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CERIC | 05/09/2017

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.

Which of these 6 paths will you take in retirement?

Regardless of where you are in the retirement planning process, it might be time to think about your future path. It is important to note that a path may not always be a straight line. People change paths, combine paths and pursue paths in their own unique way. You can identify yourself by the type of path you choose.

via marketwatch

21 Job Search Tips and Trends

As career practitioners, if we don’t know where things are going, we might share outdated information with our clients, leaving them improperly equipped to compete in the marketplace. We need to see the coming trends so we can position our clients to find the greatest opportunities. And then there are the solid job search tips that seem timeless.

via careerprocanada

Free webinar on Hope-Centred Career Interventions with Norm Amundson and Tannis Goddard

CERIC is offering a free webinar with Dr Norman Amundson and Tannis Goddard on Hope-Centred Career Interventions on June 5, 2017. The Hope-Centred Career Interventions project wrapped of earlier this year with a final report showing how deploying specific hope-centred career interventions can positively influence the actions of unemployed adult jobseekers with low hope and high barriers.

via ceric

The next generation of jobs won't be made up of professions

When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on helping his young clients figure out what they want to be when they grow up—at least not directly.

via bbc

The Impact of Pre-employment Assessment on Wise Hiring and Employee Engagement

In a 2014 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends study, 78% of business leaders rated retention and engagement as either urgent or important. Additionally, a 2013 Gallup survey found that 87% of the global workforce is disengaged with their organizations. These findings, in combination, beg the question, how does an organization meaningfully enhance engagement?

via ncda

Oldest Canadians present challenges for policy-makers

New census data showed Canadians over the age of 65 now outnumber those under the age of 15 for the first time. However, one expert says it’s not just newly minted senior citizens who should be on the radar screen. It’s those who are over 85, a group that grew almost 20% in the last five years.

via torontosun

Four ways to enhance WIL, experiential learning for students with disabilities

According to survey data, graduates with disabilities are still less likely to be employed than those without disabilities. Have employment outcomes for this group improved? Most certainly yes, but we need to do better. The question then is: how can we better help students access the myriad of opportunities that will allow them to demonstrate competencies sought by employers?

via academica

The 12-Step Cure For Helicopter Parenting

It's spring, and kids are graduating from University and starting their careers. Those young people whose parents raised them to be hard-working, responsible and self-directed are going to be at a huge advantage, compared to those who have helicopter parents or those who've studied at schools that act like helicopter parents.

via hufingtonpost

The Future Of AI And Automation In The Workforce

Milking machines did replace milkmaids, but I am hard-pressed to find a modern woman who wants that job. Why, then, do tech titans loathe automation and AI? For the same reasons the Luddites feared weaving machinery -- they discounted human flexibility and overestimated the displacement power of technology.

via forbes

Uncaging Creativity with Personal, Real-Life, Project-Based Education

Creativity is the fuel for an innovative society. Human creativity is a natural, expandable, and infinitely renewable resource. The adolescent mind has that spark of emotion and social drive, that push to explore new solutions to old ways, that can transform communities and may save life on our planet. Rather than fully developing this resource, we are caging and stifling it.

via canadacareercounselling

Why the 10th Birthday Is Critical for Predicting the Career Paths of Immigrant Students

According to a new study, children whose native languages are very different from English wind up following career paths similar to those of U.S.-born kids if they immigrate before age 10. But older kids are much more likely to pursue careers in science, technology, and math.

via the74


The Resilience Series: Strategies for Staying the Course

Denise Bissonnette’s acclaimed Resilience Series is now available “on demand” on ContactPoint. This is your chance to benefit from Denise’s wisdom at your own pace with convenient & affordable online training.

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[Book Launch] Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Book Launch (CERIC/Ryerson's Chang School) / May 11, 2017

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[Webinar Series] How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage (CERIC/CDAA) / May 24-June 7, 2017

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

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Job Coach (Rupertsland Institute) / Peace River, AB

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Employment Consultant – Immigrant Specialist, EPBC Program (Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society) / Nanaimo, BC

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Employment Coordinator (Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington) / Waterloo, ON

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[Literature Search] Qualitative Assessment Techniques for Career Counsellors (Updated April 2017)

Topics covered include: Constructivist assessment; Impact of assessment; Assessment with LGBTQ clients; Assessment with clients experiencing mental health issues; and more.

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[Webinar Recording] Empowering The Employment Sector To Serve Youth With Mental Health Issues (Youth Employment Services)

In this webinar you’ll learn: About YES; The basics of Mental Health; The Lighthouse Project; Best Practices fo Working with Youth with Mental Health Issues; How we can Support Youth with Mental Health Issues in the Employment Sector.

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[Report] Young men and women without a high school diploma, 1990 to 2016 (Statistics Canada)

The type of experience obtained by young workers is often a determinant of future labour market outcomes. Therefore, it is important to examine the labour market outcomes of young Canadians without a high school diploma.

via contactpoint

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