When is a team not a team?

I met the executive vice-president of HR of a global firm the other day. He asked me to tell him about Cenera. I told him we were employee-owned, Calgary born and raised, we offer a range of HR services, and that we work as a team. “No you don’t. That’s impossible”, he said. “You’re a [...]

Why Fit Matters – And what you can do about it

We just picked up a new executive search for an exploitation engineer. Not because they are hard to find – with all the layoffs in the city I know there are lots of outstanding exploitation engineers out there looking for work. I suspect if you placed an online ad you would get hundreds of applicants. [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Executive Search|0 Comments

Executive Search: Our Global Connections

Cornerstone Group International – Annual Conference – Lima, Peru As many of you know, Cenera is a member of the Cornerstone International Group (CIG), a network of independently owned and operated Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firms just like ours that operate in 66 different locations all over the world. We have over [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Executive Search, Global Partners|Comments Off on Executive Search: Our Global Connections

Career Transition Services Makes a Difference

“Career Transition services? You just help people write resumes, don’t you?” And so goes the myth about what career transition services are really about. So what are career transition services, and do they really make a difference? It’s true that career transition programs include reviewing and updating resumes! But let’s take another look to see [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Career Transition|0 Comments

The Prepared Leader

Terminating an employee is probably one of the most difficult tasks any leader will undertake. There are balancing needs that must be faced in each notification: the needs of the employer; the needs of the employee being terminated; and the needs of the remaining team. The prepared leader plays a pivotal role in addressing these [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Career Transition|0 Comments

Regrouping After a Layoff

Recently lost your job?  Pam Corbett, Career Specialist with Cenera discusses first steps after you’ve lost your job with Breakfast Television host,  Jill Belland.

By | March 3rd, 2016|Career Transition, Videos|0 Comments

How to Volunteer in Calgary

Choosing a volunteer opportunity is not very different than selecting a job posting to apply for.  But while the same factors are important, you will probably weigh these factors differently depending on what you want to get out of the volunteer experience. Know what you want out of volunteering.  Volunteers benefit from volunteering in many [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|In The Community|0 Comments

Why Consider Volunteering as a Job Search Strategy

I am guessing that you are reading this post because you are considering what you can do to make your resume, your Linked-In profile and your network move into top gear and give you that competitive edge in a tight job market. So why would you possibly want to take time “away” from job seeking [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Career Transition, Executive Search|0 Comments

Holiday Season Networking

It seems we are often asked by our clients if they should take a break from their job search over the holidays. Chances are you won’t get many interviews, but this is a great time to network and look ahead to the New Year. How can you hit the ground running? By networking like crazy [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Career Transition, Marketing|0 Comments

Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Times are tough, no question about it. There are a lot of people looking for work at the moment. And surprisingly a lot of people are finding work. These aren’t the stories you hear on the radio or in the newspaper. I guess nothing sells like doom and gloom. We know from our work with [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Career Transition, Executive Search|0 Comments