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The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way we live, affecting all aspects of life all over the world. The job market too was affected significantly as many people lost their jobs and businesses too lost their footing. However, as cities across India are slowly being opened again, many sect.....
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way we live, affecting all aspects of life all over the world. The job market too was affected significantly as many people lost their jobs and businesses too lost their footing. However, as cities across India are slowly being opened again, many sectors are expected to show a rise in hiring, especially when it comes to digital marketing. Digital marketing was a field that was growing exponentially before the pandemic hit the world and it is expected that post-COVID-19, there will be a plethora of jobs available in digital marketing. Here are some of the most important reasons behind this expected change:
Regardless of whether you are in the corporate sector, government sector, or any other – appraisal and promotion are two things that everyone waits for. Despite what many believe, salary is an aspect that plays a major role in the overall satisfaction and engagement of the workforce. If you are unsatisfied with your salary, disengagement from the job starts becoming evident. And, no matter how hard you try to focus, a part of you will always go back to thinking about your salary. This doesn’t happen instantly or two days into your work life; it is a gradual process that starts to become obvious as the year goes by and your performance appraisal comes into the picture.
Human Resources – a department within organisations that helps in ensuring a smooth workflow within the teams and members of the company. They are also defined as the most loved and the most dreaded department of any organisation. Loved – because they give you good news of your promotions, appraisals, and so on; dreaded – because they have the power to fire you based on the review from your seniors or managers.
A commerce graduate tries his luck to crack ICWAI or CAT. A humanities student frets between choices because he took the subject as other available options did not appear interesting. Might even consider sticking to sociology or switching to psychology. Then there is an engineering graduate who has devoted all his precious years to physics, chemistry and mathematics and yet has no idea what to do in life. He or she might just get an MBA degree to make the career profile look fancy. Is this the general approach for graduates when it comes to picking the right profession? No discretion based on interest, passion, or dreams and simply following the flock with a confused mindset. The answer for most of the graduates is an empathetic yes and leads to career indecision. It is the inability to specify an educational or occupational choice due to lack of knowledge, exposure, etc.
Soft skills play a crucial role in every aspect of your career from the very moment you start applying for jobs. While they are often unspoken, employers expect that every candidate should understand their importance in a work environment and also possess some of these skills. Let us start by understanding what these soft skills are and their common types.
Having good oratory skills is a strength that can help you reach greater heights in your career. The clearer you are with your communication or presentation skills, the better it is for your career. Especially true for those who are into sales and marketing, pitching your services to a client requires good communication skills. Not only that, at times, you may also have to present your organisation and its services at an event or any such level, and you need to be confident while presenting. To help you out with the same, here are the top five ways in which you can improve your presentation skills: -
After almost a year of working from home, going back to the office would not be the same, especially for those who always wanted to work in this kind of setup and considered it their ideal work routine. With the reducing count of COVID-19 cases per day, organizations have started moving back to physical workspaces. However, no matter how normal it sounds, there is still a need to adapt to certain changes as we plan for our return to the office. If you are among those who have been asked to start coming to the office, here are some tips that come in handy to adjust to going back to the office after working remotely: -
A cover letter is a one-page letter that you include when applying for a job. Unless it is mentioned not to include a letter, the job applicant must always attach a cover letter with the application. It is said that a good cover letter can interest the HR manager to read your resume. However, many a time, it becomes difficult for the applicant to write the letter in the best manner as they get confused about what to write and what not to. It is quite common and there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Here is a handy guide to help you write a cover letter for a job: -
Making a career in the path of your dreams is something that not only makes you feel motivated but also gives satisfaction in your heart. Everyone dreams of reaching a position in their life where there is no turning back for them. While some people are sure of their dreams or the career they want to succeed in; some people eventually realise their dream as the time or years pass by. You know, they say, it is never late to start afresh! And, for those who want to switch their careers into a different industry, you should definitely do so. Sure, it can be a little intimidating to find a job in a whole new career but it is not impossible. You just need to focus on a few factors and you will be good to go. To help you out, here are some tips that will help you to break into the industry when you don’t have prior experience: –
LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. It is a tool that numerous recruiters use to connect with job seekers. For job seekers who are serious about their job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is never enough. There are certain other things they must do to be ‘actually’ found on this social platform. If you yourself are looking for a new job, here are the steps that you can follow to let recruiters who are searching for people like you actually find ‘you’ on LinkedIn:
Nowadays, many companies can be seen leaning towards technology to fulfil their hiring needs. Video interviews allow hiring managers and recruiters to complete interviews quicker than conventional methods. Also, given the current scenario, many companies are opting to conduct online job interviews as opposed to in-person interviews. But the question is - how should one ace a video interview? For this, there are certain tips that you can follow to have a successful video interview. Here’s what we recommend: -
Having an impressive resume can notch your chances to get an interview call. But what is even more important is to have the right resume. One of the most commonly made mistakes by job applicants is that they forget to tailor their resume according to the job description. Modifying your resume according to the position you are applying for is a sure-shot way of ensuring that you are noticed by the recruiters. Not only can you fetch yourself an interview but it also shows our dedication towards your career.
Uploading stories, pictures, and every small detail of life on social media platforms have become common, like some routine that you cannot miss. But, behind all the pictures and happiness, sometimes there lies a story that’s unknown to the world.
Looking for a job can be challenging at times, especially for young people who haveseveral doubts during their job search. While looking for a job, there are certain things that you must know for getting hired successfully. Apart fromhaving proper knowledge of the domain you are interested in, you must be able to market yourselfproperly by listing down essential skills thatemployers look for in the role you are applying for.These skills must be mentioned in yourCVas well asthe cover letter (or both).
Email marketing forms a key component of customer acquisition programs forcompanies in different industries.With the right flow, creativity,and targetingin email marketing communication, businesses can share necessary information about its products/services and convert prospects into customers. Like a lot of online marketing techniques, email marketing has also evolved. Today,there are certain email marketing best practices that one can follow to grow their traffic and sales.
Working from home or a remote location is definitely something that employees enjoy. But, with this comes problems that the entire workforce of the organisation needs to take care of. Cyberattacks are one of the most serious issues that the world is dealing with today. They not only lead to severe malware and dysfunctioning of an organisation but also opens a way for cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare. Though cyber-attacks are of various types; phishing attack is one of the most common problems faced by companies. And, with people working remotely nowadays, the frequency of such attacks is also on the rise. Read the blog to know how you can avoid phishing attacks when working remotely!
Campus recruitment is when companies hire young, fresh talent right out of college. However, for students, this phase can get really stressful and challenging, especially since many do not know where to start. They don’t have any work experience and are faced with a lot of doubts regarding the preparation they should do for campus recruitment.
Gone are the days when people would select only the ‘well-known’ career path. Today, it is all about doing something that you like and being more unique. Thankfully, with more and more career options emerging, it has definitely become easier for everyone to take a career path that they prefer. And, amongst this lies one of the most trending options – becoming a ‘Data Scientist’. Though the implementation of data science has been in the market for a long time; it is in recent years that the field has seen a surging demand for data scientists.
Every professional, whether working for a government setup or in a corporate organisation, aims for a successful career. Having the ability to excel, work under pressure, and perform tasks well within the deadlines are some of the key skills required to progress in your chosen career. But, above all this, life skills are extremely important too. Believe it or not, even the smallest of life skills can work wonders for your career. As working professionals, you will sometimes face challenges that require the use of life-based skills rather than the key skills you have acquired. So, here are the top 5 life skills that you must inculcate for a successful career: -
If you have been applying for jobs for some weeks now and have not yet secured an interview, there is a high chance that your CV is getting rejected. Such a situation can easily dishearten a person. However, there are certain things that you can do to boost your CV. All you need to do is carry out a few small tweaks in your CV. Here are some common reasons for CV failure and the things you can do to prevent your CV from getting rejected:
Understanding the Concept of Internal Job Posting Often called IJP, Internal Job Posting is a human resource (HR) strategy which enables the hiring of existing employees for a new or open position within the organisation. The recruited employees may move to parallel roles or get promoted to senior job roles, thereby allowing more authority to them. However, with higher positions comes more responsibility, so the hiring process is often a little tough. Having said that, internal job postings are also applicable to those who are looking to switch their career paths and explore something new by being in the same level of authority. With the IJP concept in place, it definitely becomes easier for organisations to retain their employees while giving them the career exposure they are looking for.
Working with remote teams presents a rewarding opportunity to both established companies and start-ups. It can help in achieving increased productivity at reduced costs. Remote employees are also at an advantage because they get a certain degree of freedom while working and a chance to perform to their full potential. While it is true that remote work does come with its own set of benefits, managing remote workers can be a challenging task for many. For instance, it can become hard for the leaders to make sure whether their employees are doing their respective work and delivering their tasks well on time.
Essentially, a freelance job is one where a person works remotely rather than in an office premises. Although freelancers do take up contract work from organizations, they remain self-employed. If you decide to become a freelancer, then you will have to take responsibility for a lot of things. That means you will have to set your own work hours, track the time you put in different projects, and so on. The great thing about being a freelancer is that you can work for multiple employers at one single time. It is a good option for those who wish to work for themselves. However, one must know how to become a freelancer. If you wish to become a freelancer, here is how you can do it: -
There is no denying the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on the world. It is not just limited to the health of citizens; it has also impacted the world economy badly. Amongst this, one section that has been affected the most is the private sector employees. While there are many companies that have retained their employees, several others have opted for massive pay cuts and layoffs.
The term ‘work from home’ is the reality of today. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a necessity and to a great extent, it has helped organizations to ensure continuity and work deliveries. However, there’s a catch here – a sense of lax creeps in. Truth be told, feeling a little lazy while at home is not entirely your fault – it is human nature, after all! But, there are ways to work efficiently even when you are at home. Here is what you can do: -
Performance is important for progress, and at a workplace, this progress is measured not just by the metrics but by your ability to highlight your performance. That is why an individual should actively prepare for ensuring a successful performance appraisal. Regardless of whether a company has a self-evaluation process or not, you shouldn’t just be a recipient of direction and feedback from the manager alone; the incentive is with you to show a bigger picture of your performance, including the benchmarks you have set and the milestones you have achieved.
A job interview is when your potential employer can truly evaluate your strengths. The most common form of interview is having a one-on-one conversation with an organization’s hiring manager. But many a time, a candidate may have to give a panel interview as a part of the hiring process. In this type of interview, two or more than two members interview a candidate. The members may include an HR representative, decision-makers of your company, and your potential supervisor.
Even for the most experienced professionals, joining a new company may be an intimidating task, especially if the new job begins with a ‘probation period’. As unnerving as the term sounds, a probation period is a good way of judging whether a person is a good fit for the company and vice versa.
You hear people say “follow your dreams” all the time but how many people do you know that actually do so? Sometimes you get caught in a job that you do not want to do because of certain reasons. You might even end up choosing a career that you never wanted to pursue. If you wish to live the life you always wanted to live, why not chase your dreams and work hard to achieve them? If there is something or the other always stopping you, here is why you should follow your dreams and stay motivated towards achieving your goal: -
Social media - this term can mean ‘the life’ to some people whereas it can mean ‘a distraction’ to others. But, if the reality is to be put out, social media is really more of a boon than a bane in everyone’s life. The only thing that one needs to know about it is the appropriate usage of social media platforms. With the plethora of portals that are available today, it has, in fact, become easier for people to put out their thoughts. That being said, today, through the right social media platform, one can very easily boost their career as well. Wondering how? Scroll down to read the ways in which social media can boost your career success: -
Teamwork is a combined effort of a group to finish a task in the most efficient and effective manner or to obtain a common goal. Employees at a workplace benefit immensely by working together as a team. That’s because teamwork helps in increasing efficiency, distributing workload, improving communication, and creating a culture where every employee feels empowered along with a sense of belonging. If you wish to know in detail about how teamwork proves to be beneficial for your career growth, read on: -
Interview’ is a word that petrifies even the most experienced of professionals; one wrong step during the interview and the opportunity is lost. Preparing for an interview requires a lot of study, practice, and patience. Many candidates prepare day and night for their interviews but yet they get screened out. Ever given a thought to it? Preparing only for the aptitude test, group discussion, and improving your communication skills isn’t enough. Often neglected, one of the most important things that can turn the tables during the interview is your body language. Surprised? Well, body language tells a lot about your personality and attitude. So, it is necessary that you maintain a positive body language while appearing for an interview.
Women safety has been a concern for a long time now. If reports are to be stated, every minute a girl or a women gets abused in India – be it physical, sexual, or mental. That being said, even workplaces sometimes turn out to be unsafe for women. Asking for favours to get some work done, for promotions, and so on is becoming a part of some workplace culture. And with the rise in crime nearly every month, the Government is doing their best to introduce policies that would curb such heinous activities. However, as an employer, it is your responsibility to make sure that the women staffs in your office feel safe. Having said this, even the male employees and colleagues should contribute to making female employees feel comfortable and secured. Here are a few tips that you must and should follow, which will make your workplace safe for women.
Workplace ethics are simply the application of moral principles and following set standards and values of behaviour by all employees of an organization at a workplace. Regardless of whether it is personal or professional, one’s ethics and morals help in differentiating between right and wrong, appropriate and inappropriate behaviours. A good moral compass always guides in the right direction, and in the context of Workplace ethics, there are majorly two very important elements - Business Ethics and Workplace Policy, respectively. The latter includes all the rules, regulations and the laws that govern business operations whereas the former is more concerned with the actions in respect to customers and clients. Equal employment opportunity is a good example of a workplace policy whereas the use of marketing campaigns to better communicate with the targeted customers exemplifies business ethics.
A good manager can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful team. If you are a manager who is not just in it for the pay-check and actually want to make a difference in the workplace, then you need to be a leader who positively influences the team. Whether your team has five people or fifty, being a manager is a role of responsibility. If you want to be an effective and successful manager, here are some qualities you should inculcate:
There is a pretty high chance that your former employer may want you back. So, do not brush away the thoughts that are currently sprouting in your head about rejoining your former company. Going back to your former company may seem like a difficult task but it actually isn’t. All you need to do is follow certain tips that can increase your chances of getting rehired: - Get in touch with your old manager The first step that you should take after you decide to go back to your former company is to connect with your old boss. Do not email him/her or apply at the job position online but approach him/her in person. Meeting your old boss personally gives you more power because you get to control the narrative at that time.
We live in a world of growth and progress, and a good career has since long been known as a great conveyor of an individual’s growth. With job opportunities increasing all over the world, these opportunities are no longer restricted by either political or geographical boundaries. Many of the companies and organizations today conduct telephonic interviews to short-list several candidates before they can call them for a face-to-face interview. In many ways, one can argue that a telephonic interview has several advantages over a regular face-to-face for both the candidate as well as the employer. The biggest argument being the typically shorter length of the interview and convenience offered to both the interviewer and the candidate. Some of the other important advantages of a telephonic interview for the candidate include remaining unseen, using a ‘cheat sheet' and cue cards as well as having access to the Internet. Here’s how you can ace your telephonic interview with these 10 simple tips:
Group discussions (GDs) are used by educational institutions and several companies to assess the mental aptitude and interpersonal skills of the participants. They check the candidates for their ability to communicate their opinions and thoughts in a clear and persuasive manner. Also, many companies conduct GDs as a part of the elimination process in their placement drives. So, being technically skilled is not enough as you need to do well in group discussions too. If you are preparing for the Group Discussion round, there are certain tips that you can follow to maximize your chances to progress to the next phase: -
The occurrence of stressful conditions in workplaces due to staff layoffs, budget cuts, department changes, etc. are all too common and well-accepted; but what isn’t, is reacting to these stresses with strong emotions that might affect you and your co-workers negatively.
Communication skills are the abilities to convey information efficiently and effectively. They involve speaking, observing, empathizing, and listening. Common instances of communication skills include communicating your feelings, fresh ideas, or sharing an update on something important. Having good communication skills is important in both personal and professional life. Since effective communication is one of the most significant life skills, taking a step to enhance it will serve extremely beneficial to anyone who wishes to improve them. So, whether you wish to put your ideas across more effectively at work or need to have better conversation with people in general, here are 5 tips that you can benefit from that will help in enhancing your communication skills: -
Everyone who has ever worked in a job has most certainly felt the pressure of a stressful work environment. All jobs have stressful elements, irrespective of how much ever you may love your work! Short-term stresses can be experienced from the pressures to cater to deadlines or fulfilling challenging obligations. But when stress from work becomes chronic, there’s a high risk of it being harmful to both your physical and emotional health.
In order to find the right candidates for their open vacancies, employers hire a recruitment agency. These agencies find qualified people for open job positions and then screen them. They also provide support to their employer at the time of selection of the candidates. Hence, recruitment agencies serve employers and charge their fee according to the services they offer. There are numerous benefits that a recruitment agency provides to its employer as well as the candidates. If you are keen on learning how such an agency works and what benefits it can offer, read on:
If you have been searching for a job for a while, it may just happen that you might end up accepting a job that isn’t exactly best suited for you. It is very important that you take certain factors into consideration, apart from the job itself, as in the end, the pay-check won’t matter if you’re not happy doing your job!
A lot of people do not give thought to what they are writing in their emails. They quickly type a response and click ‘send’. However, experts say that the manner in which you write e-mails impacts your reputation both at the professional and personal levels. So, even if you think you write perfect e-mails, you can always use some tips to improve your email etiquette. Here is a list of tips that you can follow for the same:
To make mistakes is human, but sometimes mistakes in the workplace can be detrimental to your reputation and, indeed, your job. Instead of trying to cover up your tracks and brush your mistakes under the carpet, or spend too much time dwelling on your slip-ups, you should take the honest path by first admitting and then apologising for your shortcomings.To make mistakes is human, but sometimes mistakes in the workplace can be detrimental to your reputation and, indeed, your job. Instead of trying to cover up your tracks and brush your mistakes under the carpet, or spend too much time dwelling on your slip-ups, you should take the honest path by first admitting and then apologising for your shortcomings.
Way back in 2012, a study by Forbes stated that 70% of the HR profession is dominated by women. If you read through the lines, this fact is not without historical backing. But things are different these days. Although there are definitely more females in Human Resources worldwide, it’s more of the perception of the field which makes most men opt out of it. Most people are of the opinion that the role of an HR is more of a ‘caring role’ and that is why a lot of males tend to think it’s not for them.
As the focus of the educational sector shifts towards skill-based learning, India is seeing a rise in popularity of vocational courses among students. Through these courses, students get the chance to learn skills that can help them explore new opportunities. Basically, vocational courses are job-oriented courses that help students learn the skills required for a particular job. Vocational courses and degrees can be pursued in a huge variety of fields. Plus, with the increase in popularity of vocational courses in India, several colleges and institutes now offer a wide range of vocational courses. Here are 5 of the most popular ones that students may opt for:
The Industrial Training Institutes, or ITIs, have been constituted by the Government of India, and come under the purview of the Ministry of Labour. Graduating from an ITI is very cost effective, which makes them the ideal option for a huge part of the Indian population. As the minimum requirements for education qualification is also not very high, people who have an interest in acquiring technical knowledge can easily join the institutes.
Despite being popularised as a means to better careers, higher education is not always a prerequisite for getting employed in India. There are in fact various career options that people with high school certificates can consider, for earning fare wages within the country. You read it right. Not having a college degree does not necessarily have to mean the end of your career. You can still get a decent paying job given you have what it takes to fit in a particular role.
Besides the common perception that startups offer a lot of cool perks, you must know that working in a startup is much more than that. These days, many graduates opt for jobs in startups not for the perks, but to maximize their chances of learning. If you have completed your graduation and are still apprehensive as to whether you should go for a startup or not, here is what you should know:
If you decide to learn a skilled trade, there are several trades you can choose to learn from. Pipefitters and welders are two of such high paying skilled trades. These areas of expertise are required by many different industries from commercial and residential to manufacturing plants and oil refineries. But what exactly does it take to be one? We find out.
When you apply for a position in HR i.e. Human Resources, you seat yourself on the other side of the table, transitioning from giving interviews to taking them. Because the job role of an HR executive involves employee welfare and handling any sensitive information of a particular company, this job profile is not for the faint hearted. If you are looking for HR executive or fresher jobs in Mumbai, Noida, or a city of your preference, you must know the skills that companies look for in HR candidates:
ITI (Industrial Training Institute) trades are designed for school pass-outs, and there are more than 100 courses available for the 10th as well as 12th class pass-outs. ITI courses are divided into two types, which are :- One year ITI courses Two year ITI courses
A job in a digital marketing agency would require you to multitask with expertise in different areas. You will need to understand the importance of adding creative and engaging value to the various digital marketing campaigns that you will be working on.
How to dress for an interview is often the most doubtful part of the job hunt process. Apart from how well you know the answer to the questions being asked, a successful job interview also depends upon how you present yourself. This is why a smart as well as pulled-together appearance is important to help in convincing the hiring manager that you could be the perfect fit for their company.
We live in times when the market is not only extensively diverse but also constantly changing. So, for anyone wishing to not just sustain but grow in this dynamic work surrounding, adaptability and utilitarian outlook are key qualities to possess. Whether you are a graduate looking forward to starting your journey as a professional or a young professional looking for better prospects, you will need to factor in significant qualities to your portfolio that makes you valuable as an asset. The more diverse and unique your qualities will be the better edge you shall get over others. Among the most valued virtues that you need to work to gain, a few are –
Finding a good job for a fresher in Delhi, Mumbai, and similar cities is not as hard as it has been touted to be. However, this is one of the main concerns of fresh graduates and freshers – jobs in Mumbai and other metropolises, and how they can find a good one for themselves. The first thing is that freshers must be prepared to put themselves out there, to make the calls, and to apply for jobs in various listings till they find the right one.
You are the one responsible for your career development. People whose careers escalate the fastest are the ones who know that competition always exists, and they take relevant steps in order to succeed and take full responsibility of their career development. In cases where you want your career to grow, you can always look for a job where you get to learn more and get to apply your expertise. For instance, you can search online for a job in states like Bangalore or for jobs in Mumbai for fresher’s to fulfil this purpose. Here is a list of tips that you can use for your career development, to let your career grow exponentially:
Unlike older times, students today are prudent and discerning, especially when it comes to selecting a career that they intend to follow. In the present scenario, where there is a plethora of career options available, it is the presence of qualities in students, like the aforementioned ones, that can go a long way in keeping them from getting confused.
With the integration of technology in almost every field, finding job applications online is not that hard of a feat. You just have to search with the right parameters and you will be able to see a huge list of available jobs in every sector. However, despite the huge number of job portals in India, showing you job applications online, everything depends on you and your skills and how you do at the interview round; and that will determine whether or not you get the job. This especially holds true for a graduate or fresher, as jobs in Delhi, Mumbai, or other cities have a lot of competition; and as a fresher, you may not have as much experience in handling interviews or applications.
The Indian job market scene has changed drastically over the years. Although management jobs have existed since forever in the country, the recent hype surrounding them is simple extraordinary. Today students from all fields consider pursuing a Management course at some point of their lives. And if you think well, the reason is pretty clear too. Management jobs are everywhere, irrespective of the industry you are in. The increasing fame of various Indian Institutes of Management has also contributed considerably in popularising management jobs.
An insurance customer service representative provides information to the customers so as to respond to their product and service related inquires.
In India, so far, skilled work was learnt and done traditionally. Often sons learnt these skills from their father who was employed. But the need for proper training was realized for skill development in the past few decades. After the adverse impact on industries due to the lack of skill development, recently the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) was started. The objective of this scheme is to benefit 10 lakh youth in four years (2016-2020).
There has been an unprecedented surge in the Indian economy over the last 10 years. This growth will continue and in the next 2-3 decades India's economy will become the world's third largest economy. One big contribution in this development will be skill based jobs because no small or big machines or small factories can run without skill based tasks.
The aim of an interview is to understand that you have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience for the job. During the interview you will have to make the interviewer believe that you understand the job description, are aware of the company's work, and are fully prepared to take responsibility for theposition in the company.
What is a Biodata? Biodata is a document submitted to employers/companies when we apply for jobs. With the help of biodata we can tell about our work experience, education/qualification and skills.
The biggest curiosity when going for an interview is - what will I be asked about? Although the actual responses to this matter are found only at the time of the interview, there are some questions that are commonly asked in the interview.
If web metrics at the IFFCOYuva job portal are anything to go by, there are some definite trends in what people consider to be very lucrative career fields. For students who have just completed their school education, it can be quite useful to know more about the fields that are considered to be rewarding. That way, they can make an informed decision about what their next step will be towards building a career.