TOKTW 2018

        Take our kid to work day interview, agenda, and self reflection

Name of my host: Chad Vestergaard    Relations to host: Dad

Interview questions:                                                                                                                                         

What is your job title? He is the Vice president of the contact centre at coast capital.               What is your job description? He leads the contact centre for coast capital and determining business strategy.                                                                                                                             What are the duties and or task you perform at your job? Responsible for 145 people and the overall member engagement.                                                                                                               What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:                                            a) training?  Most start off with training but he skipped that step.                                                       b) education?  Bachelor degree in management specializing in finance and management   c) experience?  20 years in the banking industry with various roles. (mostly at RBC)                 d) skills and attributes (personal qualities)? Collaborative, strategic thinking, leadership, and friendly.                                                                                                                                          What are some of the things you like about the job?  That the company is constantly growing and advancing (to become National) and that the people working there are very friendly.                                                                                                                                                                        What are some of the things you dislike about this job? The number of meetings and the pace of change for staff.
How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years? Significant technology investments are being made to transform the Centre for national.

Day Plan/ agenda:                                                                                                                                                 -fun with financing; where I learned more how to mange my money and how to help it grow.                                                                                                                                                                                 -hour and a half lunch break                                                                                                                                 -New  class orientation/ meet and greet                                                                                                            -Hour of doing homework while my dad had a private meeting                                                         – Resume building coarse; they ran a coarse where we learned how to apply for a job and how to make a proper resume.                                                                                                                             -Market segmentation meeting                                                                                                                             – Marketing calendar events for 2019


Give three reasons why you would like this job (be specific):                                                      1. The people were very friendly and it was a very positive environment.                                        2. I like how each floor was a team working on different things.                                                    3. You are not just sitting at your desk all day, my dad moves around all day to talk to and check in on people.   

Give three reasons why you would not like this job (be specific):                                          1. They have a couple very long meetings each day. They are usually around an hour long.  2. Some of the meetings you just watch peoples power points (one of the power points was 170 slides).                                                                                                                                                           3. Very busy a lot of work to get done and tons of emails to answer.

Is this job for you? Why or why not? Yes, because besides the long meetings there was not really anything else I did not like. The people were very friendly and they all worked well together. It was a very positive environment not to mention the chairs were very comfortable.

Explain the value of the TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary (after high school) plans (education?, training?, travel?, work?).                          I got a better idea of what a working day is like compared to a school day. The working day was longer but once we got home we were done. Unlike school where you get home and do more work. Also its a plus that you get paid. I also learned the requirements for a job of that level.

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