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Dave's Diary: Cultivating Imagination & The Distraction of Logic

Career Exploration

Just think how easy it is for young children to answer the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Most kids won't hesitate to answer, even if their responses seem unrealistic, even impossible to our imaginatively-impaired minds. Not surprisingly, the answer to that question becomes much more evasive as the natural ease and strength of our imagination fades. Is there a way to get it back?

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Dave's Diary: Not An Expert, Don't Want To Be

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Have a cold? Take this medicine. Feeling sad? Take these pills. Not sure what to do with your life? Find someone to give you the answer. Anything will do, as long as it doesn't involve a significant personal investment of our own time, effort, or mental energy - after all, we've got better things to do.

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Dave's Diary: Game of Thrones Goes To University

University Majors

What would the characters in A Game of Thrones major in, if they went to a modern day university? I focused on the characters that I found most interesting or noteworthy in my reading of the series - you might have some of your own favourites that I don't get to - I invite you to join in with your own opinions!

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Dave's Diary: Imagination as a Career Skill

CSI Blog

Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that we have the capacity to ​imagine​? What is it that gives me this ability to picture what my future might be like, or for artists to create and portray entire fantastical mental worlds, or for children to spend countless joyful hours pretending to be something or someone else? And what benefit can imagination have on our careers?

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Dave's Diary: How Do Career Professionals Help?

Career Exploration

I know full well the value of talking to a career professional (if I didn't I'd be in trouble). It's knowledge that I take for granted, and every now and then I'm made aware of the fact that this isn't common knowledge - in fact, most people probably have no idea what they can get from working with a career professional!

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Dave's Diary: Advice From My Dad Part 2 - Make Yourself Irreplaceable

Skills

"Make yourself irreplaceable," he would say, regaling stories of his own young employment at a car dealership. "Take the shifts that nobody else wants, work extra hours whenever possible, be the guy that your boss knows they can always count on." Was this really what my dad wanted me to do with my life?

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Dave's Diary: Want To Keep Your Job? WALK FASTER

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Oh, the anguish! The frustration that can only known by being stuck behind a sloth-like, seemingly oblivious to the outside world, slow walker! It seems like everyone hates the experience. So why are there so many slow walkers? Further, what career wisdom can their sluggardly ways impart?

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Dave's Diary: Feeling Stuck? Put A Halt On It!

Workplace Success

You know the feeling of being stuck. Whether in your personal, interpersonal, professional, or any other life, the sense of having fallen out of the groove is always similarly and markedly unpleasant. You're spinning your tires, expending lots of effort with seemingly no forward motion to thank for it. So how do you get out of this funk? Here's a simple strategy for getting "unstuck"

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Dave's Diary: You're Not An Introvert (And You're Not An Extrovert Either)

Introversion-Extroversion

When it comes to personality, typology seems an intuitive fit. We like to think of ourselves as defined by neat and tidy categories, like introversion and extroversion. But, while there's definite value in having insight about your own and others' personality, our obsession with putting people into boxes can lead to unhelpful assumptions.

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Dave's Diary: Career Blog Roundup - Awesome Metaphor Edition

Darth Vader

I've been reading a few really great articles lately, and instead of trying and failing to come up with something original, I thought I would share some of those articles, along with some of my thoughts about them. Here's five articles I like, complete with commentary, all of which use awesome metaphors to get their career advice across.

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