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Lori Jazvac MCRS: Newest Member of an Elite Professional Group

By Cathy Milton. Lori Jazvac of Creative Horizons Communications recently became the newest member of a small, elite group of CPC members. Lori has earned the prestigious Master Certified Résumé Strategist (MCRS) designation. What made you want to pursue the MCRS designation? I was serious about taking my skills to an advanced level in order to offer my…

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This Canada Career Month, Let’s Talk About Career Growth and Meaning

By Lori Jazvac. Every November during Canada Career Month, we celebrate the importance of helping jobseekers access meaningful work. We are reminded how career development enables growth, purpose, and builds stronger communities. Work impacts every aspect of our lives. As career professionals, we are motivated to provide our clients with high-level expertise and innovative career…

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The Power of Alchemy: Helping Clients Recover from Downsizing

By Lori Jazvac. Years ago, the art of “alchemy” caught my attention and was instrumental in helping me transmute challenging experiences into positive ones, leading to personal growth and transformation. Alchemy is the “Hermetic science and art of causing change, both physically and spiritually.” Alchemy, a practice that began in the middle ages, was shrouded in…

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Congratulations to our 2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

By Sharon Graham. It is my pleasure to announce Career Professionals of Canada’s 2019 Awards of Excellence Program recipients. This year’s competition proved rigorous with 50 candidates selected from all the submissions received.  I’d like to offer special thanks to our 2019 team of judges who were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting the recipients…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Employing a Creative, Holistic Approach to Interview Preparation

By Lori Jazvac. Sometimes, attending an interview can seem like being put under a microscope. For many jobseekers, the experience can produce sweaty palms, shortness of breath, and even feelings of anxiety and fear. It may be helpful for clients to remember that they are also interviewing the employer to determine if there is a…

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