A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’

Although I frequently guide students towards careers that will enable them to do something that they love and are passionate about, this article makes an excellent point that it is not always as easy as “do what you love” nor should it be. By GORDON MARINO May 17, 2014 Student advisees often come to myContinue reading “A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’”

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The Most Important Things For My Career Are:

I frequently meet with students who are struggling to figure out their path in life.  Often I find the challenge is that they are spending a lot of time worrying about what they think they SHOULD be doing and not enough time reflecting on what they WANT to be doing.  As I have stated manyContinue reading “The Most Important Things For My Career Are:”

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Nothing Comes From Nothing

At this time of year we are bombarded with advertisements trying to entice us to buy more, get this, give that . . . My favourite marketing strategy is the ‘buy one get one free’ or ‘buy two get two free’.  “Come listen to this presentation and get your free paring knife.”  We are ledContinue reading “Nothing Comes From Nothing”

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Tips for Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a great tool for researching prospective careers, building your network, and reaching out and connecting with people.  This should be an entirely professional social media tool, so keep your personal life out of it.  It really should function as an on-line resume and professional networking tool.  It takes some time and effort toContinue reading “Tips for Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile”

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What Now? A Recent Graduate’s Success With Finding a Job

This post is a follow-up post from a previous guest blogger Sonja Fernandes. Growing up I was told, “Get an education and the job will come to you”. As it turns out, this is NOT the case. With that being said, I am sure I am not alone when it comes down to deciding whatContinue reading “What Now? A Recent Graduate’s Success With Finding a Job”

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Overeducated and Underemployed?

There has been a lot of coverage recently of the high youth unemployment rates in Canada.  The national unemployment rate is 7.2% while the youth unemployment rate is 14%.  If these statistics have not scared you enough, what about the $23.1 billion in lost wages that Canadian youth will experience over the next 18 years?Continue reading “Overeducated and Underemployed?”

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Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market

I would like to welcome my guest blogger Samantha Laliberte.  She is a graduate from Western University and currently working at the London Economic Development Corporation. One of Samantha’s passions is the ‘power of networking’, which she attributes to the success she’s seen in her career so far. Samantha is taking the lead on theContinue reading “Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market”

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A New Year Is A Great Time to Dream

I asked my 4 year old son what he wants to do when he grows up and he said “sleep in hotels and go down water slides.” The first question I ask students when they come into my office is “If you could get paid to do anything you want, what would you do?”  ShockinglyContinue reading “A New Year Is A Great Time to Dream”

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Job Search Survival – 3 Tips For Maintaining Motivation

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”  Confucius I try to teach this to my children when they are learning to skate or running on the soccer field.  It is not easy to get up and get back at it especially when your ego and yourContinue reading “Job Search Survival – 3 Tips For Maintaining Motivation”

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