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Counseling

Your career counselor provides a supportive working relationship to help you understand and embrace your abilities, interests and potential.
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Career development

It’s time to maximize your personal and professional potential. This means being in charge of your career’s direction today.
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Career transition

Discovering the right career starts with understanding what drives you. Establish your brand and your strategy for completing career transition

Why Career Counselling?

In a country where 85 percent students are not clear about which option to choose for higher education, in a country where 92% students don’t receive any career-related guidance from their schools, most of the students select their career on wrong parameters like societal norms, parental expectations, peer pressure and other factors.

On the other hand, higher education in India is very competitive. There is a huge mismatch in the number of good colleges and the number of seats they offer in a particular programme vis-à-vis the number of applicants who appear to take admissions in that particular field. Be it engineering, medicine, law, management or any other professional course, lakhs of students compete for a few thousand seats and the conversion ratio of making it into top colleges is less than 5%. In such a scenario it is very important for students to know about themselves, their strengths, interests, talents, aptitude, motivators, work values and personality orientation to figure out the best career for them so that they excel in the field they choose to pursue their career in.

Professionally qualified career counsellor is in best position to resolve all the career related doubts, queries, misconceptions and wrong notions that students and their parents have about different career options and their future career prospects. With years of experience, knowledge, expertise and skills, a professional qualified career counsellor is able to facilitate the career development process of students and help them achieve their potential by assisting them in figuring the right-fit career as per their interests, aptitude, talents and personality.
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About the Organisation

My Career Saathi is a career counselling organisation run by a certified career counsellor registered with Central Govt. National Career Service (NCS) portal. My Career Saathi provides expert career guidance and personalised career counseling to students on career choice, subject/stream selection, course selection, and admission and application process at nominal prices in Delhi-NCR. Career assessment tests are also available.
Run by professionally qualified and expert career counsellor having years of experience in education, employability, employment, entrepreneurship and career guidance domain.
Offer honest, unbiased and credible career guidance. Working independently, not associated with any private university or coaching institute.
Use high quality career assessment tools to objectively identify students’ interests, aptitude, talents, work-values and personality orientation.
All the services are offered at nominal prices.
Run by professionally qualified and expert career counsellor having years of experience in education, employability, employment, entrepreneurship and career guidance domain.
Offer honest, unbiased and credible career guidance. Working independently, not associated with any private university or coaching institute.
Use high quality career assessment tools to objectively identify students’ interests, aptitude, talents, work-values and personality orientation.
All the services are offered at nominal prices.

A bright career with
our services

A bright career with
our services

Career Guidance
1. Counselling Session (30 - 45 mins)*
2. Profile Evaluation
3. Fundamental Queries Covered Regarding Career Advice
Subject / Stream Selection (9th and 10th std students)
1. Initial Counselling Session (30-45 mins)*
2. Stream Selector assessment test
3. Detailed Stream Selection Assessment Report
4. Final Counselling Session (30 - 45 mins)*
Course & College Selection
1. Initial Counselling Session (30-45 mins)*
2. Ideal Career Assessment Test
3. Detailed Ideal Career Assessment Report
4. Final Counselling Session (30 - 45 mins)*

* This is average counselling duration. However, the exact duration may vary depending upon the need.

Additional Benefits

  1. Access to Career Encyclopedia (lifelong)
  2. Access to Course & College Directory (lifelong)
  3. Access to information on Entrance Exams and Scholarships (lifelong).
  4. Year-long mentorship support for students opting for career development services.

About the Founder

Manu Sakunia is a certified career counsellor registered with the Central Government's National Career Service (NCS) Portal. An M.A. in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, B.A. in Journalism & Communication Studies from Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) and having cleared UGC NET exam in Social Work, Manu has worked on multiple projects related to education, youth development, employability, livelihood and entrepreneurship with the leading regional and international NGOs as well as with the Central Government. He has a rich knowledge and understanding of the career development process and is extremely passionate as well as compassionate in assisting students with their career planning process.

Some of his notable achievements:

  • Initiated and implemented National Career Service (NCS), a central govt initiative in the domain of career guidance and employment, in the state of Goa. Was instrumental in organising three large-scale Mega Job Fairs during his tenure in Goa.
  • Led the execution of Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (PM YUVA Yojana) in 47 colleges across 6 states of North India and gave orientation on Entrepreneurship education to 4435 students.
  • Led the design, development, planning, management and execution of the admissions process from point of inquiry, application process and final admission of students at Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP), India’s first dedicated higher education institute in the field of public policy education.
  • Cleared UGC NET in Social Work in 1st attempt and gained several certifications in career counselling including Green Belt Certification in Global Career Counselling offered by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension.
  • Did higher education from top institutions – MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and Bachelor in Journalism & Communication Studies from Manipal Institute of Communication, Karnataka.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the difference between career guidance and career counselling?

Career counselling is a process that helps individuals to know and understand more about themselves, their abilities, strengths, interests and personality to figure out their right career choice. Whereas career guidance is a process wherein individuals are guided on their roadmap or action plan to help them achieve their chosen career goal. For e.g., if a student is confused about choosing a right career, he needs to first undertake career counselling under qualified career counsellor to figure out his / her right career path and then he / she is guided on how to achieve success in the chosen career path through mentorship and proper guidance.

2. Which one is right for me, career guidance or career counselling?

If one is sure about their career path and just want some advice or second opinion on their chosen career path, then they can opt for career guidance. However, if one is unsure of their career, then career counselling is advisable for them.

3. Is career guidance / career counselling a one-time process?

Career guidance generally requires single session with a career counsellor wherein they can get the required information about their chosen career choice. However, career counselling process generally requires 2 – 4 sessions with a career counsellor wherein their profile is thoroughly assessed through various tools and then students are guided and supported based on the results generated from their profile assessment.

4. Are psychometric tests mandatory for career guidance / career counselling?

Psychometric tests are not required for career guidance wherein a student is generally looking for some information with respect to his / her chosen career, for example, information on courses, colleges, admission process etc. However, psychometric tests are highly recommended for the career counselling process as it provides a 360 degree objective assessment of a student’s profile and provides useful information and insights about his/her personality, interests, abilities, motivators, work values that plays a very important role in defining the right career option for the student.

5. Do you provide online career guidance / career counselling?

Yes, our career guidance and career counselling services are easily accessible to students all across India. Students and their parents have the option to attend video sessions on Zoom/Skype/Google Hangouts. These are as effective as face-to-face sessions, and a majority of students choose them for the convenience they provide.

My Career Saathi IconMy Career Saathi

446, Ward-12, Arun Vihar, Sector 37, Noida

4.9 71 reviews

  • Avatar Shiresh ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I was given fruitful career advice. Till date nobody had understood my issue as well as the counsellor did. Sir provided me with feasible career options and helped me with Course selection. The mentor has broad knowledge in all careers … More and also gave me insights of the salary range in various sectors of my interest field. He guided me as to what approach I must take. Sir was very patient with me and was empathetic. After the consultation, I have so much more clarity about my career and thus it was really beneficial. It is hard to find such sweet and friendly counsellors who invest time in you. I'm truly grateful. Thank God I approached My Career Saathi.
  • Avatar Ishika Alagh ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My career Saathi is literally the best place if you’re confused and need a helpful guidance.
    He is so humble and solves queries in such a great manner.
    It was really a helpful session, he understood all my issues which no other counsellor
    … More understood and gave me a best suggestion.
    He cleared all my doubts, I was so worried about.
    Thankyou so much for the help!
  • Avatar Ankit goel ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Best person to speak with and have extensive knowdlege.. made my day by calming all the chaos going on in my head!!! Provided me with the most authentic and genuine ADVICE. And you can always reach out to them at your need!! They are always … More there without any question!!
    AMAZING EXPERIENCE
    GOOD SERVICE
  • Avatar Nikita Lalwani ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    It was really a great session.
    Thank You Manu Sir, for helping me to clear my vision. 😇
  • Avatar Nikita Bisht ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    This counselling session has been a great help for me to be a little more clear in my approach to careers. Mr. Manu catered to my doubts in the best way possible. I would definitely suggest students to take a counselling at the earliest … More stages of their education for a better idea.
  • Avatar Ishika Alagh 593 ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My career Saathi is literally the best place if you’re confused and need a helpful guidance.
    He is so humble and solves queries in such a great manner.
    It was really a helpful session, he understood all my issues which no other counsellor
    … More understood and gave me a best suggestion.
    He cleared all my doubts, I was so worried about.
    Thankyou so much for the help!
  • Avatar Ananya Goel ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Career sathi is the best platform I've come across among all career counsellors. The staff is very helpful.
  • Avatar Shakti Tokas ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    The conversation with the team was really productive and helped me articulate my thoughts well considering my strengths and opportunities. I wish the team at My Career Saathi all the best and keep continuing the anazing work!
  • Avatar geeta verma ★★★★ 5 months ago
    It had been quite helpful and informative for my daughter to have a better vision for her career. I thank Mr. Manu Sakunia to be instrumental throughout the sessions..
  • Avatar dhriti singhal ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    It was an amazing counselling session with My career Saathi, Sir who took my counselling was so experienced and kind to help me out clear my doubts for future, hence I would definitely recommend you to register and go ahead with My career … More Saathi for better future😊

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