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Lisette’s hunting season

Country: Canada by Lisette


2010 has seen a mild winter and a lovely start of the spring. This seems to be symbolic to my journey as job seeker – I have started many new beginnings and only one route has ended so far.


I started with a new volunteer job as fundraising committee member at MicroSkills, a non-profit organization that works primarily with female newcomers. Needless to say, I feel a bond with their clientele. Meanwhile I have been voted on the board of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter and hope to fulfill my three-year term. Their staff is a dedicated group of women who do amazing work that is needed so badly.



With barely any time to meet friends, we have served High Tea at The Gardens (our house) to my mother in law and of course the rest of the family in honor of her birthday. January turned out to be a busy birthday month! Marlowe worked hard on his website and ensured another Hedonics‘ catalogue is printed. I experienced once more my “February Blues” and yearned for sunshine. March was a lot better with Daylight Savings Time and our birthday party!


Regularly I was on my way out of the door to have a photo shoot, here are a few examples. To see my portfolio, click here.



I got my work permit in February – hurray! I’ve doubled my efforts in finding a job but haven’t landed one yet. I’m holding my first information interview this week, very exciting. Next to sending out my resume, I have requested a job counselor at COSTI, a non-profit organization, and am now experimenting with a functional resume. TRIEC has a wonderful mentoring partnership that I signed up for. I’m also starting my own blog about my job search, that’s an idea I had for quite a while and I’m expecting it to launch this at the end of the week. Stay tuned!

After six months of traveling up and down to Markham campus, twice a week, I received my certificate for Business English at Seneca.