Gig Interview

Interviews & Contract Negotiations in the Gig Economy

As career practitioners, how equipped are you to support your clients to navigate interviews, contract negotiations, and terms of employment in the gig economy? When individuals work for more than one organization or juggle multiple overlapping contracts, there will inevitably be times when scheduling conflicts occur, priorities need to be re-set, or back-up plans must […]... Read More
coaching

What is the Difference Between Coaching and Counselling?

I’m often asked this question and, to be honest, my most typical answers are either “it depends” or “not much.” However, that’s not the whole answer. In the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs), we’ve conceptualized the work of career counsellors as situated at the intersection of that of counsellors and career […]... Read More
career

Career: It’s Becoming a Hot Topic

It’s interesting to observe how many folks who are not career counsellors or practitioners are talking, quite definitively, about careers. Many of them have their own unique definitions of “career,” quite separate from the international field of career specialists grappling with definitions, developing theories, and supporting individuals and organizations with career development and career engagement […]... Read More
Help

Being Helpful . . .

It’s very normal to associate “being helpful” with doing something tangible. For example, people help by giving information, offering advice, making connections, or, on a very practical level, providing tangible supports like making a meal, childminding, or giving someone a ride. It can be much harder to recognize that the most helpful “things” aren’t very […]... Read More
Version 2

An Interview with Michael Sorsdahl, LearnOnline Instructor

Meet Michael Sorsdahl, the next instructor who we will be profiling this August. Our students have described him as positive, supportive, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Currently, Michael instructs our CPE 510 and 521 psychometric training program along with some of our CMPP courses. Below is a short Q&A session to help you get to know him better. Q1: […]... Read More
kristine

An Interview with Kristine Mendoza, CMPP Instructor

Meet Kristine Mendoza, another long-time CMPP instructor, who we will be profiling this month. Our students have said she’s “amazing, accommodating and understanding . . . a great asset to [our] team” and they “really enjoyed her feedback, knowledge and energy” within the course. Below is a short Q&A session to help you get to know him better. […]... Read More
e-learning e-learning

e-Learning – A Solution or Problem?

In general, we’ve found that Career Development Practitioners prefer face-to-face training (Life Strategies Ltd., 2013); however, limited professional development budgets and geographical barriers can make this a difficult option. Fortunately, online learning can overcome many of these barriers. Unfortunately, e-learning myths are still prevalent. We present several benefits of online learning at http://lifestrategies.ca/docs/10-Benefits-of-Online-Learning.pdf; however, educators […]... Read More
Herky Herky

An Interview with Herky Cutler, CMPP Instructor

Meet Herky Cutler, a long-time CMPP instructor, who we will be profiling this month. Student’s have described him as respectful, kind, and seriously knowledgeable. Students have found him ” very responsive,” embedding “lots of humour and fun” in his courses. We’re happy to have him on our instructional team. Below is a short Q&A session to help you get […]... Read More
anahita

An Interview with  Anahita Kadkhoda, CMPP Instructor

Meet Anahita Kadkhoda, a long-time CMPP instructor, who we will be profiling this month. Student’s have described her as “kind, respectful, and helpful” and an integral component in ensuring our courses “provoke thought and deepened insight into important issues.” Below is a short Q&A session to help you get to know her better. Q1: What drew you to instructing […]... Read More