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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 »

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 »

What does “employability” look like?

By Dr Jeff Landine Let me introduce you to my friend – I’ll call him Bert. Bert is in Grade 12 and has the optimism and enthusiasm of someone who has the whole world ahead of him. His parents have supported him in many ways growing up, including making it possible for him to be involved in a variety of activities at school and be as successful as possible. As a result, he looks at his life going f... Read More »

Transforming Leadership Makes All the Difference

Leadership: The activity of leading; the position of office of a leader; an act or instance of leading, guidance, direction; ability to lead; function of a leader Transforming Leadership Is Everything Before you assume that leadership doesn’t apply to you because you think you’re not a leader, let me suggest that everyone is a leader at some level. From serving as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, to ... Read More »

Real-world résumé strategy: Are you preparing résumés strategically or haphazardly?

By Wayne Pagani As career professionals, we instruct our clients to stay on top of the latest trends in résumé writing. Doesn’t it make sense for us to apply what we teach? A lot has changed in résumé writing. With our ever-changing employment landscape, being well-versed in résumé strategy and design is even more critical than ever. Today’s résumés are strategic. We just can’t use templates anymo... Read More »

The “I Don’t Know” Client Response

By Sonny Wong Career counselling is the art of examining clients’ presenting issues and applying our counselling techniques. Clients come to us during their transitional periods, such as: school to work, employment loss or career changes – these stages can be disruptive to their career identity development. Recently, in a session that I was leading with career practitioners, one participant asked ... Read More »

Career Development Theories Revisited

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A “Super” Approach to Understanding Life Balance!

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The Changing Nature of Career Service

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