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Let me explain why.

January 13, 2021.

I guess since we are about to talk about personal growth today’s essay will be very personal.

Before coming to Canada in 2019 I was convinced that what I do to my life is called self-development. It has never occurred to me that the skills and knowledge that I have been developing driven solely by my desire to be a better human being will have a price tag here in North America. To be honest, when I came to Canada, I thought that I have no remarkable skills, and I am just another generalist in the market…

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Here are the 5 reasons why.

“You are not your resume, you are your work.”
~ Seth Godin

January 12, 2021.

The whole recruitment system is broken. You don’t have to be a genius to understand this, just 1 year in the industry is more than enough to start seeing all the problems that persist in the world of talent acquisition. There are so many things that can be better, but that for some reason are not. …

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January 11, 2021.

Choosing a company is like choosing a partner. You need to know what you are looking for to select wisely. Today, I was just thinking about how many similarities there are between job search and dating.

Here are some thoughts.

The compatibility.

That is the most important thing. As there are no perfect matches made in heaven in romantic relationships, there are no perfect matches in employment. However, if you find the right partner (company) and you can see that they are willing to put in work to forge something truly long-lasting and unique, you might want to consider…

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January 10, 2021.

Again I sit myself down to write but I don’t feel like writing. I still have a cough and it has been draining my energy since the New Year. But I will just write without any plan in mind. Just some quotes I found lately, and some meditations on those quotes.

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is a denial of life.”
~ Germain Greer, Australian writer, and intellectual.

How often do you catch yourself thinking about security? I can tell, these thoughts come quite often when you are unemployed…

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Some thoughts for job seekers in Canada and new immigrants.

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

January 9, 2021.

My 2020 was the year I was working as a Workforce Specialist a.k.a Job Developer.

My function was to be a connector between job seekers…

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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

January 8, 2021.

If someone asked me to summarize advice for all university students out there this is what I would say.

The world is not what they teach in school.

In the real world of work, you get paid for your value. Your value is directly proportionate to the scale of the problems that you are able to solve. Hence always strive to enhance your problem-solving ability.

People get hired for:

  • Brain 🧠 General cognitive ability. Take care of your…

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“Success is a process not an event.”
~ Gary Halbert

January 7, 2021.

“I wish you a lot of success this year!”

This is what we say to each other every New Year, don’t we? But what is the meaning that we enclose in this word?

When was the last time you have said out loud what the word “success” means to you?

Today, I want to meditate on this word and share some thoughts with you.

So this is what I have been thinking.

Success is what is happening right here right now.

Being successful means being able to…

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“Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.”
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

January 6, 2021

Today I don’t feel like writing. But I am going to write anyway because this is what the writing challenge is.

I caught a cold, have a dry cough and a headache, but I will be squeezing the words out of my mind because I know that if I stay here long enough, the state…

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“Each person holds so much power within themselves in that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.”
~ Pete Carrol

January 5, 2021.

This year I have made some progress in my development as a coach.

I have been career coaching helping people to become more effective in their job hunting activities in my capacity as a job developer, and I was also providing life coaching sessions to everyone who knocked on my door on LinkedIn.

Today I’m going to…

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“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
– Richard Bach

January 4, 2021.

Sometimes people ask me how I got better at writing. The thing is, I don’t think I’m good. As a matter of fact, I don’t even believe that I will ever get close to good.

However, I also believe that the secret to getting better at writing is having a robust mindset meaning having great clarity on why exactly you want to get better at it and what stands behind the love for this craft in your heart.

Of course, I will be improving my…

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