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Deciding On Your Education And Career Paths After School

Deciding on which line of study to pursue after school is difficult. That one choice could impact the rest of your life and thus, you need to choose wisely. Making the wrong decision by choosing the wrong line of study only to realize later on in life that you have chosen the wrong profession can cause you to waste a valuable number of years, years you could have spent working to build up your career in your life long profession. 
Sadly, most people disregard their true talents and passions when choosing a future career. Often the line of work they choose to pursue is the line of work the think will bring them the most money, however, it is very difficult to earn money from something that you are not passionate about. One great example of this occurrence is the great Deshmanya Geoffrey Bawa. At a young age Geoffrey studied to be a lawyer and practiced law for many years. However much later at the age of thirty eight, Geoffrey realized his dream was to become an architect and began studying architecture. Geoffrey went on to become the most renowned architect in Sri Lanka.

Career options available to youngsters
It is advisable to take some time in making this decision while exploring your different options. You could do this by choosing to take up a part time job in a field you are interested in or even choosing to intern at a firm in your field of choice. Additionally, you could choose to pursue a minor course in a subject that you are interested in so that you may explore the subject further before you commit to four years of study. As an example, if you are interested in business, you may choose to study bachelor in business administration.
When choosing to pursue a course however, it is advisable to choose one that maybe valuable to different career paths you may choose to pursue. As per the above example, a business management course will be valuable to you where you choose to continue your education in business, whether you choose to work a full time job or whether you one day decide to start up your own business.
It is vital that you do not rush in to this decision based on the decisions your friends from school are making or due to pressure from your parents. Always choose a career that is right for you and reflects your talents. The best and most efficient way to earn a living is to pursue your own passion because as the saying goes “when you are doing what you love, every day is the weekend”.

How To Plan Your Annual Leave?

Some organizations have made it mandatory for their employees to take two weeks of mandatory leave. This is a good way to relax, rejuvenate and come back to work fresh, which makes you more motivated and more efficient. This is also a way for the organisation to identify any potential fraud or risk that may be happening by sending the employee on leave and letting the system break. Either way, as employees, it is good to be able to take that time off of work and relax. However, not every one of us can make this a trip to the Caribbean, or go on a cruise. We have many commitments that keep us tied to our homes. But there are still options for you to explore to make your holiday a memorable and useful one.

Join a class and Catch up with friends and family

Yes, this is a time that you can take up a short term class, or explore the idea of a starting a long term one. Be it joining a driving school for lessons, cooking, or even art classes, this is a time that you get to relax a bit about the time factor and take a break. You can also join that gym in the neighborhood which you have wanted to visit. So why not have a chat with the instructors and nutritionist there? You will be able to have a full body check-up, check your body mass index, discuss your fitness goal and get advice on the right eating habits.

This is definitely the time to meet your friends and family that you have been missing for some time. You can join the girls for an evening of high tea. You can join the next garage sale or bake sale with the church group. Make sure you check people’s schedules in advance and slot them in your diary. This is also the time to visit the people who can’t get about like they used to. So, maybe a visit to your grandma’s retirement home or a trip to the hospital to see your cousin who has been in hospital would be a very thoughtful way of spending your holiday.

Catch up on entertainment

Have you been dying to watch that new movie for a long time? Well, here is the chance. How about the new series of Masterchef? You can even curl up with a book and hot chocolate and have a relaxing evening. These are also activities that you can involve your friends in so, please go ahead and invite them. It will be twice the fun.