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Dave’s Diary: Fear Helps You Make Decisions

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How do you make important decisions? I’ve been reminded in my visits with students of the difficulty that can be a part of making big decisions. I’ve also been reminded that when working with people struggling with a choice, it can be challenging to reign in the impulse to push for one direction or the other.

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Dave’s Diary: Freud, Adler, and Strengths & Weaknesses

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This may come as a surprise to many of you, but there are some things that I’m just not as good at as others.  Though it pains me to admit it, there’s a lot of stuff that, well… for lack of a better word, I suck at.  Okay, it doesn’t really pain me that much to admit that. 

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Dave’s Diary: Use Empathy to Master Your Next Job Interview

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Busy week! Sometimes it seems like there’s a never-ending stream of students to see, employers to contact, people to follow up with, meetings to attend, and… well, blog articles to write!

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Dave’s Diary: Empathy for Personal Growth and Beyond

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Students in counselling psychology become very familiar with the term “empathy."The message that empathy is the cornerstone to successful therapy is pounded into your brain until you stop asking how or why it’s important, and start accepting it as a fact.

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Dave’s Diary: An Alternative to “Selling Yourself”

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Have you ever been told that you have to “sell yourself” in order to succeed in finding a job?  Are you a reserved, overly modest introvert who shudders at the idea of “talking yourself up” to others?  If yes, then you’re in the same camp as me, and a whole lot of other generally nice, well-meaning people.

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Dave’s Diary: Postmodern Career Theory – Your Lifeline

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Most university students are probably very familiar with the word theory.  Doesn’t matter if you’re in sciences or arts, doesn’t matter if you’re in first year psychology or senior fourth year theoretical physics – much of the work of academics is developing theories in an attempt to explain something.

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Dave’s Diary: Transferable Skills Pay the Bills

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I wrote a little bit about my experiences working in restaurant kitchens part-time during my undergraduate degree. While I do enjoy reminiscing, I’m also aware that not all readers will benefit from such a personal discussion.Who wants to read about some guy washing dishes 8 or 9 years ago, anyway?

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Dave’s Diary: The Value of “Meaningless” Part-Time Work

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Not a lot of people have the luxury of being able to go through post-secondary education without holding down a job. I was one of those poor souls, slaving away at seemingly menial, shamelessly servile jobs to pay the proverbial bills, sacrificing my weekends, evenings, and summers for The Man.

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Peeriodical: Find Out About Informational Interviews

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There was a time when I didn’t know what informational interviews were. Little did I know that I could contact people who had positions that sounded interesting and ask about what they did! Can you imagine how shocked I was when I found out, I wondered why would anyone want to help me?

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Peeriodical: 5 Ways Working Overseas Benefits Your Career

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“You’re going to teach English overseas eh? Sounds cool. So what kind of ‘real’ job are you going to do when you get back?” I hadn’t planned that part yet, but my friend’s comment stung a bit and made me second guess my decision. Maybe he was right. My overseas experience would be a useless footnote in my work history.

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Dave’s Diary: Academia vs. Students – Disconnected

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Something is very wrong.Maybe it’s just the “what does it all mean?” question that I find myself asking from time to time, without being able to come up with a satisfactory answer. Maybe it’s the existentialist in me coming out since I started reading R.D. Laing’s The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise.

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Peeriodical: Ever consider a mentorship program?

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Have you ever felt uncertain about your career and wished you had some guidance? Especially from someone who had a successful career and who also seemed genuinely happy with what they were doing? Well these are similar questions I asked myself and one day while searching online I came across Women in Leadership.

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Peeriodical: Twitter Vs. Carrier-Pigeon

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We are now the post modernists. We are slowly moving away from the target population of advertisements into the strange and illustrious world of being grown-ups, having jobs, and being self sufficient.  We are also unfortunate enough to be the “in-between” generation in terms of technology.  Our parents, while inferior in email technology, excel at verbal communication.

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Dave’s Diary: 3 Reasons for Students to be Optimistic

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A good manager doesn’t fire people, he hires people” – Michael Scott, The Office

I’d be lying to you if I said that there wasn’t a lot of talk out there about some pretty negative stuff related to the job market for students these days.  And, there’s probably good reason to be concerned: BC’s unemployment rate is currently a shameful 7.5% (higher in the interior), which is notably higher than the average unemployment rate of 6.0% for BC over the previous 10 years.

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Dave’s Diary: Are Facebook Quizzes Undermining Real Assessment Tools?

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You’ve just decided to take a break from those pesky readings for your class tomorrow morning.  Being the internet-savvy, Gen-Y, uber-connected student you are, you decide to log in to Facebook to see what your friends have been up to. And you see it, in all it’s unholiness:

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Dave’s Diary: The Myth of the Dream Job – Defending Rationalism

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“Did you notice that happiness happens less the more often you stop to find where it’s been hiding?” Stop dreaming! And get the dream job of your dreams. But not in your dreams – in your real life! The dream job of your future can become a dream reality NOW! Get out of your dreams, get into your dream career! Live your dream!

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