Tools to Support Group Facilitation

By Roberta Neault, PhD, Cassie Saunders, BA, and Fiona Glendinning, BA, Life Strategies Ltd. It can be tempting for career practitioners and counsellors working with groups to find a comfortable style and stick with it. However, adding new activities, resources, and techniques to your toolkits can help to keep both you and your group members…

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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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Careering

International Careerists

 By Roberta Neault  Who works across borders and why? A primer What do you think of when you hear about international or global careers? Most Canadian career practitioners probably picture Canadians working abroad, typically as expatriates or humanitarians, or individuals who have permanently immigrated to Canada. It’s harder for us to conceptualize Canada as a…

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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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Book Club

Beyond the Basics: Real World Skills for Career Practitioner  By Roberta Neault, Ph.D., CCC, RRP Life Strategies Ltd., 2001 available online from www.lifestrategies.ca or by phone (toll-free) at 1-866-681-2211. Review by Victoria Morris-Ott, BA, MEd, RRP The word guide has three specific meanings: to guide(v), as to direct; a guide(n) as a leader; or, the guide (n), as in a handbook. In…

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Spring-Summer issue of Careering explores corporate career development

The theme of the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of Careering magazine is “Career Development in Organizations” and is full of articles exploring career issues in the corporate world: Corporate Career Development: Art Meets Science, by Bill Huffaker Career Development in Organizations: A Lost or an Emerging Opportunity? by Deirdre A. Pickerell and Roberta A. Neault When…

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