BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A CAREER GO THROUGH THIS
Whether you're a high school junior just starting the college search, a returning college student lost in a sea of majors or an older adult going back to school, choosing a future career is a daunting decision. Some people know from the time they can talk what they want to be when they grow up. Others still don't have a clue when they graduate college. No matter where you are in life, here is some information you can follow to prepare for any career path, or paths, you choose.
During the next 50 years, you will spend more time working than anything else. If you have a career you love, that time will be spent happily. If you don't, it won't.
In an ideal career, you face and overcome great challenges, and maximize your creative capacities, and progress from achievement to greater achievement--all while doing the work you love most. The model to aspire to is the basketball career of Michael Jordan. It was clear to anyone that watching Michael Jordan on the court that he loved basketball more than anything else in the world. He put an incredible amount of effort into developing his game, becoming a dominant scorer, accurate shooter, expert defender, and outstanding on-court leader. His career was a straight ascent: going from a national championship in college to becoming the most dominant scorer in the NBA to becoming the league MVP to winning six NBA championships. By the end of his career, a team with Michael Jordan was considered literally unstoppable in the playoffs. Few people love life the way Michael Jordan did during his career, and the key to his happiness was his passion for his work.
To have a successful career you do not need to achieve on the scale that Michael Jordan did--but you do need to achieve as much as your ability permits, doing the work you love at the highest level you are capable of.
Sadly, most people do not have careers they love. Most adults' feelings toward their work range from mild enjoyment to bored indifference to absolute hatred. Work is generally viewed as an unfortunate burden, endured for the sake of weekends, holidays, and retirement.
The lack of joy most people get out of their careers raises an important question: Why do so many people fail at choosing a career when the decision has such a crucial effect on their happiness?
Obviously, there is something wrong with the approach they are taking to make this decision.
Most students I talk to have at best a vague idea of what they want to pursue as a career, and no clear idea of how they are going to decide. (There are a small number who know what they want to do and are actively pursuing it.) When I ask them how they plan on arriving at a career I inevitably get responses like "It'll come to me somehow," or "I'll find something I like," or "I'll just try a bunch of different things.”
This, of course, doesn't work. The knowledge of what career to choose does not come automatically, so they end up deciding by some chance means: choosing the most lucrative job they can get given their degree, doing whatever their friends are doing, putting the decision off by choosing to attend more school, or (at best) picking a job in an area they think they might be interested in. This is why so many Technical Interested students end up going to Arts school or into consulting.
Contrast how people approach choosing a career with the way they approach buying a car--something they are much more successful at. When a person buys a car he gathers all the relevant information he can before making a decision. He knows he wants a safe, attractive, reliable, affordable car suited to his needs. He does not expect the knowledge of the right car to come to him automatically, so he does a lot of thinking and research. He asks himself, "How much can I afford to spend on a car? How many people do I need to haul? How important is safety? Styling? Speed?" He finds the different brands and models that have the type of car he is looking for. Then he does research. He looks up safety information on cars he is considering, like crash tests. He checks the reliability records of the different manufacturers. He looks into how quickly the value of the car will depreciate. He takes test drives. After doing this research and sorting out all the facts, the buyer is ready to make an informed decision on which car to purchase, and will be able to choose the best car for him. The key to his success is his rational method.
But imagine if the man, instead of logically approaching the issue, took the approach most people do with career. Instead of going through the facts methodically, he would leave his success to chance--going to the nearest dealership and buying the first car on the lot. Such a person would end up paying Rupees 5 lakhs for a 1 lakhs Nano or purchasing a two seat sports car for his family of five.
A bad car can be sold and replaced. The years of unfulfilled life a bad career leads to are irreplaceable.
Next thing is no career is bad. The only thing is we some times end up because we may not like that after going through the career for some years…… months……… days…………………., But in the ending blaming the career we chose.
If you do not want to end up with the career badly like this, you must employ a rational method in choosing your career.
We suggest you to think well and consult with some elderly personals or some one related with the profession you are choosing, before choosing a Career.
MERCHANT NAVY AS CAREER
“Income, Freedom, Beauty, Adventure, Enjoyment: what more could you ask of life? Maritime combined all the elements one loved. There was Income in each curve of a wave, in each angle between land and ship, in the gap of a burning boiler or the color of the exhaust flame. There was freedom in the unlimited horizon, on the open Seas where one landed. A Mariner was surrounded by Beauty of Seas, Oceans and Sky. He brushed on Seas with the Dolphins, leapt valleys and rivers, explored the Great Oceans he had gazed at as a child. Adventure lay in each puff of wind & wave. One began to feel that he lived in an Enjoyable cruises than the skeptics of the ground.”
A career is not just a career, when you are a Mariner. It becomes an integral part of your life, shapes your personality, changes your outlook and brings along a glitzy new lifestyle. After all not every office is located in the middle of the Ocean and not every job brings perks like hip hopping around the world living in the lap of luxury, having adventures working hours and at the end of it all, taking home a heavy pay packet. From the time Vasco di gama invented the sea route to India, exposed to the elements and the waves of the present day times of the non-stop Exports made more development of the Ports, the Maritime Industry has always been on the cutting edge of technological invention. And in the last one decade, India and China has fueled growth in this industry,
As they spear head a boom that has never been witnessed this side of Pacific. As more and more Ships crisscross the Indian Ports and more new Shipping Lines launch operations in India, the job of a Mariner has become one of the most coveted ones in this continent.
For India, What started as a Maritime passion decades ago, When Sindia Shipping in to Shipping Corporation of India and Sindia Shipyard into Hindustan Shipyard is today a dream shared by hundreds of young men/women as the industry has opened up like never before, making it easy to be a glam set setter. Unfortunately though, in North India, due to poor awareness about career options available not many have managed to make the leap. Those who did started with a salary of Rs 1.5 lakh a month. By the time they you retire which is at the age of 65, unlike most professions where one retires earlier they would be a citizen of the world, knowing international cities like the back of their hand and looking forward to a financially secure, retired life, with perks, of course. Nevertheless, a Mariner's job is a demanding one, as you are the captain of the craft and the safety and security of about the ship and your crew is in your hands.
Merchant Navy comprises of Passenger Ships, Bulk Carriers, Cargo Liners, and Oil & Gas Tankers etc. Merchant Navy is engaged in transport activities by sea route all around the world connecting nearly all the continents and countries. Transport by Sea Route is one of the Oldest and most efficient and cost effective method of transportation system.