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Wayne Gretzky Blog Part 3


Employment & Learning

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

Today’s post is another post in the series….

As we noted in previous posts, the great Canadian philosopher and hockey player Wayne Gretzky is quoted as saying:

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.

 You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

 The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.

 We thought three quotes from #99, the Great One, would be sufficient. However, we now realize that the Great One is also the Wise One when it comes to job searching during the COVID – 19 Pandemic.

The Wise One has also stated:

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

 In order to get through this difficult time, we encourage people to re-boot their job search if necessary.  First, you need to develop a job goal.  Then you need to develop and plan with a number of separate and hopefully small steps and finally, we would encourage you to begin ticking off those small steps one at a time, maybe one per day.

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Your Counsellor would be pleased to assist you with developing a goal/plan and will support you as you work through the steps.  Should you have any questions or require assistance in your job search, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.