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Lucie Morillon's Posts

Career Development Theories Revisited

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The Changing Nature of Career Service

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Cultural Differences and Transferable Soft Skills: How Newcomers Can Better Integrate into the Canadian Workplace

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Losing the Comma

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Female Entrepreneurs: Fear of Failure and the Restorative Role of Resilience

Helping female entrepreneurs requires an understanding of their unique experiences By Lori Padley-Lee   Women in Canada are choosing self-employment in record numbers. In 2015 there were over one million self-employed women in Canada, and at last count these women had contributed nearly $150 billion dollars to our economy. Yet while the number of women entrepreneurs is growing at twice the ra... Read More »

Obvious and Unexpected: The Benefits of Volunteering for Youth

Research shows that volunteering helps improve employability and acts as a route to employment – among other positive outcomes By Melanie Hientz   Weeding an organic farm in Costa Rica with a machete. Fertilizing the soil with cow dung. Eating dinner on a mountaintop with strangers from around the world. All things I never thought I’d experience – and all of which took place on a single volun... Read More »

How Can We Understand the Pitfalls of Youth Underemployment in Canada?

A sociologist argues that if we define this as social problem rather than an individual issue, it may be time for career practitioners to advocate for the preservation of the career itself By Karen Foster In work, wrote the late journalist Studs Terkel, we search “for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of... Read More »

10 Questions for Louisa Jewell

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, and well-being expert who has inspired thousands of people from around the world to flourish with confidence. Jewell is the founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and a graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of the new book, Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Con... Read More »

Editor’s Note

By Lucie Morillon Generation Next is growing up in an increasingly automated world in which traditional concepts of work and career are being upended. It’s an uncertain place – with both risks and opportunities – where job churn and the gig economy are becoming the new normal. So just how do young people prepare for their future? And how can career development professionals help them avoid career ... Read More »

Career Briefs

Career development for young children It is widely recognized that the roots of career development begin early in a young person’s life but, in practice, career development in childhood is often downplayed. The Early Years: Career Development for Young Children Guides – one for Parents and one for Educators – are the result of new Memorial University research examining the influence that teachers ... Read More »

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