Canada Career Month – What Have We Learned?

Canada Career Month 2016 is coming to an end and, at some point, those behind the initiative will likely evaluate its impact and determine its overall success. It has been exciting to see the evolution from career week to career month and how technology and social media have been leveraged to help spread the word. […]... Read More

Saudi Reflections on Career Engagement

This week I had the privilege of working with some of Saudi Arabia’s best and brightest young professionals and the expatriate career and HR specialists who support them. As co-developer of the Career Engagement model, it was encouraging to see how well the model represented their experiences and inspired strategies for achieving and sustaining career […]... Read More

Let’s “Talk” About Diversity

Life Strategies, and our President, Dr. Roberta Neault, is known for an incredible body of work focused on diversity and global career mobility, whether that is through consulting, presentations, webinars or publications. Here are links to two recent publications our blog readers may be interested in:   Career Development in a Global Economy: The Diverse […]... Read More

2015 . . . The Year to Finally Embrace the Chaos of “Career”

Many New Year’s resolutions focus on finding better or more satisfying work, improving work-life balance, or getting a raise or promotion. In seeking to fulfill these resolutions, people will set goals and create actions plans, and then be frustrated when these carefully-crafted plans fail. That may seem harsh but by now, nearing the end of […]... Read More
Where in the World

Where in the World?

Career Development Practitioners (CDPs) understand that many of the immigrants who come to Canada are highly skilled, educated, and ready to work in their pre-immigration careers. In fact, some have been actively recruited to come here as skilled workers in identified professions with skill gaps (e.g., doctors), already having their credentials and education reviewed by […]... Read More

Immigrant or Expatriate? There’s a Difference

Some people think that anybody working in Canada who’s “from away” is an immigrant – but that’s not always the case. However, we rarely think of Canadians working abroad as having emigrated (i.e., left Canada permanently). Instead we consider them expatriates. This is an interesting shift in perspective, with all sorts of career/life implications. Expatriates, […]... Read More

Where in the World…?

My online students, clients, and colleagues have often remarked on a similarity between my life and the old computer game, “Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?” They’ve mentioned posting on a course site or sending me an email, wondering where I’ll be responding from. I’ll use this blog to periodically check in and […]... Read More