Interview questions/answers

  1. How did you find this job?
  2. Why do you want this job?
  3. What makes you think you deserve this position?
  4. What are your biggest weaknesses?
  5. What are your biggest strengths?
  6. Hypothetically, if you were to mess up on the job, what would be your immediate course of action?
  7. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
  8. What is your biggest achievement?
  9. Are you comfortable with leading?
  10. Are you comfortable working under pressure or in a rush?

 

Answers:

  1.   How did you find this job?

I found this job through an ad posted on workopolis.com.

 

  1. Why do you want this job?

Mainly to further my own work experience. I see this job as an excellent opportunity for me to gain knowledge on what it takes to be a part of the average workplace.

 

  1. What makes you think you deserve this position?

I am more than qualified for this position. I have an excellent work ethic. I possess excellent social skills. I have all of the skills required for this position, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

 

  1. What are your biggest weaknesses?

 

I am a little disorganised at times, but I plan to work on this by examining my work habits and trying to keep my area tidier. I also plan on making a schedule to plan out my work so I can make decisions based on the time I have available to me.

  1. What are your biggest strengths?

 

I am excellent in team environments. I excel at working in a group. I can take any role whether that means being the leader or taking a back seat

  1. Hypothetically, if you were to mess up on the job, what would be your immediate course of action?

 

Of course, if there is a protocol for the situation that I find myself in, I would follow that. If not, I am excellent at improvising and problem solving, so I would look for the best solution, whether that means contacting a higher up or dealing with the problem myself. It’s hard to say exactly without a specific scenario, but I’m confident that I can handle any problem.

 

  1. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

 

Probably finishing up my education and getting some experience in whichever field I select.

 

  1. What is your biggest achievement?

 

I can’t really single anything out. If I had to choose one thing, I won the dean of science award at the Ufv science fair.

 

  1. Are you comfortable with leading?

 

Yes. I am a capable leader. I can work in any team.

 

  1. Are you comfortable working under pressure or in a rush?

 

Yes. I can work in any conditions. I am able to keep calm in extreme situations and continue to work efficiently.

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Jobs of the Future worksheet

Jobs of the Future

Andrew McAfee

  1. What jobs does McAfee suggest that machines will soon take from people?

He claims robots will take over jobs that require physical labour.

  1. What two reasons does he provide that the coming, ‘Machine Age’ is good economic news?

Once we start using machines for work, the quality and quantity of products will increase.

Jobs involving drudgery and toil will be taken by robots.

  1. “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life, it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilisations, of arts and sciences” Explain this quote. DO you agree or disagree with it? Explain.

 

I agree. Technology is defined as “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry”. This is really what puts us apart from animals. If not for technology, we would be normal apes. Technology allows us to be more efficient and make higher quality products which means we can have more time for other things(like arts).

Define the following terms:  

Dystopian:  The opposite of Utopian.

Social mobility: The ability to climb in income status.

Economic inequality: Economic inequality is the difference found in various measures of economic well-being among individuals in a group, among groups in a population, or among countries.

Social safety net: services provided such as welfare, unemployment benefit, universal health care, and homeless shelters, which prevents individuals from falling into poverty.

Abundance: more than enough.

 

  1. Who are Bill and Ted? What differences have emerged between them as the economy has changed? How does the following quote apply to the unfortunate events that occur to Bill?

 

“Work saves a man from three great evils: boredom, vice and need”

Voltaire

 

Ted has a higher education, Bill does not. Bill does blue/low-level white collar work, Ted it a manager/doctor/lawyer/engineer/scientist/professor/content producer. In the past, bill and ted would have lead similar lives. But, as we began to automate work and bring more technology into work, Bill has struggled to lead a good life. He struggles to keep jobs or give his kids time, he goes to prison and does not make enough money.

Bill does not have enough work, so he is in need of many things. Consequently, he resorts to crime. Ted, on the other hand, has a job, so he’s never bored, always virtuous, and never needs anything.

Paragraph Answer Question:

How does knowing about the upcoming ‘Machine Age’ change how high school students should plan their futures and careers? Does it affect your personal future plans? How so?

 

High school students should try to plan for careers with low replacement risks. By this I mean they should avoid jobs that are likely to be taken over my robots. This means they have less jobs to choose from and will most likely have to go to college/university if they want to make a good amount.

It doesn’t really affect my plans too much. I was already planning to go into a career that has a low risk of replacement so I don’t have to change anything really.

Graduation Assignment

Grad Planner Questions:

Using the Grad Planner you will be looking at the Graduation Program Requirements for a successful graduation.

 

  1. What are the minimum courses you require for Graduation?

 

30 hours volunteer experience

48 credits from required courses. 28 credits from electives. 4 credits from your Graduation Transitions Program.

 

Planning 10, Language arts 10, 11, 12, mathematics 10, 11/12, Social Studies 10, 11/12, fine arts and/or applied skills 10, 11, 12, Science 10, 11/12, Physical Education 10.

 

  1. What are Elective courses?

 

Elective courses are optional classes that a student can choose from. Graduation requires 28 credits from elective courses numbered 10, 11, or 12.

 

  1. Listed are the ways in which you can earn graduation credits…briefly (1 sentence) describe what each one is:

– School coursework : Coursework is the work done by students in class to learn.

– Independent directed studies : When a student pursues further learning of something or focuses on learning outcomes of a course they aren’t taking.

– Distance learning: Education when a student is out of class.

– Challenge : Assessment of one’s knowledge of a certain course. May be used to get credits from a course without taking it.

– Equivalency : Work done outside of a BC school(or any area) that is equivalent to work you can do there can be used to get credits.

– Secondary school apprenticeship : allows people to start an apprenticeship under the age of 15.

– External credentials : Credits earned outside the the Ministry.

– Post-secondary dual credits: Allows students to take college or apprenticeship courses while in secondary school.

 

  1. List the five required Graduation Program exams.

 

Grade 10 Language Arts

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 Mathematics

Grade 11 or 12 Social Studies

Grade 12 Language Arts

 

  1. Below are the eight Focus Areas. List two jobs/ or courses in each:

– Business and Applied Business : Business analyst, Business consultant.

– Fine Arts, Design, and Media : Video game designer, Website designer

– Fitness and Recreation : Trainer, Fitness consultant

– Health and Human Services : Anesthesiologist, Physician.

– Liberal Arts/Humanities : Writer, Publisher

– Science and Applied Science : Chemist, physicist.

– Tourism, Hospitality, and Foods : Chef, Waiter

– Trades and Technology : Programmer, Stock Broker.

 

  1. What are some ways in which you can financially plan for your future?

 

Some ways one can financially prepare for their future is by investing or saving their money. Putting aside a certain amount of money each month can help one save up. Investing can have some risks, and doesn’t really have high profit unless you are willing to take those risks, so it isn’t the best way to plan. But, investing allows you to make more money without working for it.

Career Aptitude Quizzes, response

 

Paragraph 1:

The consensus after completing both of the quizzes, for me, was a health science career. My test results had me at 92% interest for the field, and the next highest interests were all science or health related.

 

Test Results

 

Test 1-

Thank you for completing the world’s most popular career aptitude test on whatcareerisrightforme.com.

Based on the answers you provided to our test, you are best suited to the following careers:

  • Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Music Therapists
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Patient Representatives
  • Physical Therapists
  • Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Tutors
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants

To get more information about your results and explore careers as well as specific positions and jobs, please click here to visit our website.

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We wish you every success in determining the next step in your education and career!

Thank you,

The What Career is Right For Me Team

 

Test 2

4/19/2017 Career Test High School College Students Free Job Quiz Best Tests http://www.yourfreecareertest.com/# 1/3

Interest Level: 92% Health Science Careers Most of the top 20 highest paid and fastest growing jobs are in the health medical field. Employment of healthcare occupations is expected to grow 19 percent from 2014-2024 due to an aging population and an increased number of people with health insurance. If your assessment tests are high in healthcare, you’ll have many career options and you can start your college degree or medical certification research today. There is a wide range of healthcare certification or degree programs to fit your needs, from certifications that take a few months to programs that take 1-2 years, then all the way to doctorate degree level. Many community and state colleges offer certification or degree programs as well as universities.

 

Interest Level: 75% Natural Science Careers Jobs in life, physical, and social science is forecast to increase 7% from 2014-2024.

 

Interest Level: 67% Wellness & Athletic Careers Wellness and athletic jobs have varied occupational outlooks. Student Courses: Courses related to nutrition, health education, physical education, human biology, and psychology are helpful.

 

Interest Level: 58% Math & Engineering Careers Student Courses Rigorous math, science, and computer courses are the most valued.

 

Interest Level: 58% Law & Public Safety Careers Careers in the legal field is predicted to grow 5 percent from 2014-2024 and the median salary is $76,860. If your free career test reveals interest in public safety careers, you can research college degree programs today.

 

Interest Level: 50% Education & Training Careers Careers in education is projected to grow 8% from 2014-2024 as the number of school and college enrollments and people seeking education online continue to increase. Over 5.8 million students took at least 1 online course in 2014 with 2.8 million students taking courses exclusively online.

 

JOBS:

 

Anesthesiology : “Anesthesiology is that branch of medicine that is dedicated to total care of a patient undergoing surgery and the relief of pain”. This includes preparing patients for surgery, providing and maintaining life support during a surgery, and administering anesthetics or sedation. Like many other health care related jobs, being an anesthesiologist requires the ability to work under stress and communicate effectively. As an anesthesiologist, one is responsible for keeping patients alive and as comfortable as possible during surgery. Becoming an anesthesiologist requires a professional degree, a doctoral degree, and postdoctoral training.

http://www.cas.ca/English/who-are-anesthesiologists

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/career.php?id=427&career=Anesthesiologists&frm=test

http://career-profiles.careertrends.com/l/433/Anesthesiologists

 

Podiatrist : “Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to feet”. Podiatrists are responsible for diagnosing disease, prescribing medication and other treatments, and advising their patients about their problems. They pretty much do what other doctors do, but specifically with feet. As such, their knowledge regarding feet is much higher than normal doctors. Becoming a podiatrist requires a professional degree, a doctoral degree, and postdoctoral training

 

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/career.php?id=486&career=Podiatrists&frm=test

http://www.healthcommunities.com/foot-pain/what-is-podiatrist.shtml

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podiatry

http://www.apma.org/Education/content.cfm?ItemNumber=992

 

Preventative Medicine Physician : The responsibility of a Preventative Medicine Physician is to “Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death”. This is a field that all doctors/specialists use since pretty much all of them use preventative medicine with their patients. But a Preventative Medicine Physician is unique as this is all they do. They find groups and individuals who are at risk of injury or disease and they prevent it. Basically, they find people who are at risk of being unhealthy and do what they can to keep them healthy. They must also teach medical staff and medical providers. Again, the ability to communicate is a necessity. This job requires postdoctoral training and a doctoral degree.

 

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/career.php?id=487&career=Preventive+Medicine+Physicians&frm=test

http://www.myplan.com/careers/preventive-medicine-physicians/description-29-1069.09.html

 

So, as you can see, some of the fields the quiz recommended to me that I considered were, anesthesiology, podiatry, and preventative medicine. The first thing that stuck out to me about each of these jobs was the stress they come along with. It seems like most health science jobs are accompanied by a reasonable level of stress. People are putting their health in your hands of course, so it makes sense. Regardless, I feel like I could do well with these jobs. My parents both want me to pursue some type of health care job, and these ones pay pretty well too, which is nice. However, one thing I could see being a problem is the amount of education and training you need. I’m not saying I can’t go to school or anything, it just seems a little frustrating to have to do so much before being able to do what you really want to. Nonetheless, I like these careers, and will definitely consider them in the future. I was surprised by the recommendation of being a music therapist and even by podiatry. I was not aware of podiatry before this assignment so it was pretty funny to me at first. The music therapy however is still funny to me. I didn’t think my answers would make me seem compatible for that type of job, but I suppose the quiz thought otherwise.

 

The quizzes were pretty accurate in some senses. The answers don’t really give you much to work with on the first quiz. The test is trying to find specific jobs that it feels you would enjoy, which is difficult. Considering this, I think the test was accurate for what it was. The other test was spot on, but it was much more broad so it had more room for error with the results. I think the tests are great if you know yourself well. Some of the questions were hard to answer since they made me feel a little arrogant. Regardless, I was already thinking of doing somethign related to health science, and these quizes have done a bit to reassure my ideas.

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