Deciding on what course to take upon graduating from high school is almost the same as deciding whom to marry. Choosing a career has a lifetime implication because if you choose a certain career now, it will be the kind of thing that you will be dealing with for the rest of your life unless you will divert into another thing. Diverting entails a waste of time and resources. Thus, there is a need for career guidance.
Career guidance is usually being offered in high schools to give students some grasp of what the job field is. It may also include some insights about the job market on what jobs are in demand. In order to maximize the benefits of career guidance, there is a need for an aptitude test. This kind of psychometric test can give someone the information on how a person will be behaving in the working environment. It measures different working personality factors. This kind of test is usually coupled with an ability test wherein, it can be pinpointed in which knowledge area is a person’s strength and in what area he needs more improvement. With these two tools, a career guidance counselor can make some suggestions on what types of job a person is more likely to be fit for.
Whether you are someone who is deciding on what course to take up in college or you are someone who is starting to get bored with your present job and having a second thought of looking for diversions or you are a retired person looking for activities or tasks to do on your retirement, career guidance is still application. This is in contrast with what most people believe that career guidance is only for the budding youth.
Many psychometric test examples are already available online and you can sometimes try it for free. Just a word of caution: Some of these free psychometric tests have not gone through proper validation and reliability testing in a standardized set up. Thus, there must be some questions as to its reliability. The pitfall here is if you get a certain result and it will give you a scenario of self-fulfilling prophecy. This is a concept in psychology where a person would believe on something that someone else tells him or a feedback that he receive and he will start acting in accordance to those words or to those feedback.
The most important thing when it comes to choosing a career is to consider your passion and your favorites without ignoring some factors as mental ability requirement of the career.
Author: Herb Leibacher
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Deciding What Career Really Fits YouRichard Murphy2010-12-15 07:05:30Deciding on what course to take upon graduating from high school is almost the same as deciding whom to marry. Choosing a career has a lifetime implic…
Deciding What Career Really Fits YouDeciding on what course to take upon graduating from high school is almost the same as deciding whom to marry. Choosing a career has a lifetime implic…