The Pipeline – Career Compass Canada

the pipeline.   featured member Al Lutchin – Career Compass Canada Al Lutchin is President & CEO of Career Compass Canada – a leader in Strategic People Solutions and Career Transition services. He has served in senior management roles in both the private and public sectors. Al is Vice-President of The Rotary Club of Hamilton AM, co-chair of the Hamilton …

Creating a Culture of Leadership Accountability

BY KEVIN OSBORNE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SEATTLE Ineffective leaders can hide in plain sight in many organizations, even those often associated with great leadership. Often, the only thing that will reveal the leader’s challenges or flaws is the courage of one or more team members to “complain” about the leader’s behaviors. It’s almost always a last resort, and for …

Career Transition When You Haven’t Been Laid Off

BY JOHN MADIGAN, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – HARTFORD Is your career planning limited to thinking about your career options only when faced with a lay off? While company stability and long lasting employment may be things of the past, the average person will work 25 years or more. If this makes you wonder how you will get where you want …

Accelerate Your Career: The 4 Cs

BY MARTIN PLUMLEE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – NASHVILLE In a third party recruiting scenario, there are three critical stakeholders: Clients, Candidates and External Firms. Even in today’s candidate-driven market, competition remains the name of the game. Top candidates are receiving two or three job offers, not to mention a counter-offer to remain with their current employer. Whether considering a career …

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Q. There is plenty of information about getting prepared to go out on maternity leave. But how do I come back into a leadership role, act professionally, focus on work, and not be watching the clock to see what time I can leave to see my new daughter? I am not a kid — I married and had a child …

Remembering The Right to be Forgotten

BY RICK KLUMPENHOUWER, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CALGARY A colleague of mine received automated notices from two LinkedIn connections recently. This, of course, is what LinkedIn is there for – to keep you up to date and informed about the status and activities of professionals in your field. There was a difference about getting these notices, however. The two professionals …

Don’t risk your current job when searching

BY ELAINE VARELAS, KEYSTONE PARTNERS This article appeared in The Boston Globe. Elaine Varelas is Chairman of the Board for Career Partners International and Managing Partner of Keystone Partners. Q: Is there anything to protect an employee who is looking for a new job? If I ask someone who works at my current employer to put in a good word …

Musings: Real Engagement

BY BART MCCOY, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – COLORADO Ambiguous Engagement Many of our clients want to discuss their employee engagement when we meet. Before we go down that conversation path, I always attempt to clarify what, specifically, about employee engagement they want to discuss. Very often, the responses I hear are espousals or measures of the employee base as they …

When are you too old to make a career change?

This article appeared in The Boston Globe. Elaine Varelas is Chairman of the Board for Career Partners International and Managing Partner of Keystone Partners. Q: I am 35 years old and have been in sales since college. I don’t feel any satisfaction from my current role and am considering a change to the creative side of marketing. People say I’m …

Start Your Job Search Hard and Fast

BY CHRISTINE NOWICKI, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CHICAGO As a career transition coach, people often say during our initial meeting that they are thinking about taking some time off and ask me for my opinion on whether or not this is a good idea. I typically ask them how long and then, depending on their answer, my response is that …