Researching Workplace Trends, Career Information, and Employment Possibilities

Start Date

September 18, 2024

Timely and accurate information is essential for effective career decision-making. Although clients typically expect career practitioners to have immediate answers to a multitude of questions, the reality is that, in a constantly changing world, yesterdays answer doesnt usually fit for today. The solution, then, is research. This course will introduce excellent sources of career-related information and offer tips and strategies to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in finding, evaluating, managing, updating, and maintaining career resources.


“The tools and techniques discussed are very relevant and current.”     – Anonymous, CMPP Student


Additional Information

Required Texts / Supplies

Shepard, B. C., & Mani, P. S. (Eds.) (2014). Career development practice in Canada. CERIC. (eBook or Print available from CERIC).

  • Note: The Shepard & Mani (2014) textbook is a required reading throughout the Career Management Professional Program. Students taking individual courses, therefore, may only refer to a chapter or two; however, this resource is a wonderful addition to your professional toolkit.

For this course, students will be able to choose one of the additional texts. Choose Career Flow and Development for more general educational and career planning tips, strategies, and supports. Choose Career Recovery for more targeted supports for those navigating career transitions within a post-pandemic world. The content of both books is very similar; the vignettes and activities are customized to resonate with the different purposes for each book. Course readings will be mapped to the appropriate chapter numbers for each book.

   Select one of:

              Niles, S., Amundson, N., Neault, R., & Hyung, J. Y. (2021). Career flow and development: Hope in action (2nd ed.). Cognella.

              Niles, S., Amundson, N., Neault, R., & Hyung, J. Y. (2021). Career recovery: Creating hopeful careers in difficult times. Cognella.