Before the Second World War Windsor was a very big city, boasting of over six largest automobile companies which included Ford, General Motors (GM), Chrysler among others. During those days, the city had very good employment opportunities. The population and immorality increased in the city tremendously and this force some companies to shift to other places considering there safety. Windsor was the center of prostitution, and slavery, and this led to many people migrating to the northern part of Canada where they would seek for better lives and good jobs. The poor only remain in the city since they had nowhere to go. In addition, with the uncontrolled birth rate, increased population meant that the available jobs belong only to a few individuals, which actually led people to engage themselves in crimes as a means of survival. The current unemployment rate is at 15.4%, and this is worse for any economy (Cooler, 2008).
The cause of unemployment can be attributed to bad leadership, and the do not care attitude of those who were in power the likes of William Shatner and Michael Moore. Also due to the laziness of the people, they burnt most of the manufacturing factories that employed them like the tomato, and the salt industry hence leading to joblessness. At the moment, the city is a shunt characterized by the constant social evils like misuse of drugs, constant murders, and poor health condition with many people suffering from Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As compared to other cities, Windsor is far much dilapidated and also housing conditions is nothing one can talk about. Houses are in pathetic conditions and below live below the poverty level (Cooler, 2008).
Objectives of the proposal
In a career development the first thing a person as to know is his/her potentials, the skills that one has and the abilities for you cannot just do any work you must be qualified only in a particular field where your interests are concentrated. This stage is referred to as personal exploration, which identifies your strength and weaknesses. This calls for personal assessment and making own decisions on what exactly do you want to do as a profession.
The second stage is dictated by the market because after assessing yourself, nowadays there are limited jobs and one has to be very aggressive and flexible so as to get a job. Many people now have varies degrees in various fields this imply that there are a lot of competition. When a job is advertised be ready to meet a thousand qualified people at the interview this therefore mean that the chances of one being employed only depends on one’s fate. Flexibility is the only solution such that when you fail to get a job, you seek other available alternatives and move forward.
Before one chooses a career, he/she has to make the right decision for if you blunder at the initial stage you will regret for the rest of your life. Critical thinking is required and consulting with the counselor to keep you guidance and direction in choosing a career. Get close to those who have experience and discuss with them the advantages and disadvantages of all the options you think are in accordance to your area of interest. Once an option has been chosen, take the initiative and be focused in order to realize your dreams. This calls for courage and determination with a lot of extra effort (Lock, 1998).
The next stage is the implementation of the career. This is the most critical stage in one’s life for it entails use of resources and physical contacts with prospective employers. Other can be welcoming but others are too arrogant and if one is high tempered, he/she might find going physical with them. Once you are employed your stay at the place is determined by market conditions your can be promoted or fired any time. Career seekers live in constant fear where many things are not certain this stage is known as implementation of career choice.
The final stage in career development is what we call work place success. However, there nothing much in stage it is actually the end where one has to feel satisfied and may enjoy the fruits of his/her endeavors. Here one is already employed and unless one is too ambitious so as to still aim higher we can consider it done while at this point. The era of career decision making is over, an individual puts down his organizational skills, and career enhancement may be by attending seminars and other educational forums.
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