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Factors to consider when choosing a career

Sometimes, your education and general qualifications steer you towards a particular career path, but this will still not be enough to give you a peace of mind. You will at one point in time be agonized as to which career path to take. It gets easier though when you’ve compared all the options that you have so that you can make the right choice. Below are some of the factors you should consider when choosing a career

Are you competent?

Ask yourself if you are competent enough to succeed in the different career paths that you have as options. If the requirements of the job match perfectly with your qualifications, then that’s a good thing. The problem and the worst mistake that most people make is either choosing a career which is either above or below their standards concerning qualifications. Make sure you can be able to succeed in whatever path you choose to follow

Do you have the passion?

It is very difficult to do your job well if you are not passionate about it. If you truly love what you do, you will execute it excellently, and this will play the biggest role to your overall success. It does no good to drag yourself every day at work so that you can have some financial security. Without passion, the work just isn’t worth it. Even with numerous benefits, you will never fully apply yourself or find fulfillment in what you do.

Your lifestyle

When talking about lifestyle, it doesn’t always come down to salary. Some jobs require people to travel frequently or to work overtime. There are times when you will be required to be at work during the weekends. Take a look at your life first and your family. Before you make a choice, look at this factors and see if you will be ready to adjust your lifestyle to meet the requirements.

The salary

The salary is, of course, a big factor when choosing careers. What you need to do is take a look at the bonuses, the commissions, the benefits. Ensure that this job will give you the potential for financial growth should you decide to take it.

Culture

Every organization has a different culture from the next. Before you settle on one, be sure that their beliefs and cultures are in line with your own. Are they bureaucratic? Is that something that you would like to be a part of? Will you fit in?

 

Factors to consider before moving to another city

People these days have become so mobile. Most of them have moved to at least two different cities before they are 30. These movements can be attributed to work or school or merely the pursuit of a better life in a different environment. People are usually willing to move to a different place if there seems to be an opportunity that will help them build their lives. However, even in the wake of these opportunities, some factors should be considered before moving to another city.

The cost of living

This is the most important thing to consider before you move to another city. It will shock you to know that it can be twice as expensive to live in one city compared to another. You need to make these calculations to see the changes in different expenses. These expenses include food, water, electricity, and rent. Look specifically at how these costs will affect you as a person because they impact not everyone in the same way

How is the quality of life

Different cities offer different qualities of life, and it is very important for you to understand this before you move. This is because of difference in factors like demographics and the culture. Find out the factors that will play the biggest role in your general wellbeing and happiness. The average age of people in the city you want to move, population and crime rate are among the factors to consider because they determine the quality of life.

Employment

Are jobs easily available in the city that you would like to move to? Find out what the situation there is like concerning that. Make sure that the industries you are looking at are the ones that you prefer to work in. If you are a nurse or a doctor, concentrate specifically on how employment is in those sectors and how attractive the opportunities are

Education

Some of the things that show how developed a place is are banks, supermarkets, hospitals, and schools. Where education is concerned, it is important that children have access to the best possible schools in the city as they are the core of the future. If you are a parent, it is natural for you to want your child to study in a good school. Find out if the public schools offer quality education or if the private schools in the city you want to move to are affordable.

Rotary International

Rotary’s relationship with the United Nations dates back to 1945 when some 49 Rotary members acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the United Nations Charter Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.
Rotary and the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and sharing similar visions for a more peaceful world.

In 1942, Rotary clubs from 21 nations organized a conference in London to develop a vision for advancing education, science, and culture after World War II. That event was a precursor to UNESCO. In 1945, 49 Rotarians went to San Francisco to help draft the UN Charter. Rotary and the UN have been close partners ever since, a relationship that’s apparent through PolioPlus and work with UN agencies.

“The invitation to Rotary International to participate in the United Nations Conference as consultant to the United States delegation was not merely a gesture of good will and respect toward a great organization. It was a simple recognition of the practical part Rotary’s members have played and will continue to play in the development of understanding among nations. The representatives of Rotary were needed at San Francisco and, as you well know, they made a considerable contribution to the Charter itself, and particularly to the framing of provisions for the Economic and Social Council.”

Rotary currently holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies. Rotary maintains and furthers its relationship with a number of UN bodies, programs, commissions, and agencies through its representative network . This network consists of RI representatives to the United Nations and other organizations.

Learn more about Rotary’s local and international work through Rotary: Navigating the Global Network .

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Each year at Rotary UN Day, more than 1300 Rotarians including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders, and guests come together at UN Headquarters in New York. The program is designed to inspire and educate all participants as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary and the United Nations. In the past, the day has been very successful and has sold out.

Our speakers will include the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, President of Rotary International, Dong-Kurn Lee from Korea, the Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, Jonathan B. Majiyagbe PRIP from Nigeria, and the President-elect of Rotary International, John Kenny from Scotland. Additional speakers are Salil Shetty, Coordinator for the Millennium Group, James Sniffen, Information Officer, UN Environment Program, Martin Silink, President of International Diabetes Federation, and Dr. Ian Darton-Hill, UNICEF Special Advisor on ending Child Hunger and Under Nutrition.

We will also have panel discussions on Health, Water, Hunger and Literacy. Each of these panels will feature a UN system speaker and will showcase a Rotary project and will last 45 minutes. Time permitting we will have Q & A.

The day will begin at 9:30am and conclude by 4:00pm. Lunch will be in the UN Cafeteria, over looking the East River at 1:00pm.

Rotary Day at the United Nations also includes a special program for youth interested in humanitarian service. Youth will have the opportunity to hear about a model UN program, the Shelter Box project, some projects that Interact Clubs are working on, and an overview of the UN and much more. The program begins at 9:30am and concludes at 12:30 followed by lunch. Participants are welcome to join the adult program after lunch