A career is a long term work life that will support a person through retirement, if good saving and investment procedures are used. Some sundials are working longer and longer before retiring, and even going back to work after that. Some even have two to three different career fields in sequence. All of the bullet points or statements you use to describe your previous work experience should emphasize how you produced results. It is not enough anymore to say you performed function X for company Y. Instead, you need to be specific in describing the results you produced. How did you fix a problem or rise to a challenge? It should be obvious to anyone reading your resume that you were the perfect person for the job.
Hospitalization quickly consumes savings and too many absences from work due to injury or illness will result in the loss of a job. Once a person has a significant gap in his or her employment history and a bad credit score due to unpaid bills it becomes much more difficult for him or her to get a job even when completely recovered.
Now that I think about it, the real reason KP (kitchen patrol) is so tough is not because we’re scrubbing pots and pans in the steaming kitchen. The real punishment is that you see so much food being thrown out. Perfectly good food that nobody will eat but must be thrown away to prevent food poisoning. Can you throw away a whole chocolate cake no one has touched? How about a tub of ice cream? Can you do it again and again? You will if you sign up!
There are an awful LOT of driving instructors out there already and more in training – don’t be misled into thinking that there are lots of people queueing up to take driving lessons and not enough instructors to cope with demand. The opposite is true.
The ADI Part 2 (Test Of Driving Ability) requires an advanced level of driving. Most good ADI’s can get you to the standard required for ADI Part 2, as that’s the standard they have achieved themselves, so you may be able to get away with not using a specialist training organisation (who usually charge higher fees) for this part. You’ll definitely need to get hold of a copy of The Official DSA Guide to Driving: the essential skills, as this book describes the methods and style of driving you will be required to demonstrate on your Part Two test. You can pick this up on Amazon for bargain prices (usually between £5 to £10 via the link in the paragraph where I talk about training materials for Partt 1), or from good bookshops – it’s a worthwhile investment at an early stage and it will be essential throughout your career as a driving instructor!
Great lens with a lot of good information on employable skills. I do think that we can do a better job of giving our children these skills in education. Give the teachers the tools to teach and pay them well for a job well done. We need to invest in the future of our country, in our children.