Networking and the Extravert Bias

Being a pretty typical introvert, one of the things that I need to put more effort into than a lot of more outgoing people is building and maintaining new relationships.  Friends, coworkers, other professional contacts, you name it - any new relationship. I use the words "more effort" with purpose.  To say that networking with people … Continue reading Networking and the Extravert Bias

Routines, Moodiness, and the Job Search

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, … Continue reading Routines, Moodiness, and the Job Search

Use Empathy to Master Your Next Job Interview

Busy week!  Sometimes it seems like there's a never-ending stream of students to see, employers to contact, people to follow up with, meetings to attend, and... well, blog articles to write! We had the good fortune up here at SFU to be a part of Sean Aiken's "Discover Your Passion" tour on Wednesday evening.  Don't … Continue reading Use Empathy to Master Your Next Job Interview

Perspective and Your Career, part 2

Try to imagine the following scenario: Recently graduated, you’ve decided that it’s finally time to really buckle down and spend some time looking for and applying to jobs.  Full of hope, promise, and excitement, you sit down at your computer, stretch out your arms, and psych yourself up with the best internal pep talk you … Continue reading Perspective and Your Career, part 2

“Meaningless” Part-Time Work: My Story

Not a lot of people have the luxury of being able to go through their post-secondary education without at the same time holding down a part-time job.  Without a doubt, I was one of those poor souls not long ago, slaving away at seemingly menial, shamelessly servile jobs to pay the proverbial bills, sacrificing my … Continue reading “Meaningless” Part-Time Work: My Story