One journalist becomes an entrepreneur, another supports music icons and newcomers.
August 27, 2010or Download episode Before launching his own digital marketing and social media consulting business in 2009, Mark Evans worked for three Internet start-ups, and spent more than 10 years as a technology reporter with the National Post, Globe & Mail and Bloomberg News. Tune in to hear the swings of Mark’s career pendulum. Richard Flohil has been a reporter, features writer, music magazine editor, and music publicist. He’s been involved with the Canadian music industry since before there was a Canadian music industry. He works with newcomers and established artists alike, and knows where all the bodies are buried even though he never carried a shovel.
Bright SPARKS from Aug. 13 show: “Stop looking for a job……and start looking for an employer.” So said David Perry, Co-Director, with Kevin Donlin, of Guerrilla Job Search International. They said that with the average job search lasting 34.2 weeks, it’s important to get “beyond the tip of the job market iceberg of the 10-15% of posted jobs” and start reaching out to employers you’d like to work with. Then, “tap every employer 10 times.” Job boards? “Spend no time on them,” and instead try the “coffee cup caper” on your desired employers. What’s that? Tune into the podcast (go to minute 46:30) to find out! CareerCycles asks: What success have you had changing your career by viewing the “tip of the job market iceberg” with job boards? Whether you’re part of the “three million Canadians ‘in between opportunities'” or one of the “seven million who don’t like their job” (David Perry’s quotes and estimates), wouldn’t it be great to make your career exploration much more effective, even fun? When you’re tooth hurts you take yourself to a dental professional a.k.a. dentist, so when your career hurts, why not take yourself to a career professional?