Thursday, March 8, 2012

Where’s the Work? Helping Career Practitioners Explore Their Career Options

Life Strategies Ltd. was honoured to be awarded a 2012 Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) Building for the Future Endowment Fund in support of the Where’s the Work? Helping Career Practitioners Explore their Career Options project. To support the development of a series of webinars and workbook, we surveyed Career Development Practitioners (CDPs) to find out where they’re working now, what alternative work settings they may be interested in, and how prepared they are to work outside of “traditional” settings.

We found an abundance of CDPs working in the government-funded setting with most respondents agreeing that this represented the “traditional” workplace. Survey respondents expressed interest in learning about many other work environments including Business / Corporations, Private Practice / Self‐Employment, Education (Post‐Secondary), Recruiting / Placement, International / Global Career Services, and Government (Policy / Program Development).

When considering level of preparedness for working outside of the traditional setting, the majority of respondents reported they were personally prepared (at least somewhat) but didn’t believe the average CDP was as prepared as they were. Could this truly represent higher levels of personal preparedness or is it simply an overestimate, a blind spot, for many CDPs?

Interested in learning more? Click here to read our preliminary report.

We are hosting a 3-part webinar series that will introduce the Where’s the Work? project, review our research, and help career practitioners explore alternative work roles and settings.

Click here to learn more about the project and the upcoming webinars. Please note: space in the webinars is limited so register early.

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