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November 23, 2020

Yorgos Lymperopoulos, SAFE Work Manitoba

Job Title

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.
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