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Podcasts

Why your career really does revolve around you- Steve Maich & Lianne George Authors of The Ego Boom

Do you feel like you don’t belong in your work situation? Do you struggle with identifying your strengths? Does your job title define your? How’s that for some light questions with your Monday morning coffee? This week’s podcast is with Steve Maich and Lianne George, authors of The Ego Boom – Why the world really

Donna Wilson SR VP of HR from The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games shares her perspective on the job search process.

What is a HR professional looking for in a resume? Are there certain keys to impressing a hiring manager? What are some of the important elements of a good interview? This week’s podcast is with Donna Wilson SR VP of Human Resources for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has been involved with

George Stroumboulopoulos from The Hour talks with Alan about Canada and the job market

Do you ever get nervous in a job interview? How do employers react to you being nervous? This week’s podcast is from my conversation this past week with George Stroumboulopoulos, host of The Hour on CBC television. George has spent his entire professional career interviewing a wide range of interesting guests. I was invited to

How to be more effective at selling yourself in your job search and interviews.

Who is the person most likely to get hired? The candidate whom is most qualified? Or the candidate who has a great resume and interviews well? In a recent study conducted, 44 recruiters were asked to interview 210 candidates for various positions. The research showed that recruiters consider interviewing skills to be far more important

How to get prepared for starting a business, going back to school or a job search- Part 1 from our recent Job Search Summit

Were you ever involved as a young person with an organization such as Boy Scouts or Girl Guides? I started off in Cubs and went right through to Venturers. I had many interesting experiences, including falling off a 30 foot cliff in the middle of the night. I really enjoyed the structure, friendships,mentoring and the

How to build a great career- Interview with Leonard Lee founder of Lee Valley Tools

Would you leave the security of a government position to build your own company? This weekâs Podcast is with Leonard Lee a recipient of the Order of Canada and founder of Lee Valley Tools, a leader in the woodworking and gardening tools business. Leonard started his career as a civil servant and worked for the

Interview with Jean-Luc Boissonneault author and founder of Free Form Fitness

Well, it is the last Monday in January. How is your New Years resolution coming along? Are you in better physical health? Are you working out 3 times per week as promised ? Have you started on your journey to make that change in your life for 2009? Or, have you have fallen off the

Interview with Susan Basalla author of "so what are you going to do with that?"

Are you considering a switch in your career direction? Do you wonder what other careers might be suited for your education and experience? This week’s podcast is with Susan Basalla, Ph.D., co-author of So What are you going to do with that?. This book was written out of her own journey questioning what to do

Interview with Dave Crenshaw author of The Myth of Multitasking (How

This is most likely the first day when everyone is back from the holidays. This week will be back to reality (and busyness) for you and your office. You and I live in a world that demands we do more with less, with more inputs than ever. As you read this, are you checking your

Interview with Tamara Erickson author of plugged in:The generation Y guide to thriving at work published by Harvard Press

Do you ever feel like you don’t necessarily fit into the work culture today? This week’s podcast is with Tamara Erickson, author of plugged in: The Generation Y guide to thriving at work. Tamara is a McKinsey Award-winning author and has conducted extensive research on changing demographics, employee values, and how successful organizations work. If