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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.

It took me a bit of time to get my head wrapped around the question.

While I can’t think of any bogus ‘conventional’ job search advice that I am aware of, I would challenge the assertion that there is in fact conventional job search advice to be given and acted upon.

The so-called con

Prisoner in handcuffsYes, no, maybe … it depends!

If you have served time i.e. you were charged for a criminal offence in a court of law and were incarcerated for a period of time it is fact of life … your life. You can’t hide it. The important aspect of it is that you have hopefully come out a better person and you learned from the experience.

Benjamin, as you are only 19 years old, I’m going to make the assumption that what you are really asking is “How can I get a job without having any skills or experience?”

If I’m wrong, sorry … perhaps somebody else may benefit from my response.

Lying, will work against you, not for you. The only one you will be fooling, will be yourself.

Friday, 29 June 2018 03:22

What is the best job-search advice?

This isn’t a simplistic question, as others have eluded to in their responses.

Searching for a job, any job, is a job in itself. To be successful, you need to understand the processes involved.

Yes, you should list your responsibilities. No, you should not list your responsibilities on your resume.

While there is no hard and fast rule that says you can’t do it, I would have to question the reason for adding it in the first place?

Friday, 29 June 2018 03:08

Tell me a little bit about yourself?

Focus on the aspects of your work experience that apply specifically to the position that you’re applying for.

This can also take the form of, “if I asked one of your faculty members/previous supervisors to tell me about you, what would they say?”

Your answer should spotlight the education, experience, and work ethic that matches what the employer is seeking in an employee.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:11

Onwords & Upwords First Edition Welcome

Welcome to the inaugural edition of my newsletter Onwords & Upwords, your gateway to the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse.

My website at raestonehouse.comraestonehouse.com has undergone multiple incarnations since its inception. It started out as a way to market my services as a local speaker and presenter.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 11:01

Will you still Like me when I’m 64?

64How old do you have to be to be considered old?

Case in point: I returned to work recently after a several week vacation. I work in residential healthcare. In my shift report I was told that we had a new resident. When I asked how old he was … ‘oh, he’s really old … sixty-four!”

My immediate response was “Hmmm… that’s not that old, I’m sixty-four in a month and I certainly don’t feel old.

I work in a multi-generational profession. I could understand if the comment came from a young person, but the individual wasn’t too far from my age, at least within the lesser part of a decade.

I grew up in the 60s and 70s listening to Paul McCartney and the Beatles singing ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?’

Paul supposedly wrote this song back when he was 15 or 16 years old. I’ve been listening to the song for over five decades and each time I hear it, I have given thought to what it would be like being sixty-four years old.

As I recall, it seemed to be so far off into the future that I dismissed it. ‘I’ll worry about it when I get there.’

Thursday, 21 June 2018 07:35

R & R … Really?

Secret Cove Sunshine Coast B.C. It’s that time of year again when I accompany my wife on our annual trip to the west coast to take in some so-called R & R. What some might refer to as rest & relaxation. I’m not one of them though.

The whole concept of R&R seems a little confusing to me, when you consider the amount of work and preparation that goes into getting ready to spend quality time … relaxing.

For the past decade or so we have been travelling to the Sunshine Coast on the West coast of British Columbia for our annual R&R retreat. We have been renting ocean front cottages for anywhere from 4 to 6 nights.

When I say cottages, I don't mean a rustic log cabin the smells moldy and dusty. Most of these cottages are fairly new, modern in their decorating and usually contain everything that you would expect in a home away from home setting.

Preparation for these annual getaways usually starts about two weeks in advance. My wife locates her master list of things to take with her. Then she starts collecting all the items on the list.

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