Survey of Career Service Professionals: British Columbia


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How do Canada’s career service professionals differ across the country, in terms of their education, salary or professional development needs? CERIC has undertaken a Regional Analysis of its popular Survey of Career Service Professionals, offering a fascinating breakdown of trends in British Columbia.

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Survey of Career Service Professionals: British Columbia

  1. 1. Survey of Career Service Professionals: British Columbia (118 Respondents) July, 2012
  2. 2. Demographic Information Gender Age British Columbia, 2
  3. 3. Demographic InformationHow would you describe the area where you are located? British Columbia, 3
  4. 4. Demographic InformationWhat is your highest level of education completed? British Columbia, 4
  5. 5. Demographic InformationWhat was your main area of focus in your highest level of post-secondary education applicable to the career services field? British Columbia, 5
  6. 6. Demographic InformationWhat sector do you work in? (Select all that apply) British Columbia, 6
  7. 7. Demographic Information Years working in career development? British Columbia, 7
  8. 8. Demographic InformationWhat is your gross (before deductions) annual salary or income? British Columbia, 8
  9. 9. Demographic Information Do you have... British Columbia, 9
  10. 10. Demographic Information Which best describes your work situation? British Columbia, 10
  11. 11. Demographic InformationWhich answer BEST describes your job function as it relates to the development/career counselling field? (Choose 1 answer) British Columbia, 11
  12. 12. Demographic InformationWhat is the size of your entire career services organization (including departments and satellites)? British Columbia, 12
  13. 13. Demographic InformationHow did you find yourself working in the career development field? (Select all that apply) British Columbia, 13
  14. 14. Demographic InformationWhat was the primary influencer for your entry into the field of career development? British Columbia, 14
  15. 15. Demographic InformationWhere do you see yourself in five years in terms of your career? British Columbia, 15
  16. 16. Demographic InformationIf you are considering moving to a new field, please indicate the reason. (Select all that apply) British Columbia, 16
  17. 17. Professional Development and LearningIn which of the following areas would you like to focus your professional development over the next year? (Select up to 5) British Columbia, 17
  18. 18. Professional Development and Learning Thinking about given time constraints and available resources, what type of training do you prefer? (Select the top 3 that apply) British Columbia, 18
  19. 19. Professional Development and Learning Given the training opportunities currently available to the field, which of the following presents the greatest challenge in meeting your training needs? British Columbia, 19
  20. 20. Professional Development and Learning Given the available sources for career-related information, which of the following has presented you with the greatest challengein meeting your research and information needs? (Select the top 3 that apply) British Columbia, 20
  21. 21. Professional Development and Learning What is your yearly personal professional development budget? British Columbia, 21
  22. 22. Professional Development and LearningIf an employer were not in a position to cover the costs of your professional development,how much would you be personally willing to pay for professional development annually? British Columbia, 22
  23. 23. Professional Development and LearningOn which of the following client groups would you most like to focus your professional development? (Select all that apply) British Columbia, 23
  24. 24. Research Is your organization involved in career development research?What types of research are you undertaking? (Select all that apply) British Columbia, 24
  25. 25. Research Are you currently evaluating the impact of your career counselling/career development program or services?If you are currently evaluating your program, what are you focusing upon? (check all that apply) British Columbia, 25
  26. 26. Career Competency/MobilityHow important is being professionally certified to you? British Columbia, 26
  27. 27. Career Competency/MobilityHow interested are you in becoming a manager in the field of career development? British Columbia, 27
  28. 28. Career Competency/MobilityIf available, would a potential opportunity to enhance your competencies in the following areas be suitable to your employer’s needs? British Columbia, 28
  29. 29. Technology Access and AwarenessWhich of the following would you be most likely to use online? (Select the top 3 that apply) British Columbia, 29
  30. 30. Technology Access and AwarenessHow important is social media in terms of the work performed by career service professionals? How often do you use social media tools for professional purposes? Response Chart Percentage Count Never 12% 14 Rarely 22% 25 Sometimes 25% 29 Often 30% 35 Always 11% 13 Total Responses 116 British Columbia, 30
  31. 31. Technology Access and AwarenessHow would you rate your skill-level in terms of using social media as a career development tool?To what extent are you involved in educating your clients about how to use social media tool? British Columbia, 31
  32. 32. Technology Access and AwarenessDo you use any software or mobile applications related to career development? British Columbia, 32
  33. 33. Survey of Career Service Professionals Please visit the CERIC website to download the Survey of Career ServiceProfessionals Highlights Report (available in English and French) and related information as it becomes available. British Columbia, 33