career transition

Career Buzz goes to Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 2019 Conference

Working through trauma is always challenging but seeking help as a queer, Indigenous person is often so complex that many people don’t reach out. Stel Raven deconstructs the Western view of gender and weaves in elements of minority stress theory. Stel’s keynote was called Queering and Decolonizing Trauma Work: A Path for Two-Spirit Wellness. They [...]

Imagine Your Workplace 2019 Conference

How can you help create a workplace where you want to work? Your-Workplace is on a mission to make work better. It’s a Canadian multimedia company, that delivers cutting-edge information on managing, wellness and work culture through an award-winning magazine and events. This interview was recorded at the Imagine Your Workplace 2019 conference. It was held at the gorgeous, Toronto Botanical Gardens.  I had the opportunity to sit down with Rob Elkington, Caprice [...]

Imagine Your Workplace 2019 Conference

How can you help create a workplace where you want to work? Your-Workplace is on a mission to make work better. It’s a Canadian multimedia company, that delivers cutting-edge information on managing, wellness and work culture through an award-winning magazine and events. This interview was recorded at the Imagine Your Workplace 2019 conference. It was held at the gorgeous, Toronto Botanical Gardens.  I had the opportunity to sit down with Rob [...]

Removing Unconscious Bias from Hiring with AI. Plus, Learning from a Whirlwind Career.

How can we reduce bias in recruiting and improve hiring? Knockri is an AI video soft-skill assessment tool, that helps reduce unconscious bias. It shortlists the best fit job candidates to interview. Mark Franklin talks to Rija Choudhry, HR & marketing strategist at Knockri about how her company merges video intelligence, machine learning and science, to quantify soft [...]

Removing Unconscious Bias from Hiring with AI. Plus, Learning from a Whirlwind Career.

How can we reduce bias in recruiting and improve hiring? Knockri is an AI video soft-skill assessment tool, that helps reduce unconscious bias. It shortlists the best fit job candidates to interview. Mark Franklin talks to Rija Choudhry, HR & marketing strategist at Knockri about how her company merges video intelligence, machine learning and science, to quantify [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 resort [...]

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 [...]

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