Accept and adapt to change

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Being receptive to new opportunities took Terri Tysowski from a 35-year career at a major financial institution to running a home-based business and more recently to her association with ThirdQuarter.

“If a door opens, walk through it because it might be where you need to go,” explains Terri, an account manager at ThirdQuarter.

Terri started with ThirdQuarter nearly two years ago as a community ambassador; working trade shows and mall events. “When the ambassador program ended, Terri’s positive attitude and fearless customer service skills stuck with us,” recalls Sue Barkman, president and CEO ThirdQuarter and SkillsConnect Inc., “We wanted someone with her confidence and direct approach for our business development department.”

Terri fully appreciates and understands the importance of accepting and adapting to change. “During my 35 plus years with the bank, I went through the evolution of manual to electronic typewriters to computers; the growth of credit transactions; and the learning curve of Interac. I was teaching merchants and training staff how to use these new systems,” she explains.

She also empathizes with the feelings ThirdQuarter candidates experience with losing their jobs. “I was devastated when my position was made redundant in 1999,” she recalls. “I loved my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else but realized I needed to be open to new possibilities.

Sometimes mid-career changers need help to discover those possibilities. That’s where the team at ThirdQuarter can help.

“Our team takes a coach approach to help job seekers accelerate their transition to re-enter the job market,” explain Sue.  “We understand that people are managing a significant change in their lives and work with them to re-establish a foundation and prepare to launch them forward. The process is simple:  Land.  Reset.  Launch.”

As a national recruitment service for people aged 45 years and over, ThirdQuarter partners with companies across Canada looking to hire experienced workers. The types of jobs posted at vary from professional to skilled; including full-time, part-time, contract, term and even volunteer positions.

Candidates can also register for weekly e-newsletters and job alerts to keep better informed of employment issues and new postings.

As part of a partnership with CARP, ThirdQuarter holds an ongoing series of free job and coaching cafes exclusively at ZoomerShows across Canada and monthly at the CARP head office.

Visit the ThirdQuarter booth at the Toronto Zoomer Show October 31 and November 1 at the Enercare Centre 100 Princes’ Blvd, for the next opportunity to meet our recruiters one-on-one during the Job Seekers’ Cafe that will be held each afternoon.

Another Job Coaching Café will be held at the CARP head office, 30 Jefferson Ave (Liberty Village) in Toronto.

While the 30-minute coaching sessions are free, pre-registration is required at

Be sure to stop by the Lifestyle Stage on both days of the Toronto Zoomer Show when Terri will be sharing more of her story and motivating other mid-career changers.

For more information on ThirdQuarter or coaching cafes visit or call toll-free at 1.855.286.0306 to speak with a recruitment advisor.