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Pursuing a Career in Sales – Three Interviews from the Great Canadian Sales Competition

Sheila Cassidy leads the Great Canadian Sales Competition, one of Canada's biggest student competitions. Her team, including 150 student Ambassadors coast to coast, promotes sales as a career and a valuable skill-set to students across Canada. A trailblazer and Chief Revenue Officer at Ceridian, Larry Dunivan was instrumental in moving Ceridian to a cloud-based company. [...]

“My Career Ended with a Mosquito Bite” – the challenges of transitioning away from Athletics and Dance

Dancers and athletes share strikingly similar challenges in their career and life transitions. Personal identity tied to profession, loss of community and team, and mental health are some of the challenges that athletes and dancers navigate in their transition from high performance. Annamay Oldershaw Pierse swam for Canada in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics. In [...]

The emerging field & importance of cyber security – Interview with cyber security expert and Xahive co-founder Sem Ponnambalam

With the growing threats to personal and government data security what are we supposed to do to protect against cyber attacks? And with the growing threats come career opportunities: information security was among the top 10 jobs for 2016. Today we are joined by cyber security expert Sem Ponnambalam about some interesting career opportunities. Learn [...]

What can you learn from outdoor active experience? – Interview with Outward Bound Executive Director, Sarah Wiley

How can a deep connection to the outdoors determine our direction in life, show us what we're capable of and make us into our best self? During a mountain biking trip in Nepal, Sarah Wiley realized her planned career in law might not be the right fit. Now, as the Executive Director of Outward Bound [...]

Managing Your Career While Going Through Cancer Treatment

Cancer strikes without prejudice – but people from all walks of life and within all levels of the cancer community can be united in a common goal of coping with this life-altering event. People living with cancer can and do play a significant and powerful role in their own journey. Kim Adlard has first hand [...]

Don’t Make Any Assumptions: Inside U of T Mississauga’s Career Centre

“Don’t make any assumptions,” said self-confessed career geek, Felicity Morgan, “about what you think about any career area.” Felicity is director of the career center at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. The UTM career centre serves over 13,000 students, with 15 staff. When we make assumptions we risk “not seeing our own biases and [...]

Arlene Dickenson – Feature interview with Dragons’ Den Star

Originally broadcast in January of 2013, we've edited, slimmed down and re-posted our feature interview with Dragons' Den star and prominent Canadian business woman Arlene Dickenson. 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 [...]

6 Easy Steps to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile: Tell your Story and Own your Brand

"LinkedIn is the site where we’re investing time, not wasting time," Leslie Hughes, LinkedIn optimization specialist and owner of PunchMedia, told Career Buzz listeners. "Linkedin is not the sexy social media site, it’s not the one everyone goes to gleefully every morning," said Leslie, but it is the business network, so it pays to make [...]

Positive Psychology experts discuss Hedonia, Eudaimonia and the Virtuous Organization

With so much interest in positive psychology, how can we use it to enrich our careers and lives? How can it help us to flourish? These are questions that today’s podcast guests help answer. Guests were speakers and exhibitors at the recent Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s national conference held in Niagara on the Lake, June [...]