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Career Resource for Parents
May 9, 2018
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The Canada Career Information Partnership (CCIP) developed a Career Development Resource for Parents to help parents support teens as they explore their options and make decisions. The goal is to provide parents with some practical ideas and resources to use with their son or daughter.

It includes hints and tips, ideas, activities and guides – all aimed at helping parents play an active and positive role in the career choices of children. For example, it includes the High Five messages that have been developed by career planning experts to help parents focus on the keys to success in career/life planning.

Change is Constant: Change has become a constant force in both life and work. However, opportunities often arise during times of change. Flexibility, versatility and adaptability are important keys to career building success.

Learning is Continuous:  Learning, in all contexts, is a continuous life process. Learning, skills development and work are intertwined activities that we all will engage in as a continuous cycle of career building experiences.

Focus on the Journey: Life is a journey of experiences, and destinations are only stopping points along the way. Career building requires paying attention to both the goals being set and all that occurs as one travels toward their goals.

Follow Your Heart: One always does their best when doing what they love or have a passion for. The pursuit of dreams provides motivation, direction and helps to clarify what is important. Career building requires a consideration of what is felt in the “heart.” Read more

Keeping School Students Motivated in New Zealand
April 5, 2018
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The following Q&A was recently posted on the CareersNZ website. 

Dear Careers NZ

The end of term is coming up and I’m worried about my teenage daughter. She’s usually a good student, but lately she’s been unmotivated to do any of her schoolwork or homework and is falling behind. I try to be encouraging and help her realise the importance of doing well at school, but she just doesn’t see it. What can I do to get her back on track?

Worried dad

Dear worried dad

We know how difficult it is to feel helpless as you watch the young person you care about drift off track. But don’t fret, we’ve got some tips and exercises that other parents have successfully used to get young people motivated to study and get back on the right path.

1. Empathise and see their point of view

It’s helpful to sit down with your young person and talk through the situation. Avoid being confrontational and instead make it clear you’re trying to see things from their point of view. Empathise with their problems and try to help them come up with a solution.

If there is an area of schoolwork or an extracurricular activity they excel in, try to find out the reasons why they’re doing well in them. Could these reasons be used to motivate them in other areas?

Overseas Careers Services
August 25, 2016
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The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCD)  is a non-profit organization that works to advance career services and the capacity of the profession to respond with empathy and skill to their clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment. CCDF is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of career development.  It advocates for services that strengthen:

  • the preparation of youth for the workforce and ongoing learning;
  • the capacity of workers to skillfully manage their careers;
  • the capacity of employers to create quality workplaces that maximize worker satisfaction and productivity;
  • the reintegration of adults entering or re-entering work or learning and;
  • the transition of older workers to alternative avenues for work, learning and/or community engagement.

They have a number of free resources which can be downloaded from their website. http://www.ccdf.ca/ccdf/

For a copy of their Job Search Workbook Click Here

Overseas Careers Services
August 25, 2016
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The Canadian Careers Development Foundation (CCDF) is a non-profit organization that works to advance career services and the capacity of the profession to respond with empathy and skill to their clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment. CCDF is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of career development.  It advocates for services that strengthen:

  • the preparation of youth for the workforce and ongoing learning;
  • the capacity of workers to skillfully manage their careers;
  • the capacity of employers to create quality workplaces that maximize worker satisfaction and productivity;
  • the reintegration of adults entering or re-entering work or learning and;
  • the transition of older workers to alternative avenues for work, learning and/or community engagement.

They work with a wide local, national and international network of expert associates, trainers and advocates and have produced a range of free resources which can be downloaded from their website. http://www.ccdf.ca/ccdf/

For a copy of their free Job Search Workbook Click Here

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