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Dave's Diary: The True Cost of Overtime - Fires & Addicts

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When it comes to careers, we act like addicts - in spite of clear evidence that working too many hours is damaging us, we continue to do it because of perceived short term reward. It's time for a change.

By: David Lindskoog 5036 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part Two: Addressing the Myths

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Part 2 of our recap of the Working in the Non-Profit Sector event that took place on March 30, 2011. After sharing their educational and career experiences, the panelists addressed a variety of myths about the sector. 

By: Sonya Reznitsky 5216 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Non-Profit Sector Panel: A rewarding career path?

Life Experience

2010 EVENT RECAP: How do you acquire a successful and rewarding career? For five professionals, it was working for community organizations in the non-profit sector. The non-profit sector gave them the opportunity to contribute their professional skills, experiences and passions to advance their career while making a positive difference in their communities. Recently, they sat down with SFU students and shared their personal stories and journey to their current positions.

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Dave's Diary: Emotions, Content, and Process in Careers

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Emotions are one of the most distinctive, primal, and ubiquitous features of human life. Yet, despite their important role in career development and decision making, they can be one of the most frequently overlooked issues in career advising/counselling. Why?


By: David Lindskoog 4697 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: The Happiness of Subtraction

Life Experience

Money, material possessions, a great job, time, even love... I would argue that adding any of these to your life is not the key to happiness.  No, adding anything is not the way to go. Instead, let's think about subtraction.

By: dlindsko 4562 reads | 0 comments
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Taking it One Day at a Time with Roger Takahashi

Professional Development

Roger Takahashi, strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks, talked to BPK students about the steps he took to get where he is and how to follow a career path you love

By: Elizabeth Moffat 8373 reads | 0 comments
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Peeriodical: Feel Limited By Your Major?

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How accurate are you in predicting what a person’s career would be based on what they majored in university? Read a list of some of my close friends’ careers.  Can you guess what their university majors were? Take this quiz and match the job title to the university major:

By: Johny Seto 10071 reads | 0 comments
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The Fruits of Your Labour

Career Choice

Choosing a career can be tough... so many choices! How do you know you'll like it? When you think about it, this whole career choice thing is just like picking out a box of mandarin oranges at the grocery store. Here's how...

By: dlindsko 5529 reads | 0 comments
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Dream, Dream, Dream...

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For some of us, pursuing our dreams might be completely out of our comfort zone.  We’re happy to work in jobs we feel are our “best option” at the time.  The problem with this is that we become complacent and our motivation and passion slowly start to dwindle.

By: Irene Navarro 5212 reads | 0 comments
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Dave's Diary: Career Stylists & The Power of Metaphors

Metaphors

It's thought provoking to ask, if you haven't already, "how would I describe what I do if someone asked me to be as succinct as possible?" It wouldn't be succinct at all to describe all the things you do on a daily basis, your responsibilities, your accomplishments, your significance. Nor would it be descriptive enough to only talk about a small subset of those things. So, how can we possibly do this question justice?

By: dlindsko 5609 reads | 0 comments