Dave’s Diary: Building Awareness of Self-Awareness

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It was a pretty straightforward account of how knowing what are strengths are can help us to build on and expand those strengths into new areas.  The problem, of course, is that this viewpoint presupposes that you actually do know what your strengths are.

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Dave’s Diary: Stay In Your Comfort Zone!

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We’ve all heard the phrase “comfort zone.”  We’ve probably all been told at one point or another to get outside of it, too. But what exactly does that mean?  We can make all sorts of fancy diagrams and models to illustrate the concept, but does that really do justice to lived experience?

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We Are All Canucks: Scoring the Job

Co-operative Education

If you have a passion for hockey and can afford to work without a weekly pay cheque (a $1000 honorarium is provided at the end of the term), then applying for a Co-op job with the Vancouver Canucks could prove to be an unforgettable experience. Landing a coveted internship isn't easy, but if you're up for the challenge, read on and you could soon be calling yourself a Canuck.

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Just Like Bunko: Make Excellent Mistakes

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What is your fear? Is it fear of… Heights? Taking risks? Making mistakes? Something else? Answers will vary but one of my biggest fears is making mistakes. However, despite this fear of mistakes, throughout several Co-op work terms over the last couple of years, I have had my share of experience making them.

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Dave’s Diary: Sigmund Freud’s Resume Advice


There was a time when going for help or advice regarding your career path looked quite a bit different than it does today.  In recognition of the many strides we’ve taken in the field of career development and career counselling, I decided to call on an old friend for some resume advice the way that he would have given it back in his day.

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Just Like Bunko: Persistence Trumps Talent

Life Experience

Have you met people in your life that have ample talent but struggle with motivation? Back in middle school, I was never a bright student. Like Bunko, I put too much emphasis on thinking inwards and constantly exerting energy towards tasks that were not producing positive results.

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Just Like Bunko: It's Not About You

Just Like Bunko

In the summer of 2008, I worked 40 hours a week while going to school with a full course load. Managing time was essential to getting things done.


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Dave’s Diary: Routines, Moodiness, and the Job Search

Dave's Diary

A routine is one of those things in life that can be either a huge relief or a giant burden.  I know that I tend to oscillate between those two feelings, generally dependant on whether or not I have an established routine in my life at the time.  I think that for the most part, we’re creatures of habit. 

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Dave’s Diary: University, or Masquerade Ball?

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We’ve been talking about it at work in regards to job interviews, but it’s clear that the construct applies to a lot more than just that.  But it’s a slippery thing to try to define.  When applied to people, the best we can really do is provide a list of near-synonyms: genuine, real, veritable.  None of which are all that helpful.

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Dave’s Diary: Exams? More Like “Knowledge Exploration Invitations”


For those of you in this situation, you have my utmost sympathies.  Though, you’re probably too busy studying to be reading my blog.  In any case, I’m sending all the positive vibes your way that I can.

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