FAQs


  1. Why choose DestinyME™?


  2. According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), a person will change careers between 5 and 7 times and given that 40% of new managers are either fired, leave the position, or receive a bad performance review within the first 18 months of the job (from a recent study conducted by Manchester Inc.) you need a powerful set of tools to help you land your next role and manage your career. DestinyME™ gives you those tools.

    The DestinyME™ experience is rich in insights, strategies, and tactics to get you the job you want. Since your career is second only to your health in terms of your assets, you need to invest in your career and continually improve your marketability.


  3. What does DestinyME™ offer that other providers do not? How is it better? How does pricing compare?


  4. We offer a fully integrated, turn-key solution to job searching including 15+ hours of expert facilitated career management curriculum and our proprietary online tool called the Online Office.

    Our Online Office supplements and improves your job search. This globally accessible, easy to use, on-line database can be customized to suit your requirements and provides career building tools, access to job boards, search firms, media links, associations, and detailed information on 9000+ Canadian companies and 38,000+ key contacts within those organizations.

    If the DestinyME™ Program has not convinced you to take action, we offer a fully customizable solution as well, tailored to your specific job search requirements.


  5. What is unique about the program?


  6. We offer a proprietary career mapping tool as well as a proprietary online database to support your career action plan. Our career mapping tool was created by expert coaches and career counselors.

    By providing access to coaches, we are able to offer just-in-time coaching for individuals at the crucial job offer and negotiation stage. By calling 416-972-6843, clients have access to an accredited coach to learn how to best negotiate their next deal.

    Our globally accessible, easy to use, on-line technology can be customized to suit your unique requirements. It easily replaces Outlook as a contact management system and provides career building tools, access to job boards, search firms, media links, associations, and detailed information on 9000+ Canadian companies and 38,000+ key contacts within those organizations.

    DestinyME™ is a full-service, high-touch, flexible, turn-key solution.


  7. Does DestinyME™ offer any online tools?


  8. Our impressive Online Office provides career building tools, job boards, search firms, media links, associations, and detailed information on 9000+ Canadian companies and 38,000+ key contacts within those organizations. The information is accessible via an internet connected computer anytime, anywhere.


  9. How long do I have access to the database of companies and key contacts?


  10. As part of the DestinyME™ program, you have access to the Online Office for 4 months or you can purchase the Online Office separately on a monthly basis.

    Are there any obligations if I attend the free JumpStart DestinyME™ session?

    The JumpStart DestinyME™ session is free of charge and there are no obligations should you attend. Our only request is that you come with an open-mind and a vision for your destiny.


  11. Can I customize the program?


  12. Absolutely, we offer a number of solutions so that you can create your own career management program. The customizable pieces are as follows:

    Career Coaching Duration
    DestinyME™ Consultation 1 to 1 / Resume Consultation 1 to 1 3 hour session
    Career Planning Consultation 1 to 1 2 hour session
    Search Strategy Consultation 1 to 1 1 hour session
    Interviewing Consultation 1 to 1 2 hour session
    Retirement and/or Life Planning Consultation 1 to 1 3 hour session
    Career Counselling / Coaching 1 to 1 (Packages) 3 hour / 6 hour / 12 hour sessions
    Executive Coaching 1 to 1 (Packages) 6 hour / 12 hour sessions
    Psychometric Testing Assessment + Consultation (MBTI)
    Workshops Duration
    DestinyME™ Career Mapping Workshop 3 hour session
    Entrepreneur Workshop 4 hour session
    Resume Workshop 3 hour session
    Search Strategy Workshop 3 hour session
    Networking Workshop 2.5 hour session
    Interviewing Workshop 3 hour session
    Job Offer & Negotiation Workshop 3 hour session
    Financial Planning Seminar 2 hour session
    The Art of Time Management 3 hour session
    Additional Services Duration
    Online Office (Research Database) monthly
    In-Centre Access (Computer, Phone, Internet) monthly



  13. Is DestinyME™ a placement agency or a search firm?


  14. No. We are not a placement agency or search firm. We train individuals on job search skills. We recommend all individuals build relationships with search firms since our staff have search industry experience but we are not a recruitment firm.


  15. Who owns DestinyME™?


  16. DestinyME™ is a private entity owned by a search firm, a training company, a coaching company and private investors.


  17. How long has DestinyME™ been in business?


  18. DestinyME™ evolved from a corporate outplacement group called NEXCareer which was established in April 2002.


  19. How many people have been through the program?


  20. 500+ individuals.


  21. Am I guaranteed a job?


  22. No, but you are provided the toolkit and skills to enable a higher rate of success in landing employment.


  23. Am I guaranteed an interview?


  24. No, but you will learn the skills to land an interview and a higher rate of success in obtaining one. We have a promise in our networking workshop to help facilitate introductions to people and companies.


  25. What commitments do you make to the job seeker?


  26. We promise to deliver exceptional programs and services.


  27. What are the qualifications of the workshop facilitators?


  28. Expert trained coaches, former and current executive recruiters and former sales executives.


  29. What testing does DestinyME™ offer?


  30. Myers Briggs Psychometric Evaluation (MBTI)


  31. What payment methods do you accept?


  32. We accept VISA, Cheque or cash.


  33. Can I pay over a period of time?


  34. You may pay with installments depending on the program/service.


  35. Can I get my money back if I get a job during the program?


  36. No, since the skills you acquire will be used throughout your career and life. We currently have a number of employed clients taking our program.


  37. Can I get my money back if I get a job before starting the program?


  38. Yes, but we suggest you take the program since the skills acquired are for life. According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), a person will change jobs 5 - 7 times so you will likely need these skills in the future.


  39. How long does it take to complete the program?


  40. Technically the program can be completed in under 4 weeks but it is flexible so it could take longer depending on your schedule and goals.


  41. What happens if I miss a session?


  42. Our sessions repeat so if you miss a session you can take it the next time it is offered.


  43. To whom does this service cater?


  44. Our programs are tailored to meet a variety of backgrounds, professions and levels from middle managers to senior executives and they can be tailored to meet the needs of students and entry-level individuals as well.


  45. I am currently employed, but would like to change jobs, is this program useful for me?


  46. The DestinyME™ Program was developed as an end to end career management solution. We teach life-long, job search skills and strategies that are applicable to the employed and unemployed alike.


  47. How many people can I expect in a workshop?


  48. Workshop attendance is typically between 5 and 10 participants.


  49. Am I able to speak with someone if I have questions outside of what is covered in the program?


  50. For any additional information please feel free to contact Sandy Johnson, our Talent Consultant at 416-972-6843 or consultant@destinyme.ca.