About the BookCareer counseling, planning and guiding is a very important and contemporary topic. Many books, articles and studies dealing with related issues are available from qualified and well-experienced persons. There are several career counseling institutes, firms and professionals which/who enroll, train, test and prepare students for different career options. As career planning and development is an ongoing aspect at different phases/periods of one’s life, many available books and literature deal more with the career development of the working individuals and are concerned less with the beginners. This book does not intend to go for high sounding and glaring names, jargons and descriptions. Instead, it concentrates on practicalities with reference to Indian scenario, mainly from a beginner’s viewpoint.
The subject matter of the book has been divided into ten illuminating chapters. Chapters 1 to 4 deal with theoretical aspects of career counseling, career skills, etc. Chapters 5 to 7 give sufficient practical illustrations and sample questions and guidelines, mainly on résumé, interview and career change. Chapters 8 to 10 briefly explain the education system and facilities in India, give various career paths and routes for various options/ opportunities at different educational levels and also financing of higher education. These chapters also provide details, prospects, study routes, institutes and competitive examinations for over 50 major careers. The book has been revised and enlarged to include more details on career counseling and planning.
The aim of the book is to serve as a professional career counselor. A complete and thorough study of the present book will enable the students to assess and take adequate decision regarding their career.About the Author/sSushil Kumar Srivastava, B.E. (Mech.), is a retired Chief Mechanical Engineer (AGM/I/c Mechanical), Alloy Steel Plant, SAIL, Durgapur. He was Member of Institution of Engineers, India, and Member of Fluid Power Society of India. He has also worked as General Manager at IITian General Services Ltd., Kolkata. He is a certified Surveyor and Loss Assessor since 1996 and is empanelled with several public sector insurance companies. Besides, he is a prolific author. He has written numerous articles on Maintenance, Planning (PERT and CPM), Lubrication, Lubricants, Oil Conservation etc. His books, namely Oils, Lubricants and Lubrication; Industrial Maintenance and Management; Tribology in Industries; Study & Immigration in USA; and Maintenance Engineering & Management have received overwhelming response from readers.