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Winter 2016
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Lesley Taylor
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Lessons from the Road: Soft Skills Yield Smashing Results

Soft Skills Yield Smashing Results This is the second part of a three-part blog series on youth career development by Clinton Nellist from Road to Employment, a project developed by two post-secondary graduates who travelled across Canada exploring youth unemployment and underemployment. For more about their project visit roadtoemployment.ca. The year after I graduated from university I worked at ... Read More »

Managing Personal Energy Can Make or Break a Career – Some Tips to Help Young Introverts Succeed

By Lesley Taylor Have you heard about the extrovert ideal? The extrovert ideal is the belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha and comfortable in the spotlight. The term, which has become part of our vernacular was originally coined by Susan Cain in her book Quiet and has implications for career development practitioners who work with younger people. There are a lot of positive sides to the... Read More »

Lessons from the Road: Life as an Explorer

By Clinton Nellist This is the first part of a three-part blog series on youth career development by Clinton Nellist from Road to Employment, a project developed by two post-secondary graduates who travelled across Canada exploring youth unemployment and underemployment. For more about their project visit roadtoemployment.ca.     In the shadow of British Columbia’s mountains, deep in the... Read More »

What We Know in Our Bones – Mining for Gold

  While I am in the throes of developing a new four-part webinar entitled, What I Know in My Bones – Practical Wisdom for Employment and Training, I’d like to inspire you to take a similar journey in excavating the core beliefs, principles and/or precepts that inform and animate your work, making them open and explicit rather than hidden and implicit. To that end, let me begin with this... Read More »

Luke ramps up access. The story behind StopGap.

“I left my life as I knew it,” Luke Anderson explained to Career Buzz listeners (Feb. 24, 2016) about the day of his mountain biking accident. “All of a sudden I was introduced to a world that’s not well suited to someone who uses a wheelchair.” Luke’s frustration with the lack of accessibility led him to found Stopgap Foundation which builds ramps for single-st... Read More »

Disability & Work Performance: Typical Task Challenges

Career and work practitioners are no doubt familiar with Section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act that makes it mandatory for employers to provide accommodations for employees with disabilities as long as they can do the essential duties of the job and the accommodations do not cause undue hardship in terms of health, safety or cost.  This right works best when the disability is disclosed a... Read More »

Hot careers in welding & fintech

How does a so-so summer job lead to a 10-year cool career in fintech*? Learn how from Jameel Somji’s Career Buzz interview (Feb.3,2016). Jameel’s story illustrates the lucrative and in-demand world of *Financial Technology. “I adore metal – and I want to go bigger with it!” said Meredith Kucey on Career Buzz. Hear how Meredith’s jewellery-making career expanded ... Read More »

Following your Passion: The Prequel

By Jay Gosselin There is no shortage of messages telling young people to follow their passion these days. Through spoken word and print, today’s students have been receiving this message since they were very young.  This is – in principle – a wonderful thing. An evolution in our expectations and collective goals as a society. A movement towards more fulfilling lives. However, as I see ... Read More »

Is the Resume on the Way Out?

I recently read an article in the Toronto Star which indicated that resumes are slowly starting to become obsolete in the job search. The article discussed how students are increasingly being encouraged to create an online footprint as a more modern way to get noticed by employers. Though the article noted that many employers are still relying on resumes to narrow down job applicants, it also stat... Read More »

High Stakes: Effect of Marijuana Legislation on Safety in the Workplace

Since the Marijuana Medical Access Regulation under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act came into effect in July 2001, the number of licences granted for medical marijuana use has grown significantly to over 28,000 in December of 2012 (Richard J. Charney, labour and employment senior law partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Global News).  The legalization of recreational marijuana use in... Read More »

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