Career Planning: Doing It the Right Way

If you are seriously and actively looking to make your career goals happen, everyday should be an ideal time for you to plan your career. You still have time to make it good this year if you were not able to reach your career goal last season. Here are some tips on how you can implement your own career planning and be successful.

1. Learn and re-learn things

Life entails an individual to continuously hone his proficiency and abilities in order to live up to the current trends of the environment. Since the world is constantly changing, you need to be on your feet to change along with the world.

Updating your current skills is, indeed, the best thing that you can do in improving your skills. Apart from that, acquiring new skills that will be relevant and useful to your current position will not only boost your professional worth, but can also help in improving your efficiency in performing the requirements of the position.

2. Get a mentor

By having someone who you can run to for advice and any profession-related decision is one intelligent way of learning. These people may help you in making decisions for your job and your career.

In addition, they are also the best source of information and ideas relating issues and common workplace problems. Listen. Accept evaluations and critisms from your mentor and do things better the next time around.

3. Start from your current job

Doing your job well is not about short-term benefit of being able to meet the quota or beat a deadline. More often, a job well done today has a long-term impact in the future. As a matter of fact, your current success can help in boosting your professional image in the future.

Also, current success in your job can help in improving your value as an employee; thus, giving you a better shot for a better career in the future. There are countless success stories in which an employee who started from the file succeed and be one of the most relevant employees in the upper management.

4. Grow your Network

Gather and invest in good contacts. You might not yet be aware but almost 50% of all jobs are obtained from contact networks. If you have a good contact network, there is a higher probability for you to obtain good career planning options in the future. Spend time building quality contacts and maintaining the ones you have acquainted in the past.

5. Identify your dream job

Have a fixed career planning on hand. Identify your career goal and what you want to obtain in the future. Further, you need to know how you are going to get this goal accomplished. You also need to note the things you enjoyed and check if it coincides with your career goal and dream job.

6. Act now

It is not enough to just make your goals. You also need to do something in order to attain it. As such, …

Education and Religion – Are They Separate and Does This Matter?

Education is inherently spiritual in nature, although there has been much said and done over the years to mask this purpose. Yet, at its very core, the goal of an educational system is to change minds so that information can be transferred, to present cultures and characters to the learners so that they can see how those values ​​have been successful (or not) over the years , to share systems of order, organization, and structure that benefit all people, and to do all of this from the time of youth through adulthood. The word education comes from a Latin term (educatus) having to do with "leading forth" and "rearing" of a child. In this sense, educational goals are no different than the goals of discipleship in a religious context, and this knowledge must impact all that we aim to teach or share with others.

One primary tenet of education is to present data and transform the understanding of information in the mind of another. That does not necessarily mean that we are going to convince another of our opinions, although that does happen in education, but we are certainly trying to transfer knowledge to someone else. This may take the form of sharing information, teaching someone to learn a new skill, or showing how to apply the knowledge for their personal use and enrichment. Once this information is presented and students learn to apply the information correctly, the next step in education is to seek the advancement of the student because they possess this knowledge. Knowledge increases awareness and competency, and this is good for all involved – both the student, and the student's community. With knowledge, a student can take positive action, and positive action is the evidence of the learning. Another pillar of education is the reviewing of history and the knowledge left behind by other cultures and civilizations, as well as of the character of those leaders. What area of ​​learning does not have its heroes and villains, its good examples and bad? None come to mind. All arenas of education – history, science, philosophy, math, literature, and yes, even religion – have their cultural stalwarts emblazoned on the annals of history and in those stories, there is much to learn from both positive and negative behavior. But none of this is unique to an educational system. Every step of the learning process and its goals can be said to be also true of the process of discipleship. And, the sharing of faith and converting of disciples far predates the structure of an educational "system." The making of conversions has at its heart the transference of information, the hope of application, and the betterment of a society. Therefore, education is inherently theological in nature.

So while we have tried to separate the role of the church from our educational system, we can not ignore that they are more alike than dissimilar, and more compatible than not. This is why it is so critical to look at what …