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2500 Years In The Making — The Development of A Temperament Assessment

Personality temperament theory has been around for hundreds of years, dating back as early as Hippocrates (although he has over the years been attributed as the first to develop a temperament theory, he actually claimed that illness was the result of an imbalance of four bodily fluids). Galen built on Hippocrates groundwork and developed a theory of “temperaments” (the Latin word that actually mea... Read More »

Innovative Job Development: Temp Agency for Students with Disabilities

As a presenter at the Cannexus 18 Conference in Ottawa on January 23rd, I had the opportunity to visit various exhibitor booths. One such exhibitor was Unitemps, a university owned, onsite temporary recruitment franchise that was developed by the University of Warwick in 2010 and has grown world-wide (www.unitemps.com). This model is professed to benefit the postsecondary institution, student and ... Read More »

The Importance of Building Resilience in Career Transition

By Louisa Jewell In the summer of 2014, my husband of 19 years told me he was leaving me. I knew we were going through a rough patch but I never anticipated anything like that.  By October, he was gone. I loved him dearly and never, in a million years, did I ever see myself as a divorced person. I remember that first morning, waking up and seeing the empty spot next to me in bed. I was devastated.... Read More »

What does “employability” look like?

By Dr Jeff Landine Let me introduce you to my friend – I’ll call him Bert. Bert is in Grade 12 and has the optimism and enthusiasm of someone who has the whole world ahead of him. His parents have supported him in many ways growing up, including making it possible for him to be involved in a variety of activities at school and be as successful as possible. As a result, he looks at his life going f... Read More »

Transforming Leadership Makes All the Difference

Leadership: The activity of leading; the position of office of a leader; an act or instance of leading, guidance, direction; ability to lead; function of a leader Transforming Leadership Is Everything Before you assume that leadership doesn’t apply to you because you think you’re not a leader, let me suggest that everyone is a leader at some level. From serving as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, to ... Read More »

Real-world résumé strategy: Are you preparing résumés strategically or haphazardly?

By Wayne Pagani As career professionals, we instruct our clients to stay on top of the latest trends in résumé writing. Doesn’t it make sense for us to apply what we teach? A lot has changed in résumé writing. With our ever-changing employment landscape, being well-versed in résumé strategy and design is even more critical than ever. Today’s résumés are strategic. We just can’t use templates anymo... Read More »

The “I Don’t Know” Client Response

By Sonny Wong Career counselling is the art of examining clients’ presenting issues and applying our counselling techniques. Clients come to us during their transitional periods, such as: school to work, employment loss or career changes – these stages can be disruptive to their career identity development. Recently, in a session that I was leading with career practitioners, one participant asked ... Read More »

Workplace Wellness and Transformative Volunteering support Employees’ Careers and Lives

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Gain insights into workplace wellness, volunteering for career development, and blending high tech with high touch, from speakers at the 2017 Your Workplace Conference held in Toronto. Career Buzz host, Mark Franklin, speaks with Corey Diamond of Realized Worth on the value of transformative volunteering on workplace engagement, Jennifer Eli... Read More »

Career Development Theories Revisited

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A “Super” Approach to Understanding Life Balance!

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