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Mark Franklin's Posts

Opening Up a World of Career Opportunities & Lifetime Experiences

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Seeing the need for post-secondary graduates to really understand and grasp opportunities Alex McKee founded Millennial Xchange. Not limiting itself as a mentor program but a career launch pad where ambitious creative minds can connect with professionals from all walks of life. Also joining the conversation are Diane Latta a mentor with Mill... Read More »

Taking a Work Place Sabbatical: The Perfect Springboard Towards Creating a Sense of Renewal

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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 with a new sense of refreshme... Read More »

Pursuing a Career in Sales: Three Interviews from the Great Canadian Sales Competition

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Sheila Cassidy leads the Great Canadian Sales Competition. One of Canada’s biggest student competitions. Her team including 150 student Ambassadors coast to coast — promotes sales as a career and a valuable skill-set to students across Canada. A trailblazer and Chief Revenue Officer at Ceridian, Larry Dunivan was instrumental in moving Cerid... Read More »

“My Career Ended with a Mosquito Bite” – the challenges of transitioning away from Athletics and Dance

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Dancers and athletes share strikingly similar challenges in their career and life transitions. Personal identity tied to profession, loss of community and team, and mental health are some of the challenges that athletes and dancers navigate in their transition from high performance. Annamay Oldershaw Pierse swam for Canada in 2008 at the Bei... Read More »

The emerging field & importance of cyber security – Interview with cyber security expert and Xahive co-founder Sem Ponnambalam

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com With the growing threats to personal and government data security what are we supposed to do to protect against cyber attacks? And with the growing threats come career opportunities: information security was among the top 10 jobs for 2016. Learn more about the field of Cyber Security and Sems own career path that took her from working in var... Read More »

What can you learn from outdoor active experience? – Interview with Outward Bound Executive Director, Sarah Wiley

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com During a mountain biking trip in Nepal, Sarah Wiley realized her planned career in law might not be the right fit. Now, as Executive Director ofOutward Bound Canada, she is helping others learn about themselves and connect with the great outdoors. Hear Sarah Wiley’s inspiring story and learn about Outward Bound Canada in this episode of Care... Read More »

Managing Your Career While Going Through Cancer Treatment

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Cancer strikes without prejudice – but people from all walks of life and within all levels of the cancer community can be united in a common goal of coping with this life-altering event. People living with cancer can and do play a significant and powerful role in their own journey. Kim Adlard has first hand experience witnessing how involvem... Read More »

Don’t Make Any Assumptions: Inside U of T Mississauga’s Career Centre

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com “Don’t make any assumptions,” said self-confessed career geek, Felicity Morgan, “about what you think about any career area.” Felicity is director of the career center at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. The UTM career centre serves over 13,000 students, with 15 staff. When we make assumptions we risk “not see your own biases and no... Read More »

6 Easy Steps to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile: Tell your Story and Own your Brand

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com “LinkedIn is the site where we’re investing time, not wasting time,” Leslie Hughes, LinkedIn optimization specialist and owner of PunchMedia, told Career Buzz listeners. “Linkedin is not the sexy social media site, it’s not the one everyone goes to gleefully every morning,” said Leslie, but it is the business network,... Read More »

Positive Psychology experts discuss Hedonia, Eudaimonia and the Virtuous Organization

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com With so much interest in positive psychology, how can we use it to enrich our careers and lives? How can it help us to flourish? These are questions that today’s podcast guests help answer. Guests were speakers and exhibitors at the recent Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s national conference held in Niagara on the Lake, June 2016. ... Read More »

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