"Shy People Starve" Is The Caution Rob Brouillette Gives To Young People Beginning A Career
Rob Brouillette was the special guest on the April 28, 2008 edition of “Inside Education”, a local talk show on CKLU 96.7 FM that is broadcast live every Monday evening at 6 p.m. from the studios at Laurentian University. Robert Kirwan, an Independent Education & Career Development Specialist who operates a private practice called The Greater Sudbury Learning Clinic, is the producer and host of the program which consists of an engaging conversation with a person from a different career field each week. The purpose of the show is to provide listeners with some valuable down-to-earth insight and information which may prove helpful for those who are looking for tips and strategies that will help them become more successful in their current or future careers.

Rob Brouillette, now the General Manager of City Welding, a company his father founded, has been involved in several careers along the way, and his best advice to young people is, "If you want something, go after it. Shy people starve. Be aggressive. Set your goals and go get them. You have nothing to lose by trying and asking."

Rob was born and raised in Sudbury, spending time like every other young lad, playing hockey and enjoying the outdoors. He ended up going to law school and was a lawyer under the mentorship of Ted Conroy for about 17 years. Rob has also been involved in representing professional athletes as a player-agent. Today he is responsible for the day-to-day management of City Welding, but the shortage of skilled workers in Canada has also led him to providing services in the field of immigration law and agency. He has assisted several foreign workers in obtaining employment in Canada, and in particular with City Welding.

"You can't lie to the person in the mirror," Rob reflected during a segment of the radio show. "One of the most important things you should pay attention to is accountability. You must be responsible for your actions and be prepared to do what it takes to fulfill your responsibilities. No matter what you do or where you go, your reputation will follow you. It is that reputation that is your greatest asset. It is what you use to market yourself."

He also told people seeking careers to, "Do your homework. Find out everything you can about the career before you invest time and money into your future. It's your life to live. Make sure you are making the right choices and you are doing what you love to do."


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