Is Navigation a good Career option?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Navigation
I find a Career in Navigation very interesting. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Navigation, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Navigation. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Navigation, I found this amazing page: Navy/Career-in-Navigation/english 

Chaitanya Nigam's take!

Chaitanya Nigam invested 35 years & 2 months in Navigation. Chaitanya Nigam has worked in Navigation as Master Mariner in Wallem Ship Management. In Chaitanya Nigam's own words, this is how Chaitanya Nigam got into Navigation: "I joined the Merchant Navy in 1981 after my graduation. From the beginning, I was very much interested in travelling and having an adventurous life. It was a dream job for me and moreover, I did not see myself sitting behind a desk the all day long, pushing pen and paper. Therefore, I thought this was the life for me." 

Career Video on Navigation

In a video, Chaitanya Nigam has talked about various aspects of a Career in Navigation. Chaitanya Nigam started by explaining Navigation as: "Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.
We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Navigation is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Navigation. Chaitanya Nigam touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • General Knowledge

  • Electronics

  • Geography

Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Chaitanya Nigam then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Navigation:

  • Adventurous

  • Social Skills

  • Handling Crisis Situation

  • Communication Skills

  • Leadership

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Chaitanya Nigam believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Navigation:

  • Good Salary

  • Personality Development

  • Broaden Horizons

  • Travel and Exposure

There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Chaitanya Nigam believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Navigation:

  • Occupational Hazards

  • Erratic Family Life

In the final section of the video Chaitanya Nigam talks about How a day goes in a Career in Navigation. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Navigation, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Navigation, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage has made a science of Career Counseling. Its awareness focussed approach is much more practical and action-oriented rather than absolutely any other Career platform. I suggest you learn more about them on: 

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