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 [...]

Reinventing Your Career in a Tough Economy

By |2021-04-17T04:04:33-06:00November 12th, 2020|Career Transition|

The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic has Albertans rethinking their career choices, job search and priorities. And while it may seem scary to start thinking differently about what you truly want to do with your life during such turbulent times, it is a worthwhile risk to seek out opportunities that offer meaning, [...]

Leadership in Times of Layoffs

By |2021-04-17T04:04:35-06:00July 9th, 2020|Career Transition|

© 2016 by David Irvine. Permission to reprint and circulate was granted.  The decision to downsize and the choice of who is to be laid off can be so wrenching that many managers have little energy left to consider what happens after the layoff.  How do you help the shell-shocked survivors recover and move forward [...]

After Terminations, Support the Survivors

By |2021-04-17T04:04:35-06:00July 8th, 2020|Career Transition, Coaching|

Downsizing is a high-stress experience that everyone feels, whether it’s the loss of your job, witnessing layoffs within your company, giving the notifications, or just knowing friends and colleagues will be facing unemployment. As Calgary companies navigate change, Cenera's Career Transition professionals have supported organizations and individuals through the difficult process of employee terminations. And while it's [...]

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, [...]

Complimentary Career Transition Resources

By |2021-04-17T04:04:36-06:00April 24th, 2020|Career Transition|

If you are experiencing job loss due to COVID-19 and have no other professional support, we are here to help. It can seem overwhelming with so much to do, notifying friends and family, taking care of finances, making new plans for benefits, and starting a job search. Know that you are not alone and that [...]

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 [...]

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