Career Edge Blog

Using Affirmations to Develop a ‘Winning Mindset’ for Your Job Hunt

By Jobseeker
[This week’s blog comes from Chantelle Sukhu, a Career Edge Alumna and Communications Manager, Product & Content at TELUS Digital!]

Searching for a job can be one of the most humbling exercises a professional can experience. Individuals dedicate hours to fixing their resumes, crafting countless cover letters, preparing for interviews and learning to network. This journey is sometimes far from linear as each rejection could result in the process restarting. In this sense, job hunting is a master class in patience and positivity.

Given the current climate, individuals may feel that certain elements of a job hunt are out of their control, especially as a new grad or newcomer. So how do you demonstrate resiliency when the odds are stacked against you? Invest in cultivating a ‘winning mindset’ by practising positivity through affirmations. Read More

Myers-Briggs Personality Types in the Workplace: Part 2

By General

This is part two of our Myers-Briggs Personality Type in the Workplace series, where we help breakdown all 16 of the Myers-Briggs personality types that fall under the four main personality categories – the Analysts, the Diplomats, the Sentinels, and the Explorers. Check out part one to learn more about the Analysts and why understanding your team members’ personality types can be helpful for your team and organization.

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Myers-Briggs Personality Types in the Workplace: Part 1

By General

As we all know, during this pandemic, we have all had to become more creative in the ways in which we safely interact with our friends. One said method has been through social distancing picnics. It was during one of these catch up sessions that a friend of mine asked all of us if we knew what our personality types were. Of course, as a psychology major, I had heard about this, but a few of my friends had not. This led to all of us doing the 16personalities test. Not only did this create an hour-long conversation, we all came out of the discussion with a better understanding of one another.

As an ENFP, I had a general understanding of what my personality type was like, but it never really dawned on me that this could ultimately provide me with more insight in terms of the type of work environment, career, and work that I would thrive in.  Albeit, my personality type in the last 10 years of my life, has changed once or twice, depending on the period in my life, but it has provided me with a general guideline. Read More

Pride

By General

I always thought it was beautiful that Pride was the term used to celebrate LGBTQ+ because Pride by definition is the “emotional state deriving positive affect from the perceived value of a person or thing with which the subject has an intimate connection, and can be inwardly or outwardly directed.”  Within the definition itself, “positive” is what stands out to me the most because for a very long time and quite honestly, even occasionally now, there are times that it is difficult for me to feel that way. Read More

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