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Eye In The Sky

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Kainan said:
Seems like these forums aren't that active, somehow this is still the top unstickied topic within the Recruiting section. If anyone else has any input on a job within the forces that they love i would be happy to hear it.

http://www.forces.ca/en/job/airborneelectronicsensoroperator-8
 

GnyHwy

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Go Arty, where you will learn Infantry and Comms skills, and work your way towards Int.  :salute:

Edited to add: Firing a 100lb projectile 10km high and 20km long and making a target go boom is kind of cool too!  :nod:
 

mariomike

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Dimsum said:
That's because there are tons of topics on various trades scattered around the site.  Happy reading.

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What ever you do make sure you could do a career in it.

As a reservist ACISS (Army Communication and information Systems Specialist) I love my job. That being said I only do my job, 1 or 2 nights a week and 1 - 3 weekends a month.

What I like about my job is the variety. While the end goal is always to provide communication support for the army this can be done in a variety of ways. Sometimes I'm dismounted and running around with the infantry (which can be fun when it doesn't rain  :p). Other times we will set up a cp sometimes we operate out of the truck, other times it is literally an antenna out of a window. Or I can I be doing 8 on 8 off in the TOC. I even got lucky and managed to get to participate in an amphibious assault which was pretty fucking cool. I've also been on shift while an amphibious assault was happening , not quite as cool as being on the boat, but nevertheless ;D. One other time I was told that if I wasn't out of an area by a certain time I was going to die as they were going to live fire artillery in the area. Sometimes I sit on a hill for the weekend and relay messages while watching movies on tablet.  I've worked with Service, Engineers, Infantry, MPs and soon will be working with the artillery. Throughout my time with the infantry I've had various roles. I've been the  a platoon sig, an OC's sig, a duty sig in an infantry Cp, a duty sig in a TBG Toc. I've literally experienced every piece in the puzzle and it has made me a better signaler as a result.

I also like the early opportunity of leadership in the trade. I'm currently a detachment commander and I am responsible for up to three people, thousands of dollars of equipment and I am responsible to liaise with senior officers from other units and at time provides guidance and suggestions with regards to communications. It truly is a lot of a fun.

There some things I hate and sometimes I'm bored (especially on the midnight - 6pm shift), but it is what is and the good outweighs the bad otherwise I would of left the reserves.

Now I know the reg force is a whole other can of worms but if this sounds remotely interesting check out the video.
http://www.forces.ca/en/job/armycommunicationandinformationsystemsspecialist-171

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What you should do is go here

http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70

And filter the jobs by a category that sounds interesting to you, read the descriptions and watch the videos. After read some threads on here and after if you still have questions ask them and someone will answer them.

Best of luck




 

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runormal said:
What you should do is go here

http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70

And filter the jobs by a category that sounds interesting to you, read the descriptions and watch the videos. After read some threads on here and after if you still have questions ask them and someone will answer them.

Apparently, s/he already has,

Kainan said:
After looking at what was available on forces.ca applied for the following trades:

Kainan said:
yes i have searched on this site but i don't have any real comparison as to what is more fun.
 

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Take all the trades you're interested in, write them down and toss them around in a hat.  Write down the first three that come out in the order they come out.  You've figured out what you're going to apply for  :nod:.

MM
 

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medicineman said:
Take all the trades you're interested in, write them down and toss them around in a hat.  Write down the first three that come out in the order they come out.  You've figured out what you're going to apply for  :nod:.

MM

Looks like these three,

Kainan said:
After looking at what was available on forces.ca applied for the following trades:

-Intelligence Operator (i knew they would most likely delete this one but i threw it on for fun anyway)
-Infantry Soldier
-Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist
 
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