Labour Market Survey

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is trying to do some new and innovative work to strengthen Canada’s LMI system, and they really need the input of Career Development Professionals. They have asked the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) to mobilize career professionals to respond to a quick (10-15 minute) survey, which they are using to … Continue reading Labour Market Survey

CLSR – The Forgotten Role of The Guidance Centre in Canadian Career Development

I recently read Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles, and Professionalism, and was particularly interested in the first chapter, The Emergence of Career Development in Canada. This interest is due, in no small part, to the fact that I’ve been invol    ved with this field since the early ‘70's, specifically with The Guidance Centre, … Continue reading CLSR – The Forgotten Role of The Guidance Centre in Canadian Career Development

CLSR – Paper or Plastic?

Lately we’ve seen an increase in customers asking our advice on whether they should make the jump from pencil/paper-based assessments to online administration.  While there is no right or wrong answer, there are definite pros and cons for each; it all comes down to what will work best for you and your clients.  I’ll share … Continue reading CLSR – Paper or Plastic?

CLSR – Always Assess the Assessment

With so many options out there, how do Career Development Professionals choose assessments that will work for their clients?  There really is no simple answer to this question, and it requires some homework on our part to find what we need.  I will go into details about the different types of career assessments in a … Continue reading CLSR – Always Assess the Assessment

CLSR – The Transformative Power of One

A while ago I had the pleasure of attending the first AGM of the CDPCBO – another acronym to add to the list! The CDPCBO is the Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario who are spearheading Ontario’s career development practitioner certification process. The Keynote Speaker for that event was Sareena Hopkins, who for the … Continue reading CLSR – The Transformative Power of One

CLSR – I’m a grown-up, and I still don’t know what I want to be!

As career professionals, we know that it is very difficult to help our clients/students find employment when they don’t know what they want to do; or maybe what they do want does not have any openings in today’s labour market… I always wanted to be a telegraph operator!  This is why Career Exploration is so … Continue reading CLSR – I’m a grown-up, and I still don’t know what I want to be!