|PVAF'S 10 YEAR OLD LIFECOACHING AND MENTORING PROGRAM FOR CAREER PLAN CONFIRMED BY WORLD-WIDE CAREER COUNSELLING PROFESSIONAL....|
Posted by Prajapati News Reporter on October 13, 2008
MOST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A CAREER PLAN...
BUT CREATING A CAREER PLAN
WILL HELP CONNECT THE DOTS IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE.....
TO TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WISH TO GO....
|PVAF is publishing today's news story simply because it confirms and
supports PVAF's primary mandate of
MAKING YOUR TOMORROW HAPPIER THAN
TODAY because you have acquired KNOWLEDGE to do so.
power....and with this power YOU can do and achieve anything....
PVAF has already succeeded in this regard by financing education of 10
very poor students since 1999 in Gujarat, India which has finally
removed poverty in their families for so many generations now simply
because the families did not have education with which they can get well
paying jobs in the current markets in their residence areas. The
financing included PVAF providing lifecoaching, mentoring, life planning
for the students in their school and their professional life and also for their entire families
PVAF's above noted financing for the above
PVAF EDUCATION PROGRAM TO REMOVE POVERTY was
through donations and volunteer time from so many of you around the
world who are blessed to be prosperous and progressive in life
with their own education. You can read about PVAF and its programs and
achievement in PVAF 2007 REPORT by clicking
You can read about PVAF Education Program To Remove Poverty by clicking
and going through a number of articles on this PVAF
Education Program topics....
Both of the above readings should inspire you to volunteer yourself for
PVAF Education Program or PVAF fundraising program or PVAF Board and
Administration Program.....br />
And now continue enlightening yourself for a happier day tomorrow than
today by reading about similarity of the PVAF Education Program To
Remove Poverty and today's news about why you should have a
in your life as explained in this news posting....with the simple advice from the newspaper article:
“Without a plan, either you’ll
get where you’re going and it’ll take you longer or you won’t get there
TThis PVAF Education Program was initiated, developed and maintained into
continual operation and development by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Champaklal is a professional civil engineer with his own consulting and
project management business in developing community infrastructure.
Champaklal shares with all his fellow humanity his 40 years of life and professional experience in
engineering, management, business, and entrepreneurship through his
company's lifecoaching and mentoring program which is a volunteer
service program for students, new graduates, those who are seeking
career and life advancements and new immigrants to Canada.
volunteer service, Champaklal was awarded "2004 MENTOR OF THE
YEAR AWARD" by the 50,000 member Association of Professional
Engineers, Geologists and Geoscientists of Alberta. You can read about
his award by clicking
This news story about the importance of having a
CAREER PLAN has been
contributed by Champaklal Mistry.
OF EDUCATION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE in your life to
realize all your life wishes
requires disciplined and structured use of knowledge to strategically
plan your whole life and all the activities in your life in a daily,
weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly strategic plan.
|And the yearly life
plan thus strategically planned should be for 3 to 5 year life blocks
for the entire life starting from grade 7 to your graduation to your
married life to your retirement.
In the above the word "strategic" means in your plan you for any
life activity you should know three things in your strategic plan:
1. span style="text-transform: uppercase"> what
and Why you wish to do the life activity meaning
you should know absolute specifics of what and you wish to achieve, for
what purposes and for what gains for yourself, your family beyond your
family in your relations, friends, community, province, nation and now a
days internationally as human life is becoming increasingly global every
you are going to undertake and complete this life activity
you wish to do...including all the resources you will need to
have of time, money, knowledge, mentoring, guiding and knowledge,
expertise, and experience you do not have and which you will have to get
from others, contingency measures to stay on course when things go wrong
and/or ways and means to make "mid-course corrections" to keep on
course.....all the factors should be worked out with their quantities to
ensure success you wished for.
3. KNOW YOU HAVE
ARRIVED AT YOUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: When you complete
this life activity, then how would you know that you have completed the
activity together with achiving the objectives of the why you wished to
do this life activity....
Now please click on the line at the end of this news item to read the
newspaper article which says:
"Do you have a career plan that maps
out where your career is headed in the next five years? Do you know anyone else
who has one? If you are wondering what a career plan is and how it can possibly
benefit you, you are probably one of he 90 to 95 percent of careerists who don't
have one.".....in its opening paragraphs and ends saying "“Without
a plan, either you’ll get where you’re going and it’ll take you longer or you
won’t get there at all"
Career plan can help chart path to success Start with your
11 Oct 2008:
for MONTREAL GAZETTE, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE
Do you have a career plan that maps out where your career is headed in
the next five years? Do you know anyone else who has one?
If you are wondering what a career plan is and how it can possibly
benefit you, you are probably one of he 90 to 95 percent of careerists
who don't have one.
That is louse Verreault's estimate.
"I would say a very small percentage of people have a career plan, at
most between five and ten percent" said Verreault, managing director for
the eastern district of DBM, a global career transition firm.
"It's not talked about at school. As a result, people leave college or
university, find their first job, and they're like a leaf falling off a
tree into a river. The current takes over from there."
To carry that metaphor a step further, that river current represents
your career path. And you are not in charge of it. You have left it to
fate or to your employer to decide where you are headed."
A career plan is simply a goal. You decide where you want to take your
career and then make plans about how you will get there.
"I encourage everyone to have a plan", Verreault said. "Once you have
been in the job market between five and seven years, you should have a
feel of how far you want to go in your career, how ambitious you are and
what you want from your professional life."
"In general, you need to ask yourself how you are going to get there."
"That is especially true if you are ambitious" said Verreault.
"Among senior leaders of organizations, not many got there by luck They
got there by planning." he said.
START WITH YOUR SKILLS
Daryl Dagenais of Vertex Human Resources Solutions Inc. confesses that
she did not believe in a career plan, but now sees the light.
“I interviewed a job candidate the other day who had studied biology for
one year and engineering for another year before switching into
finance,” said the human resources adviser. “He was sheepish about
telling me that because he was afraid it would make him look indecisive.
He felt bad about having a diverse background.”
In fact, Dagenais said, he was a candidate for a career plan, one that
would position him in the financial department of a biotech firm.
“These are firms that are killing themselves to find people who
understand the science while they work in finance,” she said.
Dagenais said the reason most people don’t craft career plans is that
“they’re not able to connect the dots.”
Connecting the dots to create a career plan, she said, begins with
understanding your skill set.
“You should start by doing an inventory. A career plan can be as simple
as deciding what you want to do, whom you want to work for, where you
want to work and what steps you need to take to fulfil that,” she said.
And while it might be a simple formula, most people need help, Verreault
“Most people cannot do that by themselves. They’re not trained to do it
and they don’t have it instinctively. When you’re creating a career
plan, it’s good to get a mentor or a career coach who can help you
identify if your plan is realistic and what you have to do to get
there,” he said.
Is it absolutely essential for everyone to have a career plan? Not
necessarily, says Linda Cicuta, a career adviser in the McGill
University Career Centre.
“A career is often experienced rather than planned,” she said. “It’s an
individual thing. Some people are career-oriented and for others, job
satisfaction is enough. Not everyone wants to keep moving up and
should fit your lifestyle
If you are going to create a plan, however, Cicuta said it should be
“I think it’s more about what you want to be in your life,” she said.
“You should ask yourself what kind of lifestyle you want. Do you want a
family lifestyle or high socio-economic status lifestyle?”
And when you do draft your plan, she said, it’s important to take into
account that in the current work ethos, people change jobs every “three
to seven years,” so it’s unlikely that your career will unfold with just
John Popovitch, the employment development officer at Vanier College,
says sometimes the plan doesn’t work out.
“If the career plan doesn’t pan out, you have to ask yourself why,” said
Verreault. “Ask yourself if you’re doing the right things. Am I
networking properly? Do I perform properly? Do I have the right skills?
Has the market changed since I made my plan? Am I with the right
employer? Has my employer’s mission or culture changed? Reassess these
things every year.”
Be prepared to redraft the plan in your changing environment. But have a
“Without a plan, either you’ll
get where you’re going and it’ll take you longer or you won’t get there
at all,” Verreault said.
Canwest News Service
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