"I felt a huge weight lifted. It made me feel very optimistic about the future."
SARA PIERONI // Merchandising Manager | Toronto, Canada
I'm Pat Parisi and I've been coaching professionals like you to career success for over 10 years.
If you're feeling stuck, I'm here to help.
Nothing brings me more joy than guiding some one to find their passion and make it their new job or career.
Keep reading this page to learn more about how I can help you.
Pat Parisi M.Ed.
Career & Life Coach
How We Help You
You're always in control.
All our counselling and outplacement services are 100% customized to your needs.
Here are some popular topics, but contact us if you need any other support!
Mississauga Career Counselling That Helps You Put All the Pieces of the Puzzle Together
Work with a Counselor in our team and leverage our career planning & career advising expertise and build a strategy for success.
Our comprehensive and holistic career counselling approach will help you generate options, evaluate your next steps & feel confident about your future.
We dig deep to uncover your blindspots. We help you master the inner game and coach you to success.
Master the Job Search
for 2020 in Mississauga and the surrounding area.
The Mississauga job search marketplace has completely changed over the last 10 years.
Don't waste time on techniques that no longer work.
Learn how to uncover job opportunities in Mississauga and get coached to be a networking expert, no matter where your starting point.
Define Your Brand. Win Interviews. Land the Right Job.
Our Mississauga Resume & Professional Branding Specialists can't wait to help you define and articulate what's unique about you. We follow a unique process that's personalized and accomplishments-focused.
We'll arm you with the right strategy and marketing materials (resume, cover letter, Personal Networking profile, LinkedIn profile) that will put your application at the top of the pile!
Career Coach Mississauga Rave Reviews
We're immensely proud to be one of the highest rated career development companies in Mississauga.
Read what others have to say in their own words.
Senior Print & Digital Producer to Sculptor
""Pat has been a great help in providing insights, encouragement & career direction. In Pat, I found the perfect fit & comfort level in a career counselling professional. She is a very warm, genuine and authentic individual who made me feel truly valued and deserving. She conveyed a real understanding of my situation and I enjoyed and appreciated her buoyant optimism and unique approach. The advice she offered clearly showed that she draws on a deep well of experience and knowledge. Her passion for people and helping fulfill the destinies of her clients is clearly illustrated in her observations and provoking questions.""
"I had the opportunity to receive coaching regarding my career direction. It made me realize where I could truly excel. Once I made the shift based on the plan I developed with my coach, I've never looked back. I would very highly recommend their career coaching services!"
Manager, Utility Industry
"Working with Careers by Design was very rewarding because Pat helped me to figure out what was most important to me and to make sure that I was looking at new opportunities with these requirements in mind. I highly recommend working with Pat and I also highly recommend the resume/CV services offered by Careers by Design."
"I would recommend Careers By Design to anyone and everyone! I was so sure I knew what I wanted to do for a career, and I still ended up being wrong! Working with Pat helped me consider all of my options when figuring out what I wanted to do next, and now I have a clear path forward. Our sessions were all over video-chat, but I still feel like I got the full experience!"
"Pat was a great motivator from the start. I felt a quick connection with her and it continued to grow. Pat's confidence in her communication skills was noticeable right away. Conversations between us always felt like they had direction and meaning. Pat did an excellent job staying personable and engaged. I felt listened to and comfortable. Pat helped me to find direction but more importantly helped me find confidence in my skills and experience. I feel like Pat has that balance of professionalism and gregariousness that is hard to come by."
"As someone looking for a career change after being in one industry my entire life, I found Pat's guidance and support to be so helpful. Working with Pat has helped me focus on what to look for in a career that suits me. She has helped me find new opportunities in places I wouldn't have thought of. She's guided me and provided lots of advice for moving in different directions. I would highly recommend working with Pat for any career advancing needs! She is wonderful to work with and has helped me immensely in my career journey."
"I was nervous when I booked my first appointment because I wasn't sure what to expect. After the initial meeting I couldn't wait to start. Careers by Design has given me the confidence I needed to get my career back on track. I couldn't have done it without Pat! Thank you :)"
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Mississauga - Area Information
Are you in the Mississauga area and considering career counselling
or career coaching? Or are you thinking about a move?
Read through this important area information we've gathered that might inspire you or give you some career ideas.
Mississauga Overview & Key Industries in the Region
Mississauga is Canada's sixth-largest city, located in the Peel Regional Municipality of Ontario.
With a population of 713, 443 it is the largest suburban municipality in North America, and the second largest city in the Greater Toronto Area.
The city has worked hard to remain fiscally responsible, and has invested in new businesses, international investment, and entrepreneurs, generating thousands of jobs in the past 4 years. With its lower tax rates, and close proximity to Toronto and Pearson Airport, it has attracted people from all over Canada, and the world.
Key Industries in the Region:
Mississauga is home to more than 61,000 companies from diverse industries and includes 60 of Canada's Fortune 500. The largest industries are the manufacturing/warehouse sectors followed by retail and wholesale sectors.
The largest industries in Mississauga are: pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer, chemical and transportation parts and equipment industries.
The city predicts there will be a shift in the employment base away from traditional manufacturing and towards: light assembly, warehouse distribution, and general services.
There are a number of organizations that have helped startups in the region, including: Research, Innovation, Commercialization Centre for innovative technology, Entrepreneurs in Residence (entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs), and Innovation Idol: a showcase for startups to gain the public exposure needed to grow.
The life sciences is a growing industry in Mississauga and is the second largest in Canada.
The Canadian aerospace industry (including manufacturing and design, airlines and airport services) continues to grow in the region and contributes to the almost $29B this industry generates of Canada’s GDP.
Mississauga’s Food and Beverage sector is growing at a significantly faster rate than the rest of the surrounding Greater Toronto Area and employs over 40,000+.
Fun Facts About Mississauga
- Mississauga is a sister city of Kariya, Japan.
- Over 130 languages spoken locally and over 50% of the population born abroad.
- The city is debt-free and has not borrowed money since 1978.
Top 20 Places to Work in Mississauga
Mississauga has many international companies within its borders, due to its proximity to both Toronto and Pearson Airport.
It also has a large financial industry with many banks as top employers.
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
City of Mississauga
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.
Loblaws Companies East
TD Bank Financial Group
Wal-Mart Stores Ltd.
The most in-demand jobs for the region include: professional services ( (that’s everything from an architect to a lawyer), agriculture/manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, media & technology, and financial services.
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