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Spring 2010

What’s New @ ContactPoint

Welcome to Paula Wansbrough We welcomed Paula to the CERIC team this March. As ContactPoint’s new web content administrator, Paula will be responsible for future Bulletins as well as all other ContactPoint resources and services.   Paula has managed a variety of web projects and has worked in the community-based employment services sector. Highlights from her work history include monitoring t... Read More »

Hot Sites

  TalentEgg: Hatching Graduate Careers http://talentegg.ca A national hub for students and new graduates who are looking for entry level careers, summer jobs or internships, and co-op job opportunities. One Week Job: 1 man, 1 year, 52 jobs http://www.oneweekjob.com/ In search of a rewarding career, recent college graduate Sean Aiken worked 52 jobs over 52 weeks. This blog web site describes h... Read More »

Upcoming Events

New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2010 Annual Conference April 14 – 16, 2010 Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ http://www.nzace.ac.nz/2010_conference.shtml   NATCON 2010 (National Consultation on Career Development and Work Force Learning) April 25 – 28, 2010 Doubletree by Hilton, Toronto Airport, Toronto, Ontario http://www.natcon.org   OCEA Spring Conf... Read More »

Getting Ready for Cannexus 2011

Cannexus 2011 is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. Presenters and delegates interested in career development from all over Canada as well as the rest of the world gather for Cannexus in the heart of Ottawa at the newly renovated Westin Ottawa.   Call for Presenters CERIC invites individu... Read More »

Conference Sketch: Cannexus 2010 – Web 2.0 and More

by Miranda Vande Kuyt   My time at the Cannexus Conference exceeded my expectations. I went to Ottawa hoping to come back with a few good ideas to explore. What I found was each session chocked-full of interesting resources and ideas. Even the breaks were strategically set up to maximize delegates’ networking opportunities.   I focused my attention on everything web related, as that is m... Read More »

Conference Sketch: Cannex 2010 – Stories Worth Sharing

by Jan Bottomer What attracted me to career counselling in the first place was the stories; specifically, those of my Czech and German students, professionals in Prague and Berlin, where I worked for several years as a Business English Teacher. While I enjoyed many aspects of teaching, it was the stories that really had me hooked; my students’ backgrounds, their life and work, and crucially, their... Read More »

Book Reviews: Considerations When Counselling Deaf Clients

Dee Dee (Diana) Kay MC., C.I., C.T. & Lynn Ashley Davis Ph.D., R. Psych. H.O.P.E. Incorporated Calgary, Alberta ISBN 0-9813625   Review by Tami Ali Although this book was written with psychological counselling professionals in mind, it is easily adapted to career counsellors. It is designed for professionals who are unfamiliar with the Deaf community or culture. It gives great insight int... Read More »

Feuding and Failure vs. Motivation and Performance: A Study of Leadership in the Canadian Workplace

by Shawn Bakker   Psychometrics Canada surveyed Canadian HR professionals to find out what they see as the strengths and weaknesses of leaders in the workplace. Five hundred and seventeen professionals provided a broad and insightful look at the positive influence that leadership has at work as well as the developmental needs of many of today’s leaders.   HR professionals see leadership ... Read More »

National Survey: An Opportunity for Youth

  The Cross Canada Dialogues Survey seeks to understand the perception and experience of youth during the recent economic recession. This research will provide a unique perspective on youth career development and job seeking, guiding career practitioners, inspiring employers and informing policy development. An estimated 2000 youth will be surveyed.   Developed by First Work (www.firstwo... Read More »

Why Career Counselling is So Satisfying

by Susan Qadeer   Among “therapists”, career counselling may be the poor cousin of personal counselling. It is often seen as less interesting and less important, perhaps because there are fewer tears shed over choosing the right academic or career direction than there is over family breakdowns, relationship break ups and other personal upheavals. There are usually fewer surprises and deep sec... Read More »

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