This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
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Department Manager Fuel Handling
Q: How did you figure out what kind of profession suited you best? How long did it take to learn your strengths?
These questions really go hand in hand so I will start with the second: how long did it take to learn my strengths? For me there is no set length of time; you should always be learning or developing new strengths. I started learning what my strengths were right from the first jobs I had and now, every time I make a change or do something to develop, I learn and gain new strengths. Based on this I would say use your strengths but focus on turning your weaknesses into strengths because that will be what helps you reach the next level.
Which leads to: how did I figure out what profession suited me? It was really about two things: first, I was looking for a profession that would allow me to use my strengths but challenge me every day to grow and improve. Second, I was looking for the right company. Working for a company like Bruce Power allows you to be a part of a company you can be proud of and offers you endless opportunities to grow, develop and challenge yourself. Often where you work can be just as important or even more important than what you actually do. My advice would be to choose a profession that you are passionate about and find a company you are proud to work for … that will lead to the profession you are suited for.