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…

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 certification and…

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…

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 us with direction in…

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 easy…

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 the popular focus of retirement in the media has been that preparing financially…

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 options do I have? I have been working for 30…

The New Retirement at Calgary Public Library

The "New Retirement" Career Vitality Services Inc. in partnership with Calgary Public Library is offering a free presentation entitled the "New Retirement" on Wednesday March 27th, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.at the Crowfoot Branch(Googlle Map) of the Calgary Public Library. The two -hour presentation will focus on an overview of  the traditional and new models of retirement, as well as a presentation of 15 factors in the key life arenas of  self, family/relationships, work/career, leisure, health/wellness, spirituality/personal development and finance that will help attendees better understand the steps they need to take to plan and live a  successful retirement. Register at Calgary…

Planning for Retirement?

  Are You Ready for Retirement?   Career Vitality Services is offering the “Preparing for Your Retirement” one- day workshop in Calgary on August 25th to help you define and achieve what you want out of retirement. Retirement Transition or any type of transition for that matter is a time of self-reflection and honesty about what is important to us as individuals. Our traditional work day uses up one-third of our day that is if we are working the traditional 8 hour work day, add an additional 6-8 hours of your day for sleep and then add all of your…

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 but organizations that are thoughtful about…