Said Madam Lillian Tng, 42: "Most children know only about common occupations like teacher, doctor, policeman… Having a counsellor who can tell them about other career paths would be good." The housewife said her 18-year-old son, who is in his second year of junior college, is still undecided on his course and career options, although he recently developed a flair for writing.
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Career support is offered by a range of different mechanisms. Much career support is informal and provided through personal networks or existing relationships such as management. There is a market for private career support however the bulk of career support that exists as a professionalised activity is provided by the public sector. [ citation needed ]