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Fall 2015

 

 

 

Fall 2015 issue: Soft Skills and Intergenerational Issues

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Editor’s Note

Career Briefs

10 QUESTIONS: Ratna Omidvar

Calendar of Events

French version of Careering / Version française de Careering

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Canadian Experience Means Soft Skills

For newcomers looking for work in Canada, soft skills are just as important, if not more, than credentials and experience

By Susan Denommee and Susan Liu Woronko   

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Enhancing Hope in Clients and Students (online exclusive)

A strategy to develop hope through goals, waypower and willpower

By Lynn Sadlowski

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Career Exploration in Elementary Years: It’s Not Too Early!

Community-based and parental involvement in career exploration throughout a child’s educational development can make a significant difference in their career engagement

By Kathy Levine, Dawn Sutherland and Darrell Cole

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Competency Credentials with Open Badges: The New Language for Workplace Skills (online exclusive)

Open badges allow jobseekers to communicate competencies to employers and educational institutions across national boundaries and life transitions

By Don Presant  

Essential Skills Mismatches

We already have the tools we need to solve the essential skills gap – they are just being underutilized

By Janet Lane

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Investing in Millennials (online exclusive)

A case study in using an assessment tool to engage and retain young professionals

By Rachel Laliberté

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The Generations at Work

Understanding the life backgrounds of three different generations of workers can help us advise them better

By Madeleine Fortier

Related: Later life careers, demographic shifts and Hollywood’s “The Intern”: A discussion with Suzanne Cook and Lisa Taylor

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When “Time Off” is Actually a Step Forward

When done properly, a gap year at any age can be an enriching experience, both personally and professionally

By Michelle Dittmer

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Canada’s Trucking Industry: Careers for People with Drive!

The Conference Board of Canada projects a shortage of positions, including 25,000 to 30,000 drivers, within the trucking industry by 2020

By Angela Splinter

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Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT): Connecting People to Work

ESAT was created to support the integration of “soft” skill development in training programs so they are given the same or greater emphasis as literacy or technical skills

By Paul Brinkhurst

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The theme for the next issue of Careering magazine (Winter 2016) will be Resilience. If you are interested in submitting an article, note that the final version of all articles must be received by November 30, 2015. Please note our submission guidelines and send your article to: contactpoint@ceric.ca

Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of ContactPoint and CERIC. Mention of programs, services, products and initiatives is not an endorsement of these items.

 

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