Redirection documentary examines later life career shifts

A new CERIC-funded documentary examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. Called Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters , the film shares the stories of five people who have shifted into second or third careers at age 50 or older. It is part of a national Redirection research project on Work and Later Life Career Development led by Dr Suzanne Cook of York University.

The Gap Year Dilemma in the latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development is now available to view online. This edition of the journal provides new research in several topical areas including the benefits of a gap year before starting university and and the impact of labour market information on achieving individual career goals (this article is written in French and will be published in English in the next issue).

CERIC launches new Career Management for Small Business Playbook

CERIC is today launching a new publication to help the more than 4 in 5 small- and medium-sized enterprises who worry about engaging and developing the talent to grow their businesses. Entitled Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business, this action-oriented Playbook enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to use career management as a strategic lever for stronger company performance.

“Hope-centred interventions” help clients with job search and career planning

New CERIC-funded research shows that deploying specific hope-centred career interventions can positively influence the actions of unemployed adult jobseekers with low hope and high barriers. In the study, 70% of clients reported that after participating in the interventions they were able to develop new perspectives on job search, craft better career plans, and be more confident in their decision-making.

Free Webinar – Redirection Project: Career Development and Job Shifts for the 50+

CERIC will be offering a free webinar, Redirection Project: Career Development and Job Shifts for the 50+ on Thursday, January 12, 2017 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET). A national CERIC-funded research initiative, Dr Suzanne Cook led the Redirection Project and will present her findings on later life career development among adults age 50 and older who shifted into second or third careers, as well as the experiences of career practitioners working with older adults.