guidance on what to study, where to study, and how and
when to join courses are very difficult to answer, but
getting an appropriate answer is very important and
essential for any student. Even educated parents are
hesitant to provide it to youngsters. They ask the students
to turn to their teachers. One of the weak points in
Indian Education — both at school or higher learning
institutions — is the lack of a structured career
guidance system for students.
The educational guidance is a process of helping students
to achieve self-understanding and self-direction necessary
to make informed choices and move towards personal goal.
The basic principle of career counseling and guidance
is that the person is better equipped to make occupational
plans after determining his own characteristics and
examining the requirement of various occupations and
matching the two sets of facts.
Regarding the placement, getting the right response,
keeping in mind your latent talent, is no longer just
a matter of forwarding the application with a covering
letter. A host of factors like the right resume, interaction
with the company prior to the interview, the interview
board, communication skills etc. influence upon your
selection. To meet these requirements, online job sites
offer you an array of free and paid services.
writing (mostly a paid service): Apart from
getting your CV and covering letter handled by experts,
the job portals offer services like forwarding your
resume to, say, 1,000 placement agencies in India.
Placement directory: One can get a
complete directory of leading placement consultants
in India as well as abroad.
Expert write-ups: There are articles
on job-related topics, be it salary negotiations or
dressing up for the interview.
Preparing for the interview: Apart
from write-ups from experts, you could go in for mock
interview sessions online.
Newsletters: The users are showered
with weekly and monthly newsletters.
Most popular portals have their in-house salary, resume
and interview centers and employer profiles; they even
offer consultancy services.