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The Career Buzz Podcast: Craig Dowden on fixing disrespectful workplaces

The Career Buzz Podcast: Craig Dowden on fixing disrespectful workplaces What happens in a respectful workplace? “People feel understood, they are comfortable expressing who they are, and they respect each other’s boundaries,” Craig Dowden, PhD, told Career Buzz listeners on Nov. 26, 2014. Craig was the MC of this year’s Your Workplace conference and as a leadership and org... Read More »

Helping Introverted Clients to be their Best

  I finally got around to reading the very popular book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking,” by Susan Cain, and found it to be an excellent read. In it, Cain details the many skills and strengths introverts contribute to the world, and puts forth the idea that introverts should be celebrated for these traits, rather than encouraged to change to better fit in wi... Read More »

Meet Denis and Clinton from RoadToEmployment.ca

Meet Denis and Clinton from RoadToEmployment.ca Denis Luchyshyn and Clinton Nellist shared nuggets of career management wisdom on Career Buzz gleaned from over 150 interviews as they traveled from Victoria to Halifax. They interviewed CEOs, Career Professionals, Students and Recent Grads to generate “actionable advice.” Hear the RoadToEmployment podcast of Career Buzz from Nov. 12, als... Read More »

Announcing the Glossary of Career Development

To coincide with Canada Career Week, CERIC and the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) have collaborated to launch the Glossary of Career Development. Read More »

Transferable skills: Insights from Engineers Without Borders

When Mike Klassen graduated from engineering school, he wanted to make a difference so he volunteered with Engineers Without Borders, whose mission is to be an ‘incubator of systemic innovation.’ Mike told Career Buzz listeners (Oct. 8, 2014) how his volunteer gig led to paid jobs with EWB where he spent three years in Ghana, Uganda and the UK, as a consultant, team leader and portfoli... Read More »

Canadian women respond to survey on maternity leave and career development

Experiencing a maternity leave transition is a common experience for many women. It can be a critical turning point for the individual, the family, and an employer. By understanding the impact of maternity leave and our perceptions towards it, both as employees and employers, we can better support women and organizations during this transition. With the generous support of CERIC, this is exactly w... Read More »

Assertiveness – Skills That Introverts Need In Order to Succeed

  By Lesley Taylor Looking back over my career I can spot the times when I succeeded at being assertive and times when I failed miserably. Stepping into formal leadership roles meant that I had to learn how to assert myself in order to advocate for my teams. A recent Google search provided the following definition of assertiveness, “… the ability to honestly express your opinions, feelings, attitu... Read More »

Preparing your clients to work from home

Do you have clients who have been asking you about work from home opportunities? If so here are some tips for preparing your clients to work from home. For each area, have a coaching conversation with your client, asking them to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high. Self-discipline To be successful working from home you need self-discipline. Self-discipline is ... Read More »

Little Things Can Result in Big Gains in Salary Negotiations

  By Karen Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC If we are lucky, we may get an hour or so to educate a career client on how to negotiate her compensation package. That doesn’t seem like a lot of time to turn a client into an ace negotiator. Yet a little information and coaching can help our clients make quantum leaps in their negotiating ability. Here are just a few of the things we can teach our clients in... Read More »

Opportunities for Newcomers with Language Skills

Are you a career professional who works with Newcomers to Canada?  Or perhaps you are a Newcomer yourself.  If so, I want to share some innovative things that are happening that are increasing the demand for those with a solid native understanding of one language, able to translate it into another.  This trend is known as translation as a service. Hospitals are an example where live, simultaneous ... Read More »

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