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This section lists some of the most recent books published in the field of career counselling and career development. You are welcome to add any relevant publication that is not already listed below.

2014 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment

In this free guide, you will learn: The latest best practices and campus recruiting trends How (and where) to connect and engage with Gen Y Why you need to start investing in Gen Y What you can do to stand out

2015 Guide to Canadian Campus Recruitment

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in this guide: What students are looking for in talent programs; Best practices in marketing outreach; How website design impacts a student’s online experience; and more!

A Career Development Resource for Parents

This guide will help parents explore the role of coach and ally as they help their adolescent children decide on their future careers. Building on research that shows parents are the most important influence on their children, the guide provides suggestions on career planning, how to talk to teens about career choices and how to find an ally who can help prepare young people for entry into the workforce.

A Coming of Age: Counselling Canadians for Work in the Twentieth Century

Compiled by The Counselling Foundation of Canada with foreword written by Stephen Lewis. The past century has seen tremendous transformations to the Canadian workforce. The base of employment has shifted from a focus upon agriculture to an industrial economy and to an increasingly technologically driven reality. This has occurred over a hundred-year period that was also witness to the Great Depression and two devastating world wars. At every turn of this tumultuous time, workers had to adjust and readjust their goals and aspirations about their working lives.

A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments – 6th Edition

A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments continues to be an exemplary resource for counselors, career development facilitators, school counselors, and other career development professionals working in college career centers, agencies, and schools. The 6th edition of this text maintains the key features of previous editions with reviews of instruments and chapters by leading experts in the field. The updated edition has over 70 reviews and now includes qualitative/alternative approaches to standardized assessments. Chapters cover topics such as multicultural considerations in career assessment, selecting a career assessment, and career assessment standards and competencies for practitioners. The book provides brief descriptions and information on over 300 additional instruments. A useful matrix provides a useful cross-reference to search for instruments based on the purpose of the instruments and the population best to use it.  The only publication of its kind, the 6th edition of A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments provides the most organized, practical, and comprehensive guide to the effective selection and use of career assessment instruments.

A Guide for Midlife Career Moves

This book for job seekers aged 45+ will help you take stock of where you are now and where you want to be. You’ll learn to identify the skills you currently have and how to apply them in a wide variety of work settings, discover that it’s never too late to learn new skills, recognize the many positives for hiring mature workers and learn how to combat some of those negative beliefs that employers may have. Find out more about the different work options available to you, determine your financial and lifestyle needs and gather more resources to move forward as you begin your midlife career transition. For more information and to download the PDF or order online, visit: http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=3495

A Mentoring Program for Students with Asperger and ASDS

  York University received a three-year grant in 2008 to launch a peer-to-peer mentoring program for students with Asperger’s syndrome. This mentoring program offers renewed hope for students with Asperger and others mental health challenges. Asperger Syndrome is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), although Asperger’s Syndrome can be first detecting in childhood, many individuals are not diagnosed until well into adolescence or adulthood.

A Practical Guide for Work-integrated Learning: Effective Practices to Enhance the Educational Quality of Structured Work Experiences Offered through Colleges and Universities

This guide focuses on structured work-integrated learning experiences such as internships, placements, co-ops, field experiences, professional practice and clinical practicums. The comprehensive guide is divided into seven chapters with an introduction to experiential learning theory, followed by background information and suggestions on improving the quality of work-integrated learning programs, program evaluation and recommendations for broader curricular integration developing meaningful partnerships with industry, government and community organizations.

A Step by Step Guide On How To Rock Informational Interviews

Sending out hundreds of online applications and then waiting to get that coveted phone call inviting you for an interview is NOT AN EFFECTIVE job seeking strategy. In this digital age it’s becoming of growing importance that youth develop their professional networks. Our FREE E-BOOK (GUIDE) on informational interviews takes the reader through the best practices for researching companies, reaching out to the right contacts, and scheduling, preparing, and conducting informational interviews. The easily digestible information is a great resource for youth, educators and career practitioners inside and outside the classroom.

Around the Rainbow: Resource Kit for Parents, Educators and Service Providers

  Family Services Ottawa received a three-year grant from the Counselling Foundation of Canada in 2008 to expand programming for families with a parent or parents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc. The program aims to reduce discrimination, homophobia, bullying and exclusion experienced by children in schools and the greater community. Family Services Ottawa offers counselling and support services to anybody in Ottawa who needs it. Their programs are run by counsellors who are highly skilled and trained in each of its service areas whether it is providing support to cope with an abusive relationship, coping with stress and anxiety, or adjusting to a divorce or separation.

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