During a nearly 30-year career working in customs brokerage houses, Sandie Seymour often found herself helping co-workers and friends prepare their resumes and find new jobs.
Now, at age 59, the Surrey, British Columbia, resident has transformed that occasional avocation into her full-time work by helping Canadian immigrants find jobs and adjust to their new homes. Best of all, Sandie said, “I love it. I wish I’d done it earlier.”
Sandie started re-orienting herself toward a career change in 2002 and 2003. She worked for her husband in a customs brokerage business, and “things weren’t going so well, relationship-wise,” she said. She took some time off and went through a career exploration course, which concluded that she was best suited to employment counseling or religious work. [Read more…]