Upcoming Events

Upcoming Canadian Events OCEA Annual Conference, Ontario Co-operative Education Association – OCEA, Niagara Falls ON. April 25 – 27, 2004 Building Tommorow Today, Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA), Edmonton AB. April 28 – 30, 2004 BC’s Annual Career Development Conference Connecting for Success; Linking Life, Work and Learning, Career Management Association of BC –…

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New Programs and Initiatives

By Bruce Andor A Practical Guide to Self-employment for People with Disabilities The Center for Self-employment Excellence, a Canadian-based online resource center and volunteer organization, is sponsoring a new project aimed at helping people with disabilities better pursue self-employment as a viable career path.

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A “Dark Side” to Networking – The Social Costs

By Susan Qadeer In the Winter 2003-04 edition of the Contact Point Bulletin, Cathy Keates points out the conflicted feelings of networking among Career Practitioners. Networking is one of the current mantras for Employment Counsellors. This is the activity that encourages job seekers to cultivate contacts and use them for securing a job. Many jobs…

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Book Club

Coming to Your Senses: Soaring with Your Soul By Sally M. Veillette Hara Publishing Group, 2003 ISBN: 0974185418 Sally M. Veillette rediscovered her passion and reclaimed her life. In Coming to Your Senses: Soaring with Your Soul, she wants to help her readers do the same. This is a book for exhausted over-achievers—folks who’ve realized…

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Hot Sites

Senior JobSearch www.seniorjobsearch.com SeniorScan.ca www.seniorscan.ca Experience Corps www.experiencecorps.org Go60 www.go60.com The National Council on Aging www.maturityworks.org Third Age Employment Network www.taen.org.uk Senior Journal www.seniorjournal.com Later Life www.laterlife.com HelpGuide.org www.helpguide.org SeniorSite.com www.seniorsite.com/index.asp Senior Search www.seniorssearch.com The Campaign Against Age Discrimination in Employment www.caade.net Employers Forum on Age www.efa-agediversity.org.uk

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Contrary to Popular Belief, People Over 50 are Using the Internet to Find Jobs PDF

By Sarah Welstead Retired Worker Releases Survey Results Retired Worker (www.retiredworker.ca), the first employment website created specifically for retired people, has just released the results of their first comprehensive survey of older workers. It sheds some surprising new light on the post-retirement worker, particularly their use of the internet in their job hunting.

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The “Interviewable” Resume

By Linda Matias It is rumored that the only word William Shakespeare wrote on his resume was “Available.” We’ll probably never know if that is true. But it raises an interesting question. How much information is too much and how much is too little when dealing with resume copy?

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Privacy Law Extends to the Private Sector: How Will it Change Career Counselling? (Part 2)

By Rick Klumpenhouwer Privacy Specialist, Canadian Career Partners Last issue, I proposed that three key conditions have dominated the career service industry’s response the new privacy regulation in Canada: a lack of basic knowledge, confusion about jurisdiction and scope, and some assumptions about current industry standards. I addressed the first condition to some extent by…

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