What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Toronto:
"Expand Experience Move Around Different Programs."
Always ensure to have your resume current and ready for new project, practice interview session even if you at a same company for a while. Get recognized for your contribution and ask for role change, helps keeping things fresh and shows progression.
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Coquitlam:
"Choose a major with many options for careers."
Have the passion. Don't work for an organization primarily for the pay. Truly care for the vision of the organization and believe in it. Build relationships and positive connections with everyone involved.
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Winnipeg:
Now that the position has evolved into what it is today I think it will be easier for the next person coming in. It was a brand new position prior to me coming on.
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Port Hawkesbury:
"Good for Heart and Community, hard on bankaccount"
Its easy to get wrapped up in the community and the volunteer spirit of the job. Now your limits, set an amount of time you are willing to give each month to volunteer within the organization and stick to it.
Make sure you giving your time and not cutting into your small pay.
Enjoy the families and community but always know you can move into other careers.