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Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Life Experience

Life is full of contradictions, especially when emotions are taken into account - and careers for that matter. This isn't always easy to acknowledge, and it can be incredibly difficult to act on, but it's also an inescapable fact of life, and as such, of career development. So go ahead, contradict yourself.

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Calling It What It Is

Dave's Diary

When it comes to careers, a lot of people think of themselves as having a "calling" towards something. What does this mean, and is it even helpful? Some recent research gives us some clues.

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Unpaid Internships: A Systemic Problem

CSI Blog

The topic of unpaid internships has been a hot item in the news recently. It may not come as a surprise, but I have a big problem with unpaid internships - it just may not be for the reason you think.

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Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story

Career Exploration

What can we take from the "smaller" things that we love? Often, they bring our lives tremendous amounts of meaning. It's important to acknowledge that work isn't the only area of life that we can derive meaning or fulfill our values.

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Passion: The Enduring Debate

Career Services

Of the many debates in the career development world, the one over "passion" might be the most volatile. How much of a role should passion play in career choice? Looking at what we mean by "passion" might lead to some new answers.

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How To Say Goodbye At Work

CSI Blog

Saying goodbye is hard under any circumstance, and people tend to avoid doing it as a result. Workplace relationships end all the time, so what's the best way to end them gracefully? I share my thoughts here.

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Do We Need A New Word For "Career?"

CSI Blog

With the debate around post-secondary education and youth un/underemployment continuing, there are lots of questions to be asked. Do we need a new way to talk about careers? Does the word "career" itself need to be replaced for young people to be more excited and motivated to think about their future?

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Generation Jobless?

CSI Blog

In the wake of a recent CBC documentary called Generation Jobless, there's a big debate going on right now as to the value and responsibility of post-secondary education in Canada. Here are the arguments, and my thoughts.

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Feeling Stuck? Press Reset

Existentialism

You're stuck. Maybe it's a dead-end job, or the sense that you're studying the wrong thing, or with the wrong person, or just in a place you didn't want to end up, but don't know how to leave. If only it were as simple as pressing a button and starting over. We can't do that, but here's the next best thing.

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Nail Yakupov: Emotions At Work Are Okay

Personal Development

Last night, the hockey world bore witness to a memorable goal celebration by Oilers' rookie, Nail Yakupov. Though it was a memorable moment, controversy and disagreement over whether the celebration was "unprofessional" soon followed, which got me thinking: are emotions acceptable at work?

By: David Lindskoog | SFU Career Services 4575 reads | 0 comments
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Goals: Not Ikea Instruction Manuals

Leadership

Given my past rantings on such things as happenstance, chaos theory, and the general unpredictability of life and the world, I would forgive you if you thought that I would be opposed to any sort of goal-setting or similar such planful activities. I actually believe goals can be quite helpful - but only if we stop thinking of them as Ikea instruction manuals.

By: David Lindskoog | SFU Career Services 6807 reads | 0 comments
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Career & Volunteer Services: Healthy Campus Champions!

Campus Health

Career & Volunteer Services were recently recognized as Healthy Campus Champions! So, how does career education factor into student well-being? Take a look at this video to find out!

By: David Lindskoog | SFU Career Services 4686 reads | 0 comments
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Career Blogs I Actually Read

CSI Blog

There are a lot of career-related blogs out there. Unfortunately, most of them are pretty much the same. Read on for a selection of blogs about career-related issues that you might actually want to read!

By: David Lindskoog, SFU Career Services 5709 reads | 0 comments
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Are Gen Y Redefining Adulthood?

Dave's Diary

Hannah Seligson's new book, "Mission: Adulthood: How Twenty-somethings of Today are Transforming Work, Love and Life" argues that today's twenty-somethings are redefining what it means to be an adult. Is this true? Is growing up now a completely different experience compared to generations past?

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Dave's Diary: Teaching Resume FAQs

PDP

Looking for teaching work? Getting to the end of your PDP/PQP/PLP program? Check out this list of frequently asked questions about teaching resumes!

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