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A Day Spent at the Accra youth Summit

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 Source: Akpah, Prince

The second speaker on the bill was Nelson Korkor, a young person

with a long profile and experience continued with the theme: DEVELOPING

YOUR CAREER PLAN AND STRATEGY.

1. STRATEGY

In developing what you want to become in future, you

need to have a strategy. The word strategy origin was looked at where we

were taught it was derived from two Greek words giving a simplifies

definition as 'leading like an army' and according to Wikipedia, an art

of troop leader.

He encouraged us to know that we must begin to act

like leading an army in this competitive world and must also plan very

well since strategy is a plan that must be executed. For you to make

your strategy more nutritious of success, you must note the following;

1. Where i need to - vision

2. Deploying your people/who will help me achieve

3. Discipline

Lets do more than only , draw your strategy and put your ideas into action. Also

monitor your goals and evaluate them often.

And always exercise constant improvement on your strategies.

2. ATTITUDE

In develop your career plan you must be observant of your attitudes. This comes with

1. Strong core values- let them be of positive status Eg Integrity, respect etc.

2. Self motivation

3. Team spirit.

Career planning is the key to seeking new ways and always get to have a mentor

He

also shared with us his experiences about the strategies that he made

use of and have placed him in the successful environment he has found

himself.

LESSONS LEARNT

1. I need to develop strategies now towards my career choice in future if possible

get in touch with people already in the profession.

2.I need to have good moral values which other people can also emulate from me.

3. I need not to be selfish, get my self into team works.

Speaking on the topic: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CAREER SUCCESS was

the MD of PopOut, Maximus Ametorgbor.

He

made note of the pace at which technology is moving as being very fast.

Technology as noted has done several benefits to the world examples of

which he spelt out to be:

1. Transforming economies

2. Silicon

Valley- a city where you find all the technology companies with the land

they build their companies on costing billions of dollars.

3.

Shifting paradigms- the situation where productivity is being improved

by the use of Technology. So if you have a work that soon can be digitized, You

might stand a chance of being jobless oneday just because of technology.

4.

Redefining Education, today several people obtain their certificates

via an online course, that is why you most people now adays holding

certificates from foreign universities where they have not stepped foot

on. Lectures will very soon be at anywhere and teach over 10000 students

anywhere they may also be through online services.

5. Technology has also produced vehicles of the journey constituting the 6Ws

1. Walking

2. Wind

3. Wheels

4. Wings

5. Wireless

6. Web,

this has being the journey of transportation so far.

Some analysis about technology were also shared with. Examples

1. Facebook is worth $100bn

2. Twitter is worth $4bn

3. Google is worth $200bn

4. Apple is worth $700bn

and comparing this to the $79bn GDP of our country Ghana.

In a day, according to statistics, 294 billion emails are sent; 2 million blogs are

written;4.7 billion minutes are spent on facebook, and so much more. to be

continued............

Columnist: Akpah, Prince