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How To Choose The Right Career Path

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Career

  • : It is a field or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in public, professional, or business life.
  • : a profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling a career in medicine.

 Facts you should know before considering a career :

  • You will spend one third of your life at work.
  • About 63% of the total global workforce dislikes their job, 24% of the global workforce hate their jobs and only 13% of employees like and enjoy doing their jobs.
  • Every career is important and every job is important if it wasn’t it wouldn’t exist.
  • Preferences differ according to taste and circumstances, so do not hesitate to choose what suits you.
  • Its doesn’t necessarily mean that your job should be your career, you can pursue a career in music or sport while working as an accountant or teacher.

In Zimbabwe we have so many different career options that one can consider and there are certain things you should consider before choosing a career:

 1. Interests:

Interests are the things you enjoy doing and you can do that again and again without being stressed or disturbed emotionally. Interests are important because a career demands you to be hands-on so if you are to spend a third of your life in something you don’t enjoy doing your life will be a living hell. Motivation is a very essential tool at workplaces so if you do something you are interested in you are likely to stay motivated because you are always engaged. Examples of interests: Outdoor person, exercise and fitness, helping people, art, reading, technology.

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 2. Talents and Gifts:

These are the things or abilities you are naturally good at doing, it is your area of specialty. Everyone always wants to win and when you do something you are good at you are likely to win more often. Work sometimes is demanding and you are required to work extra hard. Working hard is demanding but sometimes talent will lessen the burden to work extra hard because you are already gifted in that area you just need perfection. Examples of talents: Athletic, Artistic, Thinktank, or philosopher.

 3. Skills:

A skill is something thing that you have learned, mastered and you can perform so well because you have grasped the gist of the skill. Skills are very essential in choosing a career path because it will make your work easier because you have learned what is required before engaging in the field. Sometimes skills are complementary to your talent and abilities because it adds on what is already there. Examples of skills: Good communication, Leadership skills, oratory skills, Good with crowds, can stand in front of people.

 4. Values:

These are the beliefs and ideas that are important to you as an individual, in your family and the people around you. Values are important in career choices because sometimes a job will require you to do things that are at crossroads with your values. This will always dissatisfy you and your conscience will always make you unease at work. One of the main values is religion so considering your religion before you engage in any career is fundamental because religion plays an important role in the spirituality of human beings. If a career demands that you go against your values it’s wiser to reconsider your career choice before you get engaged in that field. Examples of values: religion, societal view, helping others, loyalty, honesty, family time, views on money.

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5. General Job Outlook:

It is the estimated change in the number of people employed in that occupation. There are certain careers that are dwindling because of technological advancement. Technology is replacing certain types of jobs and it estimated that most of the current jobs will be outdated in the next years to come. 80% of future jobs do not even exist currently. It will be disheartening to spend 4 years at tertiary level training for a career that is slowly getting out of the market. It is very important to consider job outlook because it will affect your potential to get a job quickly. If it is a flooded career you have to be networked and you should have the best possible results for you to get that job. If it is slowly getting out the market your earnings will definitely be lesser because it’s no longer an essential service in the workplace.           

6. Family, connections and networks:

Your family can play a pivotal role in your career choice because sometimes it is wiser to pursue something that your family or people closer to you are already in. It doesn’t mean pursuing a completely new path isn’t worthwhile but the process will be easier if you know one or two people who have walked on the same road you intend. Your network will help you to rise in your intended career because you have first hand experienced people who will give you direction.

7. Society needs and Outlook:

The society also plays a major role in the career options you have because in most careers you will always be in touch with people. Careers mostly make sense when you have people to serve. A doctor becomes relevant if there are patients who need treatment, a builder becomes relevant if there are people in need of houses and sportsmen becomes relevant if there other people to compete with and supporters to support them. So one of the best ways to chose a career is by choosing a career that has the greatest impact on your society. Identifying what your social needs and then dwell on those so that you become relevant.

A relevant career has the greatest potential to earn you more. Many young people are getting lost in choosing careers that do not serve their societies. What happens in America and Europe is very different from what happens in Africa. So it’s good to see and be inspired by foreign things it gives you exposure but knows what is required on the ground by your society. Certain areas require more social workers and developers because they are backward in development where others do not require such.

8. Financial Status:

For you to have a successful career, you will be required to inject money especially if you intend to pursue a college education to boost your credentials in that career. You have to understand your family status, are they able to support such a career if not you have to find something that can bring in money quickly whilst you support your long term career goal.

This a very important decision you have to make because if you are not prepared for such reality you will suffer from mental stress and depression because when others seem like there are progressing and you will be stagnant because you lack the financial muscle to support your career. There are also sporting careers like golf, cricket, and tennis which require great financial support for you to make progress so just know the requirements for your intended career before you engage in it.

After you have analyzed everything you will discover that no career will present you with everything set perfectly. You will discover that no career will suit every aspect mentioned above. So in such a moment, you do what is called a cost to benefit analysis, in which you weigh which one has the highest scores then consider them as your options. You have to make options because life is unpredictable so when A fails you can do B and when both A and B fail you do C or you can do C in the short term whilst pursuing A in the long term.

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The bitterness of bombs

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I wonder why I wonder why?

I grew up in terror

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And I met a terrible error

My life was and is still shattered

And my society scattered

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I wonder why, I wonder why?

The first bomb got me on the top of the hill

But I had to face it with courage and stay still

A couple of bodies laid like flies

And all I could hear were the cries

I wonder why, I wonder why?

I saw young lads taking the last breathe by my side

To survive I had to dive in no river in order to subside

 The ground was tensed and it couldn’t hold me anymore

And my senses, my throat and my heart were all bitter and sore

I wonder why, I wonder why?

I fled the scene leaving the dead alone and I felt the shame

But who was to be held accountable and who was to be blame

I will live to tell my own story as a single narration

But the history has it all and the full documentation

By Ngaluku Lukulu Chocho

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The Magic of A Pen

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You feel heavy in your heart; you wonder if it’s worth jotting down. “This is for talented people”, what if it’s a chance for you to discover yours? I believe life is a mystery to be discovered and learnt. Learn to appreciate your mind by allowing that pen to scribble your motivations or feelings. I have learnt to discover writing makes me to be serene with myself, it’s a form of healing.

You can ask yourself, should I use complex language? Should I use a certain structure? All these are not of major importance; we all have a unique way to our literary work. If you cannot appreciate your work as the first customer to it, who will? Never doubt that you can do it, it only needs you to believe in yourself and never be ashamed to ask for help. If I say a lot it would be more of iteration, just believe in the magic of the pen you hold.

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Bitconnect Shuts Down After Accused Of Running A Ponzi Scheme

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Strech lining hemline above knee burgundy glossy silk complete hid zip little catches rayon. Tunic weaved strech calfskin spaghetti straps triangle best designed framed purple blush.I never get a kick out of the chance to feel that I plan for a specific individual

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

“NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY RESULTS WILL OR ARE LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PRICES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.”

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

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But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table – Samsa was a travelling salesman – and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer.

Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad. “How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense”, he thought, but that was something he was unable to do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present state couldn’t get into that position. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was.

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table – Samsa was a travelling salesman – and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame.

It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer. Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad.

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Towards Greener Pastures

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Goodbye, forever sotme wave in tears,
Some welcome me forever in their miserable lives,
Such is life whenever you take a big step,
But everything works out for good especially when you love Christ.

Tears in the eyes of those who failed to recognize and appreciate you,
Your excellent visionary personality will be missed in their lives,
A gap in life which can never be filled,
They regret as you celebrate,
A new journey with those who deserve.

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You leave some when they need you the most,
Not because they do not deserve, nay!
But it’s a sacrifice in the redemption of many,
Just imagine what if the Romans killed Judas Iscariot in place of Christ Jesus,
Billions including me should have been living in their graves,
Shout Amen!

Whenever I open the door some cry,
As I bring in cold fronts to their destruction,
But some celebrate the arrival of a hero,
But you just have to do what you must,
Driven by your purpose in life until you reach home sweet home.

Your fortitude is in your navigation,
Against waves and freezing conditions but no going back,
Attracted by the beauty of aquatic lives and the beauty of living waters,
But still, you have to meet your fate,
Ahead, in or up just keep moving,
Backward, out and down just avoid the voices of negativity.

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