If you have passed your 12th this year and you are running from pillar to post to know how to go ahead from here, the information ahead will help you find it out. I never had plans to become a career counselor in the early stages of my life. I was as confused and messed up like any teen of today’s time, minus the conveniences and comforts that today’s youth has.

By comforts I don’t mean the luxuries of life but the facilities that come handy in today’s technically sound world. Internet on mobiles for example was just an idea, when I was supposed to make decisions related to my career and study abroad after 12th. I also lost many nights’ sleep over the issue of what to do after 12th. Lack of awareness and lack of resources was the major crisis in my life but I sailed through it and may be those hardships made me what I am today.

As a career advisor I don’t want any student like you to go through the anxiety like that. And that’s how I came up with few easy tips that can promise you to help at this difficult stage of deciding a career for yourself. Harsh Malik gives best career guidance .

Calm Down First Of All- Just relax. Read a book or do whatever that calms you down. More you think about the career choices, more burdened you will feel. It’s no rocket science, so go easy with it. Only a fresh mind can generate fresh ideas.

Do One Thing at a Time- don’t think on many options together. Take one option at a time to deal with. Try to know more about it. Doing many things together will just add up to your confusion.

One by one explore the best courses after 12th and try to find out that matches best with your interest and potential.

Know & Understand Yourself- Now this is where you need to work. You need to write down your strengths or any specific thing you are good at. Like, writing, or with numbers. If you also have good scores to show in that area for back up, it’s a bonus. Find out the things you like to do. It will give you a direction to head on.

Don’t Underestimate Your Hobby- If you have a hobby like painting, or fine arts or cartoon making for that matter. And if you are exceptionally good at it, do not underestimate that. Your hobby can also fetch you a promising career in times like today.

Keep Talking To People- Rather than shutting yourself off from everyone around you, start talking. Talk to your parents, relatives and friends, friends of friends, your teachers and mentors. You never know who can hand you the key to the door you want to open.

And most importantly DO NOT GET CONFUSED while searching on the internet. You would spend hours and hours on it and will find yourself at the same place where you started from. So try to avoid too much searching.

Consult a Career Advisor- you can also consult a career advisor or a career counsellor to help you better in making the right career choice for yourself. A career counselor helps you by giving a fair advice based on your interest and strengths.

For instance, we at Scholar Talks have included some wonderful services that follow a step by step procedure.

I will tell you how it works.

1. As you register with us, we start the process in which first comes a complete career guide, The Book ‘What to do after 12?’. Now this book is like a one stop solution where you can get the list and details of all the professional courses. Also the various types of scholarships, easy educational loans and detailed information about abroad studies etc, are the few important things you would not want to miss.

2. Next comes the career assessment test that we take online or in person. With this test we gauge the potential and strengths of the student to provide with the right career advice.

3. Once the assessment is done, a one -on -one personal counseling session is provided to the student. You can talk to our trained counselors about all your concerns at this stage.

4. For a whole year you get the weekly updates and newsletters that keep you updated about the upcoming entrance exams, new scholarships or new educational schemes.

5. Last but not the least you can get benefits of online career counselling that I vouch for. If you are connected to us, it becomes our responsibility to be accessible and available all the time for you. The online feature of career counseling at scholar talks gives you the freedom, to ask any query, any time, from any location, that you are at.

It’s your career after all. Take your time and stay positive to achieve it.