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Advantage Tech Inc. and its Principal, Samuel L.Travis have provided Career Transition Counselling services since 1980. Over the years, we have helped thousands of individuals transitioning from hundreds of companies (Many of whom have since dissappeared, or been absorbed, in the intervening years).

Here is a small sample of over 400 unsolicited recommendations and testimonials we have received over the years.

The bolded excerpts from these testimonials are scattered around the rest of our website.

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(surnames abbreviated for privacy reasons)

”Advantage Tech provided excellent support, from preparation of my resume to preparing me for interviews while paying attention the minutest details…often worked beyond the call of duty”
Andre G. (Manager), Tarragon Oil & Gas (Oil & Gas)

”It is a better company, better position, and definitely better salary!!! So, I am happy about the outcome”
Andrew D. (Mechanical Designer), Pipetronix (Electronics)

”coaching and mentoring and courses provided me with the abilities to produce professional documents that are eye catching and succinct… financial concerns are also looked after and counseling received on the best use of this scarce resource”
Art Z. (Supervisor), Canadian Western Natural Gas. (Oil & Gas)

”The level of service and professionalism I received was first class”
Bill R. (Vice-President), Canadian Turbo (Oil & Gas)

”..of great benefit to finalize my dealings with my previous employer, and also to set my career along a new path.”
Bob D. (Director, Project Engineering), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”…group and private sessions on finances, stress management, the job search process, and interview preparation..”
Bob I. (Production Engineer), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”AdvantageTech would be my first choice for similar services should the need arise.”
Bob M. (Senior Geologist), Jordan Petroleum (Oil & Gas)

”…developing an efficient job search strategy and effective interviewing skills, and… identification of new skill requirements. AdvantageTech help to maintain confidence and to increase self-awareness”
Bob N. (Evaluations Advisor), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”Since I had been on the market sixteen months earlier, my resume was relatively easy to update but the guidance you gave me preparing my Professional Profile was invaluable…. Helped me to react with confidence.”
Brian I. (Industrial Engineer), SMED International (Manufacturing)

”I was relieved to hear that the AdvantageTech approach to outplacement was to move forward with the identification of new opportunities from day one, rather than adhere to a rigid process of resume preparation”
C L. (Gas Marketing), Nova Gas Transmission (Oil & Gas)

”The extra HR advice from our connections and insight into the corporate scene in Calgary and other places is added touch of value. Your references to outside resources such as financial and business, I found to be of similar high quality.”
Cal O. (Business Development Manager), Nova Gas Transmission (Oil & Gas)

”Thanks so much for all your support and advice. It’s been a real pleasure working with you.. The best 100 hours I’ve spent!”
Carl C. (Director), Carewest (Healthcare)

”I was relieved to hear that the AdvantageTech approach to outplacement was to move forward with the identification of new opportunities from day one, rather than adhere to a rigid process of resume preparation”
Carol P. (Gas Marketing), Weatherford Compression (Oil & Gas)

”You’ll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you’ve shown”
Carol P. (Manager), Weatherford Compression (Oil & Gas)

”Given the current climate of our business world, the service that you provide are becoming more and more necessary. In addition, the information provided concerning legal and financial matters aided greatly in calming the transition waters and allowed a person to focus on the job of finding a job.”
Colin m. (Senior Geologist), Tarragon Oil & Gas (Oil & Gas)

”The professional resume review and support to my business plan were also greatly appreciated…[my company] evolved to be a to quality supplier of Engineering Services.”
Dan R. (Process Leader), Nova Gas Transmission (Oil & Gas)

”Thanks for all your help in my Job Search… please call me if you’re in the area.”
Dana S. (Director, Education Resources), Red Deer Regional Hospital (Oil & Gas)

”I chose AdvantageTech… from recommendations of former colleagues and friends that utilized your services and highly regarded in during their search”
Dean S. (Operations Coordinator), Union Pacific Resources (Oil & Gas)

”The coaching and advice I received… were in many instances crucial in my efforts to communicate in a professional and effective manner an in pursuing opportunities as they arose.”
Donald B. (Vice President), Superior Propane (Oil & Gas)

”I have had occasion to engage in Advantage Tech’s services in assessment of staff and recently used the outplacement services personally. I will not hesitate to hire them again.”
Doug B. (Vice President), Canadian Airlines (Transportation)

”Everyone at Advantage Tech…made my time search for new employment less stressful and a valued leaning experience….and excellent place to start their job search.”
Douglas M. (Sr Geophysicist), Strike Energy (Oil & Gas)

”invaluable advice on resume preparation, networking, and other job search techniques, More important, they were always available to discuss opportunities and strategies.”
Duane D. (Executive Vice President), BumperDevelopment (Oil & Gas)

”I quickly cam to place a high vale on your advice…and your complete willingness to assist me personally”
Elain J. (Sr Human Resources Advisor), TransAlta Utilities Corp – Spousal Training (Oil & Gas)

”Your advice was very useful, particularly with respect to preparation of the resume and reference list, preparation for an interview, and keeping the search going”
Gary W. (Solicitor), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”very helpful… in getting me reoriented and refocussed towards getting back on track with my career”
George K. (Vice President), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”The fact that I am able to pursue this opportunity is due in part to the advice, the counsel I received from you how to properly “market” myself.”
Gerry R. (Commerical Specialist), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”During the transition period, I klearned a lot about myself…feel good about myself and helped me build my confidence to get back into the “game””
Gordon P. (Director, Financial Management), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”The job search programs developed by yourslevs have proven very effective and…applying more and more to my job and personal life.”
Honory B. (Senior Project Manager), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”For me personally, as a geologist, your service was crucial… with the Geological background and you the legal expertise.”
Jin L. (Senior Geologist), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”You were a great team, and you all contributed to my question in many different ways–particularly in just being there to talk to. I will recommend Advantage Tech to any of my colleagues without any hesitation!”
John R. (Senior Systems Analyst), CU-Gas (Oil & Gas)

”the information and assistance provided by you and your team is a wonderful resource which already proven to be very helpful….”
Katharine C. (Secretary), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”exceptionally helpful and conciliatory during what for me was a ver exciting and trying time. Your advice and Advantage Tech tools were very useful…”
Kerry B. (Senior Engineer), Canadian Western Natural Gas (Oil & Gas)

”… after business hours to discuss details of my interviews…to assist me with correspondence”
Kristie R. (Executive Secretary), Husky Oil (Oil & Gas)

”All along I had the dream to become an entrepreneur but not necessarily the self confidence to execute this vision…I was motivated to tackle a new challenge”
Larry G. (Financial Manager-Western Canada), Weston Bakeries (Consumer Goods)

”Support and encouragement were readily available especially during the “down times” of my search, when I needed assistance the most…”
Linda N. (Spousal Relocation), CP Rail – Relocation (Transportation)

”Excellence lies not in doing one thing well but in doing everything superbly.”
Lois M. (Senior Technical Advisor), Gulf Canada (Oil & Gas)

”My main focus with AdvantageTech was to build a business plan… with some coaching from you and your staff, my business plan was successful in being approved,”
Marcel R. (Performance Testing Technician), Nova Gas Transmission (Oil & Gas)

”Thank you for the exceptional services you and your staff provided me with my search for employment”
Mark G. (Completions Engineer), Gulf Canada (Oil & Gas)

”My impressions of your services…appear to be first rate”
Marline B. (Advisor, Business Process Design), Gulf Canada (Oil & Gas)

”Thanks for all your support, advice and for being a good friend.”
Mary G. (Director Human Resources), TransAlta Utilities (Oil & Gas)

”I was most impressed by the care and attention I received during and after my assigned timeframe. I would recommend AdvantageTech to any company….”
Maydelin N. (Marketing Analyst), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”…advice and encouragement in a time when I began to doubt my abilities and skills… I believe that the services you provided are ‘value added”’
Michael F. (Marketing Manager), Kraft Canada (Consumer Goods)

”Yesterday I celebrated one of the most important days of my life… It is because of people like you who have their support and guidance that I was able to secure this position.”
Morgan B. (), (Oil & Gas)

”I wish to commend AdvantageTech for the very valuable and unparalleled service provided by their organization.”
Nalralia F. (Systems Analyst), Canadian Western Natural Gas (Oil & Gas)

”Advantage Tech was extremely helpful in my job transition. The staff was very professional supportive and demonstrated dedication and serious attention in my job search.”
Nancy M. (Accounting Supervisor), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”The service, advice, and coaching were first rate right down to the smallest details, like optimum business attire prior to an important interview.”
Paul L. (Petroleum Marketing Manager), Poco Petrolleum (Oil & Gas)

”I was also very grateful for the extra time you afforded me which went well beyond my contract.”
Paula W. (Compensation Analyst), HuskyOil (Oil & Gas)

”Within one week of leaving…my resume and Profile were ready and within three weeks I had an offer…all achieved with the superb support of Sam Travis….recommend strongly”
Raj P. (Manager, Crude Oil Marketing), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”I really enjoyed the ability to discuss openly with them my strengths and career choices… they helped reacquaint me with my skills and transfer them to a resume helping me gain new employment ”
Ray K. (Advertising Coordinator), Canadian Turbo (Oil & Gas)

”You have a talent at making people feel good about themselves.”
Rick C. (Director of Marketing & Sales), Carma Developers (Real estate)

”I thank Husky for having chosen to provide me sith outplacement services of AdvantageTech… I am fortunate, indeed, to be in the company of such caring people and organizations.”
RK M. (), AltaGenetics (Agri-Food)

”a well-seasoned system of interview preparation and training including pre-requisite career direction and resume preparation exercises”
Roy T. (Process Re-engineer), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”the staff were easily accessible and provided individual attention… The seminars on financial planning, job searches and telephone techniques were helpful, they psychological tests offered were also useful in reassessment of goals.”
Shelin C. (Senior Engineer, Heavy Oil), Husky Oil (Oil & Gas)

”Advantage Tech’s philosophy that they do not want “just find a job” for their clients, but rather help a person plan and develop the career that is best for them, so they have he best chance for success.”
Steve C. (Junior Exploitation Engineer), Jordan Petroleum (Oil & Gas)

”You can now include me in your success statistics…the resume instruction is excellent, though I feel I benefitted most from the interview techniques work.”
Streve W. (Metallurgical specialist), CP Rail – Spousal Program (Transportation)

”thank you for your help – the staff were wonderful and the support is appreciated. ”
Susan H. (Senior Crude Oil & NGL Trader), Norcen Energy (Oil & Gas)

”I started with the company… and am now a part owner in the company…where I can further my engineering career in the area of project management.”
Susan S. (Team Leader), Nova Gas Transmission (Oil & Gas)

”We (my husband and I) found many helpful suggestions and guidelines on resume writing and especially enjoyed the entrepreneurial test. Since my transition from TCPL, my husband and I have opened our own restaurant and are enjoying the experience of being business owners.”
Tracy G. (), TCPL (Oil & Gas)

”Thank you for your help over the past few months, I appreciated the efforts each of you made helping me with my transition.”
Troy R. (Manager, Planning), ATCO Gas (Oil & Gas)