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Michael Gardon

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Hi there!

I’m Mike with CareerCloud. I'm on a mission to help job seekers like you build thriving careers of their choosing. To do that, I try to have interesting conversations on the CareerCloud Radio Podcast and share helpful articles on

I remember my dad asking me what I was going to do after college. I had no idea, so I said, “I’m not sure, but I know I’m going to be doing lots of different things!”

Not having a “career track” was always something I looked at as a problem. I felt like I never really could fit my experience on a resume - I tried resume writing services, but a resume could never capture what I was about or where I was going.

Fast forward a few years and I started my career as a banker, then a derivatives trader in Chicago started a company where we sent our technology up into space on satellites, then learned SEO and got into content marketing where I helped build a major venture-backed online review site -

I still didn’t know what I was doing, but what I said to my dad turned out to be right - I was doing lots of different things. The rat race of building a company using venture capital had got to me, plus I was starting to build a family.

I needed a break so I took a corporate consulting job trying to help a large Fortune 300 insurance company build new businesses. The plan was either I would exit by running one of the startups we spun out, or I would start something else when the time was right.

After a year and a half, and the birth of my 3rd child, the corporate bureaucracy was getting to me, and I started plotting my exit for what would become CareerCloud.

I hope sharing my background briefly can help you understand that not all career tracks are linear and not having a career track is okay.

Latest on Here are a few of the recent articles from CareerCloud! 50+ Latest Work Life Balance Statistics [2022] Work-life balance plays a big role in our lives. If you feel like you are alone, seeing these work-life balance statistics may help you realize that others are in your same position. Keep reading to see the latest work-life balance statistics and how you can improve your work-life balance.

What Is Work-Life Balance? Work-life balance is how an individual manages both their work and their personal life.

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How to Prepare For A Mechanical Aptitude Test Skills tests are a popular tool used by companies and organizations as part of pre-employment screening. As they seek to hire the right job candidates, they need to know applicants are competent in areas relevant to the job opening. One such test is a mechanical aptitude test, which is commonly used with jobs that require technical knowledge and expertise.

What is a Mechanical Aptitude Test? Mechanical aptitude tests are used during the hiring process for entry-level technical positions. These tests assess fundamental mechanical knowledge and the ability to understand basic physical principles.

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6 Ways Recruiters Find Candidates

You’ve got a long list of open roles to fill, so these six ways recruiters find candidates will come in handy! Give them all a try to learn which ones work best for you. If you implement the following strategies into your recruiting practice, we’re confident you’ll find the talent you need.

One of the best ways to source candidates is by searching via a resume database. ZipRecruiter’s resume database allows you to search millions of jobseeker resumes. You can start using ZipRecruiter’s resume database for free.

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Recent Episodes on Careercloud Radio ​The CareerCloud Radio podcast has featured some amazing guests!

Cracking Pressure: How to Build Resilience in Pressure Situations with Dane Jensen

Dane Jensen is the CEO of Third Factor, an instructor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, and is affiliate faculty with the UNC Executive Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Third Factor, he works to help leaders be more effective, creative, and resilient under pressure. His work has spanned twenty-three countries on six continents. In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders, and boards across Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance national competitiveness. Dane lives in Toronto.

What Do You Have To Prove with Heather Whelpley Heather is a speaker, coach, and author that guides women to let go of proving, people-pleasing and perfection. Heather believes that every person deserves to have a life they love. Women often put constant pressure on themselves to succeed. Heather knows this because she sees it in her clients and she has experienced it herself.

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Companies, such as Netguru, have said that they are ready to support their freelancers in Ukraine. The company said in an online statement: “We are ready to take action and are already in touch with our Ukrainian employees, partners and freelancers to understand what kind of help they need.”

Ukraine, under a full-fledged invasion from Russia, is home to 44 million people, more than a million of whom have fled the country as refugees to escape the conflict. It’s also home to a massive community of software developers who work remotely for companies all over the U.S. and Europe.

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