Importance of Aptitude Test in Choosing the Right Career

Most students get caught in the quandary of choosing the wrong career path due to parental and peer pressure. This has unhealthy effects on the future of the student since he is not able to enjoy what he is doing and eventually leads himself to a near-miserable life. All this can so easily be prevented if the career path chosen is suitable to the personality, likes and interests of the student.

It is imperative to get the right career guidance after 10th, since this highly important step for an Indian student will prepare him for a career he can excel in. To do this, the student must take an aptitude test. This test is specially designed to understand the ability, skill and talent of a student and helps immensely in choosing the right career path.

The first step in career counseling after 10th should be an aptitude test. These tests are usually of multiple choice types and the test results are available almost immediately. Once the test results are obtained, the career counselor is in a better position to understand the inherent abilities of the student and thus guide him to a relevant career path.

Out of the many career options after 12th, it is of vital importance to choose the one where the student can pour his passion into. Without passion, a career option becomes another mundane activity to pursue, even if it pays well. The job becomes a drudgery of sorts and the person loses interest in it. Once this happens, there is no creativity involved in the work done and the job loses its charm.

A job can become exciting if it is aligned with the interests and passion of the individual. Then it no longer remains a chore, but every day brings with it a challenge to overcome with creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. This eventually leads to higher productivity and easily translates into monetary incentives.

Greater research into the psychology of students of the Internet Age has made aptitude tests more encompassing and comprehensive. These tests are more relevant in today’s scenario due to the availability of highly non-traditional career options for students. A student, though he may seem apparently fit for a traditional engineering career, may actually make it big as a graphics engineer in a web solutions organization.

Girija Nair is a multifaceted professional with experience span of over 26 years in the highly complex verticals of IT, Telecom, ITES, and Ecommerce. She is well versed with the current confusions and dilemmas faced by the students on Importance of Aptitude Test in Choosing the Right Career and with the education system, its applications, in adequacies and the solutions. She is CEO of careerfutura, and is an international consultant with GLG, Austin. Apart from being in highly responsible positions at Naaptol.com, Reliance Energy, Reliance Infocom, Reliance Retail, Vodafone, Philips, Cadilla.  She plays a pivotal role in counselling students on their right choice of career after 10th.

A career option aligned to the latent talents of the student goes a long way in the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the individual thereby getting the best out of him in terms of productivity and creativity.

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