Posted on May 11, 2021
There has been a sudden surge in demand for Online Career Counselling due to outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. Where many parents had never heard of the word ‘career counselling’ in the past, today, they search for an expert to guide them through online career counselling and help them find the right career path.
Actually, there has been a huge transformation in the life of students after Covid-19. Where online classes have taken over, parents as well as students are so much confused and concerned for the career that they are looking out for career counselling. Throughout the year, the students couldn’t interact 1-on-1 with their peers as well as teachers. The light at the end of the tunnel also seems to be faded for them with the second wave of Covid-19 leading to cancellation of Board exams of Class 10th or delay in Class 12th exams with no certainty. The little possibility of brainstorming sessions with the peer mates, about various career options associated with different streams was also wiped out. All this has resulted in need of online career counselling.
Students have all the more started to interact with Screens – Laptops, Tabs and Mobiles. Here we are not discussing the increased screen time but the stress it further creates due to lack of concrete information and advice. The internet has its own story. It raises so many voices that you watch any OTT media channel including YouTube, you will find that every career option seems to be good. With this, the confusion increases further, thereby leading to stress.
This is the stage when students and their parents seek advice from career counsellor. Discussion with friends, relatives, tuition teachers or people in society is of little use as everyone has his/her own story to reveal. The more you discuss, more you get confused. The fact is that ‘One Size – Fits All’ approach doesn’t work in case of career. Every individual is unique and has own set of strengths and limitations.
This is why Career Counselling or online career counselling is important. A Career Counsellor can help you in the following ways in time of Covid: