Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Social Dreamin'

1. What is your dream job? I'd love to be a talk show host..for like a week.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn’t need to work for money, what would you do with your time?

I'd travel, build a new home, volunteer and visit my dad more often! 

3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?

I think this isn't specific to my field and more just a general statement. It takes time. A lot of grads nowadays think they are going to graduate, get an amazing paying job with a corner office, only work 9-5 and be well on their way to being CEO. Friends, it takes time. Don't expect a lot at the beginning but do expect to bust your butt off to prove yourself. 

4. What would be your ideal “just for fun” job?

Open a cake shop! Sadly, I suck at baking ha.

5. What was your first “real” job?

My first real job was with a large Canadian textbook publishing company. I started the job the summer of my 3rd year of university and ended up going back for about 9 months after I graduated from university. I really enjoyed it and it was definitely a nice taste into the real world. I also moved to Toronto (knowing no one!) for the summer and after university so it was a big step for that reason as well.

Prior to that and through high school I worked for Parks Canada at a historical site. I'll have to share my experiences there one day as it was some of the best summers I've had!

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Social


  1. Being a talk show host would be fun - but I'd never know what to ask people

  2. I so giggled at your advice for the new grads... it's amazing how little people think you have to work to be successful now... eesh.

  3. A cake shop sounds like a lot of fun but I can ruin a box of brownies! LOL

  4. Opening a cake shop sounds so good! Sadly I don't bake either! Haha!
    I also loved your advice for recent grads! It is so true that being successful takes time no matter what your doing!

    Stopping by for the link-up! Have a Great Sunday!

  5. Love the talk show host answer!
    And thanks for making me crave cake tonight!! :)

  6. I was voted most likely to host a talk show - maybe because I talk a lot? It sounds like a fun job though! Opening a cake shop would be so fun! It does seem like grad think they are going to graduate and get a 75k a year job, but you are right it is hard work!!

  7. A cake shop would be so fun! But I can neither bake nor decorate sooooo yeah, that wouldn't work for me, either!

  8. I think a talk show host would be fun! I'm pretty sure I'd be terrible at it.

    I think your job advice is spot on. :)

    Happy Weekend!