SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

137 episodes of SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast since the first episode, which aired on April 6th, 2020.

  • Episode 025: Getting to WHY to find your Purpose [LIFE]

    December 2nd, 2020  |  11 mins 28 secs
    fulfillment, purpose, siwike, why

    Our approach is to first start with WHAT you want. Then we move to WHY. Seems like a simple question. Yet if you can really get to the root and the heart of your why and purpose, then you can find intense motivation, drive and fulfillment.

  • Episode 024: Don't let School get in the way of Education [LIFE]

    November 25th, 2020  |  8 mins 58 secs
    adulting, build meaningful connections, education, experience, explore, learning, school, siwike

    "Don't let school get in the way of education" Mark Twain. Definitely, words to take to heart for students and others alike. The focus of school experience is often for grades, assignments, and exams, which are important, though the most meaningful parts of the school experience often take place outside of the classroom.

  • Episode 023: Trouble shooting your job search [JOB]

    November 18th, 2020  |  13 mins 16 secs
    advice, improve, interview, job hunt, networking, resume, tips, troubleshoot

    The job search can be a big black box. You throw some resumes in. Nothing comes out. You throw in a few more. Nothing. You throw many more. And an interview comes out. We'll walk you through some tips and tricks to help you troubleshoot your job hunt process

  • Episode 022: Habits

    November 11th, 2020  |  16 mins 36 secs
    ability, action, behavioural change, behaviours, cue, habits, motivation, rewards, routine, siwike, trigger

    Your habits become your destiny. Paraphrased from a quote from Gandhi. Do your habits serve you? What can you do to change your habits?

  • Episode 021: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety [LIFE]

    November 4th, 2020  |  16 mins 54 secs
    anxiety, calm, dealing with stress, managing anxiety, meditation, perspectives, relax, siwike, stress

    Stress is good. It's what kept our ancestors alive. Chronic stress or too much stress is NOT good and can lead to anxiety and all sorts of challenges in life. Learn a few tips and tricks to help you better manage your stress and anxiety!

  • Episode 020: Resume Debates [JOB]

    October 28th, 2020  |  21 mins 2 secs
    advice, debate, resume, right way, siwike, strategies, tips, tricks

    What's the right way to write a resume? There isn't one. At least not a 100% answer. There is advice that is generally 90% or so correct, but to get those last few precious percentages to get an interview, you need to be contextual. We go through a few resume debates and you make your own decision!

  • Episode 019: Getting a promotion [JOB]

    October 14th, 2020  |  10 mins 40 secs
    job, promotion, siwike

    Many want to move up the "corporate ladder" perhaps for the more prestigious title or perhaps for the money. For whatever reason, how do you get a promotion? While each company has their own processes, we'll walk you through the high level steps to get a promotion.

  • Episode 018: Your First Days at work [JOB]

    October 7th, 2020  |  9 mins 48 secs
    expectations, first days, learn, norms, reflect, siwike, work

    Are you nervous and anxious about your first few days at work? Let's walk through some of the essential things you should do in your first day, week, month, year when starting a new job

  • Episode 017: Getting a Job without a resume [JOB]

    September 30th, 2020  |  9 mins 41 secs
    building meaningful connections, job hunt, networking, no resume, project, siwike, value

    Are applying online and networking the only ways to get a job? Perhaps. An almost certain way to practice your craft and build meaningful connections is to create value for others. Small projects based on your understanding of their challenges, and how you can add value to them, can be a great alternative to submitting resumes online.

  • Episode 016: LinkedIn - Engagement and Connections [CAREER]

    September 23rd, 2020  |  13 mins 48 secs
    building meaningful connections, engagement, linkedin, networking, siwike

    Check out Episode 015 for LinkedIn basics. In this episode, we delve into engagement and connections on LinkedIn.

  • Episode 015: LinkedIn - Basics [CAREER]

    September 16th, 2020  |  9 mins 19 secs
    building meaningful connections, linkedin, networking, siwike

    Networking is important. LinkedIn can be a valuable tool to build and cultivate your network. We'll cover some of the basics of what it is and how to leverage it. We'll focus this episode more on your profile

  • Episode 014: Professionalism 101 [CAREER]

    September 9th, 2020  |  7 mins 37 secs
    commitments, expectations, professionalism, siwike

    It's your first day at work. What do you do? What's expected of you? How do you perform as a professional? It a wonder that a basic course in professionalism isn't a standard in post-secondary (or even secondary) education. Learn some of the basics to adapt to the workplace.

  • Episode 013: Network Audit [CAREER]

    September 2nd, 2020  |  6 mins 11 secs
    audit, bmc, building meaningful connections, net worth, networking, relationships, siwike, success

    "It's now what you know, it's who you know." So who do you actually know? Take a minute to take a look at the 5 people you spend the most time with. "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with". Then be proactive about who you know and who you spend time with.

  • Episode 012: What do you want - Getting Started [LIFE]

    May 18th, 2020  |  15 mins 57 secs
    fulfillment, goals, mindset, purpose, siwike, target, what do you want

    What do you want? It seems like a simple question. For jobseekers: can you think about the specific industry, company, and role that you'd want? For others: allow yourself to dream. Listen to the episode for various exercises and reflection exercises to help you find out what you want

  • Episode 011: Networking and Building Meaningful Connections - Deeper Dive [CAREER]

    May 14th, 2020  |  18 mins 25 secs
    bmc, building meaningful connections, net worth, networking, relationships, siwike, success

    Your Network is your Net Worth" (Porter Gale) and "It's not what you know, it's who you know" and other sayings can give you the sense of why networking and building meaningful connections can be helpful. We chat about why networking is important, getting over your shyness, making the connections more meaningful and building on them

  • Episode 010: Interviews - Deeper Dive [JOB]

    May 11th, 2020  |  16 mins 8 secs
    frameworks, interview, job hunt, preparation, questions, share, siwike

    What are some of the activities you need to do to prepare for a job interview? Practice the top 100 interview questions on Google. Research job-specific questions online. What about the job posting? how could that help with interview prep? What should I look to improve as I practice? listen to the answer to these and more questions