Tag Archives: Retirement Career

The Domino Effect!

July statistics showed record highs in average house prices in many regions.  Of note, Nanaimo is now at $410,000, Victoria $741,000 and Vancouver $1,500,000 for a single detached home. Gradually rising prices do not create the scenario that we are … Continue reading

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Parlour Games

It is disturbing to me that personality assessments are sometimes being used in a way that devalues their use as a management tool. The prevalence of online personality quizzes that give you a four-letter type looking like a Myers-Briggs Assessment® … Continue reading

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So You Want to Move to Vancouver Island!

As an employment counsellor in Central Vancouver Island I saw 6 or 7 people a month who were new to the area and looking for work.  Typically they were from large metropolitan centres such as Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary or Vancouver.  … Continue reading

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‘Been There, Done That’ Degree

My career advice to any young person is, “Get as much education as you can.” This will give you entry into your chosen field.  It doesn’t matter whether you are choosing a vocational or academic career path.  The most important … Continue reading

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Is Your Résumé Relevant?

I’m seeing more and more attention given to how you should write a résumé, articles telling us the résumé is dead, that we need an online résumé, maybe include video and graphics.  We are told that keywords matter and that … Continue reading

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The Other Recycling

Does your business recycle? I’m not referring to plastic and paper but something else that can make a real difference to your business. I’m referring to mentors, those valuable older workers who have ‘been there – done that’, the sometimes … Continue reading

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Changing Careers?

Do you remember getting your first job?  Likely it was through word of mouth as you didn’t have any work experience  I started mine when I was twelve working after school and weekends for a ceramics studio owned by a … Continue reading

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What is retirement?

There is a mental picture of retirement that comes to mind from the media representations of someone in a deck chair on a beautifully manicured beach with a Corona in their hand and the breeze in their hair. (Oh yes, … Continue reading

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Is Your Personality Ready for Retirement?

I don’t see myself every ‘retiring’. I may leave certain aspects of my work behind, but will continue to explore, grow, and share what I enjoy. My personality does not like to be idle. Sitting in front of a TV … Continue reading

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Is it Retirement or Another Career?

Think about it.  You worked for 35 – 40 years and during that time you planned what you were going to do for a career.  You educated yourself, got the experience you needed to do the job, and hopefully made … Continue reading

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