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Summary

  • 20+ years’ experience writing successful resumes and cover letters
  • Provides one on one customized service for people in Kingston and area
  • Demonstrated ability to help clients apply for and get the job they want
  • Approachable, supportive and able to help negotiate the Labour Market
  • Certified in the use of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.), Personality Dimensions and
    Career Focusing tools; experience using the Creative Problem Solving method

Relevant Skills & Experience

  • A clear, concise, direct writing and speaking style; easy to understand
  • Familiar with current job search and on line application methods
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Labour Market and best practices for job search, networking and job attainment

Employment Experience

Career & Life Skills Coach (self-employed)
AccessAbility, Kingston, ON
1993 – present
  • Assists clients with job search, networking and self-promotion
  • Writes effective, targeted resumes and cover letters resulting in a high percentage of interviews and job attainment
  • Administers assessments to help clients determine jobs that are a good fit
  • Provides interview coaching and career management strategies

Job Search/Employment Training Facilitator

  • 15 years’ experience providing Job Search, Employment Readiness and Career Transition programs for individuals upgrading and retraining
  • Facilitated groups for unemployed people, assisting them in regaining self-esteem, solving problems and developing goal attainment plans
  • Provided Employment programs for H.R.D.C. (Human Resources Development Canada), Loyalist College, Microsoft Office User Specialist program and professional and blue collar displaced workers

Professional Development

Life Skills Coach – Phase 2 training
Life Skills Coach – Phase 1 training
Career Focusing™
Personality Dimensions Level 1
Effective Writing
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Psychology
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Introduction to Teacher of Adults
Introduction to Interviewing
Life Skills Coach
Y.W.C.A. Toronto, ON
Y.W.C.A. Toronto, ON
Jobmatics, Seeley’s Bay, ON
Career Life Skills, Concord, ON
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Loyalist College, Belleville, ON
O.I.S.E. University of Toronto, ON
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON