• The Career Planning Show

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    Join Alex Rascanu as he helps you launch and grow a fulfilling career.

     

    Do you want to do work that matters? Do you feel stuck in your current job? Do you dread going to work on Mondays? The Career Planning Show is for you.

     

    Alex shares career planning insights, and also interviews career planning leaders and individuals with fascinating careers. The show can help you learn how to align your career with your purpose and strengths, and how to find lasting joy through your work.

     

    A new episode is published each Monday.

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      Kimberlee West interview for The Career Planning Show

      8. Q&A with Kimberlee West: On Becoming a Product Marketer and the Founder of KidsSwag.ca

      Today we have the pleasure of discussing career planning, product marketing and entrepreneurship with Kimberlee West. Kimberlee is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at a US based tech firm and the founders of Kids Swag, an eCommerce business that helps parents diversify their toy and accessory collection. Learn more about Kimberlee at KimberleeWest.com and check out KidsSwag.ca.
       

      If you have a career planning question you'd like us to answer on The Career Planning Show, let us know via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu.

      Gabriela Casineanu interview for The Career Planning Show

      7. Q & A with Gabriela Casineanu: On Becoming a Coach and Author, and Job Search Tips for Introverts​

      Gabriela Casineanu is an award-winning author whose journey of self-discovery saw her make a number of transitions along her career path: from engineering and a master of business administration to career coaching, writing, and teaching. She enjoys sharing tips and strategies that help introverts ace their job interviews and boost their careers, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Learn more about Gabriela at GabrielaCasineanu.com and take a look at her online learning platform for Introverts.

      Three books that were mentioned in this episode include:
      - Introverts: Leverage Your Strengths for an Effective Job Search by Gabriela Casineanu
      - Quiet Lessons for the Introvert's Soul by Gabriela Casineanu
      - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

      If you have a career planning question you'd like us to answer on The Career Planning Show, let us know via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu.

      Prof. Sandford Borins interview on The Career Planning Show

      6. Q&A with Prof. Sandford Borins: Public Sector Innovation, Personal Narratives and Academic Careers

      Sandford Borins, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Managment at the University of Toronto, discusses his path to becoming a university professor, the academic research work he has done in the areas of public sector innovation and management narratives, the impact that a professor can have in the development of public policy, and why his teaching style was highly interactive. He also shares career planning insights that for aspiring academics.
       

      Learn more about Professor Sandford Borins at www.SandfordBorins.com, where you can also subscribe to his weekly blog posts about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
       

      If you have a career planning question you'd like us to answer or a guest you'd like to hear on The Career Planning Show, let us know via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu.

      The Career Planning Show - episode 5: How to Find a Good Employer and a Good Manager

      5. How to Find a Good Employer and a Good Manager

      On today's episode we dive into how to find a good employer in your chosen profession within your geographical area, as well as how to find a good manager. We also provide two exercises: one to help you come up with your top 10 dream employers and the other to help you come up with your top 10 dream managers.
       

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      Do you have any career planning questions you'd like to hear answered on The Career Planning Show? Submit them via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu.

      Resources:

      - glassdoor: Best Places to Work in Canada 2021
      - Indeed: Top Rated Workplaces in Canada 2019

      The Career Planning Show - episode 4: how to sidestep ageism in your job search process

      4. How to sidestep ageism in your job search process

      As you work to secure a suitable job and then climb the career ladder, you may face a recruiter, a human resources professional, or a hiring manager who treats you differently than they should simply based on your age.

      Alex Rascanu reflects on six ways to sidestep age discrimination during your job search process: (1) keep your skills current; (2) showcase on your resume the last 10 to 15 years of work experience only; (3) be ready to answer indirect questions about your age during the interview in case they come up; (4) be flexible with the level of seniority you're expecting especially if you're being offered a role with an employer that you'd like to work for over a long period of time; (5) stay positive and be persistent in submitting job applications; and (6) reach out to your network for introductions to employers you're applying to work for.

      Do you have any career planning questions you'd like to hear answered on The Career Planning Show? Submit them via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu..

      Resources:
      - What I'm Grateful For At Age 35 blog post at Rascanu.com
      - Ageism in the Workplace study published by the American Society on Aging

      Alex Goldstein on The Career Planning Show

      3. Q&A with Alex Goldstein:
      Identifying your career path and excelling in your field

      Alex Goldstein shares his journey to becoming a certified protection professional and the owner of GV Group, a physical security and risk management consultancy firm. He walks us through the over 15 years of progressive experience servicing the Canadian public sec tor and private security industries, and reflects on the lessons he has gathered along the way.
      Learn more about Alex at MyGVSolutions.com and connect with him at LinkedIn.com/in/AlexanderGoldstein1.
      Do you have a career planning question you'd like us to answer on The Career Planning Show? Submit it via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu.

      Michael Ash on The Career Planning Show

      2. Q&A with Michael Ash:
      How to get there? Networking, portfolio on an iPad, and more...

      Michael Ash shares his journey to becoming an Integrated Strategy Director, the innovative ways in which he secured interviews and job offers, his experience in the Toronto and London's marketing industries, as well as career planning lessons and resources he has found helpful.
      Learn more about Michael at themichaelash.com or hear his latest thoughts at @TheMichaelAsh.
      Do you have a career planning question you'd like us to answer on The Career Planning Show? Submit it via Rascanu.com/TheCareerPlanningShow or @AlexRascanu.

      Alex Rascanu on The Career Planning Show

      1. Three Career Planning Lessons

      3 career planning lessons:
      (1) get clear;
      (2) get connected; and
      (3) approach the job search and interview process with excellence.

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