As Alberta’s unemployment rate continues to rise, working professionals are finding it harder to find a job in their chosen field, some CPAs included. Indeed, these are trying times for all Albertans, and while it’s not exactly breaking news anymore, the reality is that nobody knows how long it will last.
CPA Alberta Career Services
CPA Alberta offers a variety of services that can help those Alberta CPAs who find themselves unemployed or under-employed get back to meaningful work as quickly as possible. From workshops to resume review services, job opportunities to career resources, CPA Alberta is committed to assisting Alberta CPAs in developing their careers.
There are a number of upcoming sessions that may be of particular interest to those going through an unexpected lull in their careers:
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Meet and Mingle at Networking Events – December 6 in Calgary
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Meet and Mingle at Networking Events – December 8 in Edmonton
Workshop: Staying Positive During a Job Search – December 8 in Edmonton
Workshop: Staying Positive During a Job Search – December 14 in Calgary
Other Career Resources
There are also a number of external resources that may be of value to those Alberta CPAs facing employment challenges.
The GoldMind Project
One of those is the GoldMind Project, which is a grassroots movement supported by underemployed Calgary professionals, Higher Landing and the business community who are committed to promoting the full utilization of Alberta’s high-caliber workforce. The GoldMind Project, which takes place on December 7, will feature guest speakers such as:
- Dr. Easton Wren – Oil and gas executive, Moderator
- Sebastian Sztabzyb – Co-founder, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters
- Mary Moran – President & CEO, Calgary Economic Development
- Jackie Rafter – President, Higher Landing Inc.
- Closing Speaker – TBA
- Carol Howes – Vice President, Communications & Petroleum Labour Market Information, Enform
December 7, 2016
Where: TELUS Convention Center, 120 – 9 Avenue SE CalgaryTHE
When: 1 pm – 4 pm followed by networking reception
Who should attend: Unemployed and underemployed Calgary professionals, hiring managers and stakeholders concerned about
the future of Calgary’s professional talent pool.
Cost: $30 (no charge for professionals in transition)
For more information or to register for this half-day event, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/goldmind-project-re-engaging-calgarys-exceptional-talent-tickets-29026132945
The Re-engage Program is led by Calgary Economic Development and Alberta Human Services, and is a series of workshops designed to support laid-off professionals and skilled trades as they re-engage for future work opportunities. Events like this are also a great opportunity to hear from inspiring guest speakers who can share stories of their hard times and successes.
Articles of Interest
The approaching holiday season doesn’t have to mean a pause to a job search. The following articles show how to leverage the festive season:
- 5 Ways to Advance Your Job Search During the Holidays
- Holiday Party Your Way to a New Job
- Are Recruiters on YOUR Holiday Card List?
- Surviving Holiday Parties: Networking for Introverts
- Building Your Personal Brand During the Holidays
- Holiday Networking Like a Pro
- New Job for the New Year
For more career resources and tips, visit the CPA Alberta website.