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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Theory provides the career practitioner with a framework for their practice and understanding their clients. We’ve identified two theory-related resources you may find interesting.
Lent, Brown, and Hackett’s Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT)
This PowerPoint presentation introduces the Social Cognitive Career Theory, exploring the three “building blocks” of career development:
- Outcome expectations
- Personal goals
Career Construction Theory: A Practitioner’s Primer
This article from the Career Planning and Adult development Journal (2007) introduces Savickas’ Career Construction Theory which views client’s from three perspectives:
- Individuals differences in traits
- Development tasks and coping strategies
- Psychodynamic motivations
These elements assist the practitioner in viewing how client’s “construct” their careers to cope with confusion and fragmentation without losing their “self” in the midst of an ever-changing economy.
Friday, March 11, 2011
For the full tip sheet - see http://lifestrategies.ca/docs/10-Key-Concepts-in-Career-Theory.pdf
Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
(From a Press Release)
Monday, February 21st, JobHuntChat celebrates its first birthday. What started as an experiment to help seekers to find jobs on Twitter has turned into a phenomenon. With over 250,000 chats later, it has become a well known chat that occurs every Monday night at 10PM.
Over the course of one hour, Jessica Miller Merrell and her co-host Rich DeMatteotweet 6 questions submitted by job seekers and call on the Twitter community to help answer their questions. With 1500 or more tweets in the course of an hour, JobHuntChat is a popular asset to the job seekers on twitter...
With Job Hunt Chat, known under the hash tag as #jobhuntchat job seekers can meet other job seekers, potential employers, and human resource recruiters to help them network and answer pertinent questions they may have with regards to their job search. Job Hunt Chat is a remarkable tool that facilitates that connection of hundreds of individuals who otherwise would not have connected with one another.
As Jessica Miller-Merrell, the founder of Job Hunt Chat states, “What started as an experiment to help job seekers on Twitter has become a phenomenon”. . . Twitter attendees gain key knowledge and insights from human resource recruiters, potential employees and other job seekers with several years of collective experience and results in their industry. . . Savvy job hunt seekers and human resource professionals will be sure to attend the Job Hunt Chat on Monday, February 21, 2011, to hear their exciting news using hashtag #jobhuntchat
For business tips and advice, go to the Jessica Miller–Merrell website and claim a free report http://blogging4jobs.com/.
Human Resource recruiters can purchase “Tweet This: Twitter for Business!” at http://tweetingmybusiness.com/.
For the Media: Jessica Miller-Merrell is available for expert quotes, speaking and consulting. Contact Jessica via email at jessica(at)xceptionalhr(dot)com or by phone at 405.912.4885. . . Complete bio can be downloaded on Blogging4jobs.com
Thursday, February 17, 2011
DISAPPEARING ACT - OfficeTeam Survey: Four in 10 Managers Believe Online Profiles Will Replace Resumes
The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with 150 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees.
HR managers were asked, "In your opinion, how likely is it that profiles on networking sites, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, will replace traditional resumes in the future?" Their responses:
Very likely........................... 11%
Somewhat likely....................... 32%
Not very likely....................... 34%
Not at all likely..................... 21%
Don't know/no answer.................. 3%
(*)Responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.
"The resume continues to be an important job-hunting tool, but it's also useful for professionals to create online profiles that highlight their expertise and qualifications," said OfficeTeam executive director Robert Hosking. "As hiring managers turn increasingly to the Internet for information about prospective hires, job seekers should keep their online profiles current and behave professionally in the digital space."
OfficeTeam offers five tips for creating an impressive online profile:
1. Get the picture. Make sure photos that are visible in your profiles and on social media sites are professional. Untag yourself or adjust your privacy settings to limit who can see certain images.
2. Show your star qualities. Provide employers with a clear sense of your capabilities by posting information about your work history and highlighting key accomplishments on sites like LinkedIn. Sharing your personal interests and hobbies on Facebook also can help people
relate to you more easily.
3. Talk the talk. Incorporate key industry terms to describe your skills, specialties and positions of interest so hiring managers can more easily find you online.
4. Make the right connections. Be selective about who you allow into your social networks because potential employers may contact these individuals for insights on you. Your contacts also could alert you to job openings.
5. Keep it fresh. Regularly update your profile and be active professionally. Post useful advice or comment on articles on LinkedIn and industry forums.
Additional tips for presenting yourself professionally using digital tools can be found in Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age (www.roberthalf.us/BusinessEtiquette), a new guide from OfficeTeam's parent company, Robert Half.
OfficeTeam is a leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals. The company has more than 320 locations worldwide and offers online job search services at www.officeteam.com.
For further information: OFFICETEAM, 181 Bay St., Suite 820, Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3, Contact: Nadia Santoli, (416) 350-2330, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Feb 3rd - Careerwell Tele-Interview: Living Well: Integrating Life Stories with Health with Dr. Norm Amundson
Go to http://careerwell.org and click on REGISTER HERE. On the registration form, click on Norman Amundson as your Current Membership Affiliation. If you register by Wednesday, February 2, you will receive a complementary link to his audio recording, as well as call-in instructions for his live phone interview.
To receive call-in instructions and audio link, register before Norm's interview this Thursday, February 3, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul