Enabling  students  and  professionals to “educate     themselves”     on     making appropriate career choices
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Enabling students and professionals to “educate themselves” on making appropriate career choices

Context:
In a country like India, where there are more than 7 million students passing out of Universities and numerous people stuck in dead-end jobs, “career planning” is limited to finding someone willing to provide an opening – however out of sync it is with aspirations, qualification, and inclinations.

The fundamental reason for this is not the “lack of opportunity” in India as most people interpret the problem but the “lack of opportunism” - i.e. people’s ability to generate fresh, creative responses to the demands of their environment.

Stories abound of graduates with little or no differentiator from thousands like them, who have been able to embark on and develop interesting new careers in fields that have been unknown or unthinkable in the Indian Context.


Possibilities
The program began a as serious attempt at enabling individual job seekers to move out of a “reactive problem-solving” mode into a “responsive challenge-seeking” mode in their career building.

At the core of the program was the simple vision of every individual as a career designer – and his membership of a collective of fellow career designers. This simple vision led to the creation of a complete “career design architecture” that would enable each career designer (i.e. student / professional) to design responses to each of more than 27 distinct “challenge spaces” faced by any individual in a career-change effort.


   
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