Speaker

Knowing my topic to an exceptional depth, and loving speaking to groups from small to large, I continue to develop my list of speaking topics. And I think that what distinguishes me from many is my genuine desire to educate and empower Canadian job seekers. I share generously.

Here are a few that may be perfect for your group or event:

Landing that $100K Plus Job

Your resume plays a role in this. I love to see the expression on faces when I clarify and demystify recruitment, specifically the role of the written documents, which may include the resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, and other portfolio pieces.

 

Getting Over a Layoff

A layoff can be as hard as getting over a romantic breakup! A guide or process can smooth out the rough patches, get you over the worst, and restore your self-confidence or build it beyond where it was before the breakup, oops, layoff.

 

Career Management 101

Recent research confirms that Canadian workers have little knowledge of career management. From resumes to annual performance reviews, there are rather easy and straightforward steps to take to climb the career ladder, earn more money, negotiate better benefits, and feel more in control. Many are a win-win for employer and employee.

If you have a career topic in mind, I'd love to hear about it. Do call me at 778.269-5627 or email me at newleafresumes@gmail.com.

 

Empowering Job Seekers with Career Management Strategies

I enjoy sharing my rich knowledge of resume strategy in workshops.

How to write a strategic resume and cover letter and how to interview effectively are typical workshop topics. The resume and cover letter workshop also touches on how to distinguish one's self from competitors with additional documents - unique and seldom used documents. The interview workshop does not rely on "pat answers" but goes deep into strategy. Powerful stuff!

 

Recent workshop participants had this to say:

Communitech, Peer2Peer Job Search Support Group, Kitchener

“A sincere thank you for such a coherent and detailed review. I will definitely perform the necessary amendments to my resume. 

Going to the event, I could not have even imagined the lecture to be so valuable and the information so practical. Enjoyed every minute, noted all valuable pieces of advice. 

Ms. Clark, you are a true scholar and an undoubted professional. 

Once again, a sincere thank you. It was a true pleasure to have met you.”

Military Family Services, Department of National Defence, webinar:
I have attended a fair number of webinars over the years and this one was by far one of the most helpful and relevant ones. I'm about to get back into (name of profession) after a rather long absence and Stephanie really nailed it for me. Still terrifying, but now I feel like I have a starting place for putting out a good resume. So thank you!

 

Communitech Job Seekers' Group, Kitchener, ON:
“By far, Stephanie was the best speaker we've had.”
“excellent / revealing - there is much more to a resume than I ever knew...:)”
“Great information! Clearly there is an art to resume and cover letter writing.”

 

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Nanaimo, BC:Your warm and energetic personality was inspiring to me and to see your passion for what you are doing is infectious. Thank you for that.I thought that your class was excellent, I really appreciated your passion for your work, I thought it was a really good structure, and your booklet is very handy.

Thanks again for coming and sharing your professional knowledge with our class yesterday. It was a nice refreshing approach to the typically dull approach to resumes that we have all become accustomed to. If you can manage to be so excited about producing resumes for total strangers, that positive energy encourages me to summon up the same level of excitement for finding my own dream job.I would like to thank you once again for the wonderful presentation you gave to my students. I appreciate the time you took to research the current needs of employers hiring students, and for preparing an informative presentation and reference package. Many students commented on helpful your tips were and that they felt more prepared and confident going to interviews.

 

Unabashedly passionate about writing resumes and enthusiastic to share my knowledge, I welcome inquiries for half or full day workshops for groups of from five to 20. Class participants reliably mention the energy with which I teach, and also appreciate the workbook and exercises that I provide:

 

Thank you for your presentation at CSNN last week. You had some great ideas that I had never thought of. It's been many years since I've done a resume for myself. 

You were very organized and the notes were very helpful. You had some great ideas for standing out in the job market. I especially liked the book list suggestion - simple, yet unique.

 

I love to speak

For a somewhat shy person, I really enjoy getting up in front of a crowd and transforming boredom into engagement! My enthusiasm, as noted by the above participants, really comes through!

In the past I have delivered 1-1.5 hour seminars and webinars, as well as key-note presentations. I will absolutely customize a topic for your group and event!

Organizations that have used my services are:

Department of National Defence, Government of Canada - Military Family Services 2017 & 2018 - Delivered four webinars

Communitech Job Seekers' Group (Kitchener) - Communicating Your Value (2017) &  Career Management (2018)

Halton Region Job Fair (Burlington) - multiple sessions providing complimentary resume assessments and support

National Job Fair (Toronto)

Corporation of the City of Kitchener

A Growing List of Canadian High Schools (Perth County, Waterloo Region, Grey Bruce County)

Medix School

TrIOS School

Liaison School of Culinary Arts

BCJobsPlan: Job Fair

Vancouver Island Regional Library