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The techlifetoday podcast is the place to hear thoughtful, relevant stories featuring NAIT alumni, students and staff.

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The techlifetoday podcast is the place to hear thoughtful, relevant stories featuring NAIT alumni, students and staff.

    Episode 17: Job search tips for new grads in the pandemic

    Episode 17: Job search tips for new grads in the pandemic

    Even in good times, new grads have to hustle to land a job in the workforce. Add in a rocky economy and pandemic and you've got a job market unlike anything we've seen in decades.

    In this episode, Shannon Neighbour of Svensen-Neighbour Recruiting shares tips for producing a resume that dazzles, a Linkedin profile that gets noticed and how to prepare for the new normal: the virtual job interview. She also fields questions submitted by NAIT grads and students.

    Related techlifetoday stories:

    5 ways to succeed in the toughest job market ever: https://techlifetoday.ca/articles/2020/post-pandemic-job-search-tips

    How to make the most of LinkedIn: https://techlifetoday.ca/articles/2017/linkedin-tips

    7 tips to improve your resumé: https://techlifetoday.ca/articles/2014/resume-tips

    How to write a winning cover letter: https://techlifetoday.ca/articles/2017/cover-letter

    Podcast: putting your best foot forward in the job search: https://soundcloud.com/user-674250352-663518406/episode-6-putting-your-best-foot-forward-in-the-job-search

    • 22 min
    Episode 16: When disaster strikes

    Episode 16: When disaster strikes

    In this special "isolation episode," Josh Bowen, director of NAIT's Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management (CADEM) sheds light on what happens behind the scenes during a disaster response. He also talks about how a global pandemic is unlike any crisis we've faced before, and what we can do to prepare for the next disaster.

    Host and production: Bryan Alary
    Guest: Josh Bowen

    Related techlifetoday.ca stories:

    How to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice: https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2019/how-to-be-ready-to-evacuate-in-an-emergency

    A look inside life as an Alberta wildfire fighter: https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2017/harold-larson-wildfire-fighting

    How to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit: https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2017/72-hour-emergency-kit

    • 17 min
    Episode 15: Following your dreams with Tony Brar of Oilers TV

    Episode 15: Following your dreams with Tony Brar of Oilers TV

    Two-time NAIT alumnus and Edmonton Oilers TV reporter Tony Brar discusses his career journey and pursuit of his dream to become a sports broadcaster. He also shares insight into the Oilers turnaround season and a renewed Battle of Alberta.

    Thank you to Bryan Alary for guest hosting and to NAIT Radio and TV - Radio practicum student Jesse Ambrock for his great production work.

    Related techlifetoday stories:

    How new grad Tony Brar scored his dream job covering the Edmonton Oilers: https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2019/how-tony-brar-scored-his-job-covering-the-oilers

    Meet the new voice of the Canadiens: Bryan Mudryk:
    https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2018/bryan-mudryk-tsn-montreal-canadiens

    Daryl McIntyre, veteran Edmonton anchorman, at the crossroads:
    https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2019/daryl-mcintyre-veteran-anchorman

    Meteorologist Josh Classen's hip-hop alter ego
    https://www.techlifetoday.ca/articles/2015/ctv-josh-classen

    • 20 min
    Episode 14: Simple ways for families to enjoy recreation – from sports to leisure

    Episode 14: Simple ways for families to enjoy recreation – from sports to leisure

    In this episode, guest host Bekki Hall (Radio and Television – Television ’07) sits down with Justin Cross (Personal Fitness Trainer ’12) and NAIT student recreation coordinator Curtis Dell to discuss ways families can enjoy recreation together – in all its forms, from sports and physical exercise to leisure activities.

    • 16 min
    Episode 13: Food security in Edmonton

    Episode 13: Food security in Edmonton

    Do we need to pay greater attention to our access to food and our food security?

    Liz chats with NAIT instructor Jocelyn Crocker, an avid environmental steward and sustainable citizen, about the often overlooked issue of food security and resilience and what we as consumers can do about it.

    Thank you to NAIT Radio and Television student Matt Matyszczuk for his great work on the production of this episode, and thank you to Scott Messenger for his work as guest producer.

    Related techlifetoday stories:
    How to compost in winter

    How to identify and cook with edible weeds

    6 watering tips for successful container gardening

    How to turn gardening inspiration into landscaping action

    • 18 min
    Episode 12: How to navigate change at work

    Episode 12: How to navigate change at work

    In a world that’s changing at such a rapid pace, how do we create workplace cultures that embrace, support and drive change and transformation?

    Liz chats with NAIT's director of strategic initiatives David McDine, and NAIT organizational development consultant Michael Haworth about how to deal with change as an employee and a leader.

    Thank you to NAIT Radio and Television student Matt Matyszczuk for his great work on the production of this episode, and thank you to Katie McLaughlin for her work as guest producer.

    Related techlifetoday stories:
    How millennials will influence workplace culture

    6 tips to make your colleagues feel appreciated

    Self-care isn’t enough. Treat yourself with compassion, too

    • 27 min

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