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

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast - what you didn’t know you needed to know about jobs, careers and life

About the show

A companion to the book: SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: how to unlock your career potential

Hosted by Luki Danukarjanto

Sharing insights and learning about jobs (search, resumes, interviews, networking), careers (purpose, promotions, wealth) and life (fulfillment, health, wisdom)

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast on social media


  • MENTOR CORNER: ND-001 Rebel, Attending Boarding School, and Marketing

    May 25th, 2022  |  31 mins 41 secs
    boarding school, entrepreneur, marketing, podcast, siwike

    In this video, Narsingh talks about his experience as rebellious kid going to the Kodaikanal International School and his journey to marketing.

  • MENTOR CORNER: AC-003 How to Be More Confident in Your Communication

    May 11th, 2022  |  25 mins 14 secs
    communication, confidence, new grads, newcomers, podcast, siwike, slp

    In this episode, Angela and Luki talk about ways to communicate with confidence. Topics include: Speech Language Pathology, challenges for newcomers from different parts of the world, how to improve your confidence, advice for new grads and those defending their thesis.

  • MENTOR CORNER: ZZ-001 Journalism, Culture Shock, and Research

    May 3rd, 2022  |  28 mins 34 secs

    In this episode, Luki and Zilun talk about Zilun's background and journey of his career in journalism. Zilun is a graduate student from University of Toronto, who is now working in research.

  • Student CORNER: MT-001 Finding the Win-Win and Journey to Marketing and Sales

    April 29th, 2022  |  15 mins 56 secs
    immigrant, leadership, marketing, podcast, sales, siwike

    In this episode, Melissa talks about her background, her experience as a kid, her journey to Canada, SIWIKE, etc.

  • Episode 37: How To Find Your Purpose In Life | 5 Simple Steps

    April 22nd, 2022  |  11 mins 40 secs
    30th birthday, behind in life, feeling lost, feeling lost in life feeling behind in life, for people feeling lost in life, how to get clarity, life lessons, midlife crisis, turning 30 anxiety, turning 40, what i wish i knew

    In this episode of the SWIKE podcast Luki walks you through how to find your life purpose. If you feel like you don’t have a clear sense of where you want to go in the future, you’ll want to listen in on this episode.

  • Episode 036: Cultivating a Success Mindset

    March 23rd, 2022  |  13 mins 18 secs
    career advice, job search, mindset, motivation, new graduates, podcast, positivity, siwike, success

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki gives advice on how to cultivate a success mindset using the STFAR Model.

  • Episode 035: How to Get Into Project Management

    March 16th, 2022  |  10 mins 28 secs
    careeradvice, entrepreneur, jobsearch, newgraduates, podcast, projectmanagement, siwike

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki gives advice on how to get started in your project management career.

  • MENTOR CORNER: DH-001 Dustin Heywood EvilMog - The Ethical Hacker

    March 1st, 2022  |  43 mins 44 secs
    aspergers, bullying, derbycon, evilmog, hacker, ibm, learning, podcast, siwike, xforcered

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and EvilMog talk about his learning challenges during high school, how he found his interest in computers, his involvement with DerbyCon, and how he became a part of IBM's x-force red. EvilMog also speaks about his Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier and his future aspirations.

  • MENTOR CORNER: EC-010 Resilience and Self Care as a Nurse

    February 15th, 2022  |  35 mins 41 secs
    covid19, ernurse, nurse, personalgrowth, podcast, resilience, selfcare, siwike

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Eram talk about how she developed her resilience and the challenges she has as a frontline worker, how the pandemic affected her personal life, and how the government is helping healthcare professionals.

  • MENTOR CORNER: LP-001 Political Science, Chinese History, and Writing Coach

    January 19th, 2022  |  44 mins 48 secs
    chinese history, entrepreneur, political science, siwike, writing coach

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Lisa have a conversation about Lisa's journey to creating her own writing coach business. She also shares some of his SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier).

  • MENTOR CORNER: SN-001 Shalini Nagrani Curiosity, Film, Finance, Tech, and Psychology

    December 30th, 2021  |  44 mins 39 secs
    film, finance, podcast, project management, psychology, siwike, tech

    In this episode, Luki and Shalini talk about her educational background, career journey, SIWIKE, and future aspirations. Shalini is now a senior project manager at CGI.

  • MENTOR CORNER: DR-001 Deanna Rose Shyness, Health and Wellness, Entrepreneurship

    December 23rd, 2021  |  46 secs
    career, career advice, deanna rose, health, health and nutrition, health and wellness, health care, healthy, healthy eating, introvert, mental health, naturopathic doctor, naturopathic medicine, nutrition, peak performance, peak performance coach, podcasts, shy, siwike podcast, wellness

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Deanna have a conversation about growing up as a shy kid, health and wellness and entrepreneurship. Deanna is a Peak Performance Coach and the founder of Wellth by Deanna Rose. In this conversation, Luki and Deanna talk about Deanna as a shy and overweight child, her interest in psychology and naturopathic medicine, and her journey as an entrepreneur. She also shares some of her SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier)

  • MENTOR CORNER: AA-001 Anita Agrawal 6 Creative Ways To Find A Job

    December 21st, 2021  |  2 mins 34 secs
    best ways to find a job, best ways to find a job 2021, career, career advice, career coach, career tips, career tips for students, how to find a job, how to find a job fast, how to find a job in canada, how to find a job quick, job, job hunt, job hunting, job search, job search advice, job search strategies, job search tips, jobs, networking, networking tips, siwike, siwike podcast, volunteer, volunteering

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Anita have a conversation about creative ways to find a job. In this conversation, Luki and Anita share 6 ideas for finding work including creating your own opportunities, volunteering and helpful suggestions for students struggling to find work. She also shares some of her SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier)

  • MENTOR CORNER: PO-001 Paulson Ong Art & Music, Engineering and Financial Advisory

    December 16th, 2021  |  32 mins 12 secs
    art, engineering, financial advisory, music, podcast, siwike

    In this episode, Luki and Paulson talks about his childhood, his interests, career journey, and SIWIKE.

  • MENTOR CORNER: DC-001 David Catallo Health, Wellness, and Business

    December 14th, 2021  |  33 mins
    business, health, podcast, siwike, wellness

    On this episode, Luki and David talk about David as a kid, his health and wellness journey, and key lifestyle changes that he had developed in the past. David is now a corporate health and wellness lead.

  • MENTOR CORNER: DJOR-002 David Jorjani Some challenges with recruiting and talent management

    December 9th, 2021  |  40 mins 16 secs
    ats, gig economy, immigrants, podcast, recruitment, siwike, talent acquisition

    In this episode, Luki and David talk about some challenges within the resume and hiring process.