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Addressing Challenges & Sharing New Skills — Ashutosh’s Success Story

January 28, 2019 | by WCG Services

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  Ashutosh came to the Calgary Career Hub in July 2018 after having been unemployed for a year following a re-organization. He had used this time to do an EMBA program which he expected to complete in August and then rejoin the workforce. Despite being very experienced and with a long resume, Ashutosh was experiencing […]

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Tackling Unique Challenges – Dustin’s Success Story

January 2, 2019 | by WCG Services

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Dustin was unemployed and looking for part-time work. As a youth with Autism and non-verbal communication, Dustin had unique challenges and abilities. He was receiving services from New Direction and financial support through Community Living BC. It was suggested to Dustin and his family that they reach out to WorkBC in Smithers to seek a […]

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Tapping The Hidden Job Market – Kelly’s Success Story

December 15, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Kelly was getting interviews but was not getting job offers. He had been unemployed for a year when he found Calgary Career Hub (CCH) online and applied.   The main goals identified for Kelly were to help him feel confident in answering interview questions and to give him strategies so he was comfortable networking. He […]

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Discovering a New HR Career – Marsha’s Success Story

December 14, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Marsha had not worked in Calgary since 2017 when she moved out east to be with her family. When she returned to Calgary a year later, she wanted to make a fresh start and considered a career change to human resources. Previously her entire career was in administration, and although she had coordinated projects and […]

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Excelling With Management Skills – MyAn’s Success Story

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MyAn was under-employed for six months, and as someone who likes to keep busy, was feeling highly anxious to get back to work. With increasing pressure from her family and decreasing self-confidence, she was even considering roles that were below her skill set. Her most recent experience was in non-profits, but she hoped to return […]

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A Fresh Perspective – Doug’s Success Story

November 28, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Doug had the skills and experience necessary to be a great employee, but he was not hearing back from employers. Frustrated, he decided to try a different approach to his job search and came to the Calgary Career Hub (CCH). The biggest barrier to employment for Doug was that he had been out of the […]

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Discovering and Applying Strengths – Akiko’s Success Story

November 8, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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 […]

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Learning About Canada Leads to Success

October 4, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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 […]

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Learning to Job Search and Interview with Confidence

September 6, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Qamar was a recent graduate with a very specialized skill as a Chemical Petroleum Engineer.  Timing was Qamar’s biggest challenge in his job search. While Alberta has been recovering from the recession, and there has been some strong economic growth, the market is still saturated with engineering candidates. After three months of applying and no […]

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Retrains for Work After Health Setback

September 5, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Melody experienced a health setback that left her with a disability and that required she work from home. Due to her change in circumstances, her skills and professional training were suited to roles that she could no longer work in. She looked at different employment options but she was unsure about how to move forward and was unemployed for two and a half years when she visited WCG’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Smithers. She decided to try WorkBC when a friend of hers said that it had helped her to find work.

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