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Does "Not In Demand" = Immoral?

Career Exploration

I recently came across an interesting argument. It went something like this: It's immoral to study something that is not in demand according to labour market needs and projections. Here's why I don't think that's true.

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Reflections on September

CSI Blog

My schedule over the next two weeks is full. I've given up on the blissful pleasure of having zero emails in my inbox. My throat feels especially raw, and my voice has that soft sort of gratey-ness that only comes from talking too loud and too often. By the end of my work day, I will have consumed at least four cups of coffee. This can only mean one thing: it's September.

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Intentionality: It's Not A Secret

Work Search

What do we mean by the word "intentionality"? David examines some helpful - and unhelpful - ways the word has become popular, and how the right intentions can be useful in your career and life.

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Unpaid Internships: Drawing A Moral Line

Life Experience

David follows up on his earlier post on unpaid internships, and asks: How do we determine whether an unpaid internship is moral?

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Employment Scams 101

Fraud

Employment scams are becoming more and more common, and scammers are continually coming up with new strategies to efficiently separate innocent and often desperate job seekers from their money. So what can you do to prevent/report being scammed?

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Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself

Personal Development

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

Research

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

Dave's Diary

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

Life Experience

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

Etymology

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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