With the recent news of really finally being cancer-free, I’ve been thinking a lot about what my next steps will be in life, as related to career, jobs and work.
As I work on my next resume for feedback and help to pull together an amazing future plan, I’ve looked back into my past for fun, and as one does, when researching for a new resume.
When failing health (and life circumstances) has knocked you down, it’s important to look back to where you came from and back to all the things that you HAVE done that are successful, because as with any health or life crisis, it’s all too easy to look at our shortcomings.
Not including past volunteer work, here’s some interesting careers and paid jobs that I’ve had in past.
Quite the varied and interesting life I’ve had!
I look forward to seeing where my next adventures in the world of life and work will take me.
Here you go :
- Swim Instructor
- Waterfront Resource Director (Canoe and Kayak) at a Summer Camp for Learning Disabilities
- Aquafit Instructor
- Fitness Instructor
- Weight Training Instructor
- Professional Music Therapist
- Drug and Alcohol Counsellor (hospital)
- Family Advancement Worker
- Childcare Worker
- Child and Youth Care Worker
- Flea Control Sales Person (Yes, for a veterinarian / pet supply store)
- Retail Cashier (1/ art gallery. 2/ pet supplies)
- Sales (mattresses and boxsprings!)
- Intake Worker (drug and alcohol)
- Sexual Abuse Counsellor (adult survivors)
- Transition House Worker for Battered Women
- Limousine Driver
- Public Speaker
- Recreation Worker (Downtown Eastside of Vancouver)
- Program Coordinator (numerous times)
- Spa staff (cleaning, reception)
- Driver (hospitals and extended care)
- Rehabilitation Assistant (worked in hospital assisting occupational therapists and physiotherapists in a Day Program unit; working with persons with cancer and those who had had a stroke)
- Instructional Assistant (college classroom)
- Graphic Designer for print and web
- Web Designer (including social media marketing, search engine optimization, copywriting for web, HTML and WordPress)
- Photographer for graphic design clients
- PhoDOGrapher (dogs and puppies)