CLSR -New & Improved BESI

The Barriers to Employment Success Inventory (BESI) is one of our best-selling assessments, and for good reason. It gives your clients a quick and easy way to identify the hurdles and obstacles that stand in the way of job success.  While it only takes about 20 minutes to complete, the BESI not only helps your … Continue reading CLSR -New & Improved BESI

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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 – Questions, Questions, So Many Questions

When facilitating a job interview workshop, or even a one-on-one coaching session it is important to demonstrate different scenarios and perspectives; using video resources allows you to show your clients different approaches without having to rely on your acting abilities.  Video resources are also a great addition to a career library for different learning styles.  … Continue reading CLSR – Questions, Questions, So Many Questions

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 – Active Engagement, Anniversary Edition

Anyone that works in the Career Development field in Canada, or several other countries for that matter, knows that Norm Amundson is one of the most respected individuals in the field.  As an educator, author, speaker, and overall nice guy, his work has influenced countless Career Development Professionals.  Earlier this year, marking the 20 year … Continue reading CLSR – Active Engagement, Anniversary Edition

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 – 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!