What is a Career in Navigation?

I am very curious about a Career in Navigation. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Navigation, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Navigation. I was Googling about a Career in Navigation and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170727-0001/Science/Merchant Navy/Career-in-Navigation/english

Robin Sharma's take!

Robin Sharma is an experienced professional with 13 years & 8 months in Navigation. Robin Sharma has worked in Navigation as Second Officer in Maersk Tankers Singapore. In Robin Sharma's own words, this is how Robin Sharma got into Navigation: "After Completing my Schooling from ISC Board, Dehradun, I completed my engineering in BE (Marine Technology) sponsored by Maersk Line. I have been working with the same company ever since." This link showed on the first page of search results for Robin Sharma: https://www.lifepage.in/page/robinsharma

Career Video on Navigation

In a video, Robin Sharma has talked about various aspects of a Career in Navigation. Robin Sharma started by explaining Navigation as: "Navigation is taking a ship safely and economically from one place to the other." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.


It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Navigation, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Navigation. Robin Sharma touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Metrology
  • Astronomy
  • Electronics
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Robin Sharma then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Navigation:
  • Adventurous
  • Hard-working
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Multitasking
  • Physical and Mental Agility
It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Robin Sharma believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Navigation:
  • Exposure to the World
  • Adventurous Life
  • Monetary Potential
  • Building Contacts
  • Continuous Learning
  • Self Awareness
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Robin Sharma believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Navigation:
  • Away From Family
  • Constantly Underpressure
  • Risk
  • Long Working Hours

In the final section of the video Robin Sharma 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: https://lifepage.app.link/20170727-0001

Career Counseling 2.0

After having learnt about a Career in Navigation I was curious about LifePage. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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There are innumerable Career options in the world and these are definitely worth exploring:


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