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Winter 2014

Book Review: We’re Not Gonna Take It

  A youth’s toolbag of essential life skills for transitioning from high school to post-secondary education to the workplace Book by Sandra Finkelstein Review by Lynn Sadlowski We’re not gonna take it is described as a youth’s toolbag of essential life skills for transitioning from high school to post-secondary education to the workplace. It’s intended audience is youth between the ages of 15 and ... Read More »

What’s Trending in Career Development?

  A reflection on 10 of the past and future trends of career development in Canada By Deirdre Pickerell For the important milestone of CERIC’s 10th anniversary, it seems timely to reflect on how the career development sector has evolved over the last several years and what the future might bring. We first identified the 10 trends in career development outlined below as my Life Strategies coll... Read More »

Hot Links

  Ten Ideas That Changed Career Development Ten NCDA members were asked to reflect on the 10 highest ranked ideas in career development and share their thoughts. bit.ly/1aDJTKr L’orientation avec la clientèle émergente Ce blogue par Émilie Robert adresse un besoin de co-développement professionnel au sujet d’une nouvelle clientèle de plus en plus importante dans les collèges. acochandic... Read More »

Calendar

  To have your event listed here, add it in the Learning section on contactpoint.ca. Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference JANUARY 20-22, 2014 Ottawa, ON, CANADA cannexus.ca Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home – Train the Trainer Webinar Series FEBRUARY 5-26, 2014 MARCH 4-25, 2014 APRIL 9-30, 2014 eecentre.com/wfh.php Career Practitioner Institute: “Practical Techniques and... Read More »

10 Questions for Rich Feller

  Rich Feller is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer and consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching at the elementary, junior high, high school and university levels; he is currently a Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where he teaches graduate courses in career development, counselling, and performance and ... Read More »

Career Briefs

  National Challenge to promote career development: Winners announced The winners of CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development were announced on January 6, 2014. Natacha Courchesne, from the Université de Sherbrooke, was one of the winners. Her idea involved recruiting well-known individuals to star in video clips in which they talk about significant experiences where using a c... Read More »

Editor’s note

  2004… It sounds like such a long time ago – and yet so close. Do you remember how your life was in 2004? Where were you working? How were you feeling about your career? 2004 was the year of Paul Martin’s election as Prime Minister, the Summer Olympics in Athens, the re-election of US President George W. Bush and the tsunami in Southeast Asia. During that year, six Canadian provinces and ter... Read More »

Social Media and the Job Search: Ten Trends

  Technology has been a game-changer in the past 10 years, and you better believe it is transforming career development by Chris Kulbaba In today’s war for talent, it is becoming increasingly hard to ignore the impact that technology is having on jobseekers, recruiters, businesses and the people that help them. It is very important for career professionals to be aware of these changes and, of... Read More »

Revolutions, Demographics and Legacy Careers®

As career practitioners, it is essential to recognize that longevity is not about doing the same work for longer – it has driven the emergence of a completely new career phase By Lisa Taylor Will you work longer than previously expected? Most people will and media reports would have you believe that the trend to delay retirement is purely driven by personal finances. However, the true reason... Read More »

10 Ways to Engage in Children’s Career Development

We know that young people overwhelmingly turn to their parents for career advice. So how can you help parents help their children? By Robert Shewchuk What our children choose to do for a living will affect every aspect of their lives. Their career will influence when they get up and when they go to sleep, who they spend time with for eight hours per day, and what neighbourhoods they can afford to ... Read More »

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