Snapshot

By Sandra Lim PRWRA – Professional Résumé Writing and Research Association Founded in 2000, PRWRA, is an organization dedicated to the empowerment and individual growth of its members through collaboration, improved industry awareness of career professionals and their services, and education / certification. PRWRA’s mission is to “empower its global members to utilize innovative resources…

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Book Club

Ethical Guidelines for Ontario School Counsellors Ontario School Counsellors Association www.osca.ca Naylor Publications Co., 2003 The Ethical Guidelines publication developed by the Ontario School Guidance Counsellors provides a very informative and descriptive framework to assist School Guidance Counsellors in clarifying their professional, ethical and legal responsibilities.

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Changing Retirement Patterns in Canada

By Malcolm Stewart, Ph. D. In each decade since the 1950s, the average retirement age of Canadians has fallen. In 1994, the average age at first retirement was 60.4. By the mid-1990s the median age of retirement was about 61 for men and 58 for women – well below the ‘traditional’ retirement age of 65…

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A Publisher’s Commentary on Assessment Tools

By Angus McMurty I got my introduction to assessment tools in the late 90’s. I was working with a number of other researchers on Career Cruising’s occupational database. We had just completed putting together several hundred in-depth occupation profiles and almost one thousand multimedia interviews for our CD-ROM and online versions of Career Cruising.

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Seven Habits for Effective Career Assessments

By Roberta Neault In writing about the use of career assessments, Spencer Niles, president of the National Career Development Association in the US, cautions, “[Some] practitioners… conceptualize career counselling as a process of administering tests and providing occupational information. Such views freeze career counselling at the turn of the last century.” (Niles & Harris–Bowlsbey, 2002,…

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Lessons Learned from “Honouring Boundaries” Presentation

By Sandra Lim I had the opportunity to hear Gillian Johnston deliver a presentation entitled Honouring Boundaries at the OACDP 2001 Annual General Meeting. Using Gillian’s presentation as a framework, this article will highlight the insights I gained with respect to several different boundary issues including: professional, time, and information boundary issues.

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ETHICS: Do We Do What We Say We Will Do?

By Gisela Theurer and Roberta Neault Jennifer works in an agency that provides employment services to individuals with disabilities1 . One of her colleagues, Margaret, has been struggling with her workload and the stress of the job, and is occasionally very abrupt and impatient with clients. Jennifer observes this behaviour, and tries to talk to…

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