Sunday 12 June 2016

Five Mistakes You Must Avoid Before Choosing a Stream After Class 10th

1. Letting yours parents decide which stream to choose
Stream must not be chosen just to fulfil your parent's dream. 
Parents play pivotal role in influencing their children’s career development and career decision- making. They want the best for their children and with these intentions often they impose their career choices for their children which is really sad 
Rather, Parents must encourage their children to choose a stream that best suits their interest, talent and abilities.

2. Going Traditional
Yes you heard it right. Choosing a stream must not be treated as hereditary mechanism where you must study Science or Maths since your forefathers were scientist or Engineers and you just can’t break the trend. What you need to do is introspect about your own special qualities and certain weakness. Everyone has a personality and skills hence choice of stream should be based on trying to maximise skills and capabilities.

3. Being so lazy
Making decisions based on the limited knowledge or pre conceived notions; very often students see the world as they know, not as the world really is. It is difficult to peep in to the reality of every profession however assumption is also not the best foundation of a decision.
You must find time to do your own research either on the internet or talk to other people in your network of family and friends who you think are better informed about your intended stream of choice.
 You must equip yourself with all the relevant information before you made up your mind

4. Not taking Professional Help
It is natural to feel confused or even stressed about choosing a career as it is one of the most important decisions of our life. Therefore, it is recommended that students take an aptitude test that will allow them to know their strengths, weaknesses, and interests in different fields. It can be quite helpful for student as it can provide them with lot of options that they had never thought of before and are helpful in choosing a particular stream.

5.Fear of Unknown!!
Many students opt for science stream on the basis of familiarity even if they are not good at the subjects. After studying science for many years, students are generally afraid to choose other streams; Commerce and Arts sound alien to them. Therefore it is highly advisable that students must increase their awareness about other streams through several sources as  there is no point in forcing oneself to take up subjects they are not good at in the first place.
Also, it is a common misconception that taking science or commerce in the eleventh standard offers the widest scope to a student.
Each stream has a lot of career paths and options available in today's day and age.

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