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How career practitioners can assess themselvesCareering

How career practitioners can assess themselves

Evaluations can offer insights into clients’ satisfaction and success Peggy Shkuda How can we measure our success as career counsellors and educators? No matter where we work, we all want to deliver excellent service, but measuring the outcome of individual sessions is not easy. Many of us rely on our own intuition and experience to…

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Experiential career counselling: A holistic approach to working with clients in transition

Discussing clients’ experiences, values, way of being and future possibilities can help deepen activate and deepen their awareness and perspective Britt-Mari Sykes In my career counselling practice, informal assessment strategies play a vital role in understanding what a client is experiencing, in discovering possible next steps and in harnessing personal agency. Addressing the whole person…

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Principles in Action: Change is inevitable in career development. Fear of it shouldn't beCareering

Principles in Action: Change is inevitable in career development. Fear of it shouldn’t be

Chris Callanan With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC developed a set of “Guiding Principles of Career Development” that have been enthusiastically embraced across Canada. These eight Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policymakers and families.Each…

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Wearing many hats to help a young client find his pathCareering

Case Study: Wearing many hats to help a young client find his path

Successfully narrowing down a high schooler’s university choice involves commitment to exploration and to uncovering passions  Hoda Kilani In this recurring Careering feature, career professionals share their real-life solutions to common problems in the field I wear many hats working with high school students. I guide them to self-reflect. I mentor them to explore different…

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The role of assessment in the development of employability skills

Amid changes in the world of work, it is in the best interests of employers, career development practitioners and educational institutions to help jobseekers develop employability skills Jeff Landine With an increasing number of young people entering the workforce with post-secondary education in hand, and employers saying they are more concerned with workers’ punctuality and…

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Editor’s note

Lindsay Purchase, CERIC Content & Communications Editor In between watching Office Space and Gladiator in my Grade 10 Careers class (essential viewing for our career education), we took an online career aptitude test. Would I be a veterinarian? An author? No, the destiny that awaited me – a student who later quit school sports for…

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Career briefs

CERIC-funded project to examine role of career education on outcomes of young Canadians The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is undertaking a project, supported by CERIC, that will identify the impact of career interventions/education on high school students’ post-secondary choices and workforce outcomes. The project will use data documenting 10 years in the lives…

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