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Rae Stonehouse

Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 27+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the personal/professional self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.


Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books, paperbacks and on-line courses:


Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro

52 Power Networking Tips: 52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro

PROtect Yourself Now!PROtect Yourself Now! Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers

The Savvy EmceeThe Savvy Emcee: How to be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of PromotionPower of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth

You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That WorkYou're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course.

You're Hired! Resume Tactics:You're Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work

Job Interview PreparationJob Interview Preparation: Job Search Strategies That Work

Leveraging Your NetworkLeveraging Your Network: Job Search Strategies That Work

You're Hired! Power Tactics: You're Hired! Power Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work

You're Hired! Job Searching Success Tips ListYou're Hired! Job Searching Success Tips List

Working With Words:Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations

Blow Your Own Horn! Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals

Make it Safe!Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver's Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home


Phone Rae 250-451-6564 or info@raestonehouse.com

Rae’s social … are you?

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RaeStonehousehttp://twitter.com/RaeStonehouse

Linkedin? Rae is http://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehousehttp://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehouse

Copyright 2018- 2021 Rae A. Stonehouse.

The above document may be freely copied and distributed as long as the author’s name and contact info remain attached.


To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at https://raestonehouse.com.

Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:05

The Ten Second Rule

Ten Second RuleCats are known for being extremely agile creatures.

Scientific research has shown that if you push a cat off a fence it will almost always land on its four feet.

And before your mind starts wandering and wondering about that particular fact, I want to let you know that I don't go around pushing cats off fences for research purposes.

However, I have pushed quite a few household cats off our kitchen countertops and believe me, they are not so agile when they go flying through the air.

Friday, 06 July 2018 03:21

Onwords & Upwords July 6-18

Man on Mountain TopWelcome to the second edition of my newsletter Onwords & Upwords, your gateway to the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse.

You might be wondering why I’m promoting myself as the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse. Well, even if you aren’t I’ll act as if you are so I’ll have something to write about!

Having worked in psychiatry and mental health for over forty years, I am curious about most things of the psychological nature.

Thursday, 05 July 2018 03:53

Bell-Bottomed Shirts

Rae Sandra 1975I was listening to Billy Joel’s Piano Man on my truck stereo on the way into work this evening.

And whenever I hear the song, there’s one phrase that catches my attention every time, ‘when I wore a younger man’s clothes.’

Back in my college days, in the mid 70s, I considered myself dapper. I wouldn’t go as far to say dashing though, nor likely would anybody else.

Bell-bottomed and elephant pants were the style of the day. I owned three pair of bell-bottomed pants, two of which boasted bold plaid patterns. One in a red-green-yellow pattern reminiscent of a Scottish tartan and the other in a green-blue-yellow pattern. Perhaps that of a rival clan.

Getting upset is an emotional response that you have control over.

If you are getting upset, it may be indicative of you having mixed emotions about the position.

You will never know unless you ask.

I’m not so sure that I would bluntly request that I take a week off though after only having worked three months. Many organizations don’t allow you take vacation until after six months.

I’m going to suggest that you don’t add it to your resume. I don’t believe that it belongs there.

That’s not to say there isn’t value in that personal attribute.

While I believe that personal branding is a good idea for any professional, whether they have celebrity status or not, I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it is everything these days.

At the risk of being overly self-promotional, I would suggest checking out my book and or e-course.

There has to be a story behind a six-year job search journey? You are either doing something completely wrong, don’t have the credentials and experience for jobs you are applying for, or there is something wrong or negative in your resume.

I believe that it fits under the Experience Section of your resume.

In a resume, experience, is another way for saying that employers are looking for positions you have held in the past.

When a person starts a question with ‘what are the best …’ on any particular subject, it tends to elicit opinion-based responses, rather than those backed up with evidence-based data or best-practices scrutiny.

You are asking about resources for unemployed job seekers, a topic that I have given a considerable amount of time and research to.

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