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Canada Career Month: November 2018 “I Know I Can Because…”

Listen to this episode at In November, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will unite in celebrating the skills of the Canadian workforce. Canada Career Month 2018 will feature events, advocacy initiatives, and online activity aimed squarely on advancing our national focus on skills. Paul Smith, a Working Group Chair for Canada Career Month, discusses this year’s theme, ... Read More »

Managing Parental Leave: How Organizations Can Do It Better

Listen to this episode at How do you balance having a family and having a career? According to The Wall Street Journal, job- related anxieties that come with parental leave, including worries about slowing one’s career trajectory are familiar to many women. As more employers expand parental leave benefits for men, new and soon-to-be fathers are confronting those same concer... Read More »

The Influence of Parenting Style and Locus of Control on Employment Counselling for People with Disabilities

As an adolescent with a disability makes the transition from school to work, it is not uncommon for a parent to become overly involved in their adult child’s career decision making and job search search process.  This can take the form of sitting in on an intake interview with an employment service provider, accompanying a candidate to a job interview or preventing your client from accepting... Read More »

Creative Thinking and Career Development

The world around us is always changing, and we must figure out how to adapt to these changes or risk getting left behind. This concept is especially true when it comes to career development and management. Hiring trends are continuously shifting and the skills required for various positions are evolving and becoming more extensive all the time. Therefore, it is our responsibility as careers profes... Read More »

Preparing your clients to work from home

Do you have clients who have been asking you about work from home opportunities? If so here are some tips for preparing your clients to work from home. For each area, have a coaching conversation with your client, asking them to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high. Self-discipline To be successful working from home you need self-discipline. Self-discipline is ... Read More »

From Compliance to Trust: the culture of virtual business

When Josh Zweig and Chad Davis set out to start their business they envisioned a new type of chartered accountant – client relationship that eschewed the traditional image of a C.A. in favour of an accessible, tech able, friendly accountant. is the company they founded and is Canada’s first 100% paperless, online chartered accounting firm. The team at work via Skype with ... Read More » Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home  

What kind of work is it? is a job board dedicated to matching top talent to employers who are willing to hire regardless of location.  I’ve been tracking this board for the past 6 months and have found that they are posting opportunities that are interesting, well compensated and offer flexibility.     The job board is currently offering some very interesting positions... Read More »

Technical Sales: Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home

Over the past several months I have noticed a sharp increase in the job posting for Technical Sales Representatives that are managing a territory out of their home office. What kind of work is it? Working with a virtual sales team and reporting to a sale manager or head office, the Technical Sales Representative is responsible for managing a sales territory. They bring with them their technical sk... Read More »

Join the conversation: Online resources for career professionals

To celebrate CERIC’s 10th anniversary in 2014, ContactPoint will be hosting a series of conversations on topics that affect your work as a career development professional. The first conversation focuses on online resources, tools and platforms that you use as a career practitioner. You can join the conversation on ContactPoint (note that you have to first join ContactPoint and become a member of t... Read More »

The Career Development Association of New Zealand Summer 2013 Ezine is out!

This ezine is a great resource for career practitioners, in New Zealand and beyond, who are looking for content that’s tailored to the needs and interests or career development professionals. In this issue, you will find articles such as: Career Planning can be a Ticket to Success Bringing career management competencies to life Practitioner-led research at Careers New Zealand Student Career ... Read More »

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