Though not as flashy as tech companies, working for the government is a top career choice for many, including students. And job prospects are growing with 3.6 million Canadians now working for the public sector. CERIC’s new literature search on Public Sector and Career Development explores the opportunities and challenges with government employment and how career professionals can advise their clients on developing careers in public service.

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • Research and trends on working in the public sector
  • Impact of government employment on the economy
  • Careers in the public sector across Canada and internationally
  • Transitioning between private and public sector
  • Career competencies required for working in the public sector
  • Talent development strategies in the public service
  • Women’s career paths in the public service
  • Indigenous career advancement in the public sector

There are now 51 literature searches available, including Career Development Theory and Career Management Models, Economic Benefits of Career Guidance, Parental Involvement in Career Development, Labour Market Trends, Mental Health Issues in the Workplace, and more.

Featuring comprehensive listings of key research and articles in career development, literature searches highlight critical points of current knowledge.

As a student, academic or practitioner in the field, literature searches are helpful if you are researching the latest thinking or proven best practices. They are also valuable if you are considering a submission to CERIC for project partnership funding in order to gain an overview of major work already done in your area of interest.