Career-building strategies and challenges for new professionals

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of opting for an in-person rather than virtual way of working to develop a good network of contacts when starting a job with a new employer. I also presented a winning strategy to facilitate integration, namely adapting to the culture of our new employer. In this article, … Read more

The two inextricably linked things that supercharge career growth

Moving your career forward is about combining attention and intention. The post The two inextricably linked things that supercharge career growth appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: 14 Canadian programs for career development professionals Re-envisioning the role of alumni in post-secondary career education Reflection in experiential learning: A Wayfinder to better career development outcomes Bridging … Read more

June 2022 webinars for career professionals

The following webinars, taking place in June and hosted by a variety of organizations, will examine topics including post-COVID labour markets, career influencers and using Instagram to reach students. Jobs and Skills in Transition to a Net-Zero Economy (The Diversity Institute and Future Skills Centre) June 6 There is growing consensus supporting Canada’s transition to … Read more

Are you thinking of becoming a manager?

Sometimes a highly successful individual contributor when promoted to management may not end up being a talented manager. The post Are you thinking of becoming a manager? appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Skilled trades should be promoted as a first-choice career path International job search: Canada and the rest of the world Your career … Read more

Gratitude, self-compassion and growth mindset for new immigrant jobseekers

“You never know” is what I’ve been telling my job searching clients, when encouraging them to put more effort into outreach. Job searching is often unstructured (Van Hooft et al, 2013) and has no one-size-fits-all formula for candidates. Jobseeking effort does not always result in any progress, which can lead to feelings of stress and … Read more

Resisting the pressure to overwork

First, understand that overwork is not necessary for professional success; if you find yourself triggered by others who believe it is, remind yourself of the truth with positive self-talk. The post Resisting the pressure to overwork appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: ‘I want to quit my job’: How to support a client considering a … Read more

Can soft skills be learned?

If you have a growth mindset and put in deliberate practice, just as you would if you were learning a technical skill, you can make improvements. The post Can soft skills be learned? appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: Reflection in experiential learning: A Wayfinder to better career development outcomes The empowered employee: Tips to … Read more

Bridging the gap: Resources relating to disability and employment

Canadians with disabilities tend to be underemployed compared to those without disabilities. Stigma and inaccessible workplaces make it challenging for many who want to and are able to work find sustainable employment. Statistics Canada research found that among those with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years who were not employed and not currently in school, … Read more

Why learning quotient (LQ) matters for careers work

In order for our clients to succeed and advance in their careers, they must continue to develop their capacity for learning, while at the same time adapting to and managing change. The post Why learning quotient (LQ) matters for careers work appeared first on CareerWise. Related posts: The power of why: Looking at clients holistically to … Read more

International job search: Canada and the rest of the world

In 2019, I was a Senior Recruiter in a multinational company located in Lebanon. Following an economic crash, I decided to re-create myself and transitioned to become an independent career practitioner who serves senior professionals.  Early on, I was able to support international jobseekers; my first few clients came from different countries such as Canada, … Read more