Half of disabled Canadians find jobs │ Treating career preparation as a student wellness issue │In choosing a job, focus on the fun

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CERIC | 01/17/17

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. We will be away at the Cannexus17 conference in Ottawa next week. Look for the next issue of CareerWise on January 31, 2017. Hope to see everyone at Cannexus!

Only half of disabled Canadians have full- or part-time job: Poll

The unemployed respondents overwhelmingly said they were out of work as a direct result of their disability, with 67 per cent citing it as the reason for their current circumstances. The survey also found that only 23 per cent of respondents feel comfortable disclosing their disability to a potential employer before the interview process gets underway.

via hrreporter

It’s Time to Treat Career Preparation as a Student Wellness Issue

Results showed that students who did not receive additional guidance or skills lacked the ability to set appropriate goals, find information, or take action with respect to their careers. They were more anxious and stressed, whereas students who participated in the training sessions showed greater career resilience and a stronger ability to shape their academic experience to reflect their career goals.

via academica

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People attract – and retain – talent

Kristina Leung, senior editor of Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Inc., notes that recruitment initiatives for diverse or disadvantaged youth continue to be a focus for many of the companies. For instance, Saskatchewan Research Council maintains a dedicated aboriginal mentorship program to provide mentoring to students in STEM disciplines throughout the school year and Toronto-Dominion Bank partners with various community organizations to provide employment opportunities for diverse youth of all backgrounds.

via theglobeandmail

Work and employment trends to be explored at Canada's largest career development conference in Ottawa

This year Cannexus will examine current trends including the increased focus on career-oriented experiential learning in schools by provincial governments (e.g., Community-Connected Experiential Learning in Ontario), navigating the gig economy in light of Finance Minister Bill Morneau's recent comments on "job-churn," and the impact of automation on the future of work as we enter a fourth industrial revolution, as reported by the World Economic Forum.

via newswire

Career Counsellors: Time to Get to Work

A person’s career is a life-long process. There is a multitude of issues when one is in a career crisis which demands that the Counsellor has a sophisticated understanding of how the nature of self and personal meaning making can interact with stress, anxiety, depression, and how this can be overlaid with cultural and familial expectations. Lack of clarity in career decision making can have a profound impact on performance and persistence, leaving them without a sense of direction. If this continues, they could be at great risk and feel lost, alone, and isolated.

via ccpacdchapter

Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change

Today robotics and artificial intelligence call for another education revolution. This time, however, working lives are so lengthy and so fast-changing that simply cramming more schooling in at the start is not enough. People must also be able to acquire new skills throughout their careers.

via economist

Using the MBTI in Education in the Way It Was Designed

The MBTI addresses an important question in understanding how we bring out the best in people, which is, “Why do we think and act the way we do?” The MBTI does not provide all the answers, but it has shown to provide a solid starting point that lays a research-based, scientifically validated foundation for discovering how personality preferences influence thought and behavior.

via ncda

P.E.I. bringing employment services together, focusing more on employers

The main goal of the changes is to develop a workforce where employers' needs are better matched with workers' skills. Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Richard Brown said employers have identified the availability of a trained workforce as their biggest challenge.

via cbc

A Meta-Theoretical Framework for Career Practitioners

Career theories hold the promise of more effective career practice which can provide better support to a wider range of clients. Our collective understanding of career development and career decision-making, however, has pushed forward in so many directions, at so many levels, and influenced by so many different theoretical approaches that as a body of work, it has become too vast and amorphous to be easily grasped or translated into practice.

via iaclp

In Choosing a Job, Focus on the Fun

To feel satisfied at a job, people need to identify the day-to-day, oftentimes simple pleasures. Many years of research have taught us that people feel energized when the means and the ends collide; that is, when the process of doing something becomes the goal of doing it. We can apply this principle to increase satisfaction at work by selecting work that is inherently gratifying.

via nytimes


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Drawing on the knowledge of the career development community, our user-friendly wiki features sections on career development theory, mental health & employment and social media. To participate, create your free ContactPoint account and email contactpoint@ceric.ca to be added to the list of authors.


[Conference] Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference (CERIC) / January 23-25, 2017 / Ottawa, ON

Final programme now available.

via contactpoint

[Course] Helping Skills to Facilitate Career Development (Career Management Professional Program) / January 25-February 7, 2017

via contactpoint

[Webinar] Understanding the Stages of Change / February 8, 2017 / Presented by Christine Brown-Read (BBMD Consulting Inc.)

via contactpoint


Job Developer (WCG Services) / Salmon Arm, BC

via contactpoint

Resource Specialist / Workshop Facilitator (vpi inc) / Etobicoke, ON

via contactpoint

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (WCG Services) / Edmonton, AB

via contactpoint


[Career Buzz - Radio Show] “My Career Ended with a Mosquito Bite” – the challenges of transitioning away from Athletics and Dance

After a fifteen-year dance career, during which he was a First Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada and performed principal roles on Broadway, Chris Body went back to school. Now he works as a Physician Assistant (PA) at Toronto General Hospital. Hear Annamay and Chris’ inspiring stories on this episode of CareerBuzz.

via contactpoint

[Report] Canada’s Part-Time Conundrum (TD Economics)

Last year marked the seventh straight year of solid employment gains in Canada following the recession. But, scratching beneath the surface shows the credit went solely to part-time positions.

via contactpoint

[Webinar Recording] Redirection Project: Career Development and Job Shifts for the 50+ (CERIC) presented by Dr Suzanne Cook

Dr Suzanne Cook presents findings from the recently completed Redirection Project which examines later life career development among adults age 50 and older who shifted into second or third careers, or who were seeking new employment.

via contactpoint

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