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Old 12-30-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Career change



Been a little while since I've regularly posted on the boards, but I hope to say that I'll soon be back in the BMW family.

Onto the topic at hand.
About 6 months ago I had gotten a back injury at work, I was a pipefitting apprentice, workin in the field doing commercial units like water, and waste water treatment plants. Anyways, after this injury, and the general attitude of construction companies and their latest focus on how they think they should be paying the general public has made me sick and fed up with the whole industry.

So, I'm a hard workin mature 23 yr old looking for a career change, and I'm hoping that you guys may be able to point me in the right direction or maybe know some people who are hiring. I'm not focused on one specific job, I'm more than willing to drive to Toronto from here in Cambridge everyday to get to work if need be. No issues there.

I'm very comfortable with computers, any OS, Office, ect.

If any of you may know of anyone hiring, help a guy out, I have a wife who apparently eats food, and I like doing that myself from time to time.

You know how it is.

I can also send my resume to whoever needed. Its ready to go.

Thanks for your time guys. I appreciate it.

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:41 PM   #2
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financial industry... real estate...

mortgages, investments, insurance.. all things you can do with about 3 months of online courses.

mortgages you can do referrals and make 3-400 a referral
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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Do this:
http://www.toronto.ca/employment/uns...ed_resumes.htm

and check these on January 4th:
http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/hr/jobs.n...+opportunities
http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/hr/jobs.n...ng+recruitment
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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im planning a string of bank robberies. lemme know
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:53 PM   #5
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also try this:
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mycitycareer

and check this:
http://jobs.workopolis.com/jobshome/...mployer=449940
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:54 PM   #6
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Your only 23??

You've been on here for so long, and i always pictured you as being some dude in his like late 30's mid 40's trying to get by mid-life crisis in a sexy 300zx!!

hehehe, glad things are cleared up...... consider going back to school?
Thats probably your best bet to make a decent living!
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:46 PM   #7
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http://jb-ge.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/Intro_en.asp

its helped me find 2 jobs now... not the greatest paying ones.... but might be more beneficial to you..

good luck...

if all else fails, in toronto we have the Green Bin program.. Everything in it is biodegradable and fully eatable.. Just let me know and Ill stop the pick up men from taking it :p hahhahah JUST JOKING MAN!!! I only said it cuz of your funny ness with - wife and I like to eat sometimes!!!

anyway man best of luck, I hope you find something good!


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Old 12-30-2005, 10:56 PM   #8
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Government work is where it's at if you can get in doing something you enjoy, or at least something you don't hate and can deal with.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:40 AM   #9
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Let us know what kind of money you are looking it. The more info the better.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:33 AM   #10
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Yeah, need a more complete skillset. If you have a good mind for sequential logic, you can try to become a PLC programmer. Those are in demand everywhere, just work for yourself, hire your wife as some vice president or something and split the $ with her = WAY less tax.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:39 AM   #11
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financial industry... real estate...

mortgages, investments, insurance.. all things you can do with about 3 months of online courses.

mortgages you can do referrals and make 3-400 a referral
True, financial course > www.csi.ca

If you are good at sales and like the financial sector > Stock broker

If you are good at sales, like banging on people's door and won't take no for answer > Insurance

If you like financial services, want to rise to the top, make money stiff and you have political savy > Bank

If you like financial services and want a golden retirement > Mutual Fund company (after 5years, you get 15-18% RSP contribution on top of your base salary)

If you like financial services and you want simple to understand > Mortgage broker
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:42 AM   #12
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Yeah, need a more complete skillset. If you have a good mind for sequential logic, you can try to become a PLC programmer. Those are in demand everywhere, just work for yourself, hire your wife as some vice president or something and split the $ with her = WAY less tax.
this only works if you have a good portfolio of experience to back up the talk and you have an excellent INFORMAL reputation.

you also must be passionate about programming and clearly understanding business requirements in order to deliver working technical solution that will WOW the clients.

if you can't WOW clients, then it is harder to survive as a Contractor in programming
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:27 AM   #13
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if ur good at sales...get some experience then try to go into real estate....i often hear of people using this as their 'career change' and doing quite well...
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:52 PM   #14
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this only works if you have a good portfolio of experience to back up the talk and you have an excellent INFORMAL reputation.

you also must be passionate about programming and clearly understanding business requirements in order to deliver working technical solution that will WOW the clients.

if you can't WOW clients, then it is harder to survive as a Contractor in programming
Nah, that's only true if you're starting from scratch. The key to any business is not what you know, or who you know, but who knows you. If you have people that will think of you when opportunities come up, you don't need a reputation, or passion, or any of than stuff. And I could help with that through my dad, but of course we would first try before doing, can't stake our word on a hope and a prayer.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:22 PM   #15
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Government work is where it's at if you can get in doing something you enjoy, or at least something you don't hate and can deal with.
This man speaks the truth. WOrking for the city is amazing. Talking from first hand experience.
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