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Laura Machan

Laura Machan

Laura Machan is a Partner, Recruitment Solutions for a major human resources consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Although she has been recruiting for quite a few years, she still gets a big thrill from calling someone to set up an interview and an even bigger thrill when she hears a happy dance as she tells them when their new job starts. Laura lives with her family in Oakville, where she has lived for over 25 years, and is a significant contributor to the Canadian Federation of University Women - Oakville and Women in Nuclear, Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

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Yesterday on the train, I looked up and down the rows of seats and everyone, I mean, everyone was staring at their phone with headphones on. It’s a great time to catch up on the news or celebrity insta-feeds but you also could be working on your career.

There are a lot of really great podcasts focused on career experience and development. Here are a few to consider.

Pivot with Jenny Blake

Jenny interviews highly successful people about the decisions they made and how they navigated a big pivot in their career. Relatable and interesting.

Career Cloud Radio

Chris Russell puts together panels of experts on practical tips for job seekers – resume writers, career coaches, recruiters etc. Lots of valuable tips on each episode.

Paychecks and Balances

Aimed at Millennials, this podcast provides a down to earth approach to working and money and how they are intertwined. Definitely not boring!


Side Hustle Pro

A senior marketing expert dishes on how to turn a passion project or hobby into a full time job/business. Neat behind the scenes info and lessons learned.

How to be Awesome at Your Job

Interviews with experts on important ideas that boost career performance – recent topics include bouncing back, public speaking, workplace anger. Good support whether you are looking for something new outside or inside your company.

These podcasts are inspiring, constructive and free – seems like a great way to start the day.

You can follow Laura Machan on her twitter account @recruiterscouch. A complete list of her articles can be found here.



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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Carolyne says:

    Hi Laura, Don’t forget audio books too. These are free from the public library, or even your company’s library, and have great work related titles. Books on professional development, personal development, or even new languages.

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