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Membership Drive – Donate to Win!

Oct
22

Oct 23, 2013

disappearedTHIS WEDNESDAY, you can easily win a double pass to The Disappeared by supporting Career Buzz with a $25 membership before end of show! You’ll feel great supporting a show that your hosts tirelessly produce to inspire you in your career. CIUT is a registered charity–you get a tax receipt. We’ll draw the winner on the air for this award-winning movie just before we close the show at noon. All you have to do is call before or during the show Wed., Oct. 23, 11am-noon Eastern with your donation, or donate online and be sure to input “Career Buzz” as the “show you wish to support.” Movie opens Nov. 1 at Carlton in Toronto. Your chances of winning are pretty high because this is a draw for supporters of Career Buzz only!

DONATE NOW or call during before or during our show at 416 946 7800 or 1 888 204 8967. Listen live WEDNESDAY 11am-noon from your computer ciut.fm or tune to 89.5 FM in Toronto. Hear Powerful Moments from the past shows and special guests! Inspire your life, empower your career, enrich your week. Listen to our inspiring past shows. Membership drive continues to Oct. 27, and your donation in support of Career Buzz counts any time.

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.

Passionate about Singing

Oct
22

raise-voicePassionate about singing since childhood, Cathy Sobocan studied what she loved by pursuing an undergrad in vocal music and communications. “When I graduated I was singing in bands,” she told Career Buzz listeners (Oct.9). “I was singing at a party one night and someone from CKLW was at the party and offered me a job on the radio.”  Before that moment, Cathy had never thought about a career in radio; she has now had a long and prosperous broadcasting career. Dumb luck? NOT!

Here’s how Cathy allowed her career to find her: 1) She noticed her own strengths and desires. 2) She invested in her strengths through her studies. 3) She ignored unhelpful questions about ‘what are you going to do with that degree?’ 4) She enjoyed using her strengths so much that she did things in the real world that allowed unknown allies to help her. 5) When the inevitable opportunity knocked, she said yes.

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.

Raise your voice and your wealth: career stories in speaking and advising

Oct
09

October 9, 2013


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cathyAs a broadcast journalist, Cathy Sobocan has worked as a news anchor, reporter, show host, interviewer, and writer. She’s worked for Wall Street Journal Business News Radio, CNN, CBC, Jazz FM, and was a professor at Seneca College where she taught broadcast journalism. Now, Cathy works as a public speaking and presentation skills coach at Raise Your Voice. Tune in to hear Cathy’s voice, which you’ve probably heard many times before in radio commercials.

Growing up, Dian Chaaban wanted to be a doctor, then a lawyer, then she wanted to go into business. Today, in her career as an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, Dian draws on all her interests, to help people, provide advice and run a business. She calls it the best gig in the world. But there was hardship and challenge along the way including a life threatening injury.

Dial us in to hear Dian Chaaban and Cathy Sobocan’s inspiring career stories and empowering insights. Career Buzz on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11am-noon Eastern, live online or 89.5FM in Toronto.

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.

30 minutes with the questions before the interview

Oct
09

boucardAndrea Boucaud called herself an “arts fanatic” on Career Buzz (Sept. 25) and shared her passion for bringing together arts and social service. She’s the award-winning managing director of West Side Arts Hub, doing inspiring work with youth and the community out of a library basement at Jane and Finch in Toronto, serving disengaged youth and giving them the feeling that “there is a space for them, and that they are engaged.”

Interested in getting hired in social services? Here’s what an interview with Andrea looks like: “I always give the person I’m interviewing all the questions. I want you to be as comfortable as possible. I give you 30 minutes with the interview questions. You can sit and make notes. I want you to have an open conversation with me and really be honest. It’s not my goal to bring you in here, hide the questions, and trip you up. I’m really looking for someone focused, driven, who wants to be a part of the team.”

How does this apply to you? If you’re a hiring manager, consider taking a page out of Andrea’s playbook and give your interviewees the questions for 30 minutes before the interview. If you’re considering a career where, like Andrea, you get to help people, there are hundreds of possibilities. Check career exploration sites like Alberta’s OCCinfo (e.g. careers related to social work). Or get started with an exploratory consultation with a professional career counsellor.

Listen to the whole interview also featuring Matthew Taylor, author of Student of Life.

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.