The Pitfalls of Chronic Job Searching

By Allison Hendriks With unemployment in Canada at 6.1% (Statistics Canada, 2007), the lowest rate in years, jobseekers can anticipate a shorter period of unemployment. However, there are jobseekers and there are chronic jobseekers. As career professionals, we all have experience with clients, who, heedless of our advice, consistently use out of date and ineffective…

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Becoming a Career Development Advisor: Biographies of Cindy Mancuso (M.Ed., c.o.) and Joëlle Grundman (B.A., Languages)

By Linda Cicuta I have collaborated, interviewed, met, and worked with hundreds of professionals and am convinced there is at least one common factor among them all: their career paths have been experienced rather than planned. This theory also rings true for practitioners in the career advising field. The following stories are of two professionals…

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Regional Voices

From British Columbia BC Recognizes Excellence in the Career Development Sector By Fionna Main The 2007 BC Career Development Awards of Excellence were awarded to two BC individuals and two BC groups in honour of inspirational leadership and excellence in assisting others develop and move forward in their careers. Awards were presented to recipients at…

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Conference Sketch

By Carole MacFarlane Highlights from Cannexus 2007 I recently had the opportunity to attend the very first CANNEXUS conference sponsored by CERIC – the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling. The three-day event held on April 16, 17, and 18 took place at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre and Spa. The conference program…

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From Solitary Job Seeker to Best-Selling Author and International Seminar Presenter

By Jean-Marc Hachey Career counsellors are frequently passionate communicators. The following is an account of how I transformed my own passion for providing career advice into a viable and interesting lifestyle: that of a self-published author and professional paid speaker. You too can turn your communications abilities – through courage, creativity and persistence – into…

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New Programs and Initiatives

By Dr. Ray Metcalfe Common Performance Strengths of Elite Performers and the Elite Performer Selection Report For over twenty years now, I have done research on, and consulted with Elite Performers. Recently, I completed the Elite Performer Study, a Toronto-based Research project that studied over 15,000 Elite Performers (top 5%) in their fields, in over…

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A Personal Business Story

By Jen Denys “You can do it.” “Yes you can.” These phrases I’ve heard over and over again the last couple of years. No, I’m not talking about reading a child’s storybook aloud, although I’ve had the great pleasure of doing so on a regular basis. These positive words of encouragement are those spoken to…

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Beyond Government Contracts: Diverse Work Settings for Career Management Professionals

By Deirdre Pickerell and Dr. Roberta Neault Career Management Professionals (CMPs) can often be found delivering their services within government funded community-based agencies. The mandate of these agencies is typically to support unemployed Canadians as they identify career options, develop job search skills, and strengthen their ability to maintain employment.

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