Discovering and Applying Strengths – Akiko’s Success Story
November 8, 2018 | by WCG Services
Akiko spent the majority of her work life in customer service in a variety of industries including retail, transportation and animal services. She found herself out of work when one of Canada’s oldest retailers closed its doors. After struggling to find work, her confidence began to wane. “My confidence level coming into the LevelUp […]
Learning About Canada Leads to Success
October 4, 2018 | by WCG Services
Bahjat immigrated to Canada in 2017 bringing with him a wealth of sales experience in the construction and fabrication industries, where he had led sales teams of 5 to 10 people and 35 to 40 factory workers. He had managed projects ranging from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000. He also held a Bachelor of Arts degree in […]
Finding Confidence in Leadership
August 15, 2018 | by WCG Services
After two years of being unemployed, Tess’s confidence had spiraled downward to the point where she was afraid to apply or interview for jobs and, even though previous employers recognized her potential to grow into a leadership position, she lacked confidence in her ability to lead. That’s when she sought the help of LevelUp, delivered […]
Applying New Skills to Find a New Job
July 30, 2018 | by WCG Services
David found himself unemployed due to a lack of projects with his previous employer. After a year and a half of being unemployed, David sought the help of LevelUp, delivered by WCG Services. David lacked confidence in his networking, interview, and resume writing skills. He needed reinforcement and encouragement to find employment. David recognized […]
Transition from Business Owner to Manager
March 26, 2018 | by WCG Services
When she lost her company, she fell unemployed for two years. As a former business owner, she worried employers might think she would want to run the business rather than work for them. She hadn’t applied for a job in 27 years and was unsure of current job search strategies or how to write resumes of. She also carried feelings of isolation and loneliness and suffered from low self-esteem while looking for work.
Changes Career Path to Support People in Theirs
March 1, 2018 | by WCG Services
Julia immigrated to Canada and adopted Calgary as her new home. She worked in the city as a paralegal before moving into an executive assistant position in the energy sector. However, like many others in the industry, she was laid off in the economic downturn. Her daughter also recently left for university, leading Julia to reflect on her future career choices.
Building Leadership Skills and a Second Career
January 4, 2018 | by WCG Services
Nubia worked for over ten years in the oil and gas industry in Calgary, a city that is her adopted home. She was unemployed for two years when she registered for LevelUp in July 2017. She spoke English as a second language and struggled to communicate confidently. Feelings of low confidence spread to other aspects of herself and posed as a barrier for finding work. When she read an ad for LevelUp on Facebook, she thought the program may be able to help her.