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New only in relation to this forum.  I am retired now but have had a few careers:

 

  • Trained as a teacher in mathematics and physiology
  • Ended up with the military in intelligence, silly enough to get shot
  • On return to civilian life did a degree in Civil Engineering, working for local bodies in a series of roles.
  • Went on a big OE for three years, working as a freelance photographer across NZ Australia and Asia, selling images to image banks, corporates and travel companies.
  • Got married to a Canadian girl and forced to get a "real" job to pay the bills - training and working as a sales engineer
  • Moved from NZ to Canada, worked for a while as a traffic engineer.
  • Did a post-grad diploma in IT and worked as a trainer /consultant for an IT corporate, surviving 3 company ownership changes
  • Worked on the development team for Windows 95 and Office 95 interface (right-mouse click etc.)
  • Worked as senior trainer in Western Canada for my IT company.  Also trained in and taught sales, customer satisfaction and management skills.
  • In my spare time (apart from photography) became a certified fitness instructor, rehab PT and trainer of fitness leaders for BC Govt.  Wrote books on exercise physiology and nutrition.
  • Returned to NZ, worked as an IT trainer, ICT technical trainer and engineer. Finally ended up teaching ITIL ITSM (as ITIL Expert) to staff in a large ICT corporates.  Wrote a book on ITSM.
  • Moved back to Canada but when my partner (who is not Canadian) was diagnosed with cancer, forcing a return to NZ.
  • Now retired and taking photos for me for free!

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  Reply # 1959533 17-Feb-2018 11:29
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  Reply # 1959541 17-Feb-2018 11:41
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Welcome :)

 

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  Reply # 1959546 17-Feb-2018 11:46
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Thanks folks, nice to join the community. smile


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  Reply # 1959588 17-Feb-2018 13:15
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Great to have you on board! Welcome.


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Welcome.. cool resume :-)





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