I’ve found myself having conversations lately regarding the fluid nature of service calls. For an electrician, service calls come in when someone is having an electrical issue. It can be a straightforward process, or it can bring out some interesting surprises that require some creative solutions.
The discussions I’ve been having about the type of work I do have often revolved around the question, “so what time do you finish work?” Quite often, the answer is, “I don’t know, I’m done when the work is done.”
A recent example is a service call I went to at 3:00pm on a Friday before the long weekend. Continue Reading
When I graduated from Nipissing University in North Bay, with my Bachelors of Education back in 2009, there were few job openings for newly qualified teachers here in Ontario. This was one of the factors that led to my choice to move overseas to teach in England. It was a simple choice but a complicated process – I sold my house in Hamilton and put my furniture and life in “temporary” storage. At the time I thought I would be away for a year or two – not nine whole years! Continue Reading
Mohawk’s parking lots are empty; hallways are vacant; coffee shops are closed.
In my office, where we work with job seekers and employers looking to hire, we’ve been hearing, “Where have all the students gone? Why are no students applying to our job vacancies?” Continue Reading
Returning to school is not something everyone would do. Starting a career at almost 40 years of age may sound even more daunting, but, as Chris Parker ‘99 discovered, when you find what you love to do, age isn’t a factor. A little push from those closest to you to pursue your dreams doesn’t hurt either.
Immediately after graduating from high school, Chris was solely interested in making money. Almost two decades later, he faced the implications of his decision when he became interested in law enforcement. After years of working in factory jobs, Chris’ hope for change came through a volunteer opportunity with his local police service. Continue Reading
To get started I must clarify that I am NOT a coder. I don’t know how to code, instead, I rely on web builders to create sites without the need to code anything.
In the last couple years, I moved across the country (from Branford to Vancouver), and have changed the type of clients I work with. However, with these changes I allowed my website to stay the same. It got to the point where I was embarrassed to give out my domain and was surprised when clients wanted to book me based on my old site. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t because I didn’t offer high-quality work, but rather the look and feel of my site was outdated.
For the past few months, I have been working on a new site, that I proudly launched this spring. This is the 10th website that I’ve created either for myself or for a client and I’ve learned lots the hard way. I wish someone would have shared these with me when I started so I hope this helps. Continue Reading