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How The Guidance Centre Became a Vital Player in Canadian Career Development

This blog post originally appeared on CLSR and was republished with the permission of the author. By Denise Hughes I recently read Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles, and Professionalism, and was particularly interested in the first chapter, The Emergence of Career Development in Canada. This interest is due, in no small part, to the fact that I’ve been involved with t... Read More »

The Secret Weapon to Organizational Change Success

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com From mergers to downsizings, 70% of corporate change initiatives fail. The culprit in most cases is terrible communication, which allows a combination of vivid imaginations and social media-fuelled rumours to create a mess –  that may take years to fix. Elizabeth Williams has learned the lessons from epic change failures. Now operating her o... Read More »

Workplace Wellness Recharge Stations

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Dr. Jonas Eyford is a chiropractor who enjoys digging into the complexities of human behavior and how they impact health. He’s worked on medical teams in clinics and on health policy with the World Health Organization. He now runs Fjord Wellness, setting up onsite Recharge Stations. In a new take on workplace wellness, these recharge station... Read More »

Side-Door Strategy & Travel for Career Improvement

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com How do you connect with prospective employers or clients that you desperately want to speak to? Well, one way not to do it as depicted in the James Franco movie, The Disaster Artist, is to harass the employer. (In the movie, it’s a famous producer in a restaurant). But what about a “side- door strategy”? You know, knock on the side-door and ... Read More »

Five Ways Storytelling Can Be Used to Improve Career Development

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Among giants: Who should be recognized for their lifetime contribution to career development?

By Riz Ibrahim Do we always recognize the giants within our midst? Do we celebrate their mammoth impact on our day-to-day work? Do we subscribe to the notion that the world is a much better place because of them? Do we attest to their unwavering commitment and tireless resolve to champion the cause of career, work and the ever-changing workplace? Etta St John Wileman was such a giant. In the early... Read More »

Gamification in the Workplace & Kickstarting Your Career at 33

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Games can be a lot of fun. But, is there any evidence that they can achieve important learning goals? Just ask Mary Flanagan, inventor, artist, writer and designer whose quirky games, engaging installations, wild poetry and critical essays forge a unique vision of technology, pop culture and avant-garde art. With 30 games, five books, over f... Read More »

2500 Years In The Making — The Development of A Temperament Assessment

Personality temperament theory has been around for hundreds of years, dating back as early as Hippocrates (although he has over the years been attributed as the first to develop a temperament theory, he actually claimed that illness was the result of an imbalance of four bodily fluids). Galen built on Hippocrates groundwork and developed a theory of “temperaments” (the Latin word that actually mea... Read More »

The Importance of Building Resilience in Career Transition

By Louisa Jewell In the summer of 2014, my husband of 19 years told me he was leaving me. I knew we were going through a rough patch but I never anticipated anything like that.  By October, he was gone. I loved him dearly and never, in a million years, did I ever see myself as a divorced person. I remember that first morning, waking up and seeing the empty spot next to me in bed. I was devastated.... Read More »

Innovative Job Development: Temp Agency for Students with Disabilities

By Denise Feltham As a presenter at the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference in Ottawa, I had the opportunity to visit various exhibitor booths. One such exhibitor was Unitemps, a university owned, onsite temporary recruitment franchise that was developed by the University of Warwick in 2010 and has since grown worldwide (www.unitemps.com).  This model is professed to benefit the post... Read More »

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