Virtual Resume

Taninder Thiara

My Academic Smart Goal

S- By the end of my academic career, I want to have an average of 90%+, including all grades.


M- Since I'm going to be pursuing something along the lines of engineering, I am required to be a successful student. Since we always get a midterm, I can use those marks as a guideline to my final. I will, every midterm, average all my marks and see what I'm getting. If it isn't above 90, then I will know how much to improve. Also, some smaller things that I can perform are evaluating my tests and have biweekly talks with all my teachers to have an estimate of where I'm heading.


A- Firstly, I will have to study more overall. If I continue my studying habits, it will take me a lifetime to achieve my goal. By studying more I will do better on tests/assignments which reflect my mark overall, which mirrors my average. My strength would be that I have good memory. This will play a big part in helping me reach my goal because by remembering what Iv'e been taught, I will do better in class, improve on tests and eventually ace that course. My weakness would be that I get easily distracted. But I will prevent this by dropping some of favorite activities that distract me, games. When tests or bug evaluations come up, I will either limit myself or completely stop for that time period. While studying, I will make sure that I review all major and minor concepts to ensure a good mark in that unit. Also, I will take 20 minutes out my day, every single day, to review any thing learned the previous day.


R- I believe that this I can achieve goal because I'm looking into the future, when I'm in Waterloo University for engineering and I don't want to be struggling then. If I control my self now and get good marks then I will be ensuring success for myself in the future. I think that it is doable because I'm in grade 10 meaning that I've passed grade 9. More so I've passed grade 9 with a 88% average. Although that is close to my goal; I will have to work harder in grade 10 and make up that 2%. This goal holds high priority in my heart because I've seen many people struggle in their younger life, one of them being my dad who has made a come back and is now successful. But I want to be successful at a younger age so that I can be even better when I get even older. I will make up that loss time by my dad.


T- I hope to achieve this goal by the end of grade 12 so that going into university, I will have a basic understanding of what is going on as well as confidence. This confidence will help me do even better. Some of the smaller goals that I will do include getting 90+ on all of my smaller evaluations done in class like quizzes. Also, I will be more attentive in class, coming back to my weakness, distractions. I will pay more attention in class so that I completely understand what us being taught. If needed, I could end up joining COY, which is just after school help from teachers in my school. These will help me achieve my big goal of an average of 90%.

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This website will help with any struggles that I face with homework. Its a good resource!

MY VOLUNTEERING SMART GOAL

S- I want to acquire 60 hours of volunteering through different sources by the end of grade 12.


M- Since I will have a recording sheet to track my hours done, I will ensure that I am doing them equally spread out, meaning I will not just do 10 hours in grade 10 and then the rest in grade 11. I will keep track of them daily, not monthly like many people. I will have exact results and not just estimates.


A- Firstly, I will contact all possible places and make a list. By doing this, I will be prepared during the summer when I have time to physically visit the contacted places. My strength would be that I'm very organized. This will help me because I will have a clear list right infant of me by summer, making it easier for me to reach out and start my work. My weakness would be that even after I say that I won't procrastinate, I still do. I will prevent this by creating a calendar and making sure that I complete all the tasks on time, ensuring that I get my hours complete. Also, I'm going to be consulting my guidance councilor for extra help regarding how I should manage my time if I decide to do it during school.


R- I feel that I can achieve this goal because I know people who 200 hours. 60 would be a piece of cake for them so I look up to those type of people and will remember them while I'm doing my hours. This is a doable goal because we are already required to do 40 hours. 60 hours is just a little over the minimum, making it possible. This goal is important to me because I am already required to do 40 hours so while on the way to achieving my goal, I will finish a requirement any way.


T- The time frame for this goal would be by grade 12 because I am required to do 40 hours by grade 12 anyway so it makes sense for me to do 60 by grade 12. Some smaller goals that I will set include having 20 hours done each grade, starting grade 10. That way I will be able to manage my time better. Also, since I want to do my hours at different sources, I will probably end up doing more than 60, which is a good things. I will do 10 hours at each source of volunteering. Then I will have 6 different sources. These goals will help me achieve my big goal of 60 volunteering hours.

HOURS

One source of my volunteering hours can be the Brampton Library

Transitions and Changes

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RESUME

Objective

To obtain employment as an Electrician where I may be able to apply my technical skills in order to provide a solution for the problem.

Education

University of Waterloo..............................................................September 2018 - June 2020

Undergraduate Degree of Electrical Engineering | Waterloo, Ontario


Louise Arbour Secondary School ............................................September 2014 - June 2018

OSSD | Bampton, Ontario

Work Experience

Electrical Technician .............................................................................July 2018 - July 2023

ESAB Electric Inc | Guelph, Ontario

  • Got my apprenticeship hours all in one company

  • Was not to far away from my university making it more efficient for me to study and earn money

  • Served as an apprentice electrician on more than 100 new home construction projects as well as dozens of major commercial projects.


Cashier .........................................................................................................March- July 2018

McDonalds | Brampton, Ontario

  • Was hired within the first week of applying

Extra Curricular

Louise Arbour Senior Boys Soccer Team.................................................March- June 2018

  • Played offensive receiving no fouls through all games while scoring 9 points

  • Captain handed over the co-captain badge to me


Louise Arbour Senior Boys Volley Ball Team.............................October - November 2018

  • played power position getting the team points while on court


Louise Arbour Ultimate Frisbee Team...................................................March - June 2017

  • Went to all practices and started all games


Louise Arbour Senior Boys Soccer Team................................................March - June 2017

  • Successfully stopped attackers from scoring on my net


Louise Arbour Senior Boys Volley Ball Team..............................October- November 2016

  • played power position getting the team points while on court

  • Came 3rd place overall


Louise Arbour Junior Boys Volley Ball Team..............................October - November 2015

  • Started in the games we won

  • Came 2nd place overall in the league


Louise Arbour Junior Boys Volley Ball Team..........................September- November 2014

  • played power position getting the team points while on court


Soccer (in league).............................................................................May 2010 - August 2016

  • Won games in our division, advancing us to finals
  • Won finals

Skills and Abilities

Soccer Referee...........................................................................................June- August 2017

Peel Sports Academy | Brampton, Ontario

  • Made honest calls for a fair game to happen


Volunteered at a local Library......................................................................June- July 2017

Brampton Library chinguacousy Branch | Brampton, Ontario

  • Properly arranged books for the community to find them in the right spot

Volunteer Experience

Soccer Referee..........................................................................................June- August 2017

Peel Sports Academy | Brampton, Ontario

  • Made honest calls for a fair game to happen


Volunteered at a local Library.................................................................June- July 2017

Brampton Library chinguacousy Branch | Brampton, Ontario

  • Properly arranged books for the community to find them in the right spot

Achievements

Featured in newspaper for saving child life while on the job.......................March 2020


Nomination for Electrician of the Year........................................................February 2020

  1. Only 2 years into my Apprenticeship I was recognized for my work


Academic Honor Roll.............................................................................................June 2018

  1. honor roll all my years studying at high school


1st place in STEM Olympics..................................................................................April 2016

Certifications

309A Electrician: Construction and Maintenance..............................................June 2023


Red Seal...................................................................................................................June 2023


MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist).........................................................................June 2018


CPR.......................................................................................................................August 2016

Hobbies and Interests

  • Sports (soccer, volleyball, frisbee)

  • Making my own circuits/contraptions

  • Swimming
  • Playing around with technology (opening things up)

References

Bob Billy Joe, Manager, BillyBobJoe Plastic INC, 905-696-6545, BillyBobJoe@Billy.com


John, Manager, ESAB Electric Inc, 5556669999, john@live.com

Challenges and Solutions

1. Slip Up

One of the numerous difficulties that an electrician faces at work would be the danger for slip-up. An electrician faces numerous challenges for the duration of the day yet out of all, the probability of screwing something up would be the most alarming. At work, electricians make multiple connections and even if one messes up, the whole thing won't work, which may lead to decreased pay by the owner. Furthermore, electricians require concentration to finish a job. That’s where the source of error emerges from. Most people think of an electrician as a side job. What people don't know is that it actually requires a professional education and 5 years of experience. When people hire an electrician, they look for cheap and fast service. Electricians are then forced to carry out with a quick and sloppy job, which then leads to some kind of error. One way to overcome this error would be for electricians to be certified by the Government of Canada. By doing so; if they do leave some kind of error behind, they may face some kind of consequence. Also, by being certified, that would mean that they have the right education as well as 5 years of hands on experience, from their apprenticeship, decreasing the probability for a mistake.

2. Physical Performance

All labor jobs require some kind of physical ability whether that be muscle or stamina. That's what most electrician’s lack, leading to error. Electricians may have to work in harsh temperatures like cold winters or humid summers. They need to be prepared for whatever may come as they don't want to miss the job opportunity to make money. These type of individuals lack physical strength which is one of the fundamentals to becoming an electrician, which then leads to some type of error. These individuals are successful because of the low fees they charge as well as the cheap service that they perform due to their inability to have the same amount of energy as they started with, which appeals to most people. Furthermore, most electricians work a minimum 40 hour week meaning 9-5 from Monday to Friday. They are constantly using not only their arms but there legs to perform fatiguing tasks, which will drain their energy leading to less performance ability from them. One simple way to overcome this would be to attend the gym regularly. By attending the gym regularly, one would be getting physical activity enough to increase their ability to perform tasks that require physical attributes. Furthermore, gym’s contain machines that help focus on specific parts of the body, for electricians, that would come in handy for them to work on their upper body and legs.

3. Electrocution

One of the other challenges electricians face at work is the chance for electrocution. Error, would mean that perhaps one wire has been put on incorrectly. Electric shock on the other hand, has the possibility of injuring the electrician, severely. Electric shock doesn’t only lead to a straight death, there are many injuries that could occur including burns left on body, aching/trembling body or even unconsciousness. All these wounds lead to the inability of the electrician to work, once again negatively affecting the electrician. There are simple precautions an electrician can take to prevent this as well as overcome this challenge. They can simply start by wearing the right equipment to work. In today's generation, there are specifically designed suits that are meant for electricians to wear to prevent electric shocks, but electricians choose not to wear them either because of what they're priced at or cannot perform the same while wearing them. Furthermore, electricians can start the job by ensuring that the work environment is safe as well as confirm that all their tools are in good condition, or at least safe enough for them to operate.