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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 [...]

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”? [...]

Taking a Workplace Sabbatical: Perfect Springboard to Career and Life Renewal

What is it like to take a years sabbatical? How do you organize one, not if you’re a professor or a teacher, but as an employee in a regular Canadian workplace? Caterina Sanders shares her experiences from a one year global travel sabbatical with her family. She’s back at work at Habanero Consulting in Vancouver [...]

Career Changes in Welding, Work & Learning

  From International Development to Innovation in financial services, Jameel Somji has an eye opening range of work and volunteer experiences. Jameel and I met recently at the MaRS discovery district in Toronto. We’re both part of the MaRS Work and Learning sector, coming at it from some interesting angles especially looking at the career [...]

Getting every student talking about their future

  In 2004, Ryan Porter quit a business program in college to start his quest to answer the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Two years and a world of travel later, Ryan dedicated his career to helping young people answer the very question he set out to answer. Now, [...]

Career Buzz goes to Turkey!

  What’s it like to live and work in Turkey? What are the pros and cons of teaching English there? As your travelling Career Buzz correspondent I took my recorder on a recent trip to Turkey. With an educational background in public relations and advertising, Gokce Ucar began working in the hospitality industry in the [...]

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 [...]

lawyer-turned-novelist and social-worker-turned-tour-leader

  Hear the career stories of lawyer-turned-novelist Kate Hilton, and social-worker-turned-tour-leader Michael Kerman. Law wasn't 'it' for Kate Hilton. But novel writing didn't look like it would pan out either -- until her first book 'The Hole in the Middle,' was picked up as Walmart's read-of-the-month. Michael Kerman loves leading his trips to Cuba, a [...]

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 [...]

Make a Difference in the World AND in your Career

  When Mike Klassen graduated from engineering school, he wanted to make a difference so he volunteered with Engineers Without Borders. That gig led to paid jobs with EWB where he spent three years first in Ghana, then Uganda and the UK, as a consultant, team leader and portfolio manager. He now works within Institute for [...]