About Steve Cutler

Steve has been described as an authentic and non-judgemental career coach and consultant who listens intently and asks questions that require thought and honesty with oneself. He brings a calm demeanour and a dedication to exceptionally high levels of client satisfaction and care while assisting individuals in the next stages of their journey. Steve is passionate about working with clients on a number of levels including facilitating the achievement of results-oriented goals, finding the next opportunity, experiencing one of life’s “transitions”, developing self-awareness, or just plain finding peace “in the moment.”

Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Here Are Our Top Tips for Career Exploration

By |2021-08-12T16:21:03-06:00June 2nd, 2021|Career Transition|

How did you get started in your current career?  If you are a medical professional or a legal professional or an engineer, you probably had a career outcome in mind when you went to school.  For many of the rest of us, it was school first and then figure out what we’re going to do [...]

11 Questions to Ask if You’re Interviewing for Remote Roles

By |2021-08-12T16:52:58-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Career Transition|

What is an interview? According to an online search, “interview” comes from the French word “s’entrevue,” loosely translated as “to see each other about a view.” With this in mind, we could look at interviews as an opportunity to share information and collaborate on a successful partnership, rather than the interviewee merely trying to “get [...]

Conducting Virtual or Remote Notifications/Downsizings

By |2021-04-17T04:04:36-06:00May 20th, 2020|Career Transition|

Originally published at www.cphrab.ca. Steve Cutler is a Career Transition Consultant and Manager, Client Services at Cenera, a Calgary-based Human Resources consulting firm. He combines learnings from his own personal downsizing experiences with a passion for career search and advises both individuals and organizations. He loves engaging in thoughtful dialogue about a variety of subjects including career selection, [...]

Career Transition On-Site Notification Assistance – Who Benefits?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00February 7th, 2019|Career Transition|

One of the comments we often hear when organizations are downsizing one or more individuals and contemplating the offer of career transition or outplacement assistance is “We don’t need to have you on-site for the notification.  We’ll handle it internally and just advise the individuals to contact you.”  Is this the best choice?  Are there [...]

Cover Letters – Why Bother?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Career Transition|

One of the most common questions I get asked in both one-on-one client meetings and workshops is related to the cover letter.  Are cover letters necessary any more, or have they gone the way of the dodo and, potentially, the business card?  Does anyone read them any more? I’ve conducted some ad hoc research (just [...]

Terminating Employment with Respect

By |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00January 14th, 2019|Career Transition, Uncategorized|

Loss of employment ranks right up there with other major life losses in terms of stress levels. This is true for everyone. Reactions and emotions may be further amplified depending on whether individuals have been through job loss before and what is going on in their lives at that particular moment. Separation, divorce, a sick [...]

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part II

By |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00November 16th, 2018|Career Transition|

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is Part II of our 2-part series (please see Part I for tips 1 to 4) designed to assist people in this situation. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term [...]

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part I

By |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00November 14th, 2018|Career Transition|

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is obviously not a fun place to be. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term unemployed workers; 20.3% of total unemployed people are classified as long-term unemployed. What to do? [...]

Getting the Most out of Working with a Career Consultant

By |2021-04-17T04:04:42-06:00October 24th, 2018|Career Transition|

So … you have your first meeting with a Career Consultant after exiting an organization. What do you need to do to prepare? We’ve put together some tips for preparing for the start of your new journey. 1. Self Assessment How are you feeling about this next stage? Are you excited; does the world seem [...]

Remote and Recorded Interviews: 7 Tips for Success

By |2021-04-17T04:04:42-06:00September 25th, 2018|Career Transition|

There are a number of Calgary-based organizations that are using video interviewing platforms such as Skype for live interviews and HireVue for recorded interviews. Proponents claim that the tools reduce bias and increase diversity, candidate flexibility, and recruiter productivity. What is your take on these tools? Approaching either of these interview situations requires some preparation. As a [...]

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