Encore Careers and Retirement: The Perfect Match!

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Encore Careers and Retirement: The Perfect Match! Encore Careers and Retirement are an interesting combination of terms because many of us don’t really think much about what work provides us until we find ourselves no longer working. This is certainly true for both individuals experiencing job loss through being laid off or after being terminated from their work and for individuals stepping into the next stage of the lives when they are retiring. Most people benefit from work in different ways such status, socialization, sense of purpose and meaning, time management and of course how could we forget to make…

Career Branding?

  Career Change and Personal Branding! Personal branding as it relates to careers occurs when an individual making a career transition creates an impression about how they are different than the next person. The main purpose of personal branding is to get the attention of the employer and to motivate them to choose you for the position they are looking to fill. Success in personal branding always starts with understanding what you are passionate about, the qualities that make you unique as an individual, what value you bring  to an employment situation, and, the personal and  career goals you want to achieve. The key is to work from…

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! [caption id="attachment_840" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Interview Strategies and Techniques"][/caption] 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 variety of different questions you will be…

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 [caption id="attachment_809"…

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 is a…

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 career plan that you are passionate about following. On that…

Skills For Successful Career Change!

Interview Strategies and Techniques Workshop   Career Vitality Services Inc. is offering a FREE Interview Strategies and Techniques workshop 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on May 12, 2012. The two- hour workshop will be part of the Calgary Public Library’s “Accelerate your Career” event. “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. To register contact the Central Library (403) 260-2782 Workshop Location: The Central Library , 616 Macleod Trail S.E. (3rd floor)

Aging workers to embrace ‘encore careers

Hi Everyone, The first entry into our new Retirement Vitality Blog is the article Aging workers to embrace 'encore careers It was published in today's Calgary Herald and written by Misty Harris of PostMedia News. Enjoy ! Brian

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…