Preserving Your Confidence and Mental Health During a Career Transition: Interview with Derrick Shirley, Registered Psychologist

By |2022-09-21T08:35:40-06:00September 21st, 2022|Career Transition|

Derrick Shirley is a Registered Psychologist with a private practice based in Calgary, Alberta. Derrick's work focuses on career counselling, men's mental health, youth transitioning to adulthood, relationship health, and anxiety and depression. Derrick works with Cenera and Career Partners International as part of the Career Transition team. With Cenera, Derrick leads workshops and monthly group sessions for [...]

How to Leverage Your Personal Brand in a Career Transition

By |2022-07-05T11:13:29-06:00July 6th, 2022|Career Transition|

Facing a career transition is challenging, but it can also be an incredibly exciting time of personal growth and exploration. Whether you’re looking to change careers or find a new role in the same field, a career transition is a great opportunity to take stock of your unique skills and attributes, consider your goals and [...]

Why Career Transition Support Still Matters In a Hot Employment Market

By |2022-06-08T10:24:30-06:00May 18th, 2022|Career Transition|

Scorching. On fire. Hot. You may have recently heard these “buzz words” about Canada’s labour market. According to Statistics Canada, Canada’s labour market added 337,000 jobs in February, more than balancing the loss of 200,000 jobs in January. Canada’s jobless rate has fallen to below pre-pandemic levels. A candidate-driven market where job postings are bountiful, [...]

Case Study: Lance’s Career Transition Experience with Cenera

By |2022-03-01T15:45:19-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Career Transition, Executive Coaching|

In our new blog segment, we're interviewing some of our past Career Transition program participants to learn more about how they approached their job search and the services and supports they received from Cenera throughout their Career Transition process. Today we chat with Lance V., who participated in our Career Transition program in 2021. Hi [...]

Five Strategies to Optimize Your Application for Remote Roles

By |2022-01-12T13:45:04-07:00December 15th, 2021|Career Transition, Executive Search|

According to research from Statistics Canada, as of January 2021, 32% of Canadian employees worked most of their hours from home – that's compared to just 4% in 2016! The same research also showed that 80% of new remote workers wanted to work at least half of their hours from home once the pandemic is over. So, while [...]

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 [...]

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