September 27, 2018 - By Sean Coughlan (bbc.com)

From dream job to reality: The most typical type of work turned out to be a sales assistant.

When young people were asked in 2011 about the careers they wanted, the most popular ambitions were for jobs such as doctors, vets, firefighters, police officers, nurses, teachers and actors.
 
But the Office for National Statistics has gone back and found a reality gap with what really happened to their lives six years later.

September 26, 2018 - by Roberta Neault (lifestrategies.ca)

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 challenges.

For example, a friend recently shared this interesting video where Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) distinguishes between hobbies, jobs, careers, and vocation. Within this context, her distinctions make sense but these definitions are not universally accepted.

Sept. 24, 2018 - By The Associated Press (thestar.com)

The “gig” economy might not be the new frontier for North America’s workforce after all..

From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been widely seen as ideal for people who want the flexibility and independence that traditional jobs don’t offer.

Nov, 2017 - By Heather Claridge, Founder and CEO of FUSE Careers, ContactPoint.ca

Help new graduates tap into the hidden job market with the best tool at their disposal – the information interview

Career professionals know that 70-80% of jobs are found through networking. This skill is particularly critical for new graduates and early-stage career professionals yet it is something that they typically don’t think about in school. Many young adults mistakenly believe that networking is something that is done once they have launched their careers but nothing could be further from the truth. A strong network allows them to stand out in a crowd of applicants with similar skills and experience levels. It also allows them to tap into the hidden job market. Here are four important tips to help young adults network like a pro:

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