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How to Effectively Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT WORK! By Avra Davidoff, M.C., R. Psych. A maternity leave is a transition experienced by many women. This transition is often a critical turning point for the family, the individual, and one’s career. However, less common is the focus on how it impacts career development. If you are anticipating a maternity leave or are in the midst of one, here are some tips and strate... Read More »

Tech-Savvy Millennials and the Need for Career Development

A recent survey of Canada’s Millennials, which focused on their social values, has provided fascinating insight into, and ousted tiresome stereotypes about, this diverse generation. Bruce Lawson, President of The Counselling Foundation of Canada, one of the groups involved in doing the survey, offers crucial information: “An overwhelming 96% of Millennials in the study define having a steady job a... 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 »

Have you or your clients considered freelancing? Here is what you need to know…

With so much buzz about the sharing or “gig” economy it is difficult to pinpoint the real opportunities for our clients to take advantage of. Although difficult to pinpoint initially, those possibilities can be an oyster of opportunity and are blind to many demographics that create barriers to employment. This economy brings opportunities for our clients that may be facing those tough barriers inc... Read More »

Being Self-Employed Versus Being an Entrepreneur

By Renée Gendron MA At first it appears that being self-employed is the same as being an entrepreneur. Both require the individuals to keep their skills current, to grow their networks and to develop resiliency skills. Both also require that the person be continuously scouting or prospecting ensuring that there are future contracts or sales. But there are many other differences that need to be con... 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 »

The Heart of Resilience: A Blessing, Key Questions and Core Beliefs – Part 4 of 4

Click here for Part 3 of 4. By Denise Bissonnette The Resilience Series and Future Projects Given the sweeping, all-encompassing scope of what comes together and manifests as Resilience, expressed uniquely and idiosyncratically by every person depending upon the situation, one might wonder how to begin developing a training module on such an elusive subject? For purposes of the Resilience Series, ... Read More »

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