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 Cannexus National Career Development Conference brought together a record 1,000 participants to Ottawa from Jan. 23-25, 2017 to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career counselling and career development.
The theme of the Winter issue of Careering magazine is “Cultural Perspectives on Career and Work: Understanding International Students and New Canadians.” Articles discuss opportunities and challenges that international students and newcomers facing in transitioning into Canadian workplaces and support that career development professionals can provide.
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 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.
CERIC is partnering with BC Career Development Association to present a special 3-part webinar series – Career Launch Reboot: New Approaches & Tech-Savvy Tools to Help Millennials Avoid the Underemployment Trap starting April 11, 2017.
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.
CERIC is creating a new bilingual resource for the 9 out of 10 private sector businesses in Canada that are small- and medium-sized enterprises seeking to keep and develop talent. Entitled Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business, the concise Playbook is intended for owners and managers of SMEs to use as a practical career management tool with their employees.
Finishing your graduate thesis? Currently working on it? Or have you graduated already but never published your work? Feel intimidated about publishing a full article? The Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) is publishing a special issue in 2017 that focuses only on research-in-brief of current and past graduate students.
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.