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Dr. Helen’s Blog – Career Development, Career Management, and HR

outplacement, coaching paid for by employer
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Outplacement … what you need to know.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges that many people in Oshawa (in the Greater Toronto Area, GTA) and in Alberta are currently facing. Then there's the ripple effect on other related businesses, suppliers, employees, and the broader economy. In this blog, I discuss outplacement, severance pay, and termination pay.
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working from home in a relaxed clothing
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Working from home – five ways it may work against you.

Last week I wrote about some of the advantages of working from home. But, is it for everyone? In this blog post, the second in a two-part series, I look at the downsides of working from home.
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working from home still isn't as common as other online activities
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Working from home … alone

In today’s world, we can do almost everything without leaving the comforts of our home.  There’s online shopping, therapy, advice and expertise, dining in courtesy of Uber Eats or Skip the Dishes, studying, and online dating. Yet, somehow, there's still resistance around working from home ...
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Dear Dr. Helen, how do I pick a career that’s just right for me?
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Dear Dr. Helen, how do I pick a career that’s just right for me?

Have you ever heard someone say, “I keep picking the wrong guy/girl”? What if we make similarly poor decisions when selecting our careers? Do we make unwise, impulsive choices when it comes to pursuing employment that can ultimately affect our livelihoods and professional development the same way that a bad romantic relationship can spoil our happiness?
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a positive attitude helps you succeed
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Positivity is your best action … take it to work

As an HR Consultant, Career Coach, and parent I try hard to make the best out of challenging situations. With that said, I agree that some things are hard to put a positive spin on. But, being positive or staying optimistic aren’t passive words to me ... especially at work.
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Mentorship talk at SparkFest
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Mentorship: a Predictor of Success

It's exciting and impressive to start or run your own business, at any age. But when you're just starting out, you don't have as much education from the school of hard knocks as older people do. This means that you have your work cut out for you. Similarly, when you’re just starting your career, there are lots of hidden obstacles that you only see in hindsight. Mentorship is useful in both situations.
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