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7 career development blogs you should be reading
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7 career development blogs you should be reading

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In CareerWise’s mission to bring you the best of the web, we’ve uncovered some great blogs written by professionals working in career development. Wondering about counselling strategies, career theory, ethics issues or other career development topics? These blogs will have something for you.

Running in a Forest

This blog is written by UK-based careers advisor and self-proclaimed “theory nut” Tom Staunton. It explores how career theory relates to practice. The name speaks to travelling without knowing where you’re going, or having a destination in mind but not knowing how to get there – apt metaphors for career exploration.

The Potentiality

The Potentiality focuses on the six key competencies that research shows are the pillars of personal and professional success: communication, collaboration, learning and thinking, creativity and innovation, adaptability and leadership. The Editor-in-Chief of the blog is John Horn, who is also currently the Chair of CERIC’s Board of Directors.

Career Engagement

Career Engagement is a blog produced by Life Strategies, a B.C.-based organization that works with clients and students worldwide, offering customized seminars, workshops, courses and keynotes. Regular contributors include Life Strategies President and award-winning career management specialist Dr. Roberta Neault, as well as Life Strategies Manager Cassie Taylor.

Career Professionals of Canada

Stay on top of the latest labour market trends, learn about current resources and follow developments at Career Professionals of Canada all in one place. Topics include employment strategy, professional development, events, CPC news and ethics and integrity. Subscribe for free.

Adventures in Career Development

This blog comprises “thoughts about career and other stuff from Tristram Hooley,” a British careers expert with interests in career, career development, career guidance and career education. The blog is updated regularly, and covers many topics including guidance, policy, social media and research.

Career Transitions (Psychology Today)

Katharine Brooks, Ed.D., helps turn “chaos into careers” in this blog from Psychology Today. Brooks is the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University. She blogs on career strategies, workplace issues, career change and more.

Straby.com

Rob Straby draws on his experience as a professor in Conestoga College’s Career Development Practitioner Program and as an online coach to write his blog. Recent topics include “Parents, Kids and Careers,” “Career Flow” and “Understanding Motivation and Your Life Roles.”

Did we miss something? Leave a comment below or send us a note at careerwise@ceric.ca if you have information that can help make our article even better.

Lindsay Purchase
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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