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Are Your Clients Ready for the Gig Economy?

October 11, 2019 |

In some professions, the gig economy is not a new idea. Musicians, actors, artists, and writers have been working at gigs for the longest time. According to the BMO Wealth Management July 2018 report, the gig economy is growing at a phenomenal rate with 2.18 million Canadians being categorized as temporary workers by Statistics Canada in September 2017. I’m one of those 2.18 million workers. I’m no statistician, but these numbers tell me the gig economy is not going away and preparing our clients to face this new world order…

Marketing Clients With Disabilities To Employers

July 19, 2019 |

By Brent Warman. I work as an employment services coach at a not-for-profit agency in Calgary, Alberta, supporting developmentally disabled clients with their employment needs. I’m often asked what it takes to be successful in finding work for my clients. My answer to that question is that it involves the ability to “think outside the box.” Many of the strategies and tactics I’ve developed are not part of any formal job description, but they’ve led to many successes – for me, for my agency, and especially for my clients. Cultivate a…

How to Transform Your Clients into Preferred Candidates

June 14, 2019 |

By Lori Jazvac. I’ve learned that: You never know where your career journey will take you – it’s about remaining true to your values, having faith that things will work out better than imagined, and managing your career growth and satisfaction! I encourage my clients to embrace the same belief about their own careers. Have any of your clients ever experienced a “preferred candidate” situation? In my earlier career, I recall encountering this scenario. However, by believing strongly in my value and communicating how I could meet the employer’s business…

Teaching Clients How to Find “Real” People in a Job Search

March 22, 2019 |

This article has been edited for a career practitioner audience. The original was published on Jobscan.co on February 26th, 2019.  By Maureen McCann. Technology is constantly evolving and changing the way people search for work. Years ago, technology made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers via email, but with thousands of résumés being sent to human resources (HR) inboxes, HR departments quickly found themselves overwhelmed. Manually screening hundreds or thousands of résumés was neither cost-effective nor efficient. Enter Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). ATS automated the screening process, freeing humans from…

Lack of Degree? So What?

January 25, 2019 |

By Stephanie Clark. Since 2007, when I launched myself as a résumé writer, I have had a broad spectrum of clients. From entry level to senior executive, from every continent (except Antarctica, of course!), employed and unemployed. In this last category, several have landed at my virtual doorstep after being reorganized out by an employer for whom they had worked for most of their careers, sometimes as long as 25 years. After more than two decades with one employer, it’s almost predictable that these job seekers had worked their way…

Reflection on Canada Career Month’s Theme – “I Know I Can Because…”

November 16, 2018 |

By Stephanie Clark. Browsing through the Canada Career Month 2018 website led me to reflect on this year’s theme, “I Know I Can Because…” It is an optimistic phrase and so fitting for an event that focuses on the breadth and depth of skills found in our Canadian workforce. It seems to me that when we are young, we are encouraged to say, “yes I can.” But when we become adults, we are besieged by seemingly realistic reasons as to why we cannot. If we share our hopes and dreams, often…