What We Learned at Cannexus17

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Cannexus17 was a whirlwind of professional development and networking for CPC members and career practitioners across Canada. We would like to share some of our learnings from Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference. What an adventure! This 11th edition of Cannexus featured more sessions and delegates from the career development field than ever (some of whom travelled from around the globe),…

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Careerpro Ethics – Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

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By Cathy Milton. I have a good friend who was recently looking for permanent work. She enjoyed one of those unexpected, and exciting, periods in her job search where it all seemed to be coming together at once. She had four potential employers interested in her, and she was attending a series of second and third interviews. While she would…

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2017 Alberta Career Development Conference: The Evolution of Career Development

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May 3 & 4, 2017 Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta The Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) is honoured to host the fourth annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) at the Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta on May 3 & 4, 2017. This year’s conference offers Two internationally recognized keynote speakers, both highly respected in the…

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Is This Your Year to Pursue Professional Excellence?

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By Daisy Wright. As career practitioners, it’s easy to become so engrossed in our role of guiding clients along their career paths that we sometimes neglect our own professional development. It is a good idea to regularly examine where we are on the professional development spectrum and look at ways we could advance our own careers. During this introspection, we should…

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CPC Member Appreciation – January 2017

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CPC Member Snapshot: Ahmad Ismael brings international experience as one of Career Professionals of Canada’s newest members. In Lebanon, he ran a business in training and career coaching. He then traveled the middle east providing corporate training and career coaching/consulting in countries including, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. During his career journey, he has helped hundreds of corporate and individual clients to…

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Top 10 Reasons for Earning a Certification

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By Daisy Wright. Ben Franklin said it best in this quote: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Earning a certification is an investment in knowledge and certainly pays dividends. It indicates that you are skilled, knowledgeable, and competent.  Here are 10 additional reasons for you to become certified in your specialized discipline: Certification: Shows you are committed…

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Career Success The SMART-T Way: Steps to Reaching Goals

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By Lysa Appleton. There is a Japanese proverb that says:   A vision, (goal, objective) without action is a daydream; an action without vision (goal, objective) is a nightmare. By now, you’ve likely seen a plethora of news posts regarding resolutions, goal setting, intentions, etc. I was reminded this week that according to research conducted by Stephen Covey, the author of 7…

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CPC’s New Member Referral Program: Give Referrals – Get Rewards!

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By Adrienne Tom. When I first started searching for a Canadian career association to join, several people mentioned Career Professionals of Canada. Their positive recommendations and insights made a big difference in my decision to invest in membership. That was five years ago and the return on my membership investment has been incredible! In return, I regularly share CPC’s benefits…

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Learn how to run a Momcologist group in your Community

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By Iris Jacobson. CERIC’s annual Cannexus program is just over a week away, and it’s the place to be — to discuss provocative and enriching topics in career counselling and development. I’m excited to be presenting at Cannexus17. And I’m passionate about sharing a personal experience and encouraging the talented participants at this conference to replicate this experience in their…

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Certification in the Career Field: A Wise Investment

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By Lori Jazvac. As a career practitioner, you need to differentiate your brand and get recognized for your competence in supporting clients to reach their highest potential. Career Professionals of Canada allows you to do just that and much more. For over a decade, CPC has enabled practitioners to be an example of the highest standards of excellence in our field. CPC’s certification programs…

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How Maslow’s Theory Stands up Today

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By Lori Jazvac. Do you ever wonder why some clients leave their roles after only a few weeks or months while others remain in the same role for years? As career practitioners, we can use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to identify and weigh our clients’ career values and engagement levels as they encounter the various stages of the hierarchy. Maslow’s Hierarchy suggests that self-actualization is…

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LinkedIn Changes Coming – Help Clients Stay Ahead of the Curve

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By Lysa Appleton. Firstly, Happy New Year!  I just love new beginnings and the excitement of new possibilities that comes with a clean slate.  Yet, new beginnings also guarantee change, and one of those changes is the new design and configuration of LinkedIn, with more changes to come during the 1st quarter of 2017.  So, if your clients have not already…

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What’s Up on the Canadian Career Certification Front?

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By Sharon Graham. The field of Career Development has made significant strides towards certification, training, and quality standards. Here is an update on three important initiatives you need to know about. Start 2017 right with a clear understanding of your role and requirements within our profession of Career Development. Career practitioners across the nation have adopted the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for…

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Resolve to firm up your CCS & CCDP in 2017!

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NEXT ONLINE COURSE STARTS JANUARY 2017 We are pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind professional development program for those practitioners who are working towards their Certified Career Strategist (CCS) and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certifications. Certification is a formal recognition of the skills, knowledge, and experience of Career Development Practitioners (CDPs). Association membership, ongoing professional development, and certification help you…

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CPC Member Appreciation – December 2016

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CPC Member Snapshot: With more than six years of professional resume writing experience, and hiring expertise from both government and not-for-profit organizations, Natalie MacLellan and her team help clients to put their Best Foot Forward. Natalie founded Best Foot Forward in 2009 and purchased Virtual Resumes in 2015, having contracted for them for 5 years. She is in the process of merging…

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