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Successful Job Placement and Retention Through Workplace Accommodation Identification

My previous post provided an overview of the types of task challenges faced by people with disabilities, and the need to understand these challenges in order to determine the appropriate accommodations.  This post explores accommodation options for various types of barriers to work performance, as well as how to request them.  For the purpose of this article, accommodations refer to strategies, ad... Read More »

Starting Over at 35 – Inspiring Story of Career Change

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz on CareerCycles.com On the surface Melissa Hughes had it all. In her words “On the outside, my life at 35 looked great  —  a promising career, a doting partner, an elegant home, things, vacations, a big engagement ring, money in the bank… There was just one problem: I wasn’t happy.” After a series of career error corrections Melissa sums up her care... Read More »

Storylistening

“What makes most speakers memorable is their ability to tell stories,” Wali Shah told Career Buzz listeners (March, 16, 2016). “One of the things I feel I am able to do well is tell stories.” One of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, Wali Shah is a South Asian speaker, poet, and advocate for Bullying Prevention and Mental Wellness through Bell Let’s Talk. Listen to the p... Read More »

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 »

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