“Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid” – Oscar Wilde
The above comment of Wilde in career and professional choices summarizes what most have turned into. There are a few that know of the opportunities and variety that Nepal’s labour market has to offer, and lot less that take advantage of them. There has to be a massive shift in the transparency of the labour market meaning— clarity about the jobs that are in demand, their level of supply, level of education required for them are few to name. There is a huge supply of workers, but distressingly concentration of them are for only couple of career paths.
Even for those who are working at the moment, gone are the times where they had to stick with one job even in its harshest times. Today, we can search for jobs online, share our achievements in social platform and mingle with professionals similar to us just by sitting tight at home. A lot of new kind of professions have sprouted out: entrepreneurs with their online businesses, social welfare organizations setting social businesses etc. are proving to be the next big thing.
The society that thought that schooling for 12 years, then higher academics for the next 8-10 years was the ONLY way to attain professionlity, has to now rethink. At today’s time anything is possible. It might be true that the world can change in seconds.