Job search in Canada: Personal Growth = Professional Growth.

January 13, 2021.

Emotional Intelligence (Self-Awareness).

Since I was a kid I was always interested in psychology. You know how some kids are disassembling toys and hand watches or dissecting worms in the garden to see how they are constructed on the inside; well, I was the kid who wanted to “dissect” a human soul. I wanted to gain insight into what makes people tick and what makes us humans so strange, but even more than that, I wanted to understand how my own mind works. And so, I studied psychology, philosophy, and myself.

Learnability (Inquisitiveness).

We are all born curious. You won’t find a child that doesn’t want to know how this world works. Yet something happens down the road. We get broken. We lose our hunger for knowledge. Some people get satiated with what accumulated knowledge and spend their days stagnating in old limiting beliefs. Some architect the worst kind of fate as they transform themselves into arrogant know-it-alls.

Creativity (Remixing skill).

Albert Einstein once said:

Collaboration (Teamplay).

Collaboration, to put it simply, is a skill of team play. When we are little we play together in a sandbox. When we grow up, nothing is really changing, just the sandbox gets bigger. The planet becomes our sandbox.

Reframe your skills.

I could probably continue to expand on every skill that is highly valued by employers. But let’s have just a short snapshot instead.

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