each other then to remain in the desired job for decades become smooth and less stressful.


Thursday, October 28, 2010


There are four areas which need to be looked at for the purpose of choosing right career.. They are:
1) Interest, 2) Internal Motivators, 3) Aptitude and 4) Personality.

1)Interest:Identifying your areas of interest is important to ensure that you are happy at your work place. When we are interested in our work least outside intervention is required.The initiative and involvement of the candidate comes in by itself. When you enjoy what you are doing, work becomes fun.

2)Internal motivators:This refers to the driving forces that encourage you from within toperform at your best, beyond money and status. Your motivators may be different from your friend’s and finding your motivators correctly is an integral part of your Career Planning.A professional career counselor assists you in that search. These two factors are indicative of areas where you can be happy working and would be motivated to perform effectively.

3)Aptitude: It is associated with an individual's mental abilities. Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple intelligence says each one of us is intelligent in different areas. One may be good at using words, one at numbers, another at music, while still another at be good at using words, one at numbers, another at music, while still another at sports and so on. When we choose a career which makes the most use of our natural inborn intelligence, then we perform well in that area.

4)Personality:No two people are ever the same. Some are quiet, some talkative, some are risk takers, some are fast at making decisions, some think slow but go deep and analyze, some are influenced by their emotions in making decisions, some are more logical…. etc., This is the essence of an individual's personality and it has a great bearing on a person' career. In fact most parents and students tend to ignore this important area while choosing a career. When a person is unhappy or dissatisfied with his career, the personality mismatch is often the cause.

To my knowledge hardly 2 to 3 percent students look into these above stated four factors while deciding their college or post school studies, hence often after succesfully completeing college studies still they are at cross roads to find a job or building aright career. Often complain studies not matching careers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

International Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling in Collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning, Canada, NCERT

Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhl-110 016

International Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling (in Collaboration with
Commonwealth of Learning, Canada)
NCERT announces a one year Diploma course for training of professionals in guidance and counselling, combining distance/online and face-to-face modes. The course is open to teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators and untrained guidance personnel from India, other SAARC, and Afro-Asian countries. Admission to eligible candidates will be offered at six centres on regional basis at NCERT Headquarters (DEPFE) New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Mysore and Shillong. No. of seats at each centre will be 50. Deputed candidates will be preferred. NCERT's decision will be final in matters of admission.
For Application Form and other details, please refer to website:
Last date for submission of application form is 23 November 2010
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IBSAT 2010 (ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test for Admission to MBA and Executive MBA Programs in 2010 Session)

IBSAT is an aptitude test conducted by the Federation of Universities (FedUni), for students seeking admission into the management programs. IBSAT consists of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is for 2 hours duration and is aimed to test the applicant's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
ü       Graduates (any discipline) in English medium with 50% and above aggregate marks.
ü       Final year students awaiting results can also apply.
Documents to be sent with application form:  The applicants applying through any one of the above modes should enclose the self attested copies of X Class, XII Class and graduation mark sheets (Year wise/Semester wise) along with the OMR Application Form. The students applying online have to forward the attested copies of their mark sheets to the Admissions Officer. The students in the final year of graduation may enclose the mark sheets up to the current semester/ year.
Last date for Application: The last date for receipt of completed OMR Application Form is December 08, 2010. All applicants are advised to adhere to the last date prescribed for submission of the application form. Please submit the application form as early as possible to improve the chances of getting the test center of your choice.
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Indian School of Business, INDIA is an internationally 12th top-ranked institution (b-school) that provides an MBA

According to the Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2010 Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India stands at the global position 12th among all business school in the world.
It provides course on Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives, PGPMAX
Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in any discipline
Work Experience: Minimum 10 years (expected average -18 years)
Accomplishments: Demonstrated track record and potential for growth
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Career Counseling and Guidance For Students, Parents & Working Executives

Objective: The objective of Career Counseling and Guidance is to bring a career awareness campaign among the students, parents and teachers at the secondary and senior secondary education. In India the career counseling is late starter. However with the growth of competitiveness in the last two decades this has become a major concern in our education system. Our career counseling workshop gives an understanding to the students the importance of ones academic potential, attribute, personality, talents, interest, expectation, resource, strength and weakness while choosing a course for a right career at the right time for a bright future. The career counseling intends to show the students a planned route to a career right in the school years keeping in mind all above attributes so that the students remain motivated and effective during the most difficult years of the school system i.e. 10th to 12th and helping them to choose an appropriate stream/career after 10th or 12th standard. It will be our endeavor through this counseling to bring parents, students and teachers together to understand the effectiveness of career counseling and guidance and make recommendations that would help students and the teachers to come as close as possible to a ‘match’ between the students profile and courses available and to lessen the parents pressure  on the child.  
Benefits to School and Teachers: The career counselling workshop also benefits the School and School Teachers immensely in providing students with helpful information to career planning along with the school curriculum in a stage when students are in adolescence and moving to adulthood with so much anxiety pertaining to physical and mental growth, excelling in the school exam and preparing for several entrance examinations. During this period students are marked by confusion in search for stable self-concepts that would integrate all aspects of themselves- skills, values, beliefs, interests, emotions and sexuality. The teachers can counsel easily in career planning to the college-bound students, a typical task that involves choosing a field of specialization in college, and hence, a career. This realization constitutes the backbone of career guidance and career counseling workshop which will increase the respect and affection from the students and parents. This fresh and powerful workshop on career counseling and guidance show the teachers an avenue to get rid of from there monotonous school routine teaching and give them a new perspective of life by showing them career counseling as an additional value addition to the school teaching. It focuses to make the teachers as effective career counselors who can guide there students in finding good universities to study and provide guidance as to which courses are in demand in the job market, conduct psychometric profiling of there students and guide students towards the right course/ stream.   
This individual or group career counselling worksho is primarily focused to the students from class 9th to 12th standards of any board. Along with this additional benefit goes to the teachers concerned to attend this workshop for making them aware of different courses according to ones profile and broaden their career course horizon. Parents can attend this workshop which can be very beneficial in guiding their children for a right course and betterment of their child to find a right career in future.  
Course Content: For most students stream choice after 10th and a course after 12th is a matter of chance, social pressure, and largely determined by academic performance and not by scientific choice. Students are mainly illusion with 3 to 4 careers like Medicine, Engineering, CA/CS, or Management. However our workshop will cover introduction to career planning, myths on career counseling, effective career planning bye understanding aptitude, personality, interests and abilities. There after about 200+ career options after 10+2 which are covered in five groups viz. People based, Creative, Business, Physical/Outdoor & Science based careers. It includes coverage of premier institutes, admission process placement work environment etc. Also the topics to be covered in this workshop are  Indian Education System: Indian Univ vs Foreign Degree; Indian Recognizing Bodies for Courses; Regular Courses vs Distance Education; Vocational Courses; Aptitude, Attitude and Personality; Types of Universities in India; Usage of Internet for all information; How to prepare for Exam; Goal Setting; See beyond horizon; Failure is never final; Winning edge; Image Building and positive thoughts; Time and stress management; Dealing with expectations of elders; Ethics and Values in life; Mind mapping; How to remain motivated; Art of Living: a meaningful Life; Dealing with school and entrance coaching; Motivation; Job Prospects after course etc. However the major focus always remain on Career Planning, Psychometric analysis and best career options available to the students according to their aptitude, interest, academic input, hobbies, personality, grooming, family background, financial support etc .  

The resource person: Prof (Dr) Sanjib Kumar Acharya is an acclaimed academician in Career Guidance and Counseling in India since 1989. He has authored several articles on the subject in several news papers, career magazines, blogs electronic and audio video media. He has successfully initiated and developed an integrated approach to Career Counseling and Career Awareness Campaign by including parents, teachers, executives and academicians in the process. He is one among the earliest inspiring Career Counselors in India with profound knowledge, experience, vast academic back ground in education and career counseling. He has been providing educational, vocational, and personal and group counseling to students from class 10th to Post Graduates of leading schools, colleges and organizations devoted to career counseling awareness in India.  
Prof. Acharya has done his High School from Biswambhar Vidyapeeth, Puri in 1974 and Intermediate Science from S. C. S. College, Puri Orissa in 1976. After this he shifted to New Delhi in 1976 for higher studies and completed his B.A. in Political Science from Ramjas College (Delhi University) in 1979 and subsequently completed his M.A. in Political Science from Ramjas College (Delhi University) in 1981. He then got admitted to another prestigious university J.N.U. New Delhi for Doctoral programme. He completed his M.Phil 1984 and PhD in 1989 from the School of International Studies J.N.U., New Delhi. Moreover to his credit he has additional research experience from the Department of International Studies at University of Toronto and Mac Gill University Montreal, Canada in the due course of time he did his MBA in Marketing & HR from New Port University, California, USA to. To his credit he has presented various research articles in International Politics, Trade, Marketing and Career Development in various National and International forums.
Presently he is the Promoter of India’s leading educational portal, New Delhi which deals with all college admissions and entrance examinations for the school and college students. He has been the official career counselor of a leading regional news paper' SAMAJA ORISSA'. He is also associated with various other print Medias, All India Radio, TV Channels. He is also conducting Career Guidance workshops and seminars all over India through various organizations and also giving his precious time to students, parents & executives for group and individual counseling with psychometric analysis along with his vast knowledge in career development.  
He has been in teaching faculty at premier educational organizations like JNU, New Delhi; IGNOU, New Delhi; Vision School of Management, Approved by AICTE, Govt of India (DIRECTOR); NICE Computer, Delhi; Academy of Management Studies, Orissa and others. He has been the Chief Executive of Erose Educational InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. He has been the founder Editor of student monthly career magazine ADMISSION NEWS.  
Prof. Acharya has conducted several Career Guidance Work shops for schools, colleges& organization all over India. To name few premier organization for whom Prof. Acharya has conducted Career Guidance Workshop are (indicative list): Person Education ELT & School, Noida: ONGC, Shivsagar, Assam; Ultra Tech Cement Works, Aditya Birla Group, Awarpur, Chandrapur, Nagpur ; Pearson Longman Education Services, New Delhi ; Amtuls Public School ,Nainital ;  NTPC, New Delhi ; NHPC, Rishikesh & Teheri ; IOC , Panipat ; CMC, Tata Group, New Delhi ; Rotary Club Mid Town, Bhadrak, Orissa ; Govt Of Tibet, Dharamsala ; Youth Opportunity Trust Asia (YOTA), New Delhi ; Tibet SOS Youth Hostel, Rohini, New Delhi ; Manush Utthan ( an NGO for education ), New Delhi: Educomp, Guragon: Everonn Education Limited, Chennai: Resonance IIT JEE coaching, New Delhi: Growithus Consulting Group, New Delhi and many more.  
Others Programmes: Dr Acharya provides workshop on Motivation, Personality Development, Managing School and Entrance Curriculum Together, Job Interview Skills, How to Remain Positive, Tackling Group Discussion and Interview.
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