Ever wonder what it’s like to immigrate to Canada? Mark interviews 3 immigrants from the Toronto Region Immigration Employment Counsel (TRIEC) about the strategies they used to find success and ways immigrants can make new connections, integrate into the Canadian workforce and learn to love their new home.
Also on the show Ilana Ben-Ari, founder of 21 Toys discusses her growing start-up company, the importance of toys and play in learning and her company’s new game The Failure Toy, which teaches how to reframe failure as feedback.
CareerCycles & SFU Sign Affinity Agreement to Help SFU Alumni Access CareerCycles’ Career Management Programs
Simon Fraser University and CareerCycles have signed an agreement, June 2016, to give SFU Alumni preferred rates on CareerCycles’ career management programs.
SFU’s Career Services and Alumni offices have supported this new arrangement to benefit SFU Alumni wherever they live and work. In the complex and uncertain world of work, career management is among the most important skills that professionals can develop.
CareerCycles is a team of career professionals solving the ‘wicked problem’ of career dissatisfaction. The CareerCycles team of Associates uses an evidence-based, narrative method of practice that clients love. Associates are based in Vancouver and Toronto, and clients can be served in-person, by phone or Skype. Career management matters because we spend over 100,000 hours in our careers, and yet most Canadians invest less than 10 hours into career planning.
SFU Alumni wanting to take advantage of CareerCycles career management programs and preferred rates are encouraged to contact SFU Career Services at 778.782.3106 or check http://www.sfu.ca/career/contact-us.html
To find out more about CareerCycles call for a free 15-minute career conversation toll-free at 1-844-465-9222 or visit www.careercycles.com
On the surface Melissa Hughes had it all. In her words “On the outside, my life at 35 looked great — a promising career, a doting partner, an elegant home, things, vacations, a big engagement ring, money in the bank… There was just one problem: I wasn’t happy.”
After a series of career error corrections Melissa sums up her career aspirations as “…wanting to do meaningful things with good people”. Melissa, a communications professional with past careers in journalism and classical music, publicized her tumultuous story of Career & Life change in her Huffington Post article Starting Over at 35.
In this episode of Career Buzz we talk to Melissa about her inspiring story and learn about her mantra on career & life.
Also in this episode; we speak with David Bowman, founder of TTG consulting, a consultancy specialized in corporate career change & transition, about Career Management in organizations and the importance taking control of your own career.
At 30, Arlene Dickinson was divorced, had a high school diploma, no savings, and no idea how to feed four young children. She is now the CEO of Venture Communications, a co-star of the CBC TV hit Dragons’ Den, and one of the country’s most sought-after female entrepreneurs. Hear Arlene’s career story and advice from her book Persuasion. Plus, hear what it was like to be on Dragon’s Den from the founders of SMARTeacher and Urban Cultivator.