Listen to your Career Future

We came across a few of these really useful (and free) downloadable podcasts that you can listen to on your computer or devices that handle mp3 audio files. All may be subscribed to, so you get the latest podcast in your player, and all contain archives so you can select and download older podcasts that might contain material that interests you. Flexjobs’ Adrianne Bibby does a great job of running down what each podcast has to offer.
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8 Job Search Podcasts for Job Seekers

originally published on 15 Apr, 2015

8 Job Search Podcasts for Job Seekers

Podcasts with a focus on job searching can be inspiring and insightful resources if you’re in the market for flexible work. Finding job search podcasts that strike just the right note at just the right moment can make a huge difference in your job search success.

There’s a plethora of job search podcasts out there, and to help you in your search for part-time jobs, remote positions, and other flexible scheduling options, we’ve surveyed the landscape. We’ve come up with a few job search podcasts that may be useful to you as you plot your career strategy.

Check out these eight job search podcasts for job seekers:

The Voice of Job Seekers

Dedicated to helping “unemployed, under-employed, and under-appreciated job seekers,” The Voice of Job Seekers focuses on trending career areas and trying to help users manage the minutiae that comes with looking for work. Mark Anthony Dyson is host, producer, and career consultant behind this podcast.

Job Search Boot Camp Show

Hosted by career consultants Michael Kranes, Angela Loeb, and Jay Markunas, Job Search Boot Camp Show focuses on salary negotiations, interviews, effective resumes, and other job search techniques. Offered live from Austin, Texas, Job Search Boot Camp Show broadcasts on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Accidental Creative

Weekly podcasts at Accidental Creative have focused on topics like getting things done, defining excellence, the power of small actions, and making work matter. Focused on helping creative professionals be “brilliant,” Accidental Creative was founded by Todd Henry, an author who specializes in helping people “exploit” creative insight.

48 Days

With a mission to help job seekers find “their true calling and path,” 48 Days tries to help listeners find their path within…48 days! Host Dan Miller focuses on offering a “creative thinking” approach to help people find purposeful, profitable daily work.

CareerCloud

CareerCloud aims to use technology, including mobile platforms and social media, to benefit both job seekers and employers. Founder Chris Russell has worked since 1999 to use technology to connect companies that are hiring and people seeking work.

Happen to Your Career

With a focus on career changers, Happen to Your Career aims to help users find the work that they were meant to do. Founded by Scott Barlow, Happen to Your Career works to help people identify their strengths and passions as a basis for finding meaningful careers.

CareerJoy

The fundamental philosophy of CareerJoy podcasts is that the work you do is an investment that brings wealth to all areas of your life. Based in Canada, CareerJoy is led by founder Alan Kearns, a career coach and author.

Well Kept Wallet

Taking a somewhat broader approach, Well Kept Wallet works to help users focus not just on their career path, but on money and lifestyle issues. Typical podcasts include conversations with successful people who love what they do. Deacon Hayes, the founder of Well Kept Wallet, has a background as a financial coach.

Career Link’s Job Fair: Tuesday March 11, 2014!

Career Link's Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014: am and pm sessions
Career Link’s Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014: am and pm sessions

Career Link is excited to host our first ever Job Fair on Tuesday, March 11. This event will be an opportunity for job seekers and employers to meet face to face.

  • Enjoy free snacks, door prizes and light refreshments while engaging with local employers. A variety of business sectors will be attending including, healthcare, food services, recreation, municipal, manufacturing and trades.
  • Anyone seeking the opportunity to meet with local employers to discuss job openings and upcoming vacancies within their companies are encouraged to come into Career Link on Tuesday, March 11 from 10am – 3pm.
  • Brodie D’Angio, one of our employment counsellors, will also be offering a presentation on employment in the Oil and Gas sector for job seekers interested in working out of province or camp work.
  • Attend a pre-event resume brush-up session planned for March 5 (1:00PM-3:00PM)! Visit our workshops page to sign up  or call us to register at 604.485.7958
  • Special drop-in “Gearing Up for Oil and Gas” mini-presentation from 3:00-4:00PM on March 11, too!
  • Booth availability is limited, therefore employers with expected job openings are encouraged to register by February 28 for their two-hour time slot.
Mark your calendars! 
Date: Tuesday March 11, 2014
Times: 10AM – 12 noon and 1PM – 3PM
Where: #103, 4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC
Contact: Rob Hughes rob@careerlinkbc.com

Using the new Work BC Labour Market Navigator

navigator

Introducing the new Labour Market Navigator!
 On March 21st WorkBC.ca launched a new online tool that helps users navigate their way through over 500 careers. The tool provides information on employment demand outlook, projected job openings, workforce characteristics, and earnings. Information is presented in an easily accessible infographic format.
navigateThe featured content section of the tool allows users to track industry trends, find the fastest growing regions for job growth, and discover which occupations are going to be in highest demand.

Vancouver Island-Coast Snapshot
Vancouver Island-Coast Snapshot

The Labour Market Snapshot page is updated monthly and provides a graphical representation of information found in this report. The more detailed Labour Market Snapshot can be found here.
 The tool features an easy to use navigational structure and a responsive design which makes it accessible on mobile devices so you can access the latest numbers while on the go! Explore the navigator here: www.workbc.ca/navigator

As you can below, the predictions for sectors with the best chances for employment in are region are:

NEW “Interview Skills for Mature Workers” Workshop

1001252_cammeo_jevellery mat1Mature workers (45 years and older) exhibit lower turnover, less absenteeism, more dedication to the workplace, and more positive work values. [Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety].

This is the message that employers need to hear! Our “Interview Skills for Mature Workers” workshop offers a host of tips and techniques designed to help mature workers shine. Scheduled for Friday, February 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, this fun and interactive workshop will open your eyes to the benefits that mature workers offer employers. To register, simply call 604.485.7958.

Women in Trades Wanted: Tuition-FREE Training in Powell River

Tuition Free Training for Women in Trades in Powell River. Click here for more
Tuition Free Training for Women in Trades in Powell River. Click here for more

A new Industry Training Authority of BC initiative is helping the women of Powell River break through barriers to employment in the trades. Vancouver Island University is rolling out a new program that financially supports and encourages women entering trades training. There are two possible streams you can choose from, based on individual assessment.

All Women in Trades program participants have access to various types of support for education and employment. Support is provided for all participants to proceed to the next level of training or onto a job site. This support may include: program tuition, books, safety boots, adult upgrading required for a career in trades, essential skills training, and access to industry mentors.

Women Exploring Trades-Essential Skills Program     January 7 – March 29, 2013

FREE Tuition     $1500 Training Grant Industry Certificates:  FoodSafe,  Forklift Operation, First Aid, Flagging, WHMIS

Opportunity for FREE Tuition in upcoming Trades  Training Programs Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry, Culinary  Arts, Hairdressing, Welding Automotive Service Technician starts in February

Seats are limited.  APPLY today and get started  on a successful, satisfying, well paid job in the trades.

Contact Liz Webster, Instructor Phone: 604-485-2878

Find out how it work by downloading this brochure and check out your eligibility here: http://pr.viu.ca/witt/documents/Eligibility.pdf (we have these documents on paper at Career Link too, so drop on by).

Next up is training towards becoming an Automotive Service Technician that starts in February 2013