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Office Manager Toronto – Part-Time

Office Manager required in Toronto at 7D Surgical – two days per week.

www.7DSurgical.com

Salary – Commensurate with candidate’s qualifications

Length of position – Permanent, part-time (2 days per week to start)

Location – 60 Scarsdale Road, Unit 118, Toronto, ON, M3Bc2R7

Company Description:

7D Surgical is a Toronto-based medical device company. We are developing the next generation of surgical navigation technologies that directly addresses major pain points associated with current systems: their difficulty of use, and lengthy setup time. We are looking for creative self-motivated team players who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are up to the challenges of bringing innovative medical devices to market.

Human Resources

  • New hire paperwork and orientation
  • Maintain company/employee files
  • Assist team with recruitment of new employees through multiple channels
  • Payroll support
  • Vacation/time off scheduling

Office Maintenance

  • Maintaining office + office supplies
  • Setting up for client meetings (includes coffee, catering etc)
  • Manage invoices and payments from all vendors + clients
  • Schedule employees’ performance reviews
  • Coordinate cleaning services, building repairs, maintenance, fire alarm monitoring, etc. (if required)
  • Ensure the office environment is kept neat and organized in common areas

Assistant Tasks

  • Support monthly reconciliation of financial records and accounts
  • Regular communication with bookkeeper
  • Prepare quarterly HST returns
  • Support SRED tax filings
  • Book travel for company employees, schedule meetings
  • Set up + confirm meetings
  • Managing invoices + client payments
  • Arrange for courier pick ups
  • Prepare documents, presentations, and materials as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Office Administration Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a role similar to the position description including office management and administrative assistant
  • Proficient in Office Suite
  • Proficient in quick books
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational skills + time management skills
  • Highly resourceful
  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Self-motivated and self-managing
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Attention to details

Note: The above description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities due to the nature of work performed to accomplish 7D Surgical’s Mission.

How to Apply:

Send your resume, referencing CareerFit Mom to: careers@7dsurgical.com

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“Who are the People in your Neighborhood?” – Why Networking with other Parents is Good for your Career

Think Differently about the networking you already Do

Networking is a dirty word for many of us.

The idea of “getting out there” to advance your career makes us feel uncomfortable.

I’d argue that as a mom, you’re already doing a lot of networking. It is the community you’re building with parents you meet at drop-in centres, playgrounds, mom’s groups and kid’s programs that can enhance your career in the short and long term.

Connect to Spark some Entrepreneurial Spirit:

I know many moms who formed friendships during maternity leave who went on to create successful business partnerships. Oaks ‘n acorns, the studio where I run my group fitness business is an example. The co-owners met in a mommy group and decided they didn’t want the experience to end…so they created a space where parents can hang out with their kids and other adults while learning and fun! There are many women who didn’t believe they had the skills to become entrepreneurs but then went on to pursue a business opportunity while on maternity leave. Often times it was meeting other moms with kids the same age that became the catalyst for some amazing business collaborations.

If you don’t partner with another mom on your entrepreneurial venture, you will gain the support of other parents as you launch your own business. Before I started CareerFit Mom I utilized my mom’s group for market research through an online questionnaire. Their feedback was invaluable and many of them became my first clients!

Connect to Reinvent Your Career:

If you are considering making a career change, knowing the professional backgrounds of other parents is crucial. Your “mom network” is a resource to discover new opportunities and potential contacts that can help you move forward.

Be genuinely interested in what people do in their careers by asking them about their professional life. You may find yourself at a playdate where the kids are happily engaged and your conversation with the other mom leads to careers. Learn what path she took and discuss the commonalities and differences you have in your educational and professional lives. You may even discover people or experiences you have in common, which further cements your bond.

Connect to Help Others (and Yourself!) Advance a Career:

When you are linked into the career backgrounds and ambitions of the parents in your community, you can offer your own guidance, support and connections. The more you help others, the more people will remember to recommend you for a coveted job opening or provide an introduction to a hiring manager you need to meet. I call this “Career Karma” – what goes around, comes around!

So as you get to know more parents, ask about their careers and tell them about your own. You’ll develop confidence in your career story and naturally create new professional opportunities. Don’t forget to connect with your new mom friends on LinkedIn when you get home from that playdate!

 

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Transitioning Back to Work after Maternity Leave

 

Used under the Flickr Creative Commons license Photo by: Sal / Wondermonkey2k

Used under the Flickr Creative Commons license Photo by: Sal / Wondermonkey2k

Ah, the emotional roller coaster that comes with a parental leave from work.

Before and during your pregnancy, you feel fully engaged and enthusiastic about progressing your career. The first few months with your baby throws everything into a crazy mess as you get to know your child. For many of my clients, it is difficult to transition from work to being at home with a baby. Not only is your job a big part of your self-esteem and confidence, it is also where you spent the majority of your waking hours. Now you’re awake all the time as a new mom dealing with your infant’s needs. As your maternity leave draws to a close, you feel anxious about what the world of work will look like upon your return and how you’ll cope with leaving your baby with another caregiver.

 

It is smart to have a loose strategy about how you plan to communicate with work while you’re on maternity leave. Having some informal interactions will keep you in the loop and help reduce anxiety. It’s almost like desensitizing yourself to the shock of going to back. Here are my tips for how soon and how often to touch base and what kind of communication is most appropriate.

When Baby Arrives:

Send an email to your closest work contacts – to your manager, direct reports and significant colleagues. They will want to share your joy! Write a brief message to let them know you made it through your journey. Introduce your child by name and include a photo because they’ll definitely want to see if your baby looks like you!

Show and Tell:

A visit to the workplace can be a nice outing if yours is a safe and welcoming environment for a baby. Arrange a time with anyone you’re close to and make sure your boss is aware you’re coming in. This will be a good time to touch base but keep it light and personal. You don’t need to be dragged into your responsibilities or projects. Simply say hello to your replacement but stop yourself from looking over their shoulder at your old work.

Only go into the office if you are really interested and ready. It may take, 6, 8 or 12 weeks to feel like you have it “together” enough to make an appearance. For me, there happened to be a company holiday party scheduled for about 6 weeks after my twins were born. My husband and I attended with the babies but I felt anxious the entire time. In retrospect it was probably too early for me to feel comfortable attending a big event with my colleagues passing the girls around from person to person.

Staying Connected Online:

Enjoy your maternity leave and if you’d like to, keep in touch via email or social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram with your close friends from work. Make it a social conversation and let them know up front how much office news you want to be made aware of.

Lunch Dates:

Perhaps schedule a lunch or coffee date about halfway through your leave, if you have a close relationship with your co-workers. One of my clients appreciated her invitation to another colleague’s office baby shower. It felt nice to be included and gave her a chance to see her work contacts in a social setting. Otherwise, it is perfectly fine to disengage from work to focus on your new job of being a mom.

Communicating About Returning to Work:

Thinking about when your leave ends or if you choose to go back earlier than one year, contact your manager and/or Human Resources about two months before. Let them know your anticipated Return to Work date and book a meeting to speak to your boss about what you can expect upon your return. Try to find childcare if possible for that meeting so you can focus on the conversation without being distracted. This is your chance to determine what you’ll be coming back to in terms of projects and priorities.

Re-establishing your Professional Status:

As you get back into the swing of things at work, make sure you’re asking smart questions such as:

What are the most important things I can accomplish in my first 6 weeks back?

  • Ask this so you understand what the expectations are and so you can negotiate them to ensure they are realistic before you jump back into work.

Were there any challenges while I was away?

  • Understanding this will give you line of sight to any problems the team or company dealt with over your maternity leave. It shows you’re sensitive to what your colleagues worked on while you were away and gives you a bit of history to help you better tackle those outstanding issues when you’re back.

What new people or initiatives should I be introduced to?

  • Make sure you are aware of what your team’s goals will be in the next year and how you can support them. Also, meeting new employees and stakeholders will be crucial in helping to integrate you back into your work “groove”.

Keeping some contact with work during your one year maternity leave will help you feel loosely connected to what’s going on in your professional life. Knowing some of the office politics and goings-on will reduce anxiety about returning to work. Try to find some appropriate times and ways to keep in contact while you stretch yourself in a completely new way – as a mom dealing with the most unpredictable but joyful experience you’ll ever face!

 

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Considering a Career Change after Maternity Leave

 

New Mom - New Career-

Before I had my twins I was 110% engaged and energized by my career. While pregnant I was entirely certain that I’d continue my career in corporate HR after maternity leave. I looked forward to advancing in my company and taking on additional professional challenges.

It was a surprise that I felt completely different once Hillary and Luba were born. I became increasingly anxious about returning to work and I wasn’t as excited about my role or organization as I had been prior to my maternity leave. My husband and I considered the high costs of childcare and decided that I would stay home while the girls were in their early years.

It was such a relief to make that decision! After an exhausting year of caring for newborns, I was finally feeling more at ease as a mother. And, it was just starting to get really fun for me.

Working part-time helped supplement our family’s finances and it felt great to contribute by eliminating childcare expenses while earning some extra income. I revitalized my fitness career by teaching classes where childcare was available and personal training in the evenings and weekends when my husband was home.

So began my journey of career reinvention. Using my Human Resources and recruiting knowledge, I began coaching other moms on their job search strategies and resumes. After two and a half years of staying home with my daughters I officially launched my business, CareerFit Mom.

What Is Next For You?

I’ve worked with many moms who transition their professional lives into something that is a better fit for them and their families. I love uncovering the varying career options my clients have and supporting them while they look for a new position. I often see opportunities for others that they’ve never considered for themselves!

If you think you might want to try a new career direction, begin by identifying what you love to do. I did a video a few years ago to help you start thinking about your transferrable skills.  Brainstorm the tasks you enjoy in your current and previous positions, your day-to-day life and the things you do for fun. Write everything down so you can come back to these skills when researching new job opportunities, writing your resume and discussing your personal brand.

Transferrable Skills

What experiences do you have that will be relevant to another career? Look at some lists of transferrable skills and write down accomplishments you’ve had that demonstrate those skills. For example, accomplishments related to the transferrable skill Verbal Communication could include:

  • public speaking to groups of up to 100
  • establishing buy-in with internal/external stakeholders
  • managing direct reports with clear instructions
  • translating complex financial data into easy to understand concepts

Going through this transferrable skill exercise creates more content for your resume and LinkedIn profile – all tools you’ll need as you launch your new job search.

Talk It Out:

Finding a new job is often a numbers game – the more you speak positively about your search, the more it becomes top of mind for others and the more likely you are to get a crucial referral. So when someone asks, “what’s new?” engage them in your goals by responding, “I’ve recently decided to make a career change and have had great success with networking. Here’s the role I’m considering…do you know anyone who might be able to help me?”

Enjoy The Journey

I meet many mothers who cannot imagine returning to their previous job after maternity leave. For some, the work isn’t interesting enough for them to want to leave their children. Others have terrible commutes or the work hours aren’t family friendly. Whatever your reason for wanting to reinvent your career, know that the journey to finding your next step may be challenging. But it is a process in which you get to really know yourself and create more balance in your life as a working mom.

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Four Ways for Stay-At-Home Moms to Professionally Develop for FREE

Photo of Books by Ahson WardakBeing home with kids as a primary caregiver means you make different financial decisions. I didn’t return to my corporate HR job after my maternity leave. Upon making that decision my husband and I slashed our household budget. Ok, I can drop the expensive vacations (sob!) and eat less frequently at restaurants, but the biggest cumulative loss was the professional development fees we eliminated. I used to shell out over a thousand dollars annually on courses, certifications, conferences, etc.

I love learning and didn’t want to stagnate. I wasn’t sure when I was going to return to work, but I knew I wasn’t going to stay at home forever. I challenged myself to uncover free professional development and learning opportunities.

When your main job is caregiver to your delicious little kids, you should also carve out time to stretch your mind and enhance your knowledge. Many of my clients who want to return to careers after years spent out of the workforce don’t know what type of job they’re even interested in. Investing time into developing your interests and wisdom will make the career transition process so much easier. You’ll have a better sense of what interests you and will already possess many of the skills required to land a job in that area.

Here are five ideas to get you back into learning – FREE of any costs!

  1. Read books borrowed from the library or from friends.

If you read one book a month on a professional topic that interests you, can you imagine how much knowledge you would gain in a year? My goal in 2016 is to read one health book and one career/business book a month. I recently heard that if you read three books on a topic you will have expert knowledge of that subject!

Check out books from the library or ask friends for their recommendations (and to borrow/exchange books with them). Looking for a good list of personal development books? One of my favourite career coaches, Dan Miller, has a very comprehensive list.

Another idea to enhance your understanding is to meet up with friends to discuss a book you’ve all read. A more professional take on your traditional book club (or as we call ours, “Snack Club”), you will benefit from what others got out of the reading. One of my clients started a book club where the members took turns reading and summarizing a book for the other members each month. This might work for you if you’re finding it challenging to get through even reading the newspaper. I know that was my situation when I was caring for my toddler twins!

  1. Listen to Podcasts

I discovered podcasts a year ago and fell in love with the amazing free content I could find everyday. I use the Apple Podcast App but there are others for Android  and iPhone.

Download an episode for when you’re out of the house – I play them via Bluetooth while driving or listen on headphones when I’m walking to pick the kids up from school. I also stream podcasts during my “dead” time: when I’m folding laundry, cleaning the kitchen and working out. It makes those tasks more bearable!

Not one episode goes by where I don’t pick up:

  • another book to add to my reading list
  • a productivity hack like a new app or online resource
  • an inspiring idea to take action on

Listening to podcasts has really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I love the thinking time I get while absorbing the information and much of what I’ve learned I’ve been able to share with clients. We all benefit!

My Favourite Personal Development Podcasts:

  1. Read blogs

There is so much content available online and following blogs gives you an efficient way of capturing great information. Feedly is a good app that organizes the online content you’re following so you can quickly scroll through and share on your social channels. If reading a whole book is too much to fit into your busy schedule, try reading blog posts instead.

LinkedIn “Pulse” offers news and blog posts that you can customize to your industry so you stay on top of what’s happening. You can also follow what your connections have posted within LinkedIn and ‘Like/Comment/Share’ on the LinkedIn platform – another easy way to nurture your network.

My Favourite Bloggers:

  • Doris Clark – she writes about personal branding
  • William Arruda – another personal branding “guru”
  • Fit is a Feminist Issue 
  • Phil Brown – my father-in-law: a talented writer and overall cool guy
  • Jenny Ellison – a client – Jenny is really smart! She brings historical context to women’s sports, body image and health in Canada. I wish she could have been my prof at Trent University but our decades didn’t align!
  1. Create a Mastermind Group

Barbara Sher, the author of I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was calls these groups your “Success Team”. Find a group of likeminded moms with a similar schedule and arrange to rotate a meeting at each other’s homes once a month. Discuss your goals, ask for resources and help. These ladies will keep you accountable to your goals, ask you the tough questions you need to consider and push you to be better.

I developed really strong friendships with a number of women I met at a mom’s group and we’d meet regularly at parks or each other’s homes for playdates. It’s because of Brenda and Melissa that I actually started my CareerFit Mom business! (Thank you ladies!) They saw the skills I had and the potential to turn them into an entrepreneurial venture. They brainstormed the name of my business and tag lines, helped me choose my logo and promoted me endlessly. I’m forever grateful.

I have participated in other Mastermind groups with some very talented colleagues: Joanne Collins and Isabelle Moreau. I just hope I offer as much value-added insight to them as they provide me!

Surrounding yourself with positive people is key to your success. Find women who will help you not only with your parenting dilemmas but the ways in which you can self-improve. It feels good to support others in their goals and play a part in someone else’s achievements.

If finding “real” people is tough based on your schedule or location, try finding a Facebook group that you can join and interact with. Or join Groups within LinkedIn. There are thousands available and you can search for them by industry or job function. Recruiters also troll Groups to find suitable candidates for positions they are filling. It’s a great way to profile yourself, as long as you’re adding value. Start a conversation or contribute to one. Read the discussion threads to learn about a new sector you’re interested in.

More tips on starting a mastermind…

Continuing to learn will help you stay current for when and if you do return to work. You won’t feel out of the loop, you’ll have more knowledge and you’ll be more credible. Choose one of my four ideas and take action on it right away. In less than a month I guarantee you’ll have advanced your understanding of a subject and you’ll feel more ready for a career transition when the time is right.

To get the most out of your content check out these tips on how to absorb and utilize your learning

Happy learning!

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Classroom Presenters for Scientists in School

If you have school aged kids, you’ve probably heard of Scientists In School.

I just found out the Toronto territory is in need of new Classroom Presenters!  What a great job for moms – flexible, part-time and FUN.  My kids LOVED their Scientists in School workshops and look forward to them every year.  Click here to see the full job description!

Flexible, part-time jobs!

Flexible, part-time jobs!

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Magic Five Resume Tips

“What are the easiest and quickest changes I can make to my resume?”

I’m often asked this question by the moms I meet who are looking to make a career change, but have very little time.  (Looking for a new job is like a nine-to-five job in itself!)  Here are some basic guidelines I recommend for creating a savvy resume.

Magic Five Resume Boosters:  

1. Write a compelling Profile statement:

  • A 2-5 sentence description of what you offer to potential employers.  This is your personal brand and your opportunity to market yourself right off the top.  Draw the reader in!  As an example, here’s mine…

An engaging and inspiring Fitness & Career expert with a background in Personal Training, Group Exercise Instruction, Human Resources and Recruitment. I am known as a caring, encouraging and enthusiastic coach who shares my passion and knowledge to help others live healthy and fulfilling lives.

2. Optimize Keywords:

  • Most keywords are nouns (the what) – we’re used to emphasizing verbs (action words) in our resumes and that still holds true.  But for job specific keywords, we need to focus on the “what” you did.  (e.g., I coached direct reports to earn promotions).  Direct reports is the keyword, demonstrating that you’ve managed a team.
  • When you’re writing your resume for a specific job you want to ensure that you are picking out keywords from the job ad and including those (provided you have them) on your resume.

3. Demonstrate your Accomplishments:

  • Tell the recruiter less about your job responsibilities and duties and more about what you’ve actually accomplished in each role.
  • Quantify as much as possible – e.g. increased sales by 25%, improved productivity by 75%, etc.

4. Don’t be modest:

  • It is hard to write about yourself – we are modest people.  But your resume needs to highlight how fabulous you are, so don’t be shy.
  • Ask your partner, friends or family members for what they believe are your best skills and see if you can weave those into your career accomplishments.
  • Think about what great feedback your managers, team members or clients have given you and use their words in your resume bullets. E.g. Improved client relations, receiving feedback that “Krista is the best account manager we’ve ever had.”

5. Show a bit of your softer side:

  • Recruiters and hiring managers receive hundreds of applications for one vacancy.  Letting personality shine through may be just the edge you need to get called for an interview.
  • Showcase your soft skills in your Profile Statement.
  • At the bottom, include “Personal Accomplishments & Interests” noting any awards, volunteer work, sporting or fitness pursuits, travel, unique hobbies, etc.
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Virtual Insanity or Intelligence? Top Tips for Creating a Professional Online Presence

Are you using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?

From a career management perspective, it is important to present a professional identity online.

Recruiters and Hiring Managers are using every resource available to them to learn about candidates.  What does a Google Search of your name say about you?  Check out my top five tips for creating a savvy online career identity:

  1. Don’t be invisible online.  You may feel like hiding your online identity from current and potential employers but ensuring your profiles are employer-friendly will actually work in your favour.
  2. Check out www.addictomatic.com, which is an online reputation aggregator.  Type in your name and other identifying words and it instantly shows your virtual identity.
  3. Remove any posts, pictures and tags that show a side of your life you don’t want an employer to see.  In Facebook change your Privacy Settings so only Friends can see your associated content.  For more on Facebook Privacy, click here.
  4. Twitter is a great way to build a professional online identity by connecting with people you may not get a chance to meet in person.  You can follow thought leaders and industry leaders, Retweet value added content and profile yourself as a subject matter expert in your field.
  5. Make a strong first impression to employers by completing your LinkedIn profile.  LinkedIn suggests that a 100% complete profile greatly increases your chance of rising to the top of LinkedIn searches.  To be complete you need:
  • A current position
  • Two past positions
  • Education
  • Profile Summary
  • Photo
  • Specialties
  • At least 3 recommendations

With 80% of Recruiters Google searching candidates, it is critical that you make a positive first impression in your virtual world.  See you online!

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COMMUNITY ANIMATOR: AKA – Barista for Social Change (full & part-time)

…I just love how this posting is written!  Sounds like a super laid back, fun and invigorating place to work! – Beth
Position Type: Full and Part-time Positions available
Salary: $32,000 FTE
Is it possible to find fun-loving and anal- retentive, detail oriented and big picture inspired in the same person? We’re counting on it!
About the Centre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social innovation catalyzes and supports social innovation in Toronto and around the world. We create community workspaces, incubate emerging enterprises, and develop new models and methods with world-changing potential.
We currently operate two workspaces: one at 215 Spadina Avenue and one at 720 Bathurst Street. Our spaces are home to over 250 projects and organizations dedicated to making a brighter future!
About CSI’s Community Host & Animator
The community animator is part host, part office manager, part receptionist, part triage nurse, part executive assistant, part social networker and full-time agent for change!!
We seek an extraordinary individual who brings solid communication skills, superior organizational skills, strong customer-service orientation and a positive attitude to a demanding and dynamic work environment. The Community Hosts and Animators will work closely with the Lead Community Animators and will be responsible for handling the day-to-day reception, administration and coordination of our Spadina and Annex offices.
The Work Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations to ensure that the tenants and visitors are happy
  • Act as reception and provide front-line communications with those interested in the work of the Centre
  • Handle event inquiries– act as event mid-wife to those wanting to host events at CSI
  • Help facilitate various events as required
  • Handle internal communications and email lists
  • Resolve and solve problems constantly and manage everything at once
  • Fill coffee, empty dishwashers and clean up spills
  • Provide hospitality service to our tenants and guests
  • Provide administrative and technology support as required
  • Provide administrative support to the Lead Community Animators in each building
  • Handle meeting room booking
  • Trouble-shoot technical and administrative (and interpersonal!) problems
  • Communicate in person and via e-mail in a friendly and clear way
  • Ensure that all of the shared amenities and equipment are operating
  • Coordinate and work with the building staff and owner
  • Set up boardrooms as needed (it can get physical)
  • Help us modify and set-up our operational infrastructure!
The Fun Responsibilities:
  • Connecting people and ideas
  • Brightening people’s days
  • Building social networks
  • Capturing and telling stories
  • Creating a culture of openness and sharing
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Some writing and social media skills
  • Some event organizing/ coordination experience
  • People skills and sensitivity to people’s needs
  • Capacity to handle a million things
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Sound judgment and comfort working autonomously
  • A low-stress attitude in a complex environment
  • Familiarity with –- and keen interest in -– Toronto’s social mission sector
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes…… Zero attitude!!
You must also have a great sense of humour –- seriously, you will need a great sense of humour because inevitably something will go wrong.
This position offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to be part of something incredible, meeting tons of amazing people and applying your skills to positive social change in Toronto.
We are seeking someone who recognizes the value of this role and understands how convening community contributes to social change!
We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly support applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Submit your cover letter and resume by email by Monday, January 10th, 2011 to: Grace Yogaretnam, Exec. Assistant: grace@socialinnovation.ca.
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Style Me Fabulous Contest

 

Do something for yourself this spring and enter for a chance to win a FREE Signature Style Session with Style Coach Safina Khimani of Faith Style a value of $500.

The Signature Style Session consists of eight devoted hours over the course of 4 one-on-one sessions where you and Safina work together to develop your personal Mama Style.

Safina will help to identify your body type, teach you how to best dress it while camouflaging your challenge areas, and discover your individual colour palette. Safina will then conduct a Wardrobe Detox where you try on every item (kinda like What Not to Wear except she’s much nicer!) and together you’ll begin to discuss the core principles of a fabulous outfit while editing out the items that just don’t work for you. Safina will identify the garments that can be altered to best suit your body and inspire you by showing you just how amazing you can look. You’ll then go out for an afternoon of fun! Safina will map out the stores prior to the shopping session that will compliment with your body type and knock off some of the missing items from your Essential Shopping List she provides. Because the stores are all planned out it takes out all the guess work allowing you to have a stress-free experience and learn to shop strategically (i.e. in outfits vs. pieces). Finally the last session ends with you and Safina back at your home building outfits with both your existing and new items that will work for you rather than the other way around.

The Signature Style Sessions are tailored to you and Safina pampers you with a Mama Style that makes you feel fabulous!

To enter to win all you need to do is leave a comment below with a description of your favourite piece of clothing, accessory and/or pair of shoes – past or present.

For more information on Faith Style visit www.befaithfulbefabulous.ca

Contest Rules & Regulations
• Entries accepted until last day of one of the contest period (Apr. 26 – May 10)
• Open to GTA residents only
• One entry per person
• Winner Style Success Story along with Before & After shots to be shared on www.CareerFitMom.ca
upon completion 

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