Resources to support clients’ careers after a cancer diagnosis
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by Samar Ismail
3d ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes A cancer diagnosis can be life altering. Individuals who have newly received a cancer diagnosis, are going through treatment or are survivors of cancer also face unique challenges in the workplace. This article provides resources and information for individuals and jobseekers who need support in navigating workplace challenges or who are looking to return to work as they go through or have finished cancer treatment. Employers who are looking to support their colleagues and employees through their cancer journey will also benefit from the resources provided. Canadian Can ..read more
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3 reports that caught our attention the week of April 14, 2024
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by Lindsay Purchase
5d ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are several reports that we found interesting this week. Decoding job postings: Improving accessibility for neurodivergent job seekers (LMIC) Neurodivergent adults in Canada face a triple challenge of significantly lower employment rates, pervasive underemployment and shorter job tenures. This report identifies four types of barriers in job postings and issues recommendations for employers. A More Equitable Rebound: Inclusive Career Mobility and Advancement Beyond COVID-1 ..read more
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The future of post-secondary career centres: Strategies for sustainability
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by Jessica Lang Dinuka Gunaratne and William E. Donald
5d ago
Reading Time: 4 minutes In part one of this two-part series, we introduced William Donald’s integration of the concepts of career ecosystems and sustainable careers to offer a sustainable career ecosystem. In part two, we build on the foundation of a sustainable career ecosystem by considering what career services of the future might look like within post-secondary institutions.   A recurring theme in higher education is the need to do more with less. Post-secondary career centres are not immune to this phenomenon. The primary challenge is that for career support to be effective, it ..read more
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10 books for career professionals to pick up this spring
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by Samar Ismail
1w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our spring books roundup is here! The 10 titles below cover a wide variety of topics including supporting newcomers to Canada who have minimal education, tips for jobseekers and students, and how to nail your next interview. These titles might be of interest to you – or to recommend to your clients. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments section below!   Exploring Possibilities! Journeying Through Career-Related Learning In Grades 4–6: A Teaching Toolkit – Lorraine Godden, Nicki Moore, Heather Nesbitt and Stefan Merchant Educators will benefit from this to ..read more
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Who works in career development in Canada? A holistic sector map
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by Lisa Taylor and Taryn Blanchard
1w ago
Reading Time: 6 minutes When Challenge Factory was asked to determine how many people work in Canada’s career development sector, we knew that only taking a headcount would not be feasible or most useful.  A central database of career development professionals does not exist, and much of the sector is hidden even from those who participate in it. The sector also includes frontline practitioners and many other roles and corresponding job titles, and there is significant regional variation in service delivery ecosystems across the country.  To map the sector, we needed a tool that woul ..read more
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3 reports that caught our attention the week of April 7, 2024
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by Lindsay Purchase
1w ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are several reports that we found interesting this week. Accelerating Canada’s Workforce: Micro-Credentialing in the Digital Economy (ICTC) Micro-credentials are poised to become a mainstream rapid education and training solution in Canada. Yet, as micro-credentials are still relatively new in Canada, there remains a degree of confusion among employers, learners, and micro-credential providers themselves on what micro-credentials entail and how best to design them to the ..read more
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Practice Principles at Work: Building quality relationships with career development clients
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by Mary McMahon
2w ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes At the end of each of the 43 chapters in the book Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice, authors provided a page of practice points. What can we learn from those practice points to inform and strengthen theory-practice connections? The results of an in-depth analysis are presented in the newly released, CERIC-funded book Practice Principles: Career Theories and Models at Work.   One of the eight practice principles emphasizes that career development practice is built on relationships. This blog explores why, regardless of your theoretical orie ..read more
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CareerWise Weekly: Canada layoffs | Career rubrics | Interview faux pas – April 2, 2024
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by CareerWise Weekly
2w ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2024, 6 things you should never do in a job interview – and what to say instead, Bringing theories to life: Super’s Life Span Life Space Theory, Immigrants’ participation in the labour force surpasses those born in Canada, Personal shifts and re-entrenchments post-pandemic, Leadership transparency doesn’t guarantee employees will speak up at work, Navigating the world of Canadian scholarships, A guide to career development resources The post CareerWise Weekly: Canada layoffs | Career rubrics | Interview faux pas ..read more
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3 reports that caught our attention the week of March 31, 2024
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by Lindsay Purchase
3w ago
Reading Time: < 1 minutes CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are several reports that we found interesting this week. Postsecondary-offered Microcredentials in Ontario: What does the Evidence Tell Us? (HEQCO) Among the report findings: micro-credentials are not well suited to comprehensive reskilling for workers changing industries. Interventions such as wraparound support services or competency-based education programs may be better suited to addressing these types of demands. Beyond literacy: The incremental value of non-cognitiv ..read more
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Resources to support learning on trauma and career development
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by Marisa Baratta
1M ago
Reading Time: 5 minutes According to the Canadian Psychological Association, it is estimated that 76% of Canadians identify as having experienced a traumatic event, and about 8% of them develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Someone who has experienced trauma and still feels its effects may face certain challenges as they pursue career development. According to the Government of Canada, trauma can result from a variety of situations, and can cause a person to “experience intense fear, helplessness, horror or other reactions of distress.” Career professionals who understand what trauma ..read more
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