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Essential Subjects That Ensure Career Counseling Stays in Tune with the Evolving World


We’re living in a world that’s quickly shifting pace and direction. A few years ago, some of the traditional jobs were considered lucrative and ideal for the current economy.

However, as technology evolves and the likes of automation become more prevalent, some of these jobs are slowly but surely being wiped out.

Indeed, the dynamics of the modern working individual have changed.

To keep up with these changes, it is essential that our children are exposed from an early age with regard to these shifting dynamics.

Keeping this in mind, here are some of the ways in which we can implement career counseling in our children’s curriculum to ensure they make the right decision in their future careers.

Career counseling should be at par with the evolving world

Tying Career Counselling to Technological Advancements

Indeed, technology has become an integral part of our life. That being said, our children need to be put up to speed with the latest technological innovations and current fields coming up to make the right decision in selecting these career fields.

As children grow up with an updated career counseling curriculum, they will be able to develop the necessary skills that will make them successful professionals in the future.

Additionally, having plenty of exposure to the frontier of automation and artificial intelligence will enable our children to successfully utilize machine language to further their careers.

Shifting Economic Markets

As economic markets shift, the entirety of the business spectrum changes. For example, events like the China America trade war, economic crashes and a myriad of economic issues have resulted in some job opportunities becoming more lucrative than others.

Hence, our children need to know this knowledge before making that crucial decision to select a certain career path.

The Internet

Yes, a decade and a half ago, it would have sounded crazy to think that simply posting videos of your life online could become a lucrative venture. Today, there are thousands of blogs around the world that have turned specific individuals into millionaires overnight.

Job opportunities such as social media influencer, or vlogger have become a source of income for some people.

Perhaps your kids were naturally meant for the spotlight and they didn’t even know it. If that’s the case, then it’s a given that they will naturally gravitate towards this direction.

Instead of chastising them about their interest, updated career counseling will actually make us as parents aware about the lucrativeness of such as career, and become proactive about it.

LinkedIn

A few years ago, no one would have imagined that LinkedIn could be one of the most ideal platforms for someone to get a job. Today, literally every major opportunity is posted on LinkedIn before being directed to other advertising platforms.

So if our children are given expert advice from an early age how to utilize such platforms to further their career, they can be miles above the competition early on.

Indeed, career counseling should help them in factors such as knowing how to build a LinkedIn profile, how to build their profile, and how to apply for jobs.

Having a positive attitude towards life is essential in expanding your professional platform

Building on Self-Improvement

In the world that we live in today, having self-confidence and a positive attitude towards life is key in networking. Indeed, networking and branding have never been more important than it is today.

Our kids should learn from an early age the importance of building a positive brand both online and during networking events.

This can only be done via self-improvement and having a positive outlook in one’s self.

Hence, career counseling should emphasize on self-improvement in conversational skills, confidence, and having the ability to successfully articulate themselves in front of a large audience.

Team Building

Last but not least, team building is a vital part of running an organization these days. That being said, it is important that career counseling includes the basics of team building and knowing how to work with others to ensure that the organization runs smoothly.

Additionally, team building is one of the ways our children can obtain the right leadership skills to become top professionals in their field of interest.

Conclusively, by including the aforementioned, our children can develop in the right manner as experts in their areas of interest and potential contributors towards a brighter and prosperous future.


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