You stand at the first ‘crossroads after your SEE board exam. What will you do next? This question will haunt you in every important stage of life. It is the most crucial stage as your whole career is dependent on your single decision. There is one common question after we complete our SEE?? Science, Commerce or Arts? Every field has its charm but choosing what you are interested in will help you stand out in the crowd. Below are some of the tips which are sure to come handy in making your first career decision:
1. Be aware of your interest:
The most important thing to be considered before deciding a stream is identifying your interest, understanding your aptitude and skills. You should give important attention to your strength and weakness. For instance, if you do not have grip in any one of the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology, then you will have a hard time contemplating that subject in +2 Science
2. Do not fall for crowd pressure.
This is one of the blunders, I did after SEE which wasted my considerable time and energy. Do not get influenced by friends or trends and end of choosing a path that does not match your interest and passion. Analyze wisely about the factors that will motivate you throughout the course before deciding on choosing a wrong stream is like being in a bad relationship.
3. Be open to discussions and suggestions:
Consider taking advice from a reliable person around you. Parents and instructors are amongst the ones skilled folks that can without difficulty decide your internal strengths and interests’. Unknowingly both of them your biggest influence and your go-to people. Therefore consider their suggestion while choosing the right. Be careful of not getting imposed entirely by their opinion and make choice based on your inner strength as ultimately you know yourself the best.
4. Consider a good counselor
You can attain some career guidance seminars and educational fairs where the experts can assist in discovering your potential and aptitude and accordingly suggest the stream which fits your capability. You can also consider taking a personal appointment with a counselor to have one on one interaction and take some personalized test to find out your interest. However, do not end up over discussing it as too much discussion sometimes takes away the clarity and leaves you more confused.
5. Research on stream in detail:
It is always wise to know in detail what you are putting your precious two years of life into. Introspect about the available stream and find out one that matches your capability. Understand subjects, difficulty level career options, and prospects of a particular stream you are choosing. Analyze what prospects it offers for your higher studies and if it matches your life goal. You can take the help of the internet, seniors, and professionals having the first-hand experience for your research to find every minute detail.
No stream is bad or good rather it is about how you perform. Students choosing art might do excellent as compared to one in the science stream who fails to make a mark. The career graph is entirely dependent on interest, dedication, and passion for the subject. Therefore you should choose a stream according to your skill, capability, interest, and plans and give your complete focus and dedication to excel and leave your mark.