The Search is On: Looking for Jobs in Canada

The time has come.

Over halfway through our South American chapter, it has come time to start thinking about what I´m going to do in North America to reimburse the funds I spent down here. No regrets in this spending, of course, but if I ever want to go on another trip, or survive day to day life, I suppose I will need to work and save as I did in Korea.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I´ve discovered that teaching ESL is a direction I definitely want to pursue. I continue to talk about my experiences with new people and Edwin (a great coach, by the way!). With some new hiccups in our plan due to medical issues, we have decided to spend a longer amount of time in Canada, which means a searching for jobs must occur. We are leaning more towards Toronto to be in my home province for a while, but desires to settle into a snug place in Vancouver are also looming.

So far, I´ve been touching up resumes, doing the job search online, and sending a few emails. Man, I forget what it feels like to be doing this!  Searching for jobs takes a load of energy- energy that, when on the road, is easier to put towards other things. But the searching is getting me excited to have a classroom again (hopefully!)

Right now, it´s a bit early to find any positions open for the fall, which is when I´d be available, so it might be okay to take a bit of a break (and with internet connections being less reliable as we move into Bolivia this week, I might have to take a break anyway).

As much as I´m loving being on the road, I am also excited to put my feet up somewhere for a bit, and live out of a closet, rather than my backpack; to venture to a grocery store to know that I´ll find all the ingredients I want for dinner; and to get into a routine where I can put my health and fitness priorities ahead of where they are now.

It´s also getting me excited to be surrounded by theatre again. Again, I´ll be able to immerse myself into it to some capacity and then see how it fits with other career choices.

I´ve realized there´s no need to choose one over the other. If I make the right decisions, I can have both.

But for now, I´ll continue to live it up in my last few days in Argentina by drinking delicious wine, and relaxing in parks and plazas, and then move onto the mysterious land of Bolivia, of which I have only heard amazing stories! Can´t wait!

photo credit: Angela Archer

2 Responses to The Search is On: Looking for Jobs in Canada
  1. MeganPreece
    May 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Oh you’ve hit the nail right on the head with this one my friend! My sister is busy trying to find employment right now and by the sounds of it I’d be smarter to just keep bumming around SEA!

  2. EdwinChan
    May 24, 2011 | 7:19 am

    I like it! Remember what Tony Robbins said about the Niagara Syndrome. It’s all about making decisions upstream. Keep up the sweet posts 🙂

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The Search is On: Looking for Jobs in Canada

The time has come.

Over halfway through our South American chapter, it has come time to start thinking about what I´m going to do in North America to reimburse the funds I spent down here. No regrets in this spending, of course, but if I ever want to go on another trip, or survive day to day life, I suppose I will need to work and save as I did in Korea.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I´ve discovered that teaching ESL is a direction I definitely want to pursue. I continue to talk about my experiences with new people and Edwin (a great coach, by the way!). With some new hiccups in our plan due to medical issues, we have decided to spend a longer amount of time in Canada, which means a searching for jobs must occur. We are leaning more towards Toronto to be in my home province for a while, but desires to settle into a snug place in Vancouver are also looming.

So far, I´ve been touching up resumes, doing the job search online, and sending a few emails. Man, I forget what it feels like to be doing this!  Searching for jobs takes a load of energy- energy that, when on the road, is easier to put towards other things. But the searching is getting me excited to have a classroom again (hopefully!)

Right now, it´s a bit early to find any positions open for the fall, which is when I´d be available, so it might be okay to take a bit of a break (and with internet connections being less reliable as we move into Bolivia this week, I might have to take a break anyway).

As much as I´m loving being on the road, I am also excited to put my feet up somewhere for a bit, and live out of a closet, rather than my backpack; to venture to a grocery store to know that I´ll find all the ingredients I want for dinner; and to get into a routine where I can put my health and fitness priorities ahead of where they are now.

It´s also getting me excited to be surrounded by theatre again. Again, I´ll be able to immerse myself into it to some capacity and then see how it fits with other career choices.

I´ve realized there´s no need to choose one over the other. If I make the right decisions, I can have both.

But for now, I´ll continue to live it up in my last few days in Argentina by drinking delicious wine, and relaxing in parks and plazas, and then move onto the mysterious land of Bolivia, of which I have only heard amazing stories! Can´t wait!

photo credit: Angela Archer

2 Responses to The Search is On: Looking for Jobs in Canada
  1. MeganPreece
    May 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Oh you’ve hit the nail right on the head with this one my friend! My sister is busy trying to find employment right now and by the sounds of it I’d be smarter to just keep bumming around SEA!

  2. EdwinChan
    May 24, 2011 | 7:19 am

    I like it! Remember what Tony Robbins said about the Niagara Syndrome. It’s all about making decisions upstream. Keep up the sweet posts 🙂

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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