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CERIC | 05/16/2017

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Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33 billion a year in expenses and lost income: Study

Findings from the poll suggest close to two million Canadians, or 14 per cent of those with parents over the age of 65, incur care-related out-of pocket costs of $3,300 per year — translating into an annual cost of just over $6 billion.

via hrreporter

6 Career Lessons Your Cat Is Trying To Teach You

Cats are NOT shy about asking for what they want. And why should they be? There's no harm in asking. I know a lot of people who are not asking for what they want in their career. Ask for the raise. Ask for the promotion. Ask for what you're worth. Work up the nerve and just ask. Don't wait for it to arrive on a silver platter (because it probably won't).

via huffingtonpost

Why Research Matters

Research contributes to the evidence that informs the work of career practitioners; it is an essential element of proving that “career development matters.” Although it can be supported by academics and other research professionals, this type of research needs to involve front-line practitioners.

via lifetrategies

Nonprofit Leadership Strategies For Attracting And Retaining Talent

As nonprofit leaders know, investing in employees is crucial for attracting and retaining the best talent for complex nonprofit jobs. It’s also needed to maintain a culture of value, inclusion and engagement.

via forbes

Could $15 minimum wage and paid sick days eliminate jobs? Yes, say small business stakeholders

Small business owners and stakeholders fear new workplace changes will only make operating their businesses more challenging, which could lead to layoffs and fewer employees. The Ontario government will soon consider giving all employees in Ontario a minimum number of sick days; increasing annual paid vacation from the two-week minimum; boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour; and enhancing protections for workers in the most low-paid and vulnerable jobs.

via cbc

Small Business Webinar Automation Tools for Career Firms

Many career service firms are small businesses run by their owners. As small business owners, we want to build and support our client base with progressive online features such as webinars, but we cannot do it without the right technology.

via careerprocanada

Career Through an Attachment Lens

Career counselors can help clients identify frequently used attachment strategies and account for how this impacts self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is defined as “the belief in one’s ability to successfully perform a given behavior which is required to produce certain outcomes”. Client view of self-efficacy can impact a client’s decision to enter into trusting relationships, their view of how they are being interacted with in the workplace, and their view of work performance.

via ncda

11 of the highest-paying entry-level jobs for the class of 2017

By sifting through hundreds of thousands of job postings and profiles using its salary tool, LinkedIn recently found a number of jobs with entry-level openings and median first-year salaries of more than $70,000.

via businessinsider

How business schools can create loyalty among alumni

Business students satisfied with the career support they receive from their school are likely to become loyal alumni after graduation. Notably, just less than 50 per cent of those surveyed ranked career support as good at their school, according to the survey, though graduates in the past three years had a more positive assessment (61 per cent of respondents) compared to just 35 per cent of those who earned their degree more than 20 years ago.

via theglobeandmail

Lower-paying jobs for college grads less likely to be replaced by computers

Researchers at the Hamilton Project found that students who studied finance, engineering and computer science tend to make the most money after graduation, while those who majored in counselling, social work and early childhood education saw the lowest wages — but in fields computers aren’t likely to dominate.

via torontostar


Certifications for Career Professionals

This section on ContactPoint lists certifications of interest to career development professionals across Canada. Did we forget any? Please add to our list! Create your free ContactPoint account and click the Add a Listing button or email with the details.

via contactpoint


[Conference] CACEE, CAFCE & ACE National Conference / May 28-31, 2017 / Vancouver, BC

via contactpoint

[Free Webinar] Hope-Centred Career Interventions (CERIC) / June 7, 2017 / Presented by Dr Norman Amundson & Tannis Goddard

via contactpoint

[Call for Proposals] Ontario Association of Continuing Education of School Board Administrators (CESBA) 2017 Conference / Deadline: May 26, 2017

via contactpoint


Career Developer / Team Lead (WCG Services) / Peace Calgary, AB

via contactpoint

Employer Liaison/Job Developer (Agilec) / Kitchener, ON

via contactpoint

Employment Counsellor (Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy) / Lillooet, BC

via contactpoint


[Literature Search] Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (Updated May 2017)

Topics covered include: Best practices in prior learning assessment; Portfolio learning; Research in prior learning; Prior learning assessment and post-secondary education; Models and tools; and more.

via contactpoint

[Assessment Tool] Assess Yourself | CAREERwise Education (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities)

Find careers that match your work skills, interests, and values. Career assessment tools ask questions to help you learn about yourself and careers that fit you. These tools will not tell you what to do. They help you explore options and decide for yourself.

via contactpoint

[Report] Over-education and Life Satisfaction among Immigrant and Non-immigrant Workers in Canada (Statistics Canada)

This study examines how over-education is associated with life satisfaction among university-educated immigrant and non-immigrant workers in Canada, and accounts for differences in the degree of over-education in each group.

via contactpoint

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