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Resume experts give you tips

Oct
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Oct. 24, 2012


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Would you rate your resume at least a 9 out of 10? Feel more confident in your resume and increase your employability by tuning in to Career Buzz and learn tips and techniques from two of North America’s top resume and job search experts.

When working with clients on their important career questions, I often notice that insecurities about their resume emerge. Many professionals find it difficult to articulate their skills, tell their story and feel confident about their resume. Not that the resume is the best tool to navigate one’s career — for that I recommend a Career Statement — however, one’s resume is an important career tool and making it the best it can be is important. That’s where this week’s Career Buzz guests come in.

Wendy Enelow is a well-recognized leader in the careers industry. She’s co-founder and director of the Career Thought Leaders Consortium and the Resume Writing Academy. She works with transitioning executives through her private practice. Wendy has authored more than 25 books on resumes, cover letters, keywords, interviewing, and job search including Best Resumes for $100,000+ Jobs. She speaks regularly on career topics and has been quoted The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time. Wendy’s a true innovator in the industry, hosting conferences, training programs, and career brainstorming events in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Together with Wendy Enelow, Louise Kursmark is Executive Director and Career Thought Leaders Consortium. Louise is one of the leading career experts in the US, and is co-founder and director of Career Thought Leaders Consortium and the Resume Writing Academy. Louise works with transitioning senior executives through her private practice, Best Impression Career Services. Louise is the author of 20 books on resume writing, interviewing, and job search; is a 6-time “Best Resume” award winner; and is a frequent speaker on diverse career topics.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Now’s your time to show you care: Career Buzz under the microscope

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Did you know that Career Buzz has been going strong since 2006 bringing you over 500 interviews featuring inspiring career stories to support you in your career and life choices? That takes a ton of work and all of it has been volunteered, by our past and current slate of hosts, who spend about seven hours per hour of broadcast radio, and by our supportive technicians. What can you do, you ask?

Listener support in the form of $25 memberships (any amount is great!) is the primary measure the station management uses to gauge which shows stay and which go, and Career Buzz is under the microscrope. Now’s your time to let us know if you care. Feel good about supporting career insights and inspiration by making a donation to the radio station and get a tax receipt — it’s a registered charity. You can DONATE NOW and be sure to list Career Buzz as your favourite show. Or, call during our show Wed., Oct 17, 11am-noon Eastern, at 416 946 7800 or 1 888 204 8967. Listen live from your computer ciut.fm or tune to 89.5 FM in Toronto. Membership drive continues to Oct. 21, and your donation in support of Career Buzz counts any time.

On Wednesday’s show: A career in social justice, with guest Tim Little. Plus, powerful moments from past shows, including a clip about turning your interests into career passions with guest Bob Vallerand. Add your voice! Call in and tell us what you like about Career Buzz, and join an array of past guests and listeners doing the same thing. Make a donation and be entered in a draw for a Sony E-Reader, or Argos Seasons Tickets or a On e Year Yoga Pass. Tune in, learn, be inspired, donate $25, and add your voice to the show!

Inspire your life, empower your career, enrich your week. Join us WEDNESDAYS 11am-noon at 89.5 FM or http://www.ciut.fm/listen-now/ Listen to our inspiring past shows.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Unconventional way to put your education to work… Farming 2.0

Oct
09

October 10, 2012

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Career Buzz talks to a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers!

Leslie Moskovitz went directly into an organic farming internship at Everdale after graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and has been farming ever since. Raised in Toronto, Leslie had never thought about a career in farming. She now loves her job, managing a vegetable business and Community Supported Agriculture program on her own farm, Cedar Down along with her life partner.

Tarrah Young has been farming for a decade after graduating with a degree in Environmental Biology. She and her husband run the Green Being Farm where they raise and direct market pork, poultry, lamb, beef and eggs, with a focus on raising animals in a way that does not compromise their dignity or that of the environment. They also run a Community Supported Agriculture program, supplying members with storage crops and hardy greens along with a healthy dose of food and farm education.

Supporting a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers is FarmStart, and we’ll be joined by executive director, Christie Young, and program manager, Sri Sethuratnum. They’ll share insights about what it takes to start a farm, and how to make this career and life choice less risky and more accessible, whether you’re a recent grad or a New Canadian. Tune in and learn more about this surprisingly satisfying career possibility, whether you’re an intellectual, environmental ist or interested gardener!

Sparks from last show.

On Sept. 12, Career Buzz featured positive psychology researchers and leaders including Marie-Helene Budworth. She talked about how people can be the best they can be at work, and that, “research tells us that performance reviews don’t improve performance in a predictable and consistent way.” Have a listen to Marie talking about a narrative alternative to performance reviews — the feedforward model — in which employees tell stories of success. Listen to the whole show, Marie’s interview starts at 17:05.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

 

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