Outstanding Career Professional Award

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AWARD WINNER It is always an honour to win an award for my work in the field of career development. This year I won the Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) “Outstanding Career Professional Award” for my years of work in the field. “This award recognizes outstanding achievements from a practitioner supporting clients in the Canadian career community.” Career Professionals of … Read more

Other Attributes

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EMPLOYERS VALUE ATTRIBUTES It’s common for employers to say, “I can train people to do a job, but I can’t change their attitude”.  What they are talking about is the attributes you bring to the position.  Along with attitude, this includes your personality traits, individual characteristics, interests, temperament and values.  For example, an employer can teach someone to run a … Read more

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Attributes

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KSAO You may have run into the acronym KSAO at some point along your career path.  This is a term used in Human Resources to reference Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Attributes.  These are the four areas that are important to employers when they are hiring.  If your resume, letters, portfolio and interviews can touch on all four of these, … Read more

Career Reflection

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REFLECTING ON PAST EXPERIENCES In our busy day-to-day lives we don’t often take time to recognize our accomplishments; we are too busy moving on to the next challenge.  Developing a resume can actually be a gift, because it gives you a reason to stop and reflect back on your work, education and life experiences and take stock of your successes.  … Read more

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