READY2FLY

Career Center


While employment and job opportunities exist in almost every market most people want more than this. They want a career. Finding a career path allows you to move past the knee jerk reaction of  “How can I find work?” to “How can I enjoy my working life?”. This virtual career center has been set up to help you answer questions such as “What is the right career for me?” , “Is it too late for a new career?’, “Are there aptitude tests for certain careers?” and many more.

Job Search This is not to say that “How can I find work?” does not need to be answered quickly because it is much easier to find a career when you have some form of employment income coming in and are gaining new skills that you can market.  To get helpful ideas to answer the question “Where can I find a job?” go to our job opportunities page. Check out our services and resources within our career centre.

Career Assessment Tests This career assessment test matches you against literally hundreds of careers, 30 basic interest scales and six occupational themes. By completing the Strong Interest Inventory you can pick a college major, get useful information about a planned career change, or simply get validation about the choices you have already made.

Personality Assessments While it may seem like a personality test or a personality quiz Myers Briggs Type Indicator is really a very powerful tool for understanding yourself. It can be used for assisting in determining which career or college major to pursue to enhancing relationships with co-workers, family or friends.

Resume Writing Most people would prefer to write a resume themselves, unfortunately most people don’t realize they need a resume until they are either unexpectedly out of work or presented with an opportunity where they need a resume. With 15 years of experience in HR we can quickly put together the perfect résumé because good resumes get good jobs.

Resume Review Already have a resume? Getting it reviewed professionally can save potentially costly mistakes. Most people have difficulty editing their own work. Let an HR professional who has screened thousands of resumes review yours to see how it will stack up.

Interview Coaching  Need some help getting ready for a big interview? Let us coach you through answering questions so that you will feel calm and prepared for the interview. We will use worksheet and mock interview techniques to ensure you will have the confidence you need to answer any question with ease.

Portfolio Development Developing a portfolio is an affirming way of demonstrating to yourself, and employer or a post-secondary institution all that you have accomplish. Working over 8-10 weeks, we will go through a series of activities and assessment tools that will give you insight into what you what to do and how to get there. When done to challenge for credits at the post-secondary level it is called PLAR- Prior Learning and Recognition.

Finding a career path is a lot harder than finding employment. The good news is there are new careers emerging all the time and career options are exploding. Finding the perfect career for you is made a lot easier with career assessment tests.

Aptitude and Assessment

There is a difference between an aptitude test and a career assessments. An aptitude test attempts to measure your skill at something and then relates that back to a career. So as an example someone who demonstrates an aptitude (skill) for math might make a good accountant because accountants need that skill set. The only problem is being skilled at something doesn’t mean you like to do that thing. How many people suffered through lessons on something they hated because their parents insisted. Eventually you will develop an aptitude- you will get better at it, but you may never like it!

A career assessment can measure you against two different aspects of job satisfaction your interest and your personality. What studies have shown over time is that people who do certain occupations share similar interests and personal characteristics. By conducting career assessment quizzes like the Strong Interest Inventory we can assess how many characteristics and interests you share with people who love their jobs. This seems to be a better match than the aptitude tests, because if you love something and find the job interesting you will learn how to do it.

The other way to approach this is to assess personality. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used tool for this in the world. Similar to the Big 5 theory Myers Briggs assess on four scales. For more information on this tool click here.

 

 

 

Job Opportunities

Finding Employment

Many people wonder “How do I get a job?” or “How can I find work?” most notably right now with unemployment so high. Most job opportunities continue to be found through networking and connections and are never posted. This should not discourage you from trying to find work, it should get you excited because the job opportunities are out there, in your community, you just have to start talking to people and broadening your social circle.

However there are some great sites that can help with your job search.

National Sites

LinkedInis a great site for those who already have work experience

Monster.ca is an online job search site

Indeed.ca is a large online database of available jobs

Workopolis.com is an online job search site

Neuvoo a Canadian job indexing site

Charityvillage.coma place to find jobs in the non-profit sector

Canadem.caa clearinghouse for Non-Government Organizations who work overseas

Job bankCanada wide jobs posted with Service Canada

Hcareersjobs in the hospitality industry

ejobsjobs for those in the environmental industry

CalianA placement agency that operates nationally

Find work within the provincial government of your province.

Find work with the federal government

Quinte West & Northumberland County

Northumberland County

Prince Edward County

Quinte West

Contact Us

While we are physically located in Brighton, Ontario personal service can be provided in Belleville, Trenton (Quinte West), Cobourg, Campbellford & Frankford.

Using Skype I work with clients coast-to-coast so location is not a barrier to service.

Email: info@ready2fly.ca

Phone or text: 613-661-6227

 

 

Brighton, Quinte West, Cobourg, Frankford, Belleville

Brighton, Quinte West, Cobourg, Frankford, Belleville

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready2Fly was started in 2012 while running a workshop with a group of employees who were creating career portfolios at CFB Trenton. As part of the training we used MBTI® and the Strong Interest Inventory® to assist in career choices and personal discovery. While everyone loved the tools, they wished that they had been exposed to them sooner! Many commented how useful it would be for relating to their teens and partners, helping young adults pick a career path and for anyone who wanted to switch their career.

This website and these services are fundamentally about helping people reach their full potential. Whether you envision a baby bird flying the nest, a caterpillar changing to a butterfly or a plane heading down the runway, Ready2Fly is about starting the process of taking flight.

Sara RylottAbout the Owner- Sara Rylott

In 2006 our family moved to the Quinte West area to allow me to take a position in human resources with CFB Trenton. We settled in the beautiful town of Brighton, Ontario located in Northumberland County just east of Cobourg. Having been raised in a small town in Eastern Ontario the small town feel appealed to our family.

In 2014 we took a sabbatical from life in Brighton and moved to Saint George’s Grenada. The entire country has the same population as our closest city Belleville. For the 2014-2015 school year I volunteer at the country’s only vocational school. It allowed me to combine my skills and my passion for helping young people. If you are curious about volunteering overseas you can check out my blog about our experience.

While I volunteered there I continued to work with clients in Trenton, Cobourg and Brighton. We used Skype and email and found the only downside the torrential rains that sometimes hampered my ability to hear what my clients were saying! But you wait five minutes and it stops.

Over the past 15 years I have worked as:

  • An Employment Counsellor for youth and those trying to get off social assistance
  • A Human Resources Manager for a municipality in Eastern Ontario
  • Policy Analyst for military compensation and benefits
  • Learning Advisor for over 3 000 personnel at Canada’s largest air force base CFB Trenton

Academically, I hold

  • a BA Honours from Queen’s University in Communications, Culture and Information Technology
  • A Bachelors of Education- Adult Education specialty from Brock University
  • a Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management from Seneca College
  • two certificates from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution

I am a certified practitioner in:

  • Personality Dimensions
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Strong Interest Indicator
  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
  • Distributed Learning Instructor
  • CTP- Certified Training Practitioner

Sara Rylott

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