New Home, New Skills, New Career
Victoria was new to Medicine Hat and looking for work, but she was concerned that her foreign education and experience might hold her back. She had moved to Medicine Hat because her husband is a member of the British military stationed at the nearby Canadian Forces Base Suffield.
Victoria approached Being Human Services, an employment agency funded by the Government of Alberta, for help. She attended workshops on resumés, cover letters and job interviews. She also met with a Job Developer who helped her identify her transferable skills, develop her networking skills, practice her job interviewing skills, and got her thinking about new career options.
"Being Human Services was an invaluable support helping me update my resume, identify my strengths and improve my rusty interview skills. I am now thoroughly enjoying working as an Executive Assistant at Medicine Hat College in a busy and interesting role that suits me down to the ground.”