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Spring-Summer 2016


Spring-Summer 2016 issue: Youth Employment and Underemployment

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Editor’s Note

Career Briefs

10 Questions for Tony Botelho

Calendar of Events

Hot Links: Youth Underemployment and Career Development 

                                                                          French version of Careering / Version française de Careering


Beyond Baristas: Youth are the Future Soft Power for Communities

Youth can do and want to do more than just work at a fast-food restaurant or a café. Why don’t we do more to support them in turning their own ideas for employment into action?

By Yuan Shi


Learning Disabilities and Employment

Youth with learning disabilities while not “immune” to underemployment can develop the tools to help them in their job search and throughout their careers

By Sara Savoie


An Opportunity to Thrive: Positive Experiences of Post-Secondary Students from China

An exploration of practical steps to promote resiliency among Chinese international students from – the largest group in Canada

 By Alexander Huang


Canadian Career Service Professionals: How is the Field Changing?

Interest in career counselling fundamentals is up, while social media is down when it comes to career development research, reveals a comparison of CERIC’s 2011 and 2015 surveys

 By Mario R. Gravelle


Understanding Youth Underemployment

“Underemployment” unlike unemployment is rarely discussed but Canadian youth have the second highest underemployment rate in the OECD, with negative consequences not only for individuals but also for the entire economy

By Émilie Grégoire


[Theory Corner] Cultural Scripts and the Career Development of Canadian Young Adults with Mental Illnesses

Career counselling can assist youth with mental illness to challenge cultural scripts and become successful in their careers

By Christa Boychuk


Employment Support for Young Clients with Criminal Records

Youth between the ages of 18-34 are overrepresented in the Canadian criminal justice system and require unique career support for them to be successful on their career paths

By Pauleen Payne (Editorial Support: Linda Johnson)


[Online Exclusive] The Search for Work: Navigating Unemployment and Underemployment Among University Graduates

 Understanding how recent graduates have navigated the job search process will better equip career professionals when helping students and graduates make informed career decisions

By April Dyrda


[Online Exclusive] Underemployed University Graduates: Courses of Action

Helping clients find employment in their field of study requires an understanding of their motivations

By Julie Gouin


The theme for the next issue of Careering magazine (Fall 2016) will be Conquering Indecision and Anxiety During Times of Uncertainty. If you are interested in submitting an article, note that the final version of all articles must be received by August 15, 2016. Please note our submission guidelines and send your article to:

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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