Successful Career Change!

  Take a look at this article from Helen Burnett-Nichols on planning asuccessful career change.   Planning a career change? By Helen Burnett-Nichols, BrighterLife.ca July 24, 2012   Topics: Working life Comments (0) While some people are fortunate enough to find their true calling on their first try, for others, finding the job that best matches their strengths, skills and interests may call for a career change – or several as they search for it. Vancouver resident Fannie Smith made a successful change, with the help of careful planning. After working in the tourism industry for several years, she started questioning…

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…

The Mature Workforce!

  Is 75 the New 65? Check out this article by Wallace Immen from the career section of yesterday's Globe and Mail    “In our research, we’re finding that employers are developing a lot of age-friendly programs that provide flexibility in work schedules,” he said.“Many are seeing the risk of losing large numbers of experienced employees if baby boomers retired en masse,” he said, so companies are encouraging older workers to stay on longer. Some also encourage those who have already retired to come back in some capacity. Surveys of U.S. and Canadian organizations that Mr. Sheridan did for his…

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)