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Choose your career wisely

Learners who successfully completed their secondary education last year, now have the potential to become students. This kind of growth comes with a lot of new responsibilities because students are faced with making decisions that will shape their future.
 
School leavers that are still deciding on what career path to follow, have plenty of options to consider. They can search for a job, take a gap year and travel the world, volunteer to assist the needy or study further.
 
“Some are excited about the prospect of making their own decisions regarding their future. Others are not sure of what direction to take and do not have a clear vision of their preferred destination. Career Guidance plays a significant role at this stage,” said Bank Windhoek’s Manager of People Development, Fillimon Ngairo.
 
What is Career Guidance?
 
Career guidance can be defined as services and activities intended to assist individuals of any age and at any point throughout their lives, to make educational, training and occupational choices, to manage their career.
 
Below are a few Career Guidance tips that students can consider:
 
· Motivate yourself and read a lot about current affairs, and various topics and research studies that interest you.
 
· Consider the things that you are good at or interested in as potential areas on which you could build a successful career. For instance, if you are naturally inclined toward fashion, why not consider fashion design? If you’ve always been good at fixing things around the home, could plumbing or becoming an electrician be the next logical career move? Loved flying? How about becoming a pilot? Consider how these interests and natural abilities could become a career and go for it and always contribute to the profession.
 
· Always think positively in any situation.
 
· Conduct research on the advantages and disadvantages of the career path you want to follow by asking professionals in the industry.
 
Have a passion for the profession
 
Ngairo added that Bank Windhoek, and the financial sector in general, has a need for highly skilled and qualified professionals specialising in the field of Risk and Compliance Management, Forensics and Internal Auditing, and Information Technology - especially in the IT Security and Information Systems space.
 
This does not mean that students should choose a course or a profession simply based on its employment opportunities. Other factors need to be considered, such as the passion for the profession.
 
For those that want to pursue a career in banking, there are many different courses offered universities and tertiary institutions, both local and international, that they can enrol in.
 
Bank Windhoek also offers the Candidate Bankers Training Programme (CBT). Any student can apply for this Programme. CBT is free of charge and forms part of Bank Windhoek’s social development and empowerment programmes. “On successful completion of the course, candidates have a chance to become full-time employees of Bank Windhoek,” concluded Ngairo.

Cycling should be more than a resolution, it should become a lifestyle

Resolutions present opportunities to make the New Year seemingly better than the previous one. Many would claim that resolutions are a cliché, however, the power of positive intention cannot be denied. Health has taken front and centre stage over the past few years, with millennials leading the change to eating healthier. Hand in hand with a healthy diet, should be a good dose of exercise. And while the gym is a lucrative offer, there are many alternatives including jogging, hiking, swimming and cycling.

 
The affinity Namibians have with the outdoors must contribute to the compelling love affair ordinary men and women have with cycling. That along with the fresh air and the sunshine makes for the perfect recipe for a healthy lifestyle change that will last longer than your ordinary resolution.
 
Most die hard cyclists would agree, it is not a conventional love affair, and at times may even seem to be more of a love - hate relationship. However, all cycling fans will agree, once the cycling bug bites, you are pulled into the sport, hook, line and sinker!
 
Cycling lends itself for the perfect opportunity to get fit, loose weight see Namibia from exciting new vantage points and make a whole lot of friends along the way. Getting into cycling may seem like a tall order but there are a few tips to kick-start an exciting new chapter that will get you bang for your resolution buck.
 
1. Start easy, take short rides at first
 
2. Ride a few times per week, this will really help you get used to your bicycle
 
3. Choose your routes wisely
 
4. Join other cyclists or ask friends to join you
 
5. Recovery is as important as riding, be sure to stretch
 
6. Track your progress using apps (Strava is a popular one), it is a fun way to see how far you have come
 
7. There will be good days and bad days, ride at your own pace
 
8. Research and get some tips from the cycling community
 
9. Embrace the scenery
 
The health benefits of cycling are far reaching - they include increased cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved joint mobility, decreased stress levels and improved coordination as well as decreased body fat levels. In addition to the great health benefits the camaraderie and the thrill of the ride continues to draw more and more Namibian men, women and children to this addictive healthy new lifestyle.
 
Nedbank Namibia’s upcoming Cycle Challenge will be a great opportunity to participate in a race. Running for more than three decades the Nedbank Cycle Challenge will set the scene for all newbie and seasoned cyclists. Starting off with the Road Challenge on 11 February, followed by the Kidz Challenge on the 24th and finishing off the series with the mountain bike challenge on the 25th. Entries are open on http://www.today.com.na/2018-nedbank-cycle-challenge 

Week in Review - 13 January 2018

Namibian children went back to school this week but we also learnt that the 2017 grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate ordinary level results were once again disappointing with only 39.3% of candidates attaining a university level pass. It was also revealed that the total amount of money raised in the University of Namibia Student Representative Council's Land-a-Dollar campaign fell far short of their target of between 1 and 3 million Namibian Dollars with the campaign collecting only N$ 234 619, of which 40% was withheld to pay the campaign’s consultancy, Easy Advertising.
 
Sadly though the traditional festive season rush is over there were still deaths being recorded on Namibia's roads with two children dying on the Grootfontein-Rundu road and 5 people dying 70km outside of Katima Mulilo on Monday, while another two people, including an 11 year old girl died about 36 kilometres outside of Usakos on Tuesday afternoon. In slightly better news it is reported that the Municipality of Henties Bay has decided to reward the two boys who saved four other boys from drowning and will begin training lifeguards to serve on the towns beaches, Namibia also lifted the ban on the import of live poultry, and birds, as well as poultry products from Belgium. 
 
South Africa is still battling the listeriosis outbreak which has so far claimed the lives of 61 people since early December, meanwhile in Zambia authorities are battling to contain a growing Cholera outbreak – food imported to Namibia from South Africa is said to be safe for consumption but the government has banned the importation of all food from Zambia until further notice.
 
Still in South Africa there was confusion following the death of a 32 year old farm worker said to have stolen a tractor with local police first having reported that he had been shot by the farmer he worked for and from whom he had stolen the tractor, before the truth came to light that he had in fact been shot by a security officer, who now faces a charge of murder. It was a very bad week for at least 400 residents of the Cape Town informal settlement of Langa who lost their homes after a fire destroyed 159 shacks, residents of Rustenberg, especially foreign nationals meanwhile had to deal with the results of unrest that broke out on Wednesday night and resulted in the torching of at least six buildings and reports that at least 4 Nigerians were hospitalized following the violence. 
 
Elsewhere in Africa the Ivory Coast braced for more violence as reports of gunshots and heavy weapons fire were received from military bases in the restive second-city of Bouake, at least a dozen people were killed in renewed clashes between farmers and cattle herders in central Nigeria, and Tunisia saw renewed protests over austerity measures that resulted in the death of at least two people and the detention of hundreds. Mozambique suffered once again this week as well as the death toll from tropical cyclone Eva reached 33 with at least 22 people missing, and more deaths occurred in the Mediterranean following the foundering of a boat off the coast of Libya, with survivors pointing to anywhere up to 100 people unaccounted for.
 
Elsewhere in the world Swedish clothing giant H&M buckled in the face of a social media storm, removing a hoodie modelled by a young African boy and which carried the inscription 'coolest monkey in the jungle' from their range, a US judge blocked president Trumps repeal of the Obama-era 'Dreamers Act', Malaysia signed a deal with a US company to continue the search for missing flight MH370, at least 17 people died in the south of the US state of California following massive mudslides, and record heat waves in Australia have led to the death of hundreds of bats.
 
And in really good news global investigative journalism received a very welcome boost as the organisers of the Golden Globes granted $1million to the organisation that broke the Panama Papers as well as the Committee to Protect Journalists.