Helen Ofosu: Your career as an immigrant


career alternatives to move past beyond driving uberIt is common for me to share real-life experiences that relate to careers or HR in my blogs. Sometimes they are about myself, occasionally they are (disguised but) about friends, family, acquaintances or clients. This time it’s about an Uber driver who I met last week. The drive started off with the usual pleasantries, “Nice weather we are having, much better than yesterday …” but for whatever reason, this man decided to ask me what I do for a living. When I told him, I was an HR Consultant and Career Coach he immediately replied with a chuckle, “I wish I’d have known you and consulted with you last year! Now I’m stuck driving this car 15 hours a day just to support my family.”

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About the writer 

 Dr. Helen Ofosu was born and raised in the Toronto area but her roots are in Jamaica and Ghana. She offers Career Coaching and HR Consulting using her background in Industrial / Organizational Psychology (aka Business Psychology) as the foundation for her practice. She founded I/O Advisory Services in 2012 and is accessible by phone, email, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  She can be reached at 613-424-8689 or helen@ioadvisory.com. Web: www.ioadvisory.com.

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