August 26, 2015
Christine is a working parent of a 17-year-old daughter who recently changed her career for the third time and began her own paralegal practice. Her first career was as a military police officer, and she later transitioned into teaching and gained nearly 25 years experience as an Adult Educator of English as a Second Language.
Christine candidly shares her career & life story, emphasizing the impact her decision to become a parent had on her career and vice versa. She speaks of her greatest joys and challenges of being a working parent, and shares her wisdom with listeners about how best to balance the demands of career and life as a working parent.
“If you are working you should get paid,” Gokce Ucar told Career Buzz listeners (July 29, 2015) when I interviewed her in the Izmir airport on a recent trip to Turkey. When she graduated university, Gokce, like many Turkish new entrants to the job market, she reluctantly did an unpaid internship to get a toehold into the job market. The internship led to paid work after six months. Basak Yanar, a Turkish-Canadian researcher joined us on the show to compare and contrast Canadian and Turkish early career experiences, and to share her fascinating career story.
How the clues apply to you: If you’re a recent grad, or a parent of one, or an employer, check out this important statement on unpaid internships from CACEE. For more stories and depth listen to this Career Buzz podcast focused on internships and the ‘quiet disaster’ of youth unemployment with journalist and Atkinson Fellow, Neil Sandell.
Download and enjoy learning from the July 29 podcast, also featuring teachers of English based in Turkey: Zoe Davids, Sami Anderson-Talbi and Mick Jackson. Or, listen to any of our 300+ archived Career Buzz podcasts. (Hint: Use SEARCH at bottom right of any CareerCycles.com webpage for your topic, e.g. “circus”).
August 12, 2015
Based on a study of the experiences of young people in the decade after graduating from high school, Career Crafting is a book that offers an insightful portrait of the early career journeys of young adults. Hear author Cathy Campbell dispel the “Career Myth” that those in their late teens and 20s should follow a linear, predictable route from high school to post-secondary training, and then on to permanent, full-time jobs.
Plus, Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty Hyman, shares her inspiration career story. Misty is Senior Assistant Coach at Arizona State University and is a motivational speaker who helps athletes, students, and corporations set and reach seemingly unattainable goals.
Join us Thursday Sept. 24, 2015 from 6:15-9:00 pm at our Toronto office for our next Who You Are MATTERS! Game Night.
Developed using CareerCycles evidence-based method of practice which has helped over 4,000 career clients to date, the Who You Are Matters! game sparks meaningful conversation and can help you connect the dots in your professional and personal life.
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