Pre-Retirement Workshops in Calgary

  Why Should Employers Invest in Pre-Retirement Workshops for Their Employees? RETIREMENT  is a major life decision that could potentially be the longest life stage and how it is planned will have profound impact on both individuals and their employers. Employees who are nearing retirement are often rather stressed and anxious as retirement can loom large within the psyches of people who have spent 30 plus years in the workforce. Employers may think that it is not their responsibility to care for their employees’ emotional well-being when they are long gone from your organization…

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Career Workshops in Calgary

  Interview Strategies and Techniques Workshops Career Vitality Services Inc. is offering an Interview Strategies and Techniques workshop in June  “Wow” prospective employers during your interview with your knowledge, preparation and how your skills and abilities fit what they are looking for in a new hire!

Interview Strategies and Techniques
Learn how to;  Conduct labour market research about the industry and organization that will help you in the interview process. Understand the key words found in  job adverts that employers look for in successful candidates. Determine how  your skills match up with potential employment opportunities. Prepare for the…

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Careers in Calgary

The Power of Labour Market Information! The value of Labour Market Information(LMI) for a people looking for work or changing careers in Calgary is immense and the process of gaining this information starts with the following three questions. What Is Labour Market Information? What Is The Value of Labour Market Information?  Where Do I Access Labour Market Information? One of the best sources of information to answer these simple questions about the complex and sometimes confusing world of Labour Market Information is a free publication offered by Alberta Employment and Immigration entitled  “Making Sense Of Labour Market Information

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Changing Careers

  Managing the Interview Process: Ten Things to Do During Your Interview So you have finally decided on a new career direction have sent out several resumes and have secured a job interview. It is now time to prepare for the interview. This is often the point when people changing careers  fall short in successfully securing that dream job. Many people here in Calgary are not only looking to make a good impression with their potential employers but also attending interviews to decide if their employment suitors provide a good fit for their skills, talents and personal values. Workopolis…

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Career Coaching:Top 5 Career Change Tips

Top 5 Considerations for Career Change in Calgary   I was recently enjoying a rare day off by sitting and reading the paper at the “Purple Perk” which is one of my favorite coffee houses in Calgary  I was thinking about career change when the Beatles song “No Where Man” started playing on radio. Lennon’s haunting voice singing “He's a real nowhere man, Sitting in his Nowhere Land, Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.” started me thinking about how important it is to have a plan and more specifically a…

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The Power of Mentoring as a Career Development Tool: Part II

Continuing on from our initial post on the power of mentoring as a career tool here are a few helpful hints on some of the qualities you should look for when choosing a mentor and secondly the steps you need to take to arrange the mentor/ mentee relationship. Enjoy!   Look for the Following Qualities in a Mentor!   Choose someone that you admire Someone who works outside your immediate work circle Someone who works in another area of your organization Someone who has had a career path similar to your goal Consider possibly having multiple mentors Knowledgeable in their…

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The Power of Mentoring as a Career Development Tool

The Power of Mentoring as a career development tool is immense for the mentee, mentor and organizations alike as it is growing in popularity in a variety of settings. Here is a summary of the questions and highlights from my recent talk entitled “Mentorship Out of the Box” at the Calgary Public Library on January 20, 2012   What is Mentor ship? Mentor ship has always been looked upon as a relationship between someone with a great deal of experience and someone of less experience who wanted to follow on a similar path to their older more experienced mentor. Eric…

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