Are career fairs still worth it? | Four well-being workouts | Providing excellence in reentry programming

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CERIC | 04/11/2017

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Students and employers both benefit from co-op education opportunities

Post-secondary students at 16 colleges, institutes and universities throughout British Columbia will benefit from an investment of $1.3 million to raise awareness of the benefits of work experience among employers and students.

via newsgovbc

Are Career Fairs Still Worth It?

Every year our career development center hosts a Nursing and Healthcare Job Fair, and over the past three years attendance has waned. This year, as an office, we decided that we needed to make some changes to see if it would increase student engagement.

via naceblog

Career Management for Small Business Playbook Toronto launch on May 11

Ryerson University will be hosting author and workforce expert Lisa Taylor for a free interactive morning event to launch CERIC’s Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Chang School of Continuing Education.

via ceric

Canada adds full-time jobs in March

The nation’s labour market pumped out another 19,400 net jobs last month — and the vast majority of the new work was full-time. The report found that 95 per cent of all new jobs created last month were full-time. But it also found that 95 per cent of all new jobs were self-employed positions.

via thestar

Overcoming the “Lack of Canadian Experience” Hurdle

Client: Is Canadian experience really required for getting a job in my field in Canada? I am new to Canada and am looking for work in accounting. I have been interviewed several times, and the feedback is that I do not have enough Canadian experience. My Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks and other technical skills are top-notch. These are required for the jobs. What is going on here?

via contactpoint

Canadian Millennials: The same in many ways but different in others…you may be surprised

To better understand their values, life goals, career aspirations and orientation to political engagement, the Environics Institute surveyed a representative sample of 3,072 Millennials in 2016. The analysis of the survey responses revealed six distinct social values tribes: Engaged Idealists, Critical Counterculturalists, Bros and Brittanys, Diverse Strivers, New Traditionalists and Lone Wolves.

via contactpoint

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Relieving stress and anxiety might help you feel better — for a bit. Martin E.P. Seligman, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, does not see alleviating negative emotions as a path to happiness.

via nytimes

Great Expectations: Providing Excellence in Reentry Programming

While job seekers with criminal histories are very similar to mainstream job seekers, it is important to acknowledge the dissimilarities. For instance, practitioners must be aware of and understand conditions that may affect former offenders, i.e. distorted self-esteem, academic gaps, low or no job skills, and a limited understanding of the labor market; more specifically employment procedures, etiquette, and practices.

via ncda

Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing “What Color Is Your Parachute?” — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon, Calif.

via nytimes

Introducing RBC Future Launch: RBC's largest-ever commitment to help young Canadians prepare for the future of work

In an era of unprecedented economic and technological change, RBC is today unveiling its largest-ever commitment to Canada's future. RBC Future Launch is a 10-year, $500-million initiative to help young people gain access and opportunity to the skills, job experience and career networks needed for the future world of work.

via newswire

'Sharing economy' workers tend to be young, well-educated, finds survey

Canadians engaged in the 'sharing economy' work in the country's largest urban centre and tend to be young and well-educated, according to a new report from the Ontario branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

via cbc

Becoming a Subject Matter Expert

Whether we are engaged in career coaching, interview consulting, or resume and profile writing, our clients rely on our specialized knowledge. Clients come to us because we are assumed to know things that they do not. People regard us as Subject Matter Experts.

via careerprocanada


The Bulletin Archives

ContactPoint's quarterly publication dedicated to career development resources and reflections, The Bulletin, ran from 1997-2012 and was replaced by Careering magazine in 2013. The archive houses articles such as "Counselling Transference/Counter Transference Issues" and "The Traits of an Effective Youth Worker or Youth Counsellor," which still resonate with career practitioners today.

via contactpoint


[Conference] Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Annual Conference (HEQCO) / April 19-20, 2017 / Toronto, ON

via contactpoint

[Course] Career Development Ethics & Standards Course / May 1-12, 2017

via contactpoint

[Webinar Series] How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage (CERIC/CDAA) / May 24, 31 & June 7, 2017 / Presented by Kristen Cumming

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Job Developer (WCG Services) / Calgary, AB

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Career Development Specialist (YWCA Hamilton) / Hamilton, ON

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Employment Services Counsellor (The Salvation Army) / Victoria, BC

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[Report] Future-proof: Preparing young Canadians for the future of work (Brookfield Institute)

Technological trends are reshaping Canada’s workforce. With a large number of jobs at risk of automation in the near future, including those held by some of the most vulnerable segments of Canada’s population, youth are facing higher skill and experience requirements than ever before.

via contactpoint

[Assessment Tool] Retirement Dimensions™ (Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.)

Retirement Dimensions™ will help you assist those who are contemplating their retirement, or who are newly retired and interested in broadening their retirement activity options.

via contactpoint

[Podcast] It’sNotAcademic – The podcast: Episode four with Jay Gosselin (HEQCO)

The guest in this episode is Jay Gosselin, a long-time student services professional and the founder of MentorU and the Discover Year program. We spoke to Jay about the purpose of his program, the nature of the students who use it and the impact he sees.

via contactpoint

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