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Hosting Cannexus as a virtual conference this year allows us to bring you some terrific international presenters from across the globe, including a few just added to the program this week. Many focus on a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlight the critical role of career development in “building back better.”

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  • November 2, 2020

Canada Career Month | The Six Stages of Career Development

Career development, like most things in life, is not linear. There are, however, six distinct stages of the career development journey. Below, not only have we outlined these stages, we have also provided some self-reflective, placing questions to help understand what stage you may be in, as well as some resources to help guide you as you make your way through that stage. (Note: These resources have some region-specific content from Alberta and Manitoba, however the general skills still apply.

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  • October 30, 2020

Community Sector Council | Connect 100

The Community Sector Council NL’s Connect100 project will distribute at least 100 digital devices to individuals and/or volunteer organizations across the province. Funding has been provided by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund through United Way NL.

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  • October 25, 2020

CAREERWISE Article | In Atlantic Canada, career professionals adapt to local challenges

I was keen for the release of the results of CERIC’s 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals practitioner survey last January for two reasons. One, I was looking for a refresh on the Canadian Career Practitioner big picture – an updated snapshot of our field. Two, I wanted to see how the results compared to my regional professional context in Atlantic Canada.

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  • October 7, 2020

Future of Work Podcast | Conference Board of Canada

Canada is facing wide-reaching demographic and technological changes that pose increasingly significant challenges to the world of work. The Future Skills Centre Podcast, presented by The Conference Board of Canada, will explore these crucial emerging challenges to the future of work.

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  • August 25, 2020

Waypoints Career and Employment Services

Youth are Working, Test Drive and Employment Skills Training – Waypoints Employment and Outreach Services is pleased to offer career guidance, training and assistance to those who may be facing employment barriers.

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  • August 23, 2020

Learn more about CANNEXUS 2021

We are excited to announce that your Cannexus Conference will be going virtual for 2021! Given the unprecedented times, this format allows us to address ongoing uncertainty but continue to provide an accessible, content-rich and value-packed opportunity for Canada’s career development communities to convene, share and learn.

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  • August 16, 2020

Women in Trades | WRDC

The CEC endeavoured to profile some of our partners. We contacted our partners and asked them a few simple questions about their employment services, as well as their overall organizational mission. This week we have the pleasure to profile our partner Women in Resource Development Corportation (WRDC).

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  • August 15, 2020

Team Up With TechKNOWtutors – Call For Partners

techKNOWtutors is a community based digital literacy training program operated by CSC NL. Our goal is to help people use the internet to improve their day to day lives. Free learning sessions to groups from many different backgrounds in instructor-led presentations and hands-on activities.

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  • August 13, 2020

Preliminary Report: Canadians’ Shifting Outlook On Employment

The 2020 Survey on Employment and Skills, conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research in partnership with the Future Skills Centre and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, found that Canadians did not lose confidence in themselves or the social safety net as the impact of the pandemic set in.

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  • May 21, 2020

20 questions to ask instead of “How are you doing right now?”

When we keep asking the same question, or no questions at all, we lose out on a chance for deeper connections with our conversation partners, who also happen to be the people we care most about. We are tricked into believing we know how they’re feeling or what they’re thinking, when we haven’t even scratched the surface.

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  • May 11, 2020

Youth Survey | CFY

Choices for Youth has launched a survey to help all of us understand how the pandemic is affecting the educational and employment goals of individuals ages 16-29 in NL, and what type of response is required.

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  • April 30, 2020


Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s GuideIn the wake of a global mental health movement, career development practitioners now have a new resource to help them understand how career development interventions support positive mental health. Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide – written by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston of […]

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  • February 18, 2020

WhereDoIStart: Career Growth

 Career GrowthCareer growth is the stage of career development that focuses on getting the most out of your job. In this stage you likely have a stable job with few barriers to success and are looking to find some meaning and purpose in your job. A great way to find purpose in anything you do […]

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  • December 5, 2019

WhereDoIStart: Job Maintenance

Job MaintenanceJob maintenance is the stage of career development that is often forgotten. Most people think career development ends when you get a job, however job maintenance is all about keeping that job and being effective in that job. In this article, we will cover two important things about job maintenance; firstly, how to deal […]

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  • December 5, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: Work Search

Looking for work can be a daunting process for people. Writing resumes, scrolling job banks online, and preparing for interviews can be stressful. There a million articles out there about writing a resume and preparing for an interview; this article instead aims to go over some other keys to getting a job.Work SearchLabour Market InformationWe […]

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  • November 22, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: Skills Enhancement

Skills Enhancement a.k.a Learning & TrainingSkills enhancement is all about developing skills that will serve you in your career pursuits and make you more employable. This article is dedicated to figuring out what skills you should be developing and how you can develop them.How do I know what skills to develop?There are many general skills that […]

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  • November 22, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: Job Readiness

This article is all about the Job Readiness stage of the career development journey. In this article we will cover what it means to be in the job readiness stage, examples of what it looks like to successfully move through this stage, and resources to help you in this stage. Job ReadinessWhat does it mean to […]

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  • November 12, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: An Introduction

Happy Career Month! Canada Career Month 2019’s tagline is “Explore the Possibilities.” We here at the CEC decided that our interpretation of this messaging would be to spread public awareness of the 6 stages of career development and help people find out what stage they are in and how to continue their journey. To do […]

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  • November 1, 2019

Why Consult? Outlining the Benefits of the Upcoming CCCD Consultation Project

Why Consult? Outlining the Benefits of the Upcoming CCCD Consultation ProjectWhat is Consultation?Consultation is an opportunity for your unique perspective to be shared! This upcoming  CDP Competency Framework consultation project is about the CCCD hearing from a broad range of CDPs about what the delivery of services looks like from their desks and the potential […]

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  • October 11, 2019

Are You A Career Development Professional (CDP)?

Are You A Career Development Professional (CDP)?DefinitionsMost of our work here at the CEC is focused on Career Development Professionals, or CDPs. But, what is a CDP? Below is the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) definition:“Career Development Professionals help individuals navigate learning and work transitions across the lifespan.  Career Development Professionals enable individuals to […]

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  • October 4, 2019

What Do You Think? A Consultation of Career Development Professionals

The Project The Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) is looking for the input of Career Development Professionals (CDPs) all across Canada on the new CDP Competency Framework. Consultation sessions will be held in all over the country by different consultation facilitators trained by the CCCD. Our very own Elayne Greeley will be Newfoundland and Labrador’s […]

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  • September 27, 2019

Organizational Profile: Avalon Employment

Subscribe Organizational Profile: Avalon EmploymentWhat kinds of employment programming does Avalon Employment offer? Avalon Employment offers supported employment to its clients. This can range from accommodations at work to compensation for employers and much more.   What groups within the community does Avalon Employment primarily serve? Avalon Employment serves only people in the community with intellectual disabilities. What are […]

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  • November 15, 2018

Organizational Profile: Single Parents Association

Subscribe Organizational Profile: Single Parents AssociationWhat kinds of employment programming does SPAN have? SPAN offers 2 types of employment services in St. John’s and Carbonear: class sessions and individual counselling. Class sessions are 5 week, half-day sessions that cover topics surrounding career planning. Individual counselling allows clients to work one-on-one with a career practitioner and the […]

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  • November 13, 2018

Organizational Profile: John Howard Society

Subscribe Organizational Profile: John Howard SocietyWhat kinds of employment programming does JHS have? The John Howard Society offers the C-STEP program which provides intensive rehabilitative services to offenders and ex-offenders. There are two main portions to the program: Cognitive Restructuring-Based Group Interventions, and Employability Skills Development.Employability Skills Development mostly refers to career practitioners working one-on-one […]

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  • November 6, 2018

What is a Connection?

Subscribe What is a Connection?We’ve talked a lot about making and maintaining connections in your professional network via LinkedIn, but we haven’t answered the most important question on the topic: what is a connection? To some, the answer may seem obvious, but the definition of a connection can be quite nebulous and hard to pin […]

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  • August 17, 2018

How to Leverage LinkedIn: Activity

Subscribe How to Leverage LinkedInSo far, we’ve talked about how to make a stunning profile, how to make valuable connections, and, of course, why LinkedIn is the ideal platform for online professional networking. Now, we’re turning our attention to another key part of LinkedIn: what to post. Posting on LinkedIn can be broken down into two […]

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  • August 15, 2018

Youth Opportunities @ Choices for Youth

Subscribe Youth Opportunities @ Choices for youthDo you know a young person between 18-29 who has not been successful with employment? Choices for Youth can help! From pre-employment programs to social enterprise employment, CFY has many opportunities to help youth explore employment and personal development. Opportunities include:Jumpstart Pre-Employment ProgramOngoing employment trainingEmployment within a CFY social […]

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  • August 10, 2018

How to Leverage LinkedIn: Connections

Subscribe How to Leverage LinkedInThe most important thing to remember about LinkedIn is this: LinkedIn is not a social networking platform, LinkedIn is a professional networking platform. This is what makes LinkedIn unique and the ideal place to make and maintain your professional connections.In terms of making connections, LinkedIn offers you the chance to connect with people based on […]

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  • August 10, 2018

R & D that Profile: Advanced

Subscribe R&D That ProfileLast week we gave you some basic tips to ensure your LinkedIn profile is functional and professional. This article is for anyone who wants to shake things up a bit and get the most out of this adaptable social network. Here are _ tips for anyone willing to put just that little […]

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  • August 8, 2018

10 Ways to Stay Motivated When Starting Something New

Here are some top motivational tips from the Women’s Economic Council’s Rachel Tessier on staying motivated!1. Understand your why.Knowing why you want to pursue something new is important, as it gives purpose to everything you do moving forward. Whether it be writing a list or talking to a close friend or family member, try to […]

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  • August 6, 2018

R & D that Profile: Beginner

Subscribe R&D that Profile: BeginnerTell me if this sounds familiar: somewhere along the way you figured that as a professional, you should have a LinkedIn account. So, you made one, 5 or 10 years ago, and over time it’s gathered dust while you turned to Twitter and Facebook for professional networking. Now LinkedIn is the […]

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  • August 3, 2018