According to gti media research, more than half (54%) of the students who took part in the survey said that their parents tried to exert influence over their choice of course or career.
We have met a lot of people who are studying parents’ choice where Grishma, is the one, who is struggling to study on her interesting career. But she is unsure about she will be able to convince her parents or not for the study on her desired career.
Grishma is waiting for her SEE (Secondary Education Examination) result which is publishing after a few weeks. “I want to be the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of a bank and want to work on the management sector because I am good at maths, I think I will not be bored to work on my interested sector and I already researched on it too. But especially my mother wants me to be Doctor so I do not think that I can go against to my mother’s interest. I try to convince her frequently but I am not able to do so. So I decided to work on her interests for few couples of years and then come back to work on my own interested area” Said Grishma.
In the context of Nepal majority of parents try to impose career of their choice for their children. Children cannot defence their parent decision for many reasons. The most of the reasons for studying parents choice are, children do not know their interested area, children do not have enough information about labour market, children do not know the detail information about respective career, children might confuse to choose the one in varieties of jobs and others and parents to tend to take the decision for them.
A lot of things influence one to make a single decision in our life. Whether choosing the lifelong career is one of the crucial decisions. Sometimes, we do not think about the consequences of our decision. Deciding certain career means decide to live a life of your choice. Definitely, most of the people want to spend their life happily and successfully. For example, if you do not like the things what you have to do even for the all-day what will happen? You can imagine the terrible situation you have to face. And, think about the long-term situation what will happen if you choose the wrong career for whole life. Even if it means earning a high income or social status.
If you strongly interested in a specific career, be crystal clear, do some research, its demand, scope, benefits and challenges through the internet and professional person of same career. For additional help to define you to your parents who want you to select the career of their choice, here are some helpful tips for you to win your parent’s heart for the study on your interest.
- 1. Tell about your Role model
- 2.Tell clearly about your career goal
- 3. Explore the strong and logical reasons why you fit in the respective career
- 4. Take help of the professional career counselor
Sometimes, parents are not able to find actual interest and abilities of children. Each individual has unique qualities, if they work in the same sector they will be happy and successful.