Welcome to The Canadian Career Development Series
The place in Canada to learn how to effectively manage your career at the convenience of your own desk. Learn from leading authors, thinkers, and professionals as they share their advice on how to take your career to the next level. This series is for you, if you are committed to learning and staying ahead of the curve, and have a desire to build your network with other like-minded professionals in Canada. Moderated by Alan Kearns, Canada’s Career Coach.
Real Life Amazing Adventures in Your Career with Author Karen Burns
Are you currently looking for a job? Are you unhappy with or worried about losing your job? Do you know what kind of career that you want? What can you learn about yourself from the roles you’ve had in the past? Where do you even begin to answer these questions? Sometimes, what’s most helpful is to have a sense of humour. Combine that with looking at the experiences of others and ask yourself: What does this person’s experience teach me? For a lighter look at some of these challenging career moments, join Alan Kearns as he interviews Karen Burns, author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use.
“The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl is a book that promotes spunk, common sense, courtesy, curiosity, and ethical behavior. In this troubled economy, it is a boost for the spirits. After reading this book, you will see job possibilities – and strategies for pursuing them – around every corner.” Bellingham Herald review
Karen Burns is the author of “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use,” a memoir/career advice hybrid of a book based on her own rather checkered work history of 59 jobs over a period of 40 years in 22 cities and four countries.
Why can’t this woman hold down a job? Good news–Burns was fired from just one of her 59 jobs. In the “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl” she recounts an excruciatingly true tale from each of the jobs, which range from ditch digger to translator, and pairs it with related career advice. It’s an easy and engaging read, told from the point of view of a character who calls herself “Working Girl” and illustrated with Burns’s own “Working Girl” cartoons. The book’s 59 chapters (one for each job but, don’t worry, they’re short) are sprinkled with quizzes, tables, charts, diagrams, and “Eternal Truths.” Also included are 28 job survival tips from other real-life working women.
Burns, who currently writes a weekly column for the online version of U.S. News & World Report, lives in Seattle, WA.
You will Learn
- Why risk-taking can be good for you and your career
- Basic how-to’s for building self-confidence in your career
- Mistakes in your career and how to overcome them
- How to know when you’re under- or not appreciated for your work
- How to recognize burnout and what to do about it
- When it’s time to say “goodbye” to your job
It’s easy — participate from wherever you are via web & toll free.
It’s informal, fun, and could it be more convenient? Learn along with others — most are in a similar life situation, asking the same questions, and facing the same challenges
During this interactive webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
- Ask questions of the webinar panelist
- Enjoy a bonus session on The Digital Job Search 3.0 – How to leverage LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter
- Expand your networking contacts across Canada- Join our CareerJoy invitation only group.
- Ask us how to use this towards your professional development credits.
Instructions will be sent to you upon registration. Webinars are open to anyone keen on learning.
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