Meet Catherine, TESL Ontario’s Newest Career Coach

Image Source: Catherine Crawford

Guest Contributor: Catherine Crawford

Do you struggle to reflect your value in your resume and cover letter? Ever wonder what exactly a hiring manager is looking for in the interview? Feeling stuck in your career and don’t know where to begin? We all seem to know there is a recipe for success when it comes to job competition, but few of us have sought professional guidance on what that is.

Let me introduce myself. I’m Catherine Crawford, a Certified Career Strategist and Resume Strategist, and I’m very excited to help support TESL Ontario members with career strategies for better outcomes.

I have an extensive career coaching background. Whether working with individuals or delivering group workshops, I bring empathy, clarity, and expertise to inspire personal and professional growth.

My unwavering focus is empowering individuals with the confidence, techniques, and tools to achieve career success. Having conducted hundreds of one-on-one career coaching sessions, I’ve honed a personal methodology to support clients at various levels and throughout all career stages. From in-depth assessments through to behaviour-based interview practice, I champion a competitive approach to self-branding, marketing, and networking using stand-out professional materials.

Prior to establishing Career Advantage, a consultancy offering professional career coaching to individuals, organizations and business teams, I spent many years within McMaster University’s Human Resources Department. From an initial mandate of promoting employee wellness and engagement, I turned my focus to Career Development where I empowered faculty and staff with strategies to achieve their personal and professional potential. I am now proud to have the opportunity to continue assisting the education sector and support TESL Ontario members with career planning!


Resume & Cover Letter Services  

LinkedIn Services            

Interview Coaching

Job Search Strategies

Networking Strategies

Career Decisions & Direction

Job Offer Negotiations                  

Career Brand Specialist 

Career Resilience             

Workshop Design & Delivery

Team Building

Skill Assessments


Catherine Crawford, BA, CRS, CCS

Phone: (905) 923-3131



POST COMMENT Comments Off on Meet Catherine, TESL Ontario’s Newest Career Coach