The World Wide Web as a Career Resource

By Neil Baldwin

Summary

A career counsellor emphasizes client ownership of the career counselling process by requiring participation, whatever the age or life stage of the client. Information gathering is a large part of this participation and, increasingly, Internet technology plays an everyday role in the process. This article describes three ways in which a practitioner gets clients on board to use the World-Wide-Web as a career resource in order to help them get a clear picture of their options and to generate new alternatives.

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Job Ads

Employment Coach

Youth Literacy and Employability Project, Self-Directed Studies Literacy Program of the West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre is seeking an Employment Coach (one year contract). For more information on this position, please visit the Job Board at Contact Point.

Applications must be received by September 30, 1998 – 12:00 pm

Employment Counsellor

Applications for Employment Counsellors (2) are now being accepted for the Downtown Office of Operation Springboard. These positions involve working with individuals 18-65 years of age with barriers to employment to enhance their opportunities for employment. For more information on this position, please visit the Job Board at Contact Point.

Applications must be received by September 28, 1998

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Conference Sketches

The first Annual Consultation on Career Development for British Columbia was held in Vancouver, BC in May, 1998. The primary objective of the Consultation was to promote growth, recognition and validation of the vital work being done across the province by career service providers. And, to provide a forum for a two-way exchange of information and ideas to:

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Upcoming Events

The 25th National Consultation on Career Development* (NATCON) will be held Monday to Wednesday, 25-27 January 1999, in Ottawa, Canada. NATCON is the largest international bilingual conference addressing career development and employment-related issues. The National Consultation on Career Development is co-sponsored by The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, and the Career Centre, University of Toronto.

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Snapshot

By Graham Donald, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)

The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE – pronounced Casey) is a national, non-profit association dedicated to facilitating the process of introducing students to employment opportunities. As a partnership of employer recruiters and career educators, CACEE’s mission is to provide authoritative information, advice and services to employers, students, and career centre personnel in the areas of career planning and student recruitment.

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Publications + Products

CareerBridge’s E-Cruiter 2.0 – Total “E-Cruitment” Solution Intelligent Web-based software.

Pride & Prejudice: Working with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Edited by Margaret S. Schneider, Ph.D. C.Psych. Published by Central Toronto Youth Services – 275 pages, soft cover. $19.95 + shipping/handling

Taking Control of Your Career and Your Future, For Nurses By Nurses (ISBN:1-55119-021-4), 1998. By Gail J. Donner RN, PhD and Mary M. Wheeler RN, MEd. Available through The Canadian Nurses Association, Ottawa (800) 385-5881.

The Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (ISBN: 0-910674-54-x), 1998. Edited by James C. Impara and Barbara S. Plake. Available through the University of Nebraska Press, 312 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484 – Tel: (800) 755-1105.

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Upcoming Events

PROGRAM CALL FOR NATCON 1999*

The 25th National Consultation on Career Development (NATCON) will be held Monday to Wednesday, 25–27 January 1999, in Ottawa, Canada. NATCON is the largest international bilingual conference addressing career development and employment-related issues. The National Consultation on Career Development (NATCON) is co-sponsored by The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, and the Career Centre, University of Toronto.

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Job Ads

Career Transitions Counsellor

Ryerson Polytechnic University Career Centre is currently looking for a Career Transitions Counsellor to develop and deliver career and employment counselling programs and services both on an individual and group-basis to alumni and Ryerson students who are studying part-time or through Continuing Education. For more information on this position, please visit the Job Board at Contact Point.

Applications must be received by July 10, 1998.

Resume Advisor Position

The University of Toronto Career Centre is seeking a part-time advisor, 17 hours per week, for the Resume Clinic. This position involves providing individual feedback to students on their resumes and covering letters ensuring that they are effective marketing tools for their employment search. Candidates should have related experience in the career development field, social and community services or human resources. For more information on this position, please visit the Job Board at Contact Point.

Applications must be received by July 8, 1998.

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