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Career one (Plan B

)
Name: Isabelle Stevenson
Career name: Cook
1. Education required or recommendations: High school diploma
or equivalent.
2. Suggested post-secondary institutions: Red River Collage.
3. Cost of training in Canadian $: About $13,000 a year.
4. Salary range: $46,600
5. Job description: Prepare and cook food in a restaurant with a
limited menu.
6. Number of people employed in this occupation: Over 6,000 in
Canada.
7. Employment prospects: growth 5% 2012-2022.
8. Related jobs:
1. Food preparation workers
2. Dietetic technicians
3. Cashiers
9. Skills or characteristics required: A keen interest in food and
cooking, strong communications and leadership skills, hygiene,
and creativity for presentation.
10. Disadvantages of occupation: Long hours of stressful work and
physical work is involved a lot.
11. Describe how your values, skills and interests relate to this
career option: I am very creative in not only cooking but many
other things to and my whole life I have been cooking with my
mom so it is just as easy as reading a book.

12. What courses and grades are needed to enter this
occupation? Should have professional culinary training and a high
school diploma.
13. Working conditions: Working conditions may depend on the
type and quantity of food being prepared and the local laws
governing food service operations. Workers usually must
withstand the pressure and strain of working in close quarters,
standing for hours at a time.
14. Typical hours of work: 55-60 hours per week.
15. Describe what has influenced your choice of this
occupation: Knowing how much they make in a year and how
much effort is needed to pursue this occupation.
16. What are the future trends of this occupation? Those who can
prepare more complex dishes will have the best job opportunities
at restaurant chains, upscale restaurants, and hotels.
17. 2 points of information that were not covered and that you felt
were important:
1. Steps you would take in order to be acquired in the
occupation.
2. What type of occupation?
(Restaurant cook, café cook…etc.)

Career two (Plan C)
Name: Isabelle Stevenson
Career name: Waitress
1. Education required or recommendations: High school diploma
but no formal education required.

2. Suggested post-secondary institutions: Alberta Advanced
education.
3. Cost of training in Canadian $: Training is not mandatory.
4. Salary range: $20,000
5. Job description: Take orders and serve food and beverages to
patrons at tables in dining establishments.
6. Number of people employed in this occupation: in Canada
7. Employment prospects: growth 9%
8. Related jobs:
1. Chefs
2. Host
3. Product demonstrator
9. Skills or characteristics required: Time management skills,
multi-tasking skills, and most importantly people skills.
10. Disadvantages of occupation: having to work on weekends,
carrying heaving plates after a while can take a toll on your body,
and having to deal with unhappy or unsatisfied customers all day.
11. Describe how your values, skills and interests relate to this
career option: Most of my family have been waiters or waitresses
at one point in their life, I can multitask very well and I have very
good people skills.
12. What courses and grades are needed to enter this
occupation? A high school average or diploma.
13. Working conditions: Could work in a hotel, diner, café, and
places where food and drinks are served. Generally the working
conditions are quite good.
14. Typical hours of work: 6-14 hours a day

15. Describe what has influenced your choice of this
occupation: Knowing that I having 90% percent of the skills to
pursue this job it may be a good option for plan B since it also
doesn’t require much education.
16. What are the future trends of this occupation? Job
opportunities for waiters and waitresses are expected to be very
good, primarily because of the large number of workers who leave
the occupation each year.
17. 2 points of information that were not covered and that you felt
were important:
1. Where do you want to work in the world?
2. Do you want this to be your full time job?

Trades career (Plan A)
Name: Isabelle Stevenson
Career Name: Nail technician
1. Education required or recommendations: Completion of a
training program needed for licensure; on-the-job training or an
internship may also be required.
2. Suggest post-secondary institutions: Simon Fraser University
3. Cost of training in Canada: Between $3,000 and $5,000
4. Salary range: $21,700
5. Job description: Apply Gel and acrylic nail enhancements and
extensions, preform manicures and pedicures, use specialized
tools and electrical equipment, and apply decorative and
airbrushed nail art.

6. Number of people employed in this occupation: 15,000 in
Canada
7. Employment prospects: Grow 10% from 2014-2024
8. Related jobs:
1. Hair and Makeup
2. Photography
3. Artists
9. Skills or characteristics required: Creativity, patients, an
organized approach, awareness of the need to keep to health and
safety procedures, up to date knowledge of fashion trends,
customer service and people skills.
10. Disadvantages of occupation: The disadvantages can be the
chemicals used when doing acrylic nail. This can be harmful to the
worker and others if not used correctly.
11. Describe how your values, skills and interests relate to this
career option: I have always enjoyed doing nails no matter what I
was doing and how frustrated I got. One of my interests is
drawing and sketching which plays a huge role in being creative
with what I do. At the moment I do nail polish, gel, and acrylic on
people learning from my own knowledge and others success.
12. What courses and grades are needed to enter this
occupation? You will need to have a high school diploma.
13. Working conditions: Tend to be indoors, seated at a table with
a client in a nail salon. Concentrating on your job for a long period
of time. Keep a hygienic work space.
14. Typical hours of work: 37 hours per week.
15. Describe what has influenced your choice of this occupation: I
already know most things about being a nail technician and I
would like to pursue this career as a full time job.
16. What are the future trends of this occupation? The desire
among young women and a growing number of men to lead a

healthier lifestyle through better grooming and wellness also
should result in higher employment for nail technicians.
17. 2 points of information that were not covered and that you felt
were important:
1. How far are you willing to go?
2. Would you have another job on the side?