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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Watch for clues

Dec
18

Career Buzz, on Dec. 18, 2013


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Lynn Moffatt on connecting the dots between roles as a singer/songwriter — ‘delivering bold and bright diva solos like Beyonce or

Asha Rajak on connecting the dots between journalism in her native Nepal, work as an executive director, and getting recognized as a Successful New Immigrant by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of Ontario.rough and rugged reverb like Amy Winehouse’ — and avid cyclist recently returned from riding all of Yonge Street’s 1896 km raising money for Right to Play. Continue reading

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.

Focusing on soft skills

Dec
18

Clues from my most recent Career Buzz guests

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“Perseverance, excitement and enthusiasm,” said author and speaker, Suzen Fromstein, when I asked her what strengths she uses to be successful (Career Buzz, Dec. 4, 2013). “And because I love what I do I have the dedication to do it — and do it consistently.”

I like asking the strengths question because guests give such surprising, rich and unique responses. Notice Steve didn’t say “writing” and Suzen didn’t say “editing.” It’s as if the hard skills are a given, and the soft skills are the ones that make the difference between an ordinary career experience, and an exceptional one.Communications expert, Steve Kee, who was profiled in Suzen’s book, Suits & Ladders, responded to the strengths question by saying, “It’s how you build and enhance your personal relationships.” Continue reading

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.

Suits & Ladders & Tales from the recruiter

Dec
17

December 4, 2013

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Hear Mark Franklin interview Marc Belaiche and Suzen Fromstein on Career Buzz.

Marc Belaiche is president of TorontoJobs.ca, an internet and recruitment staffing company.  He’s also the author of a newly published book, Tales from the Recruiter – A Canadian Recruiter’s Perspective on How to Get that Perfect Job. Marc is a past guest on Career Buzz, and we’ve invited him back to share insights from his new book, to take your calls. Continue reading

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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