John Thompson, PhD

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. - Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

Career Development Qualifications

Much of my work as an educator involved working with individuals in a counselling and coaching role. In addition to advising young people in university settings, I have also helped older adults obtain new employment through self-employment or retraining.

I have a PhD in Applied Psychology and Human Development from the University of Toronto. My doctoral research explored the impact of social emotions on how use our time and attention.

In 2017, I graduated with distinction from Conestoga College’s Career Development Practitioner program.

The Canadian Standards & Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners list four Core Competencies:

Professional Behaviour

Interpersonal Competence

Career Development Knowledge

Needs Assessment and Referral

I have created an online portfolio which shows that I have competence in those four areas.

John Thompson Career Development ePortfolio