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Laid off; Hydro One former Ceo Eleanor Clitheroe shares how to recover …well

A layoff is one of the most traumatic events in ones career. This weeks podcast is with Eleanor Clitheroe, the former CEO of Hydro One. She was laid off from her CEO position in a very public manner and went through a difficult time. Whether you are a CEO or a Junior Manager, the journey

How do you deal with failure?

Ah, yes the "F" word. This word has so much emotion attached to it. Maybe it is a lay-off, a job you didn’t get, a promotion that went to someone else or a project that went south. What is failure? How does a professional recover from a setback? I have wrestled with this issue both

How do you dress for an interview?

Or, I might have called this article, "Dress for Success". Whether it is doing really well in an interview or getting promoted in your current situation, dress, presentations and packaging matter! Ah, you say, that is not fair and correct you are, but as Malcolm Gladwell described in his book Blink, this ability is known

Ottawa Senators founder Bruce Firestone on how to win!

The CBC is breathing a huge sigh of relief as a Canadian team is still very much in the thick of things. The last thing they wanted was a Buffalo/Anaheim final – you don’t sell much beer that way! This weeks Podcast is with Bruce Firestone, which may or may not ring a bell, but

Is the Job market for you or against you?

Well, the answer is yes – let me explain. When I was a kid, my Dad decided to take up Judo. He thought it would be great for self defence as well as keeping in shape. What I remember was our blue Chevy Nova, the Bee Gees in the 8 track and the starchy feeling

Are you getting a Fair trade with your employer?

In the late 80’s and early 90’s free trade was all the rage in Canada. Brian Mulroney was going to architect a capitalistic model that would sell us down the river. Fast forward to now. Free trade has had a very positive impact overall, however, it is not without its challenges. I have been won

Does your job change the world?

Is it possible to do work that contributes in a way that is both meaningful, makes a positive impact and provides a great living? This weeks Podcast www.careerjoy.com/podcast is with Alison Leung, brand manager of Dove for the Unilever Company. I am not sure if you have seen their real beauty campaign but, in my

Thinking of starting your own business?

“Someday I am going to start up my own business”. Have you ever heard a friend say that? Or maybe this has been a personal dream of yours. Starting up a business is what I personally would call “the best of times and the most challenging of times”. Isn’t it funny how risk and reward

Running Room founder John Stanton shares the best way to change!

Have you ever tried to lose weight or start a fitness program? It is late at night and you are channel surfing only to see that magic machine for sale. "Ah, that’s the answer to my lifelong problem of not being in shape". You go ahead and order the magic machine and wait eagerly for

A new job search every week?

So you have just graduated from University with a degree in Commerce, you accept the new job at Proctor & Gamble as a Sales rep with a car and the American Express card. Does that sound like the way to start out your professional career? Well, for Sean Aiken this was not his plan. Like