Work Choices

College, university, or an apprenticeship? Full-time, part-time, or contract? Employment or self-employment? You’re interested in the educational sector but how do you know what jobs will be in demand before you start your training? How will you pay for that training?

It may be very simple to say “I want a job/career/livelihood” but there are many decisions that need to be made leading up to finding that. You’ll need to assess your skills and interests to decide the type of job you want, balancing your choices with your research of labour market realities. You’ll need to assess what skills, qualities, certifications and courses are needed for that position, and create a plan to obtain these. This may require financial planning for education and training. If you’re looking to self-employment you’ll have many decisions to make. And all of this will happen before you even get into the complexities of the job search.

For many this process can be overwhelming, discouraging and confusing. That’s what we’re here for – to help you navigate through these complex decisions and the planning required for success.

This section will provide resources that will help you to make some of these difficult decisions. Work with a Working Centre employment counsellor to consider all aspects of these choices, stay organized, and stay on track in your career planning.

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