Program and Standards Specialist
The skills I rely on most in my job:
Critical thinking and problem solving, analytical thinking, collaboration and communication
Question from a student in Vancouver, BC
“How do you know if a job is right for you?”
Before you choose a job of course you cannot know 100% if it is right for you but there are some things that can help you decide:
- Good research on the pathway for that job. Required training, apprenticeship or experience and consider of whether you are willing to commit.
- Insider look. Talk to someone who is doing the job and find out what is really required, what are the pros and cons, and what it means to them.
- Self-assessment. Ask yourself what you expect from this job (financially, psychologically). Consider yourself doing it and decide if it fulfills your requirements.
- You must like doing it and it should also pay the bills!
While you work, being happy the evening before work, or as I call it "the Sunday night" effect, is a very strong indicator that this job is right for you.