Fostering Inclusivity: How Career Development Professionals Can Support the 2SLGBTQI+ Community in the Workforce

March 1, 2024 |
Fostering inclusivity of 2SLGBTQI+ individuals in the workforce.

In today’s diverse and inclusive workplaces, career development professionals have a duty to ensure that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, has equal opportunities to thrive. Supporting the 2SLGBTQI+ community in the workforce isn’t just a matter of compliance; it’s a commitment to creating an environment where individuals can achieve their career aspirations while being authentic. This article explores the role of career development professionals (CDPs) in fostering inclusivity and supporting the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Here’s how we can help: Understand 2SLGBTQI+ Identities The first step in…

Labour Market Information (LMI): How to Support Jobseekers in Navigating LMI

February 20, 2024 |
Labour Market Information

As career professionals, we can better guide our clients through the ever-changing landscape of the Canadian job market using tools and labour market information. Understanding labour market information (LMI) is essential for career professionals and the jobseeking clients we serve across Canada, as it can impact career planning, growth, personal and professional decisions, and employers’ decisions. We can help clients learn about current LMI, and how to navigate it, by supporting them in these areas: Career Planning Job Search Decision-Making Economic Planning Education & Training Wage Negotiations Business Expansion Community…

Free Digital Literacy Resources: ABC Life Literacy Canada’s ABC Connect for Learning Program

February 14, 2024 |
ABC Connect for Learning logo

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a national charitable organization that champions literacy by empowering adult learners, raising awareness, and supporting the adult learning sector. The organization develops and supports the use of foundational learning materials and helps to build the capacity of the sector by convening and connecting the adult literacy community and advocating for skills programming. ABC Life Literacy Canada envisions a Canada where everyone has the skills and opportunities to fully participate in learning, life, and work. ABC Connect for Learning offers free digital literacy programming ABC Connect…

Continuous Learning: Why It’s Important for Jobseekers

January 26, 2024 |
Sticky note reminder to never stop learning, representing the importance of continuous learning.

Continuous learning, or ongoing learning, is the process of acquiring new skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis. It is essential for jobseekers who want to stay competitive and relevant in the changing labour market. In this blog post, we will share some of the benefits of continuous learning for jobseekers and some of the ways that career development practitioners can support them in their learning journey. Five Benefits of Continuous Learning for Jobseekers Continuous learning allows jobseekers and employees to adapt to the changing needs and expectations of their…

Let’s Show Some Personality on Résumés

November 10, 2023 |
To show personality in client résumés, remember that words have power

Recently, a good friend of mine was transitioned out from her long-time corporate employer. Collaborating with her outplacement consultant, my friend created and polished up a new résumé. She then sent it to me and asked what I thought. The new résumé was pretty good, but something didn’t sit right with me, even after reading it over several times. For a couple of days, I tried to figure out why it left me feeling “blah.” Then it struck me. The résumé is BORING. My friend is brilliant, funny, and very…

Return to Office Mandates: Exploring Two Perspectives

October 20, 2023 |
Return to office mandates, depicted by a young man carrying a laptop bag and a face mask into an office.

The ongoing debate over return to office (RTO) mandates continues to receive a lot of attention. In Canada, employers began rolling out return to the workplace policies in mid-to-late 2022. In December 2022, the Canadian federal government announced that, starting in the spring of 2023, public servants would be required to work at least two to three days a week in person. As the world continues to adjust and struggle with the post-pandemic work scene, conflict and debate between employers and employees persists. What are the main points on both sides of…