The Future of CPC

By Cathy Milton. The future of work is changing and so are we! 2020 is just around the corner and we’ve got your back. As a member of Canada’s only national career development association, you will have certainly noticed that Career Professionals of Canada is interested in – and excited about – the opportunities created by the future world of work. In fact,…

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How to “Get” Clients for your Private Practice

By Nel Slater. So you’re looking for clients, eh? As I contemplate the topic of how an independent career practitioner “gets” clients, I realize that my own practice has grown organically over the past 5 years; however, there are a few intentional things that I do as well. If you’d like to attract and secure more clients for your private…

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Helping Clients Circumvent “Honeymoon Hangover”

By Lori Jazvac. When clients secure a new role, they’re excited. They report that they love the work environment, their job is interesting and challenging, and the pay and benefits are rewarding. They’re thrilled to be offered perks such as company barbeques and casual Fridays, along with a flexible work schedule. They’re in the honeymoon phase of the new job. Then,…

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How to Recognize and Overcome Job Burnout

By Kevin Waldbillig. Work is busy. Life is busy. But, I find that summer does offer a bit of relief from the hectic pace of both. Why not take advantage of the season by doing a bit of self-reflection and self-care? Ask yourself these questions: Am I feeling more cynical at work towards clients and colleagues? Do I feel disillusioned…

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Marketing Clients With Disabilities To Employers

By Brent Warman. I work as an employment services coach at a not-for-profit agency in Calgary, Alberta, supporting developmentally disabled clients with their employment needs. I’m often asked what it takes to be successful in finding work for my clients. My answer to that question is that it involves the ability to “think outside the box.” Many of the strategies and…

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Be Part of Cannexus20, Canada’s National Career Development Conference!

While we all enjoy summer in Canada, remember that in just six short months we’ll be in the midst of another Canadian winter. Want something to look forward to this winter? Cannexus20, Canada’s national career development conference, is being held from January 27th to 29th, 2020, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa! Registration for Cannexus20 is now open with both 3-day ($450)…

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How to Become a Successful Résumé Writer

By Wendi Weiner, Guest Contributor. Career Professionals of Canada is the only Canadian association that supports independent résumé writers with training, certifications, and awards. There are several US-based résumé writing associations that offer certifications and training, promote the industry, and maximize the credentials of résumé writers: The National Résumé Writers’ Association The Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches…

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4 Free CPC Resources to Help You Prepare for the Future of Work

By Maureen McCann. Much of the research about the future of work points to the importance of upskilling, reskilling, and/or learning. As career professionals, our Standards & Guidelines tells us we must be continuously learning. Specifically, in the Core Competencies section, you’ll find: C1. Professional Behaviour C1.2 Demonstrate a commitment to professional development C1.2.2 Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning Thankfully, Career…

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The Power of Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Transforming Careers and Lives

By Lori A. Jazvac. Shellie Deloyer, founder, coach, and trainer at Bright Futures Solutions describes Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as “a set of tools, techniques, and skills that empower people to create lasting and transformative changes so they can create the results and outcomes they’re looking for.” I recently attended Shellie’s three-part webinar series, Activating Potential: How to Apply Mindset Tools…

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Happy Canada Day!

By Cathy Milton. Yesterday, as I waited for my Mom while she attended a doctor’s appointment, I had the opportunity to read through the current edition of Maclean’s. The magazine was packed with interesting stories. One of those stories celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the enactment of Bill C-150, which brought major reform to Canada’s criminal code. Canadians whose lives…

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Top Ten Tips for Working with Youth

By Tanya Kett. Part of me is hesitant to generalize about the student population I work with at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, but, through my experience as a Career Development Advisor, I’d like to share the insights and tips I’ve gathered about building successful working relationships with young adults. Generation Z is the generation that is currently in university, born…

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How to Transform Your Clients into Preferred Candidates

By Lori Jazvac. I’ve learned that: You never know where your career journey will take you – it’s about remaining true to your values, having faith that things will work out better than imagined, and managing your career growth and satisfaction! I encourage my clients to embrace the same belief about their own careers. Have any of your clients ever…

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Book Review: How To Be Everything

By Christine Cristiano. This book, written by career coach, artist, and community-builder Emilie Wapnick, has a very compelling subtitle. The book’s full title is How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. I was turned on to this book by one of my clients. This particular client is the…

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The Skills You Need to Succeed in 2020

By Avil Beckford, Guest Contributor. This article was first published in Forbes. 2020 isn’t that far away. As a professional, have you been paying attention to the changes happening in your workplace and how they are affecting you? How has your role evolved over the past five years? Do you consider yourself skilled for the jobs of the future? Do…

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How to Help Clients Turn Office Politics into Positive Outcomes

By Lori Jazvac. Your client has recently landed a new customer service role after you created a stellar résumé portfolio and provided career coaching. She established a nice rapport with the employer at the interview and is now eager to start her new job. She’s full of enthusiasm, excitement, and optimism. A few days pass, and then weeks. Your client,…

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