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Side- Door Strategy & Travel for Career Improvement

How do you connect with prospective employers or clients that you desperately want to speak to? Well, one way not to do it as depicted in the James Franco movie, The Disaster Artist, is to harass the employer. (In the movie, it’s a famous producer in a restaurant). But what about a “side- door strategy”? You [...]

Gamification in the Workplace & Kickstarting Your Career at 33

Games can be a lot of fun. But, is there any evidence that they can achieve important learning goals? Just ask Mary Flanagan, inventor, artist, writer and designer whose quirky games, engaging installations, wild poetry and critical essays forge a unique vision of technology, pop culture and avant-garde art. With 30 games, five books, over fifty [...]

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Starting over at 35

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 [...]

Preventing bullying, promoting mental wellness, changing the world. Meet Wali Shah

  One of Canada's Top 20 Under 20, Wali Shah is a South Asian speaker & poet. As an artist, he's an advocate for Bullying Prevention and Mental Wellness. Wali helped raise over 1 million dollars for United Way, and is also an ambassador for CrimeStoppers and Bell Let's Talk. Wali’s been featured on MTV, [...]

Excavate your story. Ace your interview.

  Because your résumé can't do all the talking for you, Anand Patel, the co-founded InterviewDrill, explains Their app that aims to make interview preparation easier. He is a product manager that draws upon understanding his consumers to gain success in his career. Tune in Wednesday and ace the interview! Starting at 26:56: What can writing about [...]

Building Cool Things and Disrupting Entrenched Systems

  How can Canadian companies respond to recent changes to the temporary foreign worker program with creative ways to connect unemployed Canadians to available jobs? Benjamin Guth, an entrepreneur and founder of Mobilize Jobs, is an advocate for Canadian youth from coast to coast. In the ever-changing labour landscape, Benjamin has found new, creative ways [...]

RoadToEmployment & Innovation Nation

Meet Denis and Clinton from RoadToEmployment.ca After Denis Luchyshyn and Clinton Nellist graduated university and hit a brick wall trying to find jobs, they hit the road. Along the way from Victoria to Halifax they interviewed hundreds of people, from CEOs to Career Professionals to other Students and Recent Grads. Their project and site, RoadToEmployment.ca [...]