There is a new trend in employment in Canada. People who are older are entering or re-entering the work force. They bring with them some skills and experience that employers want. Experienced workers are, loyal, attend work on time, have a commitment to doing a job right, are great team workers and have a large network of friends and connections in the community. An experienced worker can make a business shine! But for many of us who are over 55 we have our own set of barriers. Some of us haven't made a resume in years. We haven't done an interview and we have never applied for a job on line. Recently the Community Service Centre has started a new program called TIOW or The Transition Initiative for Older Workers. The purpose of this program is to give people aged 55 to 64 the skills they need to obtain work in today's job market. We have a plan and you are part of it. If you are interested in getting more information see our Transition Initiative page or contact Gladys at (306)-953-4464 for more information.
Surveys have shown that most people make a New Years resolution, but the same surveys show that most people don't carry through with their plan. The most common resolution seems to be getting in shape. That can be hard to do. You have to do a whole list of things by yourself. Sometimes it's hard work and sometimes it's not fun. It can become easy to give up. Some people hire a personal trainer to help them focus on getting fit. Having a personal trainer increases your chance of success by over 80%. What if you are looking for a job? Here at the Community Service Centre we have Vocational Counselors who are like your own personal job finding trainer. Their goal is to help you find that job you are looking for. Our counselors can work with you one on one, or maybe in a Job Finding Club setting. If you have a resolution to find employment call us and one of our Counselors will give you the help you need make 2019 a very happy New Year! Robert - Vocational Counselor.