When first getting starting in the Career Development field, be aware that there are many paths available. The range of skills, abilities, and educational requirements that employers look for can be quite broad.
What Do Career Development Practitioners Do?
- Assessment Specialist
- Case Management
- Career Educator
- Career Coach
- Career Counselling
- Employee Recruitment
- Employment Counsellor
- Employment Support Worker
- Group Facilitation/Instruction
- Intake/Needs Assessment
- Job/Work Development
- Placement Coordinator
- Program Coordinator/Manage
- Vocational Rehabilitation Worker
- Work Experience Coordinator
Where Do Career Development Practitioners Work?
- Government Services
- Non-Profit Employment Agencies
- K-12 Education
- Post-Secondary Career Centres
- Private Insurers
- Private Practices
- Corporate Relocation Companies
- Recruiting Companies
Below are some quick tips to assist you in getting started:
- Research Career Development Practitioner occupational profiles at ALIS
- Learn the how and where to explore Career Development Work Options
- Conduct information interviews and network as much as possible
- Attend and participate in MACD meetings and chair groups
- Explore career and employment certifications at the Winnipeg Transition Centre and the University of Winnipeg
- Familiarize yourself with the Canadian Standards & Guidelines For Career Development Practitioners
Members of MACD would be happy to help you connect with other Career Development Professionals in Winnipeg to provide important labour market information about our profession and how to access the “hidden” job market.
Remember: The best way to get insight into the field is to meet other Career Development Practitioners and connect with industry employers!