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Dave’s Diary: On Moustaches & Professionalism

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Heard of Movember? It’s a fundraising movement for prostate cancer research in which men (mo bros) and women (mo sistas) alike dedicate the month of November to growing a moustache. In other words, it’s pretty much the best thing ever.

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Dave’s Diary: The Graduate – Ode to A New Semester

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The students gather to and fro
A vibrant quivering mass
Their thoughts are laden, heavy things
Of textbooks, schedules, and a new U-Pass

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Dave’s Diary: Fears of the 1994 Employer

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Have you ever tried cleaning out an office that had been used by several people before you for a decade or so? It’s a lot of work. I mean, I understand the importance of hanging on to things when they’re important or sentimental, but do you really need the minutes from team meetings that are over 10 years old?

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Dave’s Diary: Me Student! You Professor!

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I don’t much like talking to strangers.I have great conversations in my head with myself, but when it comes to vocalizing my brilliant, eloquent thoughts to other people, I often end up garbling the words into something near unintelligible.

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Dave’s Diary: 3 Tips For Your Blog

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As this blog’s editor, one of the many joys I get to experience is the annual inundation training of those of our wonderful volunteers who aspire to contribute to the blog. I get to discuss things like “what makes a good blog article” and a few of the basics of good, simple online writing.

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Dave’s Diary: Getting A Handle On Conflict

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There’s no denying it – people see and understand the world differently, and it’s only a matter of time before perspectives clash, right and wrong get mixed up, and feelings get hurt. But it’s pretty clear that different people handle conflict uniquely.

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Dave’s Diary: Conflict – The Nature of The Beast

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Conflict. Why oh why do you plague us so? You are an inevitability – it’s just a matter of time before someone or something disagrees with someone else, and they’re suddenly in a position of deciding between actions towards resolution, mediation, antagonization, or blissful ignorance.

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Dave’s Diary: Building Awareness of Self-Awareness

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It was a pretty straightforward account of how knowing what are strengths are can help us to build on and expand those strengths into new areas.  The problem, of course, is that this viewpoint presupposes that you actually do know what your strengths are.

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Dave’s Diary: Stay In Your Comfort Zone!

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We’ve all heard the phrase “comfort zone.”  We’ve probably all been told at one point or another to get outside of it, too. But what exactly does that mean?  We can make all sorts of fancy diagrams and models to illustrate the concept, but does that really do justice to lived experience?

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Just Like Bunko: Make Excellent Mistakes

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What is your fear? Is it fear of… Heights? Taking risks? Making mistakes? Something else? Answers will vary but one of my biggest fears is making mistakes. However, despite this fear of mistakes, throughout several Co-op work terms over the last couple of years, I have had my share of experience making them.

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Dave’s Diary: Sigmund Freud’s Resume Advice

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There was a time when going for help or advice regarding your career path looked quite a bit different than it does today.  In recognition of the many strides we’ve taken in the field of career development and career counselling, I decided to call on an old friend for some resume advice the way that he would have given it back in his day.

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Just Like Bunko: Persistence Trumps Talent

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Have you met people in your life that have ample talent but struggle with motivation? Back in middle school, I was never a bright student. Like Bunko, I put too much emphasis on thinking inwards and constantly exerting energy towards tasks that were not producing positive results.

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Just Like Bunko: It's Not About You

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In the summer of 2008, I worked 40 hours a week while going to school with a full course load. Managing time was essential to getting things done.

 

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Just Like Bunko: Learning Strengths

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Just like Bunko, I was frustrated with the way things were going in my life. As an undergrad, I spent most of my time in school, group meetings and labs. But with disappointing grades, it appeared that the more I studied, the more likely I was to get a lower mark. My time spent on studying had an inverse relationship with the grade I would receive. I was undoubtedly very disappointed. My problems were not going away.

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Just Like Bunko: Following Guidance

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When I was younger, I did what everybody – parents, teachers, counsellors – told me to do. Like Johnny Bunko, I was trapped into doing something I didn’t want to do. I focused on the wrong courses and exerted my energy on things that did not inspire or motivate me.

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Dave's Diary: Career Advice From My Dad - Don't Be a Lawyer

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While my dad and I get along really well, we don't talk a whole lot - besides the fact that we live in different cities, I'm pretty sure we share a dislike of small talk.  I think we share a lot in common actually, and understand each other quite well.  So, despite our infrequent chit chats, my dad's been a big influence on a lot of things in my life, not the least of which being my career development.

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