Overcoming barriers to returning to work after a mental-health leave

  Career development practitioners can work alongside health professionals to help clients consider all possible return-to-work options during their recovery By Dr Marie-Helene Pelletier  The facts are clear: mental-health issues represent on average more than 30% of long-term disability (LTD) claims (Mental Health Commission of Canada), with half of those claims for depression (Sun Life Financial).…

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10 questions for Dr Mary McMahon

Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she has lectured in career development and career counselling at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr McMahon is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognized Systems Theory Framework of Career Development, which takes a…

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Career Briefs

Filling the research gap on ‘seniorpreneurs’ A CERIC-funded study conducted by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research investigated the experiences, needs and interests of senior entrepreneurs (or “seniorpreneurs”). The eight-month study collected feedback from 180 senior entrepreneurs through online surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups. There has been relatively little research, or even interest, in…

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Editor’s note

Hello, readers. My name is Lindsay Purchase, and I’m excited to share with you my first Careering issue as CERIC’s new Content & Communications Editor. While you will continue to find the thought-provoking, informative articles that make Careering a must-read, you may also notice some new features (check out our infographic) and design shifts going…

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Client Side: How my disability changed my perspective on jobseeking

In Client Side, a new Careering feature, jobseekers reflect on successes and struggles in their career development. After she was diagnosed with a progressive condition, Rebecca McMurrer feared the time and effort she had put into building a nursing career would go to waste By Rebecca McMurrer Jobseeking can be difficult in the best of…
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