Our new site (careerwise.ceric.ca) brings you a curated selection of relevant and thought-provoking articles on education, skills, counselling, employment and the workforce from a variety of publications. Plus, you’ll find original perspectives and timely analysis from recognized experts and community voices in our new Podium section, as well as round-ups of popular resources and events called In the Know.
The CareerWise platform builds on the popularity of our weekly CareerWise content curation newsletter, which you’ll note now has a refreshed look and is named CareerWise Weekly, to differentiate it from the website. The new CareerWise website replaces our earlier ContactPoint site, a pioneer on the web that served Canada’s career development professionals for more than 20 years.
Why the change?
We know the way you find and interact with information online is changing. CERIC is committed to continuing to offer content online for Canada’s career professional communities but needed to evolve its digital platforms to meet learning needs in a current and engaging style.
The revamp is based on extensive analysis of online user behaviour, best practices from the web’s most-read content sites and, importantly, focus group feedback and ongoing consultation with career professionals across the country over the past year.
Top 3 changes in response to your feedback
1# You told us: You don’t have time to sift through endless content on the web. You want access to the most important information, resources and conversations.
We’re giving you: The one-stop shop for professionals working in career development across Canada to stay up to date, PLUS gain actionable insights you can apply in your work.
#2 You told us: You want to be able to access the information you need online quickly and digest it easily – and you want a website that looks and feels innovative and contemporary.
We’re giving you: A career development content hub, inspired by popular news sites and blogs, where you can:
- Scan the latest news
- Search your area of interest
- See what’s trending
- Connect to thought leaders
- Contribute your knowledge
It’s also a web destination that reflects the professionalism of the field with its polished design. And with a new focus on value-added content, search engine optimization and a user-friendly experience, we aim to broaden participation with employers, educators, policymakers and others who have a stake in career development.
#3 You told us: Continuous learning is a priority and you want to stay current with credible information you can trust.
We’re giving you: A website that advances your career development knowledge and skills through multi-sectoral perspectives and supports you with PD at your fingertips.
Content from ContactPoint you might be looking for …
- Some content from ContactPoint including Careering magazine, Glossary of Career Development, GSEP Corner, Why Career Development Matters and Literature Searches have moved to the CERIC website.
- Recognizing the importance of maintaining the history of the profession, all past Bulletin articles, dating back to 1997 have also been transferred to the CERIC site.
- The job board is no longer available, but jobs can still be shared with CERIC via social media on Twitter (https://twitter.com/careerwise_ca) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/careerwiseca/)
- Resources (such as research reports and education programs) as well as select event listings will now be captured in the form of articles on the new CareerWise site.
ContactPoint’s French-language sister site, OrientAction, is also being thoroughly reimagined along with our partner GRICS to align with the new CareerWise platform but will retain its OrientAction name. The all-new OrientAction launches later this week on Thursday at orientaction.ceric.ca.
I invite you to navigate through the CareerWise site (using our categories, tags or search function) to see how it can enrich your work – and to return often (bookmark the site or add it to your RSS feed) with new content added daily. Please do reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your impressions or ideas for the site, or if you’d like to contribute.