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CERIC | 03/14/17

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.

'The millennial side hustle,' not stable job, is the new reality for university grads

Twenty-one-year old Christian McCrave says he believed in the unwritten promise of a post-secondary education: work hard at school, and you'll end up with a good and stable job. Now, he's not so sure.

via cbc

Companion Guide now available for Redirection film on later life careers

Directed by Dr Suzanne Cook of York University, the recently released CERIC-funded documentary Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, which examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life, now has a new Companion Guide. Along with the film, the guide is intended to be used by career development professionals in their work with clients age 50 plus.

via ceric

Equipping our kids for the new labour market

Supporting young people as they develop and recognize their competencies is key, but we also need to ensure that employers and policy-makers are ready to meet young people half way. It’s not enough to enter the job market fully equipped for the future of work — opportunities for young people to fully realize their potential must also await them.

via policyoptions

A Cultural Approach for Career Development Among the Inuit

Despite challenges, the context of labour shortages and demographic challenges will propel an increasing number of young Inuit – and more generally, Aboriginal – workers into the labour market over the coming years. It is therefore important to provide them with career development services adapted to their culture and needs.

via contactpoint

Tech-Savvy Millennials and the Need for Career Development

At present, almost half of university educated Millennials slip into unemployment or under-employment and thereby do not transform into “adults.” Those who are under-employed fill jobs that are needed by youth who do not have post-secondary education. Register for the webinar New Approaches & Tech-Savvy Tools to Help Millennials Avoid the Underemployment Trap (April 11, 18 & 25, 2017)

via contactpoint

The Countries With the Happiest Employees (Infographic)

From Denmark to Canada, countries around the world differ in what they offer employees. And some countries seem to have it a little better than others.

via entrepreneur

In world first, Iceland to require firms to prove equal pay

Iceland will be the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality, the Nordic nation’s government said. While other countries, and the U.S. state of Minnesota, have equal-salary certificate policies, Iceland is thought to be the first to make it mandatory for both private and public firms.

via canadianbusiness

Canada’s unemployment rate falls to 6.6%, the lowest level in more than 2 years

While the monthly employment numbers are typically volatile, Statistics Canada said that, in the 12 months to February, Canada saw a net gain of 288,000 jobs with most of the increase coming in the last six months of 2016.

via thestar

Defining Career Consultation

Career development professionals provide services that are outside of what typically would be defined as career counseling or career planning. Some of these activities are perhaps more accurately labeled as career consultation activities. From a Counselor Educator’s perspective, it is important to clarify what these activities can mean for a career counselor in practice or in training.

via ncda

Stop Relying on Your Company for Career Development

Taking control and creating opportunity does not have to be part of a grand scheme or something that will eat away at your productivity. In fact, it comes down to basics. Introduce yourself, shake people’s hands, and get comfortable with putting yourself out there.

via fortune

How to Effectively Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions

A maternity leave is a transition experienced by many women. This transition is often a critical turning point for the family, the individual, and one’s career. However, less common is the focus on how it impacts career development. If you are anticipating a maternity leave or are in the midst of one, here are some tips and strategies to help you cope with the change process.

via contactpoint


News of the Career Development Sector

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

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[Call for Presenters] NBCDA Conference: “Making Connections: Inspiring Possibilities and Perspectives” / Deadline: April 15, 2017

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[Free Webinar] Small Businesses: Who They Hire and How to Engage Them (Challenge Factory) / April 13, 2017 / Presented by Lisa Taylor

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Job Coach (JobStart) / Toronto, ON

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Employment Counsellor (The Gabriel Dumont Institute) / Prince Albert, SK

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Case Manager/Employment Counsellor (PREP Society/Career Link) / Powell River, BC

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[Literature Search] Impact of Social Media on Career Counselling (CERIC; Updated March 2017)

Topics covered include: Use in job search, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Privacy issues, Branding yourself, Online networking, Recruiting, Ethical usage, and more.

via contactpoint

[Report] Career and life planning in schools – Multiple paths; multiple policies; multiple challenges (People for Education)

This report examines the implementation of the “Creating Pathways to Success: An Education and Career/Life Planning Program for Ontario Schools” policy across Ontario’s K-12 public education system.

via contactpoint

[Multimedia] A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities DVD (CERIC)

“A Difference of Ability” examines the daily challenges facing people with disabilities and reveals the reasons why job-seekers and employers experience difficulty connecting and how that can change.

via contactpoint

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