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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post

    If you want a good example of the power of values-based marketing Simon Sinek does a very good job of explaining it in this old video.
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    If you liked that video you should read his book (start with why).. Really good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
    What diploma /certificate or certification has the highest employment success rate that isn't a "hands on" trade?
    Well, you could always go the technologist route. Since you already did engineering, you can use that to not have to take some of the classes. It may mean a lower pay grade, it may not. You'd have to take 1 to 1.5 years of schooling. The field you pick should still be in demand by the time you get out, so in theory there would be plenty of jobs available.

    Anyone with an eng degree could pick any technologist diploma and walk out with a 4.0 with ease. Look at all the technologist positions, find out which one is in high demand, lots of job postings, and go do it. That's why I did instrumentation, it was the "hot ticket" field back in 2008. Very pigeonhole'd though, would recommend electrical eng technologist as that is more applicable countrywide (or in the USA) and in a variety of industries versus being stuck in O&G.

    I understand that it is a bit of a downgrade in stature (we've seen the threads and what anyone with a uni degree thinks of others without it) but everyone I know with tech diplomas are still working. And there is still relevant information related to the specific field of study that you wouldn't have previously attained depending on your specialization in eng, so its not like it will be worthless.

    It just may be a way to diversify your skillset and "papers" with minimal work and in the shortest time possible, building on what you already have, and for the minimal hands-on work that there may be, it could give you a new appreciation (or a better idea) of what goes on in the field. That's the only reason I am suggesting it. You obviously are a very capable individual, but if a position is asking for a tech vs an engineer, there usually are certain caveats with the job (not necessarily lower pay, but certainly a lower ceiling) that make hiring an engineer not possible. A tech diploma could allow you to get access to jobs that are closed off by you being overqualified. Techs can stamp designs and drawings within their field after enough experience, so maybe it leads to you getting your foot in the door somewhere and then being able to utilize the eng degree later on to move up in the company?

    Food for thought. You've probably already ran through this scenario, but I haven't seen it mentioned so figured I'd lay it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
    What diploma /certificate or certification has the highest employment success rate that isn't a "hands on" trade?
    I'm not sure you'd want to get into the same career as your wife but... Bachelor of Applied GIS.

    When I took it there were a few engineers looking for a career change.

    A variety of jobs available: https://ca.indeed.com/jobs?q=GIS&l=Calgary%2C+AB.

    Work a few years to get experience then start managing projects (like you like to do) if you excel at it.

    Lots of jobs with engineering firms so that may help you transition to something else.
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    Bachelor of Education

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    Have you thought of law enforcement? A person with a technical/analytical background can do very well in law enforcement as long as you also have the ability to keep your fitness level up and ability to go “hands-on” with society’s shit stains. It’s a great path for someone who is a self-starter. Your day can be very open ended. When you are not attending calls you can focus your effort on whatever type of investigation interests you (stolen autos, impaired drivers, traffic enforcement, drug investigations, offender accountability, gather intel, etc). Great pay (over 100k in 5 years) plus the ability to transition to specialty units within the organization. You could essentially “change careers” within a police organization multiple times without starting over in pay.

    Honestly, from reading your attributes and interests I thought of law enforcement. Policing involves public speaking, report writing, working on a team, using your technical background, and critical thinking in very dynamic situations.
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    C’mon meow, it’s only like that once in a while.
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    What about looking at the cannabis industry? Some of the management positions pay over $100K, and recent news articles tell me they're on a hiring spree. Only issue is you'd probably have to leave Calgary.

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    Bachelor of Education

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feruk View Post
    You couldn't pay me enough.
    I don't disagree, but if you want 2 years of easy education for guranteed employement its definitely an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
    Bachelor of Education/thread
    Both of my friends who have a Bachelor of Education are firemen now... so joining the Fire Department must be the answer???



    I don't think he's even watching this thread anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipeefreely View Post
    Both of my friends who have a Bachelor of Education are firemen now... so joining the Fire Department must be the answer???
    Somehow I don’t see being a fireman as being “hands off”
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
    Somehow I don’t see being a fireman as being “hands off”
    Get lucky and get posted at a new sleepy station in the suburbs I guess???


    You do get paid to sleep too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipeefreely View Post
    I don't think he's even watching this thread anymore!
    He is still here
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