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Re: Is Joining the Army worth it for me?
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2017, 23:01:33 »
Yes but from experience, which one of these is easy to get in, opens up career paths and can be intellectually stimulating?

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Re: Is Joining the Army worth it for me?
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2017, 23:10:39 »
That depends upon you. Everybody is different - different interests, experiences, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

Anything easy is not worth doing, and you should be seeking challenges rather than something "easy".

Read through older threads here. That will give you much better insight.

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Re: Is Joining the Army worth it for me?
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2017, 23:21:41 »
Yeah I'm skimming through them. I'm not looking for anything easy. I'm looking for something I have good chances of getting in on the spot.

Aside from what I described, I'm expecting the possibility of a career that has good and realistic promotion potential, through experience and competence. Not just being stuck in the same occupation for the same wage my entire career.

I know next to nothing about the army, but say, where can an infantry private head too on the long term, without going back to college? Or a naval communicator?

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Re: Is Joining the Army worth it for me?
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2017, 00:58:52 »
No two careers are alike. There are many variables. Promotion will depend largely on your efforts and abilities. The CF is quite supportive of those who seek to improve their education as well.

As for "getting in on the spot", I'm not  sure how you define that, but the occupation that you select will depend upon the positions available, your interests, your CFAT score, and your overall competitiveness.

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Re: Is Joining the Army worth it for me?
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2017, 01:09:53 »
I'm not sure how to define on the spot. I mean being guaranteed a place as long as I proceed normally through the process and show a reasonable understanding of what I'm getting into with a strong motivation to serve my country.

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Re: Is Joining the Army worth it for me?
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2017, 07:31:35 »
where can an infantry private head too on the long term, without going back to college?

Infantry Soldiers who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential are selected for opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training, including Paratrooper training.
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/career-options/fields-work/combat-specialists/infantry-soldier.html

Or a naval communicator?
Opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training are available for those who demonstrate ability and potential.
https://www.canada.ca/content/canadasite/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/career-options/fields-work/telecommunications/naval-communicator.html

I mean being guaranteed a place as long as I proceed normally through the process and show a reasonable understanding of what I'm getting into with a strong motivation to serve my country.

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Re: Common, Generic Recruiting Questions [MERGED]
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2017, 08:40:36 »
Louis, for what it is worth, consider that ANY career in the military will bring with it a fair bit of uncertainty, whether that is caused by the military's own internal characteristics, or from the environment within which the military will operate.  So, if it is certainty that you are looking for, then you have to decide: "is an organization that has to deal on a regular basis with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in Canada and around the world, the kind of organization you want to be a part of?"  It sounds like you need to ask yourself if you are okay with that now and years into the future, because you will most certainly find life in the CAF to be anything but deliberate, certain, planned, dependable, etc.   There are probably few here serving or having served, who had their careers unfold precisely as they initially though, back when they recruited into the CF/CAF.  It probably isn't a stretch to say that every one of us had a fair bit of uncertainty throughout our careers.  Are you okay with that?

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Re: Common, Generic Recruiting Questions [MERGED]
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2017, 10:24:32 »
There are no guarantees in any career.

There are no guarantees in any aspect of life.

Except, of course, the traditional two.

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Re: Common, Generic Recruiting Questions [MERGED]
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2017, 10:15:23 »
I'm not sure how to define on the spot. I mean being guaranteed a place as long as I proceed normally through the process and show a reasonable understanding of what I'm getting into with a strong motivation to serve my country.
Please note that there is no guarantee to being selected for any occupation just by proceeding normally through the process.  The CAF gets over 40,000 applications a year and depending on the year, but on average only 5,000-6,000 of those applications are selected to receive an offer of employment. 

While there are many of us on here who have spent many years in uniform, some even as recruiters - I would strongly encourage you to (1) take time to browse the occupations on the CAF website: and (2) visit your local CFRC to discuss the trades that you find interesting.