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 [...]

5 Tough Questions… Are you Ready?

By |2021-07-07T07:33:08-06:00August 9th, 2018|Career Transition|

At its worst, an interview becomes a series of stilted questions and answers.  At its best, it is a conversation between people invested in the discussion and keenly interested in learning more about one another. We don’t advocate memorizing answers to interview questions.   You should, however, spend time determining what information you want to share [...]

Job Loss and Mental Health

By |2021-07-07T07:32:54-06:00May 7th, 2018|Career Transition|

Working in the field of career transition reveals that each person’s situation and reaction to job loss is uniquely their own.  Some individuals come to us fired up and ready to work on their resume, LinkedIn profile and networking strategy. However, sometimes we meet individuals who are tired, scared, and having trouble envisioning a positive [...]

The Overwhelming Rise of Recruitment Technology (part 2/2)

By |2021-07-07T07:33:34-06:00December 12th, 2017|Career Transition|

In part 1 of this 2-part series I told you about a recent experience I had with job seekers who were overwhelmed by impact technology has had on job search over the past 10 years. We discussed embracing change and letting the technology work for you. You can read part one here In this second [...]

The Overwhelming Rise of Recruitment Technology (part 1/2)

By |2021-07-07T07:33:24-06:00December 7th, 2017|Career Transition|

I recently had the opportunity to meet with a diverse group (skill, experience, age) of professionals who are in career transition. The proposed topic was "video interviewing", which rapidly morphed into "video interviewing: how not to hate it". The conversation that ensued made me contemplate the level of overwhelm that these professionals were experiencing. Many [...]

New Name, Same Partner

By |2021-04-17T04:04:43-06:00September 26th, 2017|Career Transition, Global Partners|

Cenera was pleased to learn that our Career Partners International (CPI) partner in Edmonton has re-branded as Pathfind.  Pathfind will continue to deliver service excellence focused on Outplacement, Recruitment, HR Consulting and Coaching in Edmonton and northern Alberta. “We believe in what we do – and how we do it”, says Domenic Gallace, CEO.  “We [...]

Lessons Learned

By |2021-04-17T04:04:43-06:00January 3rd, 2017|Career Transition, Executive Coaching, Marketing|

The recent death of Alan Thicke, the Canadian writer, actor, songwriter, and game, pageant and talk show host, has certainly saddened millions of people. He positively touched the lives of everyone he met and his upbeat and winning personality was to be admired. Alan’s death, while shocking and untimely, has caused me to reflect on [...]

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