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CERIC | 02/21/17

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.

A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program

According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, spending on programs in the U.S. for those not going to four-year colleges — everything from federal and state jobs initiatives to on-the-job training, certifications, community college, and employer training — is at least $300 billion a year. But according to the World Bank, only 30% of youth employment programs are successful, with many of those offering only marginal benefit.

via hbr


New survey reveals the diversity of Canada's Millennial generation through their social values

The results show that Millennials cannot be lumped into a single group defined by their age, or by other demographic characteristics such as gender, region or socio-economic status. They are a diverse part of the Canadian society, made up of six social values "tribes", each reflecting a distinct worldview and approach to life.

via newswire


Empowering Choices in Career Counseling through a Collaborative Approach

A collaborative approach to career counseling requires professional organizations and career counselors to engage actively in efforts that ensure putting the right people in the right jobs. Successful career interventions that involve collaborations among professional organizations and career counselors can help workers to be satisfied with their jobs and employers to achieve their desired goals.

via ncda


Overcoming Cultural Differences to Facilitate Integration and Success

In his bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey advocates the habit “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” This is a motivational message that has inspired immigrants to overcome culture and language barriers to integrate into the Canadian workplace. However, when it comes to understanding immigrants, there seems to be a lack of reciprocal awareness for learning other cultural values and behaviours on the part of the host community.

via contactpoint


Education & Career Development: An Academic Mission for the 21st Century

Going forward, it is essential that we see career development as an integral part of the academic mission of PSE. And to do that convincingly, we need theory-driven and evidenced-based decision-making to demonstrate how education and career development contributes to student learning, engagement, persistence, and career success.

via academica


Robots threaten jobs from truck driver to wealth manager — and it changes how graduates should approach the working world

Self-driving cars threaten the job security of millions of American truck drivers. At banks, automated tellers are increasingly common. And at wealth management firms, robo -advisers are replacing humans.

via businessinsider


Out of the Office: More People Are Working Remotely, Survey Finds

In 2012, the workers who said they felt most engaged while working remotely were those who spent the least amount of time off-site. By 2016, that was no longer true. Workers who spend none or all of their time out of the office reported feeling equally engaged last year. Those who spent 60 percent to 80 percent of their time away from the office had the highest rates of engagement.

via nytimes


The Gap Year Dilemma. When a Purposeful Gap Year is the Answer to Career Unpreparedness

Quickly becoming a global trend and an attractive alternative to entering post-secondary directly from high school, a purposeful gap year increases student academic motivation and performance.

via cjcd


Is there a gap in university career centre services?

Finding a job is incredibly stressful, certainly no less so when it’s competing with coursework and exams. I wish that, when I was assistant director of the Centre for Career Action at the University of Waterloo, I could have implemented the suggestions from “Universities need to do a better job in preparing students to land a job.” And I certainly wish I had had the budget and pull needed to make them happen.

via universityaffairs


How the Freelance Generation is Redefining Professional Norms

The world of work is changing — you can see it in the numbers. Freelancers who made up a mere 6% of the workforce in 1989 are expected to represent 43% of the workforce by 2020.

via linkedin

FEATURED SECTION

Multimedia

This section gathers videos, archived webinars and podcasts that are of interest to Canadian career development professionals. Use them for professional development or to add a multimedia element to your presentations. You can add videos and podcasts to this directory.

FEATURED EVENTS

[Webinar] From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Helping Military Members Transition to Civilian Careers (Career Professionals of Canada) / March 1, 2017

via contactpoint


[Online Course] Administering and Interpreting Career Assessments (Career Management Professional Program) / March 22-April 4, 2017

via contactpoint


[Conference] Career Development Conference (CDC 2017) (BC Career Development Association) / March 27 & 28, 2017 / Vancouver, BC

via contactpoint

FEATURED JOBS

Career Development Counsellor (University of Toronto) / Toronto, ON

via contactpoint


Employment Counsellor (Lifemark) / Calgary, Alberta

via contactpoint


Secondary School Counsellor (Squamish Nation) / Vancouver, BC

via contactpoint

FEATURED RESOURCES

[Literature Search] Entrepreneurialism and Work (CERIC; Updated January 2017)

Topics covered include: Entrepreneurship and growth, Attitude of youth towards entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and innovation, Women business owners, Entrepreneurship within corporations, and more.

via contactpoint


[Report] Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (Ipsos Reid)

In the last decade, fewer Canadians describe their workplace as being one that is psychologically unhealthy and unsafe, according to newly-released research.

via contactpoint


[Multimedia] Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters (CERIC)

This CERIC-funded documentary film examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. As life expectancy increases, many people are interested in an extension of working life. Directed by Dr Suzanne Cook, this film shares the stories of five people who have changed occupation at age 50 or older.

via contactpoint


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