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Career guidance for social justice

We’re very excited about our new book which is on sale today. Entitled Career Guidance for Social Justice: Contesting Neoliberalism the book is an edited collection which examines the intersections between career guidance, social justice and neoliberalism. In the book the contributors offer an original and global discussion of the role of career guidance in the struggle for social justice and eval... Read More »

Book Review: Straight Talk on Leadership

Straight Talk on Leadership Solving Canada’s Business Crisis Book by R. Douglas Williamson Review by Yvonne Rodney From page one of this book, it’s clear that Douglas Williamson is very mad. Like a passionately caring parent who sees the things he worked hard to establish not being leveraged by the next generation, he feels the same about leadership or lack thereof in Canada. The long and short of... Read More »

Book Review: We’re Not Gonna Take It

  A youth’s toolbag of essential life skills for transitioning from high school to post-secondary education to the workplace Book by Sandra Finkelstein Review by Lynn Sadlowski We’re not gonna take it is described as a youth’s toolbag of essential life skills for transitioning from high school to post-secondary education to the workplace. It’s intended audience is youth between the ages of 15 and ... Read More »

Work Tree: Book Review

  by Anne-Marie Rolfe This lively, colourful book encourages the reader to think outside the box when it comes to creating work inside the reality of our new economy. The author makes the case early on that our economy has changed and relying on the traditional job search is simply no longer a viable option for many long-term jobseekers. While the book is targeted to those who may have given ... Read More »

Book Review: Colour Savvy – Helping You Achieve Success In Your Work Life

Would you like to interact with your co-workers, supervisors, friends and peers more positively than you have in the past while also achieving your personal and career related goals at the same time? Do you know what triggers cause your temperament stress and how you can cope with these stressors? Are you aware of your preferred temperament? would you like to learn how to fully appreciate the stre... Read More »

The Job Search Cookbook: A Recipe for Strategic Job Search Management

Dr John-Paul Hatala is currently an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Human Resource Development Program, a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, Baton Rouge. Additionally, he is the founder of the Social Capital Development firm Flowork Inte... Read More »

The Sequel – How to Change Your Career Without Starting Over! Book Review by Scharlene Redway

  Book Review The Sequel – How to Change Your Career Without Starting Over! ISBN: 978-1-59357-865-7 Publisher: Jist Works America’s Career Publisher About the Author: Dr. Laurence Shatkin is a leading career expert who identifies seven routes you can take to redefine your career, leveraging the skills, knowledge and education you already possess. He helps to point you in the direc... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: Emotional Fitness Coaching

Warren Redman, Emotional Fitness Coaching: How to Develop a Positive and Productive Workplace for Leaders, Managers, and Coaches (Kogan Page Limited, 2012) by Julia Lebedeva In this era of massive information, the latest technologies are transforming the way people work and live. Emotional fitness coaching, as set down in Warren Redman’s book, is a piece of new technology that enables leader... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: The Panic Free Job Search

  Author: Paul Hill Publisher: Career Press 2012 ISBN: 978-1-60163-203-6 by Julia Blackstock I have a lot of respect for anyone who writes a book, especially on job search. Because I work with university students, many of whom are willing to read a book to develop a strategic approach to looking for work, I am always looking for a book that I can recommend. I would prefer to recommend Canadia... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW – Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

  by Julia Lebedeva Joel A. Garfinkle, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2011) This book focuses on three of the four building blocks of success – perception, visibility and influence (PVI). The use of three items is connected to the title, Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. Performance is not included, being one of the mo... Read More »

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