The Perfect Resume: 3 Simple Steps!

The Perfect Resume: 3 Simple Steps   Does the perfect resume exist or can it be created? The answer to these two questions can come about by asking a few more clarifying questions. Questions like of have you yourself created a resume sent it off online or the old-fashioned way via snail mail and received a response from the company hiring requesting that you come in the interview. Well if your answer is yes then you have already answered the first of the original questions. You see, the purpose of the resume is not to get you the job but…

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Career Vitality & Retirement Options Coaching in Calgary

Career Vitality Services provides retirement coaching and workshops for individuals and organizations looking for support with their non financial retirement planning. All of our retirement coaches are certified through the Retirement Options Program and are certified to use both the Retirement Success Profile and Life Options Profile. Please see the following article recently in the Wall Street Journal regarding the Retirement Options programs we presently offer at Career Vitality Services Inc. Retirement Options Interviewed on the Value of Retirement Coaching for Wall Street Journal Article Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB)September 10, 2014 Retirement Options, the leading global provider of retirement coach…

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Taking Stock: Part 3- Interests

Choosing a Career That Interests Me! The question I often get from people is how I can find a career that is somehow related to an activity that I enjoy participating in or something that I am interested in pursuing. My answer to this question is always the same in that finding a “best fit” between your interests and what you do as a career always starts with the answer to one question; what is it about these activities that make you interested? This task sounds pretty simple right!?  After all, who knows us better than we know ourselves? In…

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Taking Stock: Values and Career Decision Making

PART 2: VALUES By: Brian Lambier What are values? According to the website Vocabulary .com the word values is a noun and is explained in the following manner;  “beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)”  The website continues by saying; “It’s no surprise that the word values comes from a word that means “to be worth something”: People often view their values as so precious that they’d be willing to fight for them. Sometimes they do fight for them……..  Our values act as our internal compass that provide…

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Career Change: Taking Stock of Yourself!

Part 1: Skills  By Brian Lambier Welcome to our five part blog series “Career Change Taking Stock of Yourself!” which will focus on five key areas for you to consider to better understand prioir to starting your career s change process. We will explore skills, values, interests, personality, motivation and in addition we will offer posting that will explore a variety of different factors to consider when changing careers including; work culture,compenastaion and benefits, location and several others.  We all have skills that we have developed through different parts of life but sometimes what seems obvious is not too…

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Health Major Retirement Issue for Calgary Boomers

Seventy per cent of  the 50-to-59 years of age Canadian Boomers, Royal Bank of Canada Retirement Myths and Realities Poll survey respondents are saying that  health is the major retirement issue they anticipate as retirees. Respondents also indicated that financial concerns come in second, with 57 per cent expecting changes to their income to be a challenge in retirement. The 2013 Retirement Myths and Realities Poll indicated that more men (73 per cent) than women (66 per cent) expressed health concerns, So what does this all mean? For many years…

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The New Retirement

The New Retirement Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013 09:27 AM by Janice – 0 Comment(s) Brian Lambier, Career Vitality Services Popular presenter Brian Lambier will be at the Crowfoot Library on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. talking about new and traditional models of retirement. In his retirement transition workshops, Brian has found people’s concerns tend to fall under the following common themes: How do I move from deriving a great deal of my personal identity from “what I do” to “who I am?” I want to continue to work after I retire from my present job. What work…

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The Boomer Revolution

CBC Doc Zone Presentation-The Boomer Revolution.   Take a look at this trailer for a program The Boomer Revolution that was aired on CBC Doc Zone February 28th. Looks at the boomer generation from a perspective of their influence politically, economically and socially . The following is an exerpt is from the promotional material sent out prior to its airing “In the 60’s, baby boomers changed the world. In their 60s, they just may do it again.Once known as the generation that questioned authority, raised its consciousness, and dropped out of the mainstream, the baby boom generation now…

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Retirement Reflection!

Questions to Consider about Retirement? Retirement as a stage in your life could last as long as thirty years versus traditional retirement 30 years ago when people often passed away more sooner than later after their retirement date. Thoughtfulness, reflection and planning about what you want your retirement to look like has become an essential step in creating the lifestyle that meets both your personal and financial needs.  One way to do so is  to  start reflecting by considering what you presently take from work. The following is a list of questions that I spoke with Dave and Linda Rutherford…

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Pre-Retirement Transition Workshops for Employees

  Pre-Retirement Transition Workshops for Employees Career Vitality Services offers customized one and two-day pre-retirement transition workshops for organizations out of recognition that the issues employees face upon retirement are much more complex than finances alone. Retirement transition can be a time of uncertainty and mixed emotions and Employers who provide added value supports to employees such as Retirement Planning Workshops demonstrate their interest in the future of their mature workers and  employees view this kind of training opportunity as a valuable benefit of employment. Career Vitality Services workshops are facilitated by Certified Retirement Coaches and are designed for both…

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