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CERIC | 12/22/15

By putting together some of the most interesting articles on career counselling and career development each week, CareerWise aims to keep you current, enrich your work - and save you time. CareerWise is taking a break for the holidays and will return on January 5, 2016. Wishing you a happy holiday season!

We need to talk about employability, not employment

In the very first paragraph of last month's Green Paper on English higher education, the government declares an intention to "provide greater focus on graduate employability". Yet this rhetoric is not matched with any proposals to assess, let alone enhance, employability. Take, for example, the issue of metrics.

via timeshighereducation

Syrian refugees are arriving: Where will they work?

“Skilled newcomers experience many challenges in getting suitable employment, including lack of recognition by employers of their experience and education, language and cultural differences, and unconscious bias against those who are perceived to be different,” said Margaret Eaton, executive director at the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).

via globeandmail

Register by Dec. 31 to win a Porter flight!

Join us for the conference of a decade! Canada's largest bilingual National Career Development Conference will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, making this Cannexus one that you do not want to miss! Be where 800 of your peers will be to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career development.

via ceric

Understanding the Debate Over Inequality, Skills, and the Rise of the 1%

Ask CEOs about income inequality and stagnant wages, and you’ll inevitably hear about skills. The argument goes like this: Workers today face global competition and even the threat of automation. Those who can work with technology and possess sought-after skills in fields like computer programming are thriving in the labor market. Those without a college degree or specialized skills are struggling.

via hbr

Cannexus Keynote Moments: 3 Questions for Roxanne Sawatzky

Cannexus, Canada's bilingual National Career Development Conference, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Ottawa on January 25-27, 2016! In the lead up to this milestone event, we connected with some of our pre-eminent Keynote Speakers from the past nine Cannexus conferences and asked them to answer a few questions.

via contactpoint

Taking the doctorate in new directions 

A number of programs are exploring options for applied scholarship within the PhD. When she began her doctorate in social psychology at the University of British Columbia, Ashley Whillans knew that she wanted to study workplace happiness - or, more specifically, the benefits of time off versus more money in relation to job satisfaction.

via universityaffairs

Millennials at Work

No longer are people staying at a job for 40 years doing the same tasks day-in and day-out, holding out for that gold watch at their retirement party. The Baby-Boomers are retiring and Generation X is right behind.

via cultureamp

CERIC partners with BCCDA on Gray Poehnell Mini-Forum 

CERIC's next Career Development Mini-Forum will take place on January 15, 2016 in Vancouver, BC in partnership with the British Columbia Career Development Association (BCCDA) and feature popular presenter Gray Poehnell on how to cultivate resilience.

via ceric

There is no "skills gap." Employers are just cheapskates

Suspect that whole "skills gap" thing is a crock and that employers are just cheap bastards? A new study suggests that may actually be the case - at least when it comes to STEM jobs.

via workopolis

Tackling mental health issues online and on the ground

Young people aged 15 to 24 experience the highest incidence of mental illnesses, according to Statistics Canada. Specific to higher education, the National College Health Survey-completed in 2013 by more than 34,000 Canadian postsecondary students-found an increase in almost all types of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, attentional related concerns, addiction related concerns and escalating stress levels to debilitating degrees.

via heqco

Education & Skills Today: What students don't want to be when they grow up

Who wants to be a teacher? As this month's PISA in Focus shows, in many countries the teaching profession is having a hard time making itself an attractive career choice - particularly among boys and among the highest-performing students.

via oecdeducationtoday



Mentoring Resources

This section lists a variety of resources linked to mentoring, including online resources, reports, organizations and programs, If you see a missing resource, please add it to our list! Create your free ContactPoint account and click the Add a Listing button, or email contactpoint@ceric.ca with the details.

via contactpoint


[Conference] Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference (CERIC) / Ottawa, ON - January 25-27, 2016 

via contactpoint

[Call for Presenters] Institute for Performance and Learning Conference and Trade Show (Institute for Performance and Learning) / Toronto, ON - January 31, 2016 

via contactpoint

[Course] Trends and Principles of Career Innovation (Centre for Career Innovation) / Toronto, ON - February 2, 2016

via contactpoint


Employment Specialist (Diversified Rehabilitation Group) / Kelowna, BC

via contactpoint

Youth Employment Consultant / Job Developer (Job Skills) / Keswick, ON  

via contactpoint

Employment Consultant / Marketer (Active Professionals) / Calgary, AB

via contactpoint


[Video] The Career Counsellor’s Career: From Preoccupation to Occupation (Mark Savickas) / CERIC

Part of our Virtual Cannexus series, create a free ContactPoint account to view videos from past Cannexus conferences.

via contactpoint

[Report] Canadian and U.S. Millennials: One of These Is Not Like the Others / TD Economics 

An overview of the conditions faced by Canadian Millenials as compared to their US counterparts.

via contactpoint

[Manual] Best Practice Checklist for Certifying Labour Mobility Applicants – A Guide for Regulatory Authorities / Labour Mobility Coordinating Group

A best practice guide for regulatory authorities to use when processing the application of workers certified in another jurisdiction.

via contactpoint

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